Barbecue - Best of 2012

Published May 18, 2012

Ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends, or brisket? Whatever your choice, you surely have a favorite BBQ spot.

Winner
2012 Winner

1. Old Carolina Barbecue Company

Voters Love

"I used to be a over the road truck driver until I found local work here at home, and tried MANY BBQ pits and while they..." via Tribes200099

Find It
Multiple Locations
  • Old Carolina Barbecue Company, Cheap Eats, Weddings, Barbecue, Caterer, Wings, 2482 Lincoln Way E World Map Massillon OH 44646
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    Multiple locations
  • Hog Heaven of Canton, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, Burger, Wings, 2730 Cleveland Ave NW Canton OH 44709
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    2730 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH
  • Cajun Daves, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, 138 S Water St Kent OH 44240
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    138 S Water St, Kent, OH
  • Mike's Place Restaurant, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, Breakfast, Wings, Burger, 1700 S Water St Kent OH 44240
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    1700 S Water St, Kent, OH
  • Crooked River Grill, Cheap Eats, Burger, Barbecue, Sandwich Shop, Breakfast, Wings, Healthy Lunch, 403 N Main St Munroe Falls OH 44262
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    403 N Main St, Munroe Falls, OH
  • Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, Sandwich Shop, Healthy Lunch, Food Truck, Burger, Wings, 3202 Lincoln Way E World Map Massillon OH 44646
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    3202 Lincoln Way E, World Map Massillon, OH
  • Nominee for: Barbecue
    1860 Copley Road, World Map Akron, OH
  • Location
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    128 S Market St, Wooster, OH
  • Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewery, Cheap Eats, Nightlife, Barbecue, Wings, Brewpub, 2832 Abbeyville Rd Medina OH 44256
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    2832 Abbeyville Rd, Medina, OH
  • Kennedy's Barbeque, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, 1420 7th St NW World Map Canton OH 44703
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    1420 7th St NW, World Map Canton, OH
  • Location
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    223 E Highland Rd, Macedonia, OH
  • The 356th Fighter Group & Banquet Center, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Nightlife, Barbecue, Brunch, Dance Club, Live Music Venue, Neighborhood Bar, Romantic Restaurant, 4919 Mt Pleasant St NW North Canton OH 44720
    4919 Mt Pleasant St NW, North Canton, OH
  • Tony Roma's, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 3520 Center Rd. Brunswick OH 44212
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    3520 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH
  • Location
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    852 Copley Rd, Akron, OH
  • Geppetto's Pizza & Ribs, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue Pizza, 1032 North Court Medina OH 44256 1954 Buchholzer Akron OH 44310 2781 Euclid Hts.  Cleve.Hgts.  OH 44106 34263 Center Rge. N.Ridgeville OH 44039 4835 Liberty Ave.  Vermilion OH 44089
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    Multiple locations
  • Zack's Fire & Ice, Specialty Food and Drink, Cheap Eats, Weddings, Ice Cream Shop, Barbecue, Caterer, Wings, Healthy Lunch, Breakfast, Wedding Caterer, 1530 W Market St Akron OH 44313
    1530 W Market St, Akron, OH
  • Shoeless Joe's BBQ, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 9377 Olde 8 Rd Northfield OH 44067
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    9377 Olde 8 Rd, Northfield, OH
  • J & J Smokin Cafe, Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 1080 Interstate Pkwy Akron OH 44312
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    1080 Interstate Pkwy, Akron, OH
  • Doug's Classic 57 Diner, Cheap Eats Great Meals Restaurants, Barbecue Burger Family Restaurant, 2031 S Rockhill Ave Alliance OH 44601
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    2031 S Rockhill Ave, Alliance, OH
  • Up In Smoke Catering Inc., Cheap Eats Restaurants, Barbecue, 1396 Mattingly Rd Hinckley OH 44233
    Nominee for: Barbecue
    1396 Mattingly Rd, Hinckley, OH
Contest Overview
  • 74,833
    Total Votes
  • 25,803
    Voters
  • 109
    Winners

The 2012 Akron-Canton HOT LIST awards are based on more than 74,000 votes from local Akron-Canton-area experts.

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