The 7 Best Places For BBQ In Berlin

When you think of Berlin you might think of intriguing graffiti, great beer and of course some of the world’s best bratwurst. And, sure, the city’s got a lot of that going on. However, the best BBQ in Berlin rivals the best in Europe, if not the entire world.

It makes sense, seeing as they’ve been smokin’ sausages for years and years. However, at the best BBQ spots, they just take it a step further and add in some American flavours straight outta Texas, St. Louis and the Carolinas.

From ribs to brisket and fantastic savoury sides, you’ll find yourself falling in love with the BBQ at all of these Berlin hotspots. There’s no way you’ll be able to resist ordering seconds or honestly even thirds.

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1. Chicago Williams BBQ

Last year, this BBQ spot earned the No. 4 spot on our list of the 50 Best Spots For BBQ In Europe. So, you know they’re serving up the best BBQ in Berlin. It’s, in part, due to their American home-style cooking that’s flavourful and authentic. Paired with beers from selected German breweries and a tasty local bratwurst, you’ll enjoy other classics such as beef brisket, baby back ribs and pulled pork.

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2. The Bird Barbecue

Another hot BBQ spot that made our best of Europe list, The Bird Barbecue specialises in traditional Texas-style BBQ. It’s almost more authentic than what you might find in many towns in Texas. They pair perfectly smoked meats with some seriously mouthwatering sides. So, if you’re going to visit, be sure to head here super hungry. A plate of ribs and some mac and cheese will surely fill you up for at least a week.

Best BBQ In Berlin

3. Pignut BBQ

You don’t have to go far to find a local who thinks that Pignut is serving up some of the best spare ribs in Berlin. And, while it’s hard to argue with the fantastic flavour of their ribs, all of their other BBQ dishes are just as meaty and flavourful. Indulge in some smoked beef brisket served with pimento cheese or stick with their Alabama white sauce covered pulled pork.

Best BBQ In Berlin

4. Fes Turkish BBQ

Not all BBQ has to be American-style to be top-notch and Fes Turkish BBQ is proof of that. Expect nothing short of some of the most flavourful grilled meats in the city, all served up with buttery flatbread and an array of other tantalising sides. From lamb and chicken to their iconic Black Angus beef, you’re going to be blown away by just how well they barbecue the tender, juicy meats here.

5. Lino’s Barbecue 

As they put it here, it takes wood, fire and time to craft some of the best BBQ in Berlin. It’s the best due to its authentic Texas flavours. Whether you order a plate of tender brisket, dive into their homemade jalapeño sausage or are carving some beef and pork ribs, they’ve got it all here for you to try. Tack on one of their amazing homemade sides and you’ll understand what makes this Berlin BBQ joint so popular.

6. Big Stuff Smoked BBQ

Big Stuff is big time, at least when it comes to the Berlin BBQ market. They were the first spot to serve up true American BBQ but with lots of German style and flavour. This means that you can find fantastic smoked potatoes alongside some seriously massive plates of fantastically smoked meats. Craving something slightly more traditional? You can’t go wrong with their sausage and mash plate.

7. Mmaah

And, of course, we can’t leave off the best of the best. Mmaah serves up some of the best BBQ in Berlin and it just so happens to be Korean BBQ. They follow a family recipe that ensures that their bulgogi and hotgogi are incredibly unique and flavourful each and every time you visit. Served alongside some delightful kimchi, the food here’s something that you’ll be dreaming about long after the last bite.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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