The debate over who has the best barbecue is a sticky subject for aficionados across the country. 

While Kansas City locals swear by their sweet, tangy glazes, Texans prefer their sauce on the side and Memphians will eat their ribs "wet" or "dry," so long as they're pork. On's list of the Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in the U.S., you'll find BBQ prepared in a plethora of ways.

Whether you prefer wet or dry, pulled pork or beef brisket, be sure to bring your appetite — these barbecue joints are serious when it comes to smoked meat.