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The Joint

BBQ Joint$$$$
Bywater, New Orleans
  • The barbecue at The Joint is a can't miss
  • Elise W.
    "The ribs, the pulled pork and the brisket are awesome."(25 Tips)
    Julian T.
    "Pulled pork and beef brisket plate w/ mac n' cheese and beans"(20 Tips)
    Billy J.
    "The BBQ'd Ribs might be the most delicious thing I've ever tasted."(36 Tips)
    Sam R.
    "The pulled pork is great (mix with Mac and cheese.)"(13 Tips)
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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, 2017
    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, 2017
    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]
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMay 23, 2013
    Go with a group and order the entire menu. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had.
  • 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.
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WitcherApril 19, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the brisket and the pork sausage! both are superb!
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DaileyOctober 3, 2015
    Pulled pork a little spice. Rack is good with out sause, different. BBQ sause is vinaigrette sweetish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Igal G.
    Igal GhitelmanApril 6, 2016
    Definitely get the sausage, best item on the menu and hardly ever ordered
  • @sloane
    @sloaneOctober 19, 2010
    The W plate is a little bit of everything, brisket, pulled pork and ribs, plus a side. Perfect to share!
  • Cole T.
    Cole TJune 12, 2017
    Tasty tasty BBQ with good beer list. Tight quarters but a homey feel inside.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LearAugust 31, 2016
    What's good here? Umm, everything. But mostly the, the Brisket...wait I meant the sausage...
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GrantJune 7, 2013
    Beef brisket and mac & cheese are ON POINT! Yum yum yum. So good.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WaymentJuly 21, 2013
    Some of the best BBQ I've had, the ribs fall right off the bone!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BrownellNovember 30, 2012
    Incredible. Order the ribs with two sides- plenty of food!
  • 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.
  • Nina
    NinaSeptember 6, 2017
    Ribs and potato salad are perfect
  • 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
  • Jay P.
    Jay PottharstJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The sausage is excellent and the brisket is very good.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Janey E.
    Janey ElmgreenOctober 21, 2017
    Pulled pork dinner salad was great heaps of meat!
  • Rogelio E.
    Rogelio EspinosaOctober 23, 2012
    Best bar-b-q in the south ! Hands down
  • Emerson E-Holla H.
    Emerson E-Holla HollidayOctober 19, 2016
    Great food won't be disappointed by any means.
  • Genie
    GenieDecember 20, 2015
    Amazing brisket and ribs. Solid cole slaw
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoseJuly 29, 2015
    The pulled pork and mac&cheese is great!
  • Angélica A.
    Angélica AyalaAugust 18, 2015
    The 2 meat combo is enough for 2 people.
  • Floyd R.
    Floyd ReneauJune 1, 2011
    First time trying, the good is great! Love the brisket & potato salad!
  • Sandy J.
    Sandy JohnsonJanuary 25, 2013
    The food is really good but the prices have gotten way to high for a local neighborhood joint...
  • Bianca D.
    Bianca DanielsApril 1, 2017
    So good! One of the best BBQ spots in the city
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnApril 1, 2013
    The ribs are to die for; no sauce needed.
  • John K.
    John KrogmanSeptember 28, 2017
    Great BBQ in a funky jount. Worth the trip.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan Eick1 week ago
    The ribs and burnt ends here were both pretty tasty
  • Nick C.
    Nick ContiFebruary 17, 2016
    Ribs and all the sides
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJune 29, 2011
    Peanut Butter Indulgences: after smoky barbecue, try this light, nutty mousse in pie crust. -Gambit's Five in 5
  • Tonia J.
    Tonia JeanjacquesJuly 8, 2015
    The brisket is awesome..not fond of the sausage
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BlackburnDecember 5, 2017
    Fantastic BBQ, great vibe.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 30, 2011
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2011 Winner: "Best Barbecue Restaurant" Read more
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 19, 2013
    known for bbq, pulled pork, mac & cheese
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 11, 2014
    Three kinds of BBQ in an eclectic neighborhood
  • Brian W.
