Barbecue is the ultimate summer food in the U.S. To get in the spirit, TripAdvisor compiled a list of the top rated barbecue spots across the country. Results are based on site user ratings and reviews and range in styles from sweet and saucy to simple and smoky.

Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas takes the top spot, but restaurants in places in Georgia and Florida each make a strong showing in the list. One thing is clear, Southern states dominate this competition. 

The popular travel site also ranked the best states to get some awesome grilled grub. Check to see if your home state made the cut.

Top 10 U.S. states for BBQ

  1. Georgia
  2. North Carolina
  3. Texas
  4. Missouri
  5. Tennessee
  6. South Carolina
  7. Florida
  8. Illinois
  9. California
  10. Kansas

Grab a bib and get ready to countdown the top 10 barbecue restaurants in the U.S.