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Barbecue Restaurant Name Ideas

Opening a barbecue restaurant and looking for catchy BBQ names? Here are hundreds of the best name ideas and tips for naming your BBQ joint.

There is even a BBQ restaurant name generator link and review (plus more names generated with this tool). Let’s get cooking some delicious BBQ food!

Big List of BBQ Restaurant Name Ideas

Creative BBQ Grill Name Ideas

Black and Bleu
Charr’d
The Danbury
Applewood Restaurant
Smokehouse Barbeque
Moonlight
Marrow Restaurant
The Pit Boss
Game Grilled
Queue  BBQ

>> How to Name Your Restaurant in 6 Easy Steps

Southern BBQ Naming Ideas

Mighty Mutt’s BBQ
Gothic Grill
Big Doc’s BBQ
The Beast Inside Barbeque
Bustin’ Gut BBQ
The Curly Tail Smoke Pit
Pitmaster Barbeque
Kansas City Hustle
Waning Gibbous BBQ
Rare Find BBQ

Badass BBQ Name Ideas

Hawg Hungry BBQ
Hawg Bash BBQ
Hawg Chopped Food Truck
Hawgster BBQ Grill
Spicywind Barbeque Joint
Crisp Spicy BBQ
Spicy Pig Hideout BBQ
Grub Smoky Roadside BBQ
Gnaw Smoky Barbeque
Smokeaholic BBQ Pit
Hut Smoky BBQ Restaurant

Texas BBQ Restaurant Name Ideas

Crispy Texas
The Lone BBQ
White Star Barbeque
Red, White and Smoked BBQ
Tasty Texas Barbeque Pit
BBQ Bite of Texas
Dallas Smoked
Smoking Austin Grill
Rubbed Right BBQ Central Texas
Sweet Sauced BBQ
Mesquite Grill Master


Grill Restaurant Name Ideas

Angry Hampshire Chophouse
The Pesky Porker
The Spotted Hog Restaurant
The Chester White
Wilbur’s Revenge
Anatomy BBQ
Bar-B-Queue
Head-to-Tail
A Cut Above
The Sassy Sauce

BBQ & Burger Restaurant Name Ideas

Porky and Bess
Grill Marks
Up in Smoke
Shake ‘n Sizzle
Sauced Barbeque
The Wiggly Pig Restaurant
Fry Guy’s Restaurant
Frank and Beans
T-Bone-Rex
Chubby Bub’s BBQ

BBQ Food Truck Name Ideas

Rollin’ Smoke
The Migrant Moo
Grilligan’s Island
Whole Hog
The Smoke Shack
Road Hog Restaurant
Smokin’ Axel
The Rolling Barn
The Chop Wagon
Have Pork Will Travel

Check out this list of Food Truck Name Ideas

BBQ Name Generator

This is a restaurant name generator that I used to create the unique BBQ food-related names below it by using these keywords (joint, BBQ, spicy, ribs, pork, smoke, fire).

Get the best results by first brainstorming a list of keywords. These are words and phrases (2 or more words) that relate to your company’s service and products.  They do not have to be necessarily the ones that will be contained in your final restaurant name.

An easy way to brainstorm keywords to use in name generators is to use Google. Put in your restaurant type (BBQ) plus “keywords”.

Words to Use Name Your BBQ Restaurant

Scroll through the page and pick up related words. I found these additional keywords = cookout, place, grilling, summer, pappa, American, heritage, meat. You get the idea.

Other Names for BBQ for Use in Restaurant Names

>> How to Name Your Restaurant in 6 Easy Steps

BBQ Restaurant Name Ideas