You don’t have to head south for brisket, ribs and pulled pork – great barbecue can be found right here in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Check out these great BBQ joints we’ve found:

Review: Allgyer's BBQ Corner

Review: Allgyer’s BBQ Corner

Berks County Eats made a pair of visits to Allgyer's BBQ Corner at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market to try a sampling of their slow-cooked meats and sides
Review: Stampede Barbecue

Review: Stampede Barbecue

Berks County Eats pays a visit to Stampede Barbecue (formerly Stampede Smokin' Barbecue) at their new permanent location along Route 10 in Plowville for beef brisket and smoked turkey sandwiches and more signature 'cue.
Review: HillBilly BBQ

Review: HillBilly BBQ

HillBilly BBQ was one of Berks County's first roadside barbecue trailers and one of the longest-lasting. How have they lasted so long? One taste, and you'll understand.
tray lined with brown paper with a boat of pulled pork, a boat of hush puppies, a cup of coleslaw and a pile of onions and pickles

Review: Brocmar Smokehouse – CLOSED

We start the new year with a visit to one of Berks County's newest restaurants, Brocmar Smokehouse at the Shillington Farmers Market, where we enjoy pulled pork, hush puppies and the "Brocmar Taco".
red letter sign that reads "Smokin Brays BBQ" above the entrance to a restaurant

Review: Smokin’ Brays BBQ – CLOSED

In November at Iron Chef Hamburg, we got our first taste of Smokin' Brays. Now we pay our first visit to the restaurant and sample as much food as possible.
Review: Station House Grille

Review: Station House Grille

After tasting them for the first time at an Iron Chef competition two years ago, the Station House Grille has been one of my most anticipated reviews. Finally we had a chance to visit for a taste of their tots, sandwiches and slow-cooked meats.
Review: Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine

Review: Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine

When Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine opened in January, it brought something completely new to Hamburg and Berks County. We visited recently to taste true Texas barbecue for ourselves.
It's Just Barbecue (The Pink Pig) - CLOSED

It’s Just Barbecue (The Pink Pig) – CLOSED

For two years, I have attended food festivals and competitions and been teased with small samples from Its Just Barbecue, a.k.a. the Pink Pig, in Deer Lake. We finally made the trip to Schuylkill County and found out that the restaurant lives up to its name.
plate with beef brisket, pulled pork, fries and broccoli

Review: Van Reed Inn

The Van Reed Inn re-opened a little more than a year ago with new owners and a fresh look. A year later, it has proven to be a successful revival.
Stampede Smokin' BBQ - MOVED

Stampede Smokin’ BBQ – MOVED

Barbecue is hot. Stampede Smokin' BBQ has jumped on the bbq bandwagon in a big way, serving up some of the best slow-cooked meats around from their roadside trailer in Morgantown.
Customer ordering at a counter with a sign that says Sunrise Grille

PA Dutch Farmers Market of Wyomissing

Editor's Note: The Sunrise Grille at the PA Dutch Farmers Market of Wyomissing is now closed. A new stand -
Review Kauffman's Bar-B-Que Chicken

Review Kauffman’s Bar-B-Que Chicken

If you live anywhere near Berks County, you're familiar with Kauffman's BBQ chicken. The wagons are everywhere during the summer,