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Three LI BBQ Joints You Need To Try

Nothing beats the experience of eating at a good barbeque joint. When you see a pile of wood stacked out front and smell smoke upon walking through the door, you know that you’re in for a great meal. These three Long Island restaurants are so good that they might just ruin barbecue anywhere else for you.

Townline BBQ

Credit: Townline BBQ

Townline BBQ, as the name suggests, sits on the town border between Sagaponack and Wainscott. However, what isn’t borderline is how delicious Townline’s ‘cue is. The dry-rubbed meats are smoked on site and can be served with delicious house-made sauce and southern-inspired sides such as cornbread, baked beans and collard greens. The rustic outpost’s reclaimed barn wood, popular trivia night and fun vibe has helped make it a beloved spot on the East End throughout the calendar year.


Credit: Smokhaus

The pastrami sandwich at Smok-haus in Garden City puts many delis to shame. It’s brined in-house and deliciously flavored, although you must come on the weekends for it. The brisket cheesesteak sandwich is also terrific, and you can’t go wrong by ordering the traditional BBQ fare. On warmer days, the outdoor patio allows for al fresco dining.

Maple Tree BBQ

Credit: Maple Tree BBQ

Maple Tree BBQ is one of Riverhead’s best kept secrets. It’s delectable meats can be enjoyed in their dining room, outdoor patio or at a picnic table across Route 25. We suggest swinging some Maple Tree for a barbeque picnic before heading to wine country on the East End. For creative BBQ dishes, try the smoked tacos or smoked New England clam chowder.

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