Top spots for barbecue on LI

The St. Louis ribs at Swingbellys BBQ (June

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Get up-to-here in sauce and napkins and one of these local barbecue joints. They're smokin'. --Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • Critic rating 2
    Big Daddy's restaurant in Massapequa. (Sep. 14, 2012)

    Big Daddy's $$$ | Cajun-Creole 1 Park Lane Massapequa Without question, there's nowhere from the Cross Island to the Montauk Lighthouse that does Mardi ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Biscuits & Barbeque is located in an old

    Biscuits & Barbeque $$ | Barbecue, Cajun-Creole 106 E 2nd St. Mineola Secreted away in an industrial section of Mineola is a 1940s vintage railroad-car diner. In ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Bobbique, a restaurant in downtown Patchogue, serves St.

    Bobbique $$ | Blues and jazz, Kids, Barbecue 70 W. Main St. Patchogue Chef-owner Eric Rivkin has designed this barbecue joint with informality in mind. Order at the ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Chichimecas' everyday menu includes such items as pork

    Chichimecas $$ | Mexican 169 Main St. Farmingdale Of the countless restaurants that have pulled in and out of the bi-level space near ...

  • Critic rating 1.5
    The Thornton family dines at Dixie's Smokehouse in

    Dixie's Smokehouse Texas BBQ and Rotisserie $$ | Barbecue 12 Indian Head Rd. Kings Park A relaxed, family-friendly building of brick walls, wood floors and plain tables, the suggested order ...

  • Joe's Garage and Grill, a car-themed dining destination

    Joe's Garage and Grill $$ | Burgers, American, Barbecue 40 Peconic Ave. Riverhead Car-themed restaurant and bar serving barbecue food. ...

  • Smoked brisket and pastrami, paired with "kallerds," mac

    Maple Tree BBQ $$ | Barbecue 820 W Main St Riverhead When Dennis O’Leary took over Maple Tree in 2016, the 14-year-old store was three years ...

  • Critic rating 1.5

    Mara's Homemade $$$ | Barbecue, Cajun-Creole, American, Southern 236 W. Jericho Tpke. Muttontown Plaza shopping center Syosset At her Southern-style eatery, chef-owner Mara Levi offers Arkansas-style BBQ, blending Memphis and Texas traditions.

  • Patrick Gaeta, left, and Michael Troyan are the

    North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse $$ | Barbecue, Sandwiches 1 Sound Rd Wading River On the menu: quarter-pound portions of brisket, pulled pork, burnt ends, pulled chicken and chicken ...

  • Critic rating 1
    Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill's ribs

    Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill $$ | Barbecue, American, Pasta, Italian-American 361 Main St. Center Moriches Chef and co-owner Joseph Lo Monaco has added slow-smoked barbecue to the to a repertoire, and must-haves include a slightly smoky pulled pork and all-out delicious ribs.

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