NEWTON, Mass.-- If you live in North Carolina or travel from afar to attend the Lexington Barbecue Festival every October, you already know what a recent ranking confirmed--this state has some good barbecue.

Thursday, TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, released its list of the highest-rated restaurants and top U.S. states for barbecue.

From sweet and saucy to simple and smoky, these spots serve up low-and-slow cooked meats that are sure to satisfy any travelers' tastes. Here is there list.

Top 10 U.S. States for BBQ

1. Georgia

2. North Carolina

3. Texas

4. Missouri

5. Tennessee

6. South Carolina

7. Florida

8. Illinois

9. California

10. Kansas

What's your favorite BBQ place in North Carolina? Post on our Facebook Page or Tweet @WFMY, please use hashtag #NCBBQ


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