There are great BBQ restaurants across the state of Missouri, especially, in Kansas City and St.Louis. But where can you find the BEST BBQ restaurant in the Show-Me State? Apparently, in a tiny town in southern Missouri that you've probably never heard of...

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According to the 2022 Missouri's Best Awards, the best BBQ Restaurant in Missouri is a place called Bootleggers BBQ in the small southern Missouri town of West Plains. And according to their Facebook page, they are currently in the process of opening up a new location to serve their award-winning BBQ, as well as adding a mercantile/country store shop!

The menu for Bootleggers looks absolutely incredible, it has items on it like the Jalapeno Caramel Sweet Tater Fries, the Pit Master Platter, and even sandwiches like the Brisket Melt, or the Mac Attack Burger. To see more about Bootleggers BBQ in West Plains, Missouri check out their Facebook page by clicking here!

I always say when we stumble across claims from websites saying they found "the best whatever in this state" that you have to take their results with a grain of salt. Because everyone has different tastes when it comes to food, especially BBQ, and so it really is impossible to determine what is the BEST of anything in a particular state. But that being said Bootleggers looks to me to be the real deal from the reviews I have read and the pictures I have seen, they definitely belong in the conversation for the best BBQ restaurant in Missouri, and good luck to them on moving into their new home!

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