    Brian WillisNovember 20, 2013
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    3 meat combo is the best, cover it in the sauce.
  • Justin A.
    Justin ADecember 16, 2016
    Great BBQ and great vibes.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrashearAugust 30, 2016
    Too bad they close for a summer break. or at least in the summer of 2016. we'll see next year.....
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GarciaJune 22, 2013
    Best brisket I've ever eaten
  • MARK M.
    MARK MMay 10, 2016
    on 4square list of top bbq joints
  • Ann W.
    Ann WNovember 9, 2012
    Rock. And. Roll. Awesome people, awesome food.
  • Nina
    NinaSeptember 6, 2017
    Wifi: luttuce81
  • John W.
    John W.July 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ Ribs game is on point here
  • Koll E.
    Koll EllisFebruary 12, 2016
    The ribs are spectacular!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Odd that someone complained of the hour of my check in, yet The Joint is closed all of Sunday.
  • Ashlee N.
    Ashlee Nicole.January 30, 2015
    Hmmm... The Joint is a good spot if you're into barbecue without a ton of flavor. Now, I'm not saying it's not up to par, I'm just into spices and seasonings on my BBQ. The Rum Punch is amaze, though!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Joint as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Shammara H.
    Shammara HastyJuly 14, 2015
    The chicken is AMAZING!!!!!
  • Chel Be Ya W.
    Chel Be Ya WilliamsOctober 12, 2014
    I love this place... Real deal bbq
  • Julian T.
    Julian ThomasJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork and beef brisket plate w/ mac n' cheese and beans
  • Garrett W.
    Garrett WilsonNovember 3, 2012
    Good but not earth shaking and pretty expensive honestly
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Alex Harrell, chef of Sylvain, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pork ribs. Read more
  • Billy J.
    Billy JaegerApril 28, 2010
    The BBQ'd Ribs might be the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. Ever.
  • offbeat360
    offbeat360May 10, 2012
    the best place in NOLA!
  • Michael H.
    Michael Hill SrMay 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Taking a break from power walking looking at mom's smoke some rib
  • Deadre B.
    Deadre BaileyJuly 29, 2011
    Pulled pork melts in yo mouth!
  • Craig O.
    Craig ODecember 9, 2016
    Just meh, was disappointed because I saw all of the good reviews but just underwhelming in my opinion.
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangMay 17, 2013
    Don't sleep on the pie.
  • Guy D.
    Guy DavidiOctober 11, 2016
    Peanut butter pie
  • Vanessa 🌴
    Vanessa 🌴March 26, 2011
    Maybe the best BBQ I've ever had!
  • Heath W.
    Heath WalkerAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The ribs. O. M. G.
  • Robert A.
    Robert Amos SrOctober 19, 2012
    It's all good
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JonesApril 2, 2017
    They ran out of ribs and chicken. Meat was good but BBQ sauce is not my favorite.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RaineyJune 2, 2014
    Home at last!
  • J S.
    J SauceJanuary 27, 2011
    The Mac n cheese is the bizz
  • David E.
    David EbertFebruary 19, 2015
    3 meat plate
  • Hamilton H.
    Hamilton HutchinsonNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the mac and cheese is legit
  • Terry S.
    Terry St. GermainOctober 23, 2012
    Sooo much food!
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WallaceApril 10, 2010
    The pulled pork is to die for =)
  • Eric B.
    Eric BramowiczSeptember 27, 2011
    Awesome ribs
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StirlingFebruary 28, 2015
    Joy the Baker
  • Kenny N.
    Kenny NapuMay 18, 2016
  • Tom O.
    Tom OConnorFebruary 7, 2010
    bbq so good it makes you think you're in Mississippi
  • Chad W.
    Chad W.July 25, 2013
  • chloe k.
    chloe koslenJanuary 26, 2017
    southern bbq
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PFebruary 20, 2010
    Bbq pulled pork and sausage is great!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 4, 2012
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: Best Barbecue Restaurant Read more
  • J P.
    J PittmanAugust 7, 2015
    The ribs are outstanding
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