SOURCE: Explore Victoria

Explore Victoria

June 24, 2015 11:23 ET

Top Eight USA Barbecue Destinations According to Facebook Reviews

VICTORIA, TX--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - The public has weighed in: best reviewed barbecue trails according to averaged reviews on Facebook.

  1. Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail: 4.71 stars
  2. Mississippi BBQ Trail: 4.56 stars
  3. Texas BBQ Trail: 4.52 stars
  4. Arkansas BBQ Trail: 4.51 stars
  5. Memphis Tennessee BBQ Trail: 4.48 stars
  6. Kansas City BBQ Trail: 4.48 stars
  7. North Carolina BBQ Trail: 4.46 stars
  8. Austin BBQ Trail: 4.38 stars

There are plenty of barbecue experts telling their amazing stories online, but Explore Victoria wanted to see whose barbecue is most popular according to the average person. They started by tallying up the Facebook star ratings of each restaurant on the best-known trails, and then averaged them. "Online reviews are the most important buying decision for a large portion of the public. People want to know what folks like them think about the products, food and services they're buying. These reviews validate this list of what barbecue destinations are the best according to America."

"Many areas of the United States feature amazing barbecue and most of the regions make it differently. The diversity in how barbecue is made across the nation is one of the reasons that it's such a popular food. You're almost always going to get something just a little different at every BBQ joint, but two different styles of cooking can result in food that's amazing in its own way," said Anthony Cordo, Director of Explore Victoria the creators of the Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail.

These trails represent some of the best barbecue in the nation. Very few restaurants on any of these trails dip below a rating of four stars. "For a restaurant to maintain a four star rating or better in online reviews is an accomplishment -- more so when you consider how competitive barbecue is."

To view the rankings in detail, including links to the trails visit:

For more information contact Anthony Cordo: (media cell) 361-485-3119,

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