Four Atlanta restaurants are the 'best barbecue joints in America,' according to ranking

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Four Atlanta restaurants are the 'best barbecue joints in America,' according to ranking

In Atlanta, our cup runneth over with top notch, lip-smacking ribs and brisket, but, according to one national ranking,  four Atlanta-area barbecue favorites have roasted both their local and national pit peers. 

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q ranked No.4 on Business Insider and Foursquare's list of "50 best barbecue joints in America." Decatur's Community Q took the next highest spot for a local barbecue joint at No. 18. While Heirloom Market BBQ and Fat Matt's Rib Shack were neck and neck at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. 

The business news website and local search-and-discovery mobile app compiled the list based on the barbecue restaurants Foursquare users saved or marked as "favorites" on the app, according to Business Insider.

Here's the list of the 25 best barbecue joints in America, according to Business Insider and Foursquare:

25. Fatt Matt's Rib Shack - Atlanta, Georgia

24. Heirloom Market BBQ - Atlanta, Georgia

23. Little Miss BBQ -Phoenix, Arizona

22. Green Street Smoked Meats - Chicago, Illinois

21. RayRay's Hog Pit - Columbus, Ohio

20. Fette Sau - Brooklyn, New York

19. Smokin Pig BBQ- Pendleton, South Carolina

18. Community Q BBQ - Decatur, Georgia

17. Burn Co BBQ - Tulsa, Oklahoma 

16.Central BBQ - Memphis, Tennessee

15. Mighty Quinn's BBQ - New York, New York

14. Pappy's Smokehouse - St. Louis, Missouri

13. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q - Austin, Texas

12. Hometown Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn, New York

11.John Mull's Meats and Road Kill Grill - Las Vegas, Nevada

10. The Joint -New Orleans, Louisiana

9. Q39 - Kansas City, Missouri

8.Smoque BBQ- Chicago, Illinois

7. Bogart's Smokehouse - St. Louis, Missouri

6. The Salt Lick - Driftwood, Texas

5. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que- Rochester, New York

4. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q- Atlanta, Georgia

3.Eli's BBQ - Cincinnatti, Ohio

2. Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue - Tyler, Texas

1. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - Kansas City, Kansas

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