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The Joint

BBQ Joint$$$$
Bywater, New Orleans
108 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • mac & cheese
  • lively
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  • Danni
    DanniSeptember 1, 2016
    The ribs and briskets were tender, juicy, and flavorful - mildly seasoned. Perfect texture of the meat! I don't know what they did to the pork, but it was nothing like what I had in other BBQ joints.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McQuaidMay 6, 2015
    Some of the best BBQ I've ever had! Ordered a bit of everything but the highlight was definitely the ribs. Drown it in their homemade BBQ sauce and you can't go wrong. Cheeky little cocktails too
  • Elise W.
    Elise WashingtonFebruary 1, 2015
    The ribs, the pulled pork and the brisket are awesome. The Cole slaw is also amazing. The potato salad is different but very good. The only thing that isn't the best ever is the Mac and cheese.
  • Marc
    MarcApril 24, 2015
    Thrillist Top BBQ List: ...the juicy, perfectly textured ribs and the succulent pulled pork (excellent with the apple cider vinegar-kicked sauce), and the creamy mac & cheese
  • Burt
    BurtMay 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Ribs, brisket, and jalapeno sausage are all great. All the sides are good, but my favorites are the potato salad and the side salad with smoked creole tomato dressing.
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoMarch 11, 2015
    This is completely the real deal. Great ribs, great beans. Coleslaw and mac&cheese. Very cheap. Genuine place. Wifi. Outside space.
  • TKGO
    TKGOFebruary 24, 2012
    People rave about the pulled pork (which warrants its praise!) but the unsung hero is the melt-in-your-mouth ribs. You may even see Kermit Ruffins stop by before a show at Vaughan's.
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WOctober 20, 2016
    The ribs are the best thing here, and the baked beans are probably the best side. The sauces are vinegar-based.
  • Carry It L.
    Carry It Like HarryJanuary 4, 2016
    The best ribs I've ever had! Go for a combo of 2 meats. Pick ribs, brisket or pulled pork! Thanks to recommendation of @humidfoodie!
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9January 8
    Though NOLA isn't known for bbq, this place ranks up there with the best the US has to offer. The ribs, the brisket and the chicken are all slow-smoked and top tier.
  • Sam R.
    Sam RoosDecember 31, 2013
    The brisket is very good. The pulled pork is great (mix with Mac and cheese.) The ribs are the best I've ever eaten and its not close.
  • Kris A.
    Kris A.November 29, 2015
    Pork ribs were perfectly cooked and the baked beans are worth writing home about. Stop by here for great ribs and deserts too!!
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BOctober 26, 2014
    All of the sauces are very very vinegary, so if you're into that, you'll love it. Me, not so much. Great patio. Great corn grits. But overall, not worth it.
  • Erica J.
    Erica JohnsonJuly 8, 2016
    The closest you can get to Eastern NC-style pulled pork when you use the vinegar sauce. Mac and cheese is also great.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GambrelDecember 6, 2014
    The best brisket I have every had... Actually the best bbq I have every had.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    Zagat loves it, Saints players love it, you should love it, too. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bronwyn W.
    Bronwyn WachterMay 24, 2013
    Great food, funky place, reminds of the hippest places in San Francisco. Pulled pork and sweet tea can't be beat!
  • Alisha L.
    Alisha LehmanDecember 3, 2015
    The most amazing BBQ! The ribs, beans and pecan pie are all amazing. I would eat here everyday if I could.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket is the best meat. Mac n Cheese is the best side. Peanut Butter pie is the best dessert
  • Paula C.
    Paula CaudillJune 1, 2013
    Half rack and beans with a cold beer. Try the sauce in the big bottle, numms.
  • Ella E.
    Ella EvansSeptember 23, 2016
    The W Special with 2 sides is indulgent perfection for $15. Split it with a friend, add two beers, and pat yourself on the back.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMay 23, 2013
    Go with a group and order the entire menu. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had.
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WitcherApril 19, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the brisket and the pork sausage! both are superb!
  • Damon G.
    Damon GarrettJuly 14, 2012
    If you're heading back to see Kermit at Vaughan's, don't get in line with everyone else. Just put a take-out order in at the bar and grab a drink. Kermit's probably there having dinner himself.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DaileyOctober 3, 2015
    Pulled pork a little spice. Rack is good with out sause, different. BBQ sause is vinaigrette sweetish.
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleSeptember 5, 2014
    All of the sides are amazing. And obviously the pork BBQ sandwich is too.
  • Thomas
    ThomasJuly 25, 2013
    Potato salad holy cow. Better than mom. Of course everything else was good too.
  • Christine F.
    Christine FranzApril 5, 2016
    I had the 1/2 rack of ribs and it was the bomb! Mac & cheese is also excellent.
  • Vansi
    VansiOctober 20, 2016
    Stick with the ribs, they're tender and subtle flavorful. The potato salad is good too.
  • @sloane
    @sloaneOctober 19, 2010
    The W plate is a little bit of everything, brisket, pulled pork and ribs, plus a side. Perfect to share!
  • Igal G.
    Igal GhitelmanApril 6, 2016
    Definitely get the sausage, best item on the menu and hardly ever ordered
  • Rob V. B.
    Rob V. BurrJuly 19, 2011
    Pulled pork sammy topped with cole slaw does not mess around. Put some Crystal on that bitch. Bitches love Crystal. Mac n cheese ain't too bad, neither.
  • Cole T.
    Cole TylerJune 12
    Tasty tasty BBQ with good beer list. Tight quarters but a homey feel inside.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GrantJune 7, 2013
    Beef brisket and mac & cheese are ON POINT! Yum yum yum. So good.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LearAugust 31, 2016
    What's good here? Umm, everything. But mostly the, the Brisket...wait I meant the sausage...
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansMarch 8, 2012
    Recently relocated four blocks away, The Joint is widely acknowledged as a game-changer for New Orleans barbecue.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BrownellNovember 30, 2012
    Incredible. Order the ribs with two sides- plenty of food!
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WaymentJuly 21, 2013
    Some of the best BBQ I've had, the ribs fall right off the bone!
  • bello b.
    bello belloMarch 27, 2015
    It's in the middle of nowhere but great pulled pork and a cool atmosphere
  • Greg M.
    Greg MatneyJuly 22, 2013
    Went for Dim Sum & Then Some.. Amazing! Great patio, too.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 27, 2013
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best Barbecue restaurant Read more
  • Kendall W.
    Kendall WolzJanuary 20, 2012
    Get the beef brisket with baked beans with lots and lots sauce
  • Amber E.
    Amber ENovember 28, 2012
    the beef brisket is the best thing i ever tasted in my life
  • Jackie
    JackieJanuary 14, 2014
    Sausage, beef brisket and mac n cheese. It doesn't get any better than that!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HammackAugust 11, 2012
    Best brisket ever, this is for real no frills bbq! The way it should be done
  • B.j. S.
    B.j. ScottJuly 2, 2013
    Pulled pork was amazing along with every thing else
  • Emily F.
    Emily FortierJune 1, 2014
    Nicest smoke ring on Brisket I've ever seen. It melts!
  • Jay P.
    Jay PottharstJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The sausage is excellent and the brisket is very good.
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BOctober 26, 2014
    Okay I've tried it twice now and was disappointed both times. Chicken was dry, pulled pork was dry, ribs were kind of dry. I love my bbq super saucy, so maybe its not my style.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LawrenceJune 18, 2015
    The brisket. OMG the brisket
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