There's truly nothing more mouthwateringly delicious than great BBQ. Whether a hearty slab of ribs or a perfectly slow-cooked BBQ sandwich, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who can resist a restaurant that knows how to serve it up.

In honor of BBQ season getting underway, 24/7 Tempo put together one tasty list of "The Best BBQ Spot in Every State". They sought places that understand that true BBQ takes skill and most importantly, time. These are the places that slow-cook their delicious selections for hours and season them to perfection giving their customers a million reasons to keep coming back.

"That’s the kind of barbecue that ignites arguments, stirs regional pride, and utterly seduces those who enjoy it with its rich, mysterious, savory, sweet-and-salty character", 24/7 wrote.

To create the list, 24/7 relied upon "reviews and ratings published by scores of city, regional, and state websites, extrapolating a shortlist of the most acclaimed establishments, and then using editorial discretion to make our final choices". Although some of the places on their final have more than one location, they avoided chains for their picks.

What's the Best BBQ Spot in Michigan?

For the best BBQ in Michigan, you'll need to head to Detroit and visit a legendary restaurant that has been serving true BBQ for 60 years. Family-owned and operated Parks Old Style Bar-B-Q prides itself in doing true BBQ the old-fashioned way.

"In the heart of Detroit, Michigan, our journey began in 1964 when our grandparents fired up the grill and ignited a passion for bringing exceptional BBQ to our community", their website says.

Here's what 24/7 Tempo said regarding their top choice for Michigan;

"Edward “Terry” Parks opened this place in 1964, and his grandchildren are in charge today. Slabs of ribs are served, as well as small-end and large-end portions. There’s also pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and beef ribs. Appropriately old-style sides include potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans, but jalapeño poppers and battered and fried mushrooms are available too".

So, the next time you're in Detroit, do yourself a favor and make a stop at Michigan's best BBQ spot. Whether you're a longtime fan or a first-time visitor, you're in for a treat that promises to be unforgettable.

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