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Various offerings from Blue Oak, one of New Orleans’s best barbecue spots
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Where to Order Barbecue and Local Meat for Memorial Day in New Orleans

Butcher shops and BBQ joints with all the fixings for a backyard barbecue

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Various offerings from Blue Oak, one of New Orleans’s best barbecue spots
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Memorial Day is upon us, and despite the gradual reopening of restaurant dining rooms throughout the city, most New Orleanians will be celebrating at home this weekend. Luckily, many of the best pitmasters and butchers in town are working hard to fulfill backyard barbecue needs, whether it be ready-to-eat smoked meats accompanied by all the sides or high-quality fresh cuts to fire up on the grill.

Here are nine stellar barbecue joints and butcher shops currently open for takeout or delivery orders in New Orleans. As always right now, check social media and websites for individual restaurants hours and status as things can change daily.

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Frey Smoked Meat Co.

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This Mid City barbecue spot has reopened its dining room, but is still operating curbside pickup and offering delivery through third-party apps Uber Eats and D’livery Nola. Call to order from the full menu of sausage, barbecue sandwiches and platters, biscuits and cornbread, and a wealth of snacks from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday.

Blue Oak BBQ

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Arguably New Orleans’s most popular spot for barbecue, Blue Oak has been staying busy during the stay-at-home order, staying open for delivery and curbside pickup and both working with local relief organizations and servings its own free meals to laid-off hospitality workers. Smoked meats like barbecue brisket, barbecue plates, a variety of sausages, sides, and specials are available to order online or by phone from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For now, the dining room will remain closed.

Piece Of Meat

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The talented chefs behind New Orleans’s acclaimed butcher shop are keeping their dining room closed for now, but offering curbside pickup for top-notch cuts of beef, pork, and poultry; smoked meats and sausages; dry goods and condiments; and beer and wine more for all your Memorial Day needs. Order online for pickup on Friday and Saturday.

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McClure's Barbecue

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Located in Nola Brewing's taproom, McClure’s Barbecue turns out ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chaurice sausage, and chicken with a variety of sauces and sides like barbecue jambalaya and barbecue poutine. Open daily from noon to 6:30 p.m. for takeout or for dine-in at a socially-distanced table.

Central City BBQ

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This expansive Central City spot is offering is open and serving its equally expansive menu of sides like spoon bread and Brussels sprouts; smoked meats, sausages, and ribs by the pound; and plates and sandwiches. Dine-in or order takeout to pick up daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or stop by its pop up at Patois, Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bourbon & Bailey's BBQ

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This friendly barbecue joint on N. Claiborne opened fairly quietly a few years ago, gradually building a loyal fan base for its ribs, pulled pork, fried corn, and mac and cheese. Call to order daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cochon Butcher

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Cochon Butcher is offering five meat packages for the weekend, from smoked meat combos to charcuterie to a grilling dinner that includes a pound of boudin, chaurice, and 2 one pound pork chops. Individual cured and smoked sausages as well as fresh cuts are also available to order online, and sides include mac and cheese, cucumber salad, coleslaw and chips. Place regulars orders online here for immediate pick up or preorder here for larger quantities.

Cochon Butcher is offering grill packages for Memorial Day
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Shank Charcuterie

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Shank Charcuterie’s butcher shop is open for all your pork needs, from uncooked ribs, shoulders, and belly to smoked sausage, boudin, and head cheese (not to mention all cuts of chicken and beef). Check out the butchery items listed online and call to order for curbside pickup, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Joint

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The Bywater landmark known for its pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and locally made chaurice sausage is currently open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check out the updated regular menu and catering menu and order by phone or at the curbside window. at the window.

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Frey Smoked Meat Co.

This Mid City barbecue spot has reopened its dining room, but is still operating curbside pickup and offering delivery through third-party apps Uber Eats and D’livery Nola. Call to order from the full menu of sausage, barbecue sandwiches and platters, biscuits and cornbread, and a wealth of snacks from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday.

Blue Oak BBQ

Arguably New Orleans’s most popular spot for barbecue, Blue Oak has been staying busy during the stay-at-home order, staying open for delivery and curbside pickup and both working with local relief organizations and servings its own free meals to laid-off hospitality workers. Smoked meats like barbecue brisket, barbecue plates, a variety of sausages, sides, and specials are available to order online or by phone from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For now, the dining room will remain closed.

Piece Of Meat

The talented chefs behind New Orleans’s acclaimed butcher shop are keeping their dining room closed for now, but offering curbside pickup for top-notch cuts of beef, pork, and poultry; smoked meats and sausages; dry goods and condiments; and beer and wine more for all your Memorial Day needs. Order online for pickup on Friday and Saturday.

Exterior of building with blue paneling and wooden doors Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

McClure's Barbecue

Located in Nola Brewing's taproom, McClure’s Barbecue turns out ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chaurice sausage, and chicken with a variety of sauces and sides like barbecue jambalaya and barbecue poutine. Open daily from noon to 6:30 p.m. for takeout or for dine-in at a socially-distanced table.

Central City BBQ

This expansive Central City spot is offering is open and serving its equally expansive menu of sides like spoon bread and Brussels sprouts; smoked meats, sausages, and ribs by the pound; and plates and sandwiches. Dine-in or order takeout to pick up daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or stop by its pop up at Patois, Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bourbon & Bailey's BBQ

This friendly barbecue joint on N. Claiborne opened fairly quietly a few years ago, gradually building a loyal fan base for its ribs, pulled pork, fried corn, and mac and cheese. Call to order daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cochon Butcher

Cochon Butcher is offering five meat packages for the weekend, from smoked meat combos to charcuterie to a grilling dinner that includes a pound of boudin, chaurice, and 2 one pound pork chops. Individual cured and smoked sausages as well as fresh cuts are also available to order online, and sides include mac and cheese, cucumber salad, coleslaw and chips. Place regulars orders online here for immediate pick up or preorder here for larger quantities.

Cochon Butcher is offering grill packages for Memorial Day
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Shank Charcuterie

Shank Charcuterie’s butcher shop is open for all your pork needs, from uncooked ribs, shoulders, and belly to smoked sausage, boudin, and head cheese (not to mention all cuts of chicken and beef). Check out the butchery items listed online and call to order for curbside pickup, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Joint

The Bywater landmark known for its pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and locally made chaurice sausage is currently open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check out the updated regular menu and catering menu and order by phone or at the curbside window. at the window.

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