Best Of Tucson®

Best Barbecue

Brushfire BBQ Co.

No barbecue magician wants to reveal all of his or her secrets, but we know this: The folks at Brushfire know how to give their ribs and brisket a good rub-down before they toss 'em in the smoker. The result is tender meats, rich in flavor, that are primed for a splash of any of the half-dozen sauces, ranging from sweet molasses to smoky chipotle. And we hate to say it, but the potato salad and baked beans are better than anything that ever came out Ma Kent's kitchen in Smallville. Good news for eastside residents: Within days of this hitting the streets, you'll have a Brushfire in your neighborhood, when the second location opens at 22nd Street and Kolb Road.

Runners up:

2. Famous Dave's

4565 N. Oracle Road


3. The Original Mr. K's BBQ

1830 S. Park Ave.