Where to find the best barbecue in Hawaii (and every other state)

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If you’re a true aficionado, you probably have your mind made up on where to get the best barbecue in town.

Well, so does Yahoo Travel. The website scoured the country to find the best barbecue spots in all 50 states using some very stringent criteria.

A good joint may be at the end of a dirt road or smack in the middle of downtown. It will always smell of wood smoke. It may or may not serve ice-cold beer. And it will most always have a line out the front door (assuming of course, that there is a door).

A good joint will have at least one starchy side dish worthy of pairing with the meat-macaroni and cheese, potato salad, or hand-cut fries. And beans. There must be beans.

And finally, the very best joints throw any remaining kitchen love into heavy desserts like fruit cobblers or rich bread puddings.

The list includes shacks, trailers, lean-tos, carts, and actual sit-down restaurants, either free-standing or in strip malls.

So what’s the best barbecue joint in Hawaii?

According to Yahoo Travel, it’s Big Jake’s Island BBQ in Honaunau on Hawaii Island.View the full list here.

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