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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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

Click here for the full the list of 50 top barbecue restaurants .

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