The Absolute Best BBQ Places in Berlin

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Are you craving some real American BBQ in Berlin?

Do you miss the big choice of juicy smoked and grilled meats, ribs or sausages?

Luckily a few really great American/Texan style BBQ places have opened up in Berlin in the last couple of years.

And best of all they all offer the usual meats and cuts that you would expect to find such as Pulled Pork, Spare Ribs or Beef Brisket.

All of the places below have their own smokers and their own style of preparing the meats, so if you are into BBQs you should definitely check out all of them.

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1. The Bird BBQ

The Bird BBQ Berlin

One of the newer places but already a real BBQ classic in Berlin.

You might have heard of The Bird already (or read our article about the best burgers in Berlin) and might wonder if we really consider Burgers as BBQ.

Don’t worry, we are not completely ignorant. The Bird just opened up a dedicated BBQ place in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg.

And boy are the rocking it!

Our recommendation is to try the Texas Platter (for 2) that comes with 3 different meats and 2 sides.

The Spare Ribs are perfectly glazed and smoked and the meat just comes off the bones.

The Beef Brisket is so outstanding that we would really stick our heads out and would say that you won’t get a better one anywhere East of the Atlantic.

The third meat is usually a homemade sausage – last time we have been there it was some kind of pork and cheese sausauge that came straight out the smoker – just awesome.

And of course you won’t be able to just eat meat. But don’t worry, their sides are also exactly what you would expect.

Some of the classics are Mac’n’Cheese, Homemade Coleslaw or Mashed Potatoes.

Location: Oderberger Str. 61, 10435 Berlin
Website: www.thebirdbbq.com
Price: $$

2. Chicago Williams

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A true Berlin institution is Chicago Williams in Berlin Mitte.

They have brought the style back to Berlin and are serving up some of the best BBQ dishes here in Berlin.

Similar to the Bird we would recommend trying one of their plates that comes with several different meats and some sides.

We have tried all of their meats and all of them are incredibly well grilled and smoked with a lot of taste!

You can tell that they only use the best quality meats to begin with and they know how to handle their smoker.

Our favorite so far are the Spare Ribs, that also made it on our best Spare Ribs in Berlin list.

But also their Beef Brisket or the Grilled Chicken are so awesome that it probably comes down to personal tastes which of the meats is the best.

Their sides also include some BBQ classics such as Mac’n’Cheese or Coleslaw.

Location: Hannoversche Str. 2, 10115 Berlin
Website: www.chicagowilliamsbbq.de
Price: $$

3. Pignut BBQ

One of the restaurants that is closely tied to the great success of the Arminiushalle in Moabit is definitely Pignut BBQ.

A couple of years ago no foodie would have thought to look for some of the best BBQs in Berlin in Moabit.

But this changed since Pignut and Arminiushalle have made an appearance on Berlins tough food scene.

Apart from the juicy and tender meat straight out of their Hickory Smoker we can recommend Pignut for their awesome selection of tasty sauces.

And of course you will find all the BBQ classic side dishes such as their homemade coleslaw and the tasty Mac’n’Cheese.

So if you ever find yourself somewhere around Moabit dreaming of some great American BBQ go for Pignut.

Location: Arminiusstraße 2, 10551 Berlin
Website: www.pignutbbq.com
Price: $$$

If you fancy some more German kind of dishes we recommend checking out where to find the best Schnitzel in Berlin.