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Best Local Barbecue

Published: April 17, 2019

Go whole hog for the best local barbecue at these seven BBQ joints around Eugene - Springfield. From paper plates and picnic tables to comfortable southern-style craft breweries, enjoy delicious eat-with-your-fingers comfort food. Here it's okay to make a mess.

Eugene 

Bill & Tim's BBQ & Tap House

Bill & Tim's downtown Eugene barbecue joint is popular spot thanks to their smoked meats. Try their pulled pork sandwich with a cucumber mint side salad and a frosty pint. 

Oakshire Brewing patio by Melanie Griffin
Oakshire Brewing patio by Melanie Griffin

Rackhouse BBQ

Rackhouse is a hopping food truck that serves hungry beer drinkers at Oakshire Brewing in the Whiteaker neighborhood. The Baby Back Ribs and Piggyback Mac are favorites. Rackhouse also has a delectable pulled jackfruit option for the vegan BBQ lover.

Elk Horn Brewing by Melanie Griffin
Elk Horn Brewing by Melanie Griffin

Elk Horn Brewery

Elk Horn Brewery brings the flavors of the South along with great craft beer to the UO campus district. The vibe is right for enjoying the massive Southern Staple platter with all the fixin's. 

Hole in the Wall

Great BBQ for large groups. Hole in the Wall has two locations in Eugene and Springfield. Order a Party Pack for a whole family of meat lovers and don't forget the fried okra. 

Dexter 

Rattlesnake BBQ by Philis McLennan
Rattlesnake BBQ by Philis McLennan

Rattlesnake BBQ at the Dexter Lake Club

Time for a road trip! Enjoy Texas-style BBQ in a historic setting at Rattlesnake BBQ. Dexter Lake Club was made famous by the film "Animal House" in 1978. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Eugene. 

Cottage Grove

Big Stuff Barbecue by Melanie Griffin
Big Stuff Barbecue by Melanie Griffin

Big Stuff Barbecue

Located on Main Street in historic Cottage Grove, Big Stuff Barbecue offers oak smoked meats in a comfortable space. From Eugene, it is only a 25 minute drive on I-5 to some great beef brisket. 

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Tourism Marketing Coordinator for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia. 

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and buying too many house plants. Follow her Instagram for Lane County's best kept secrets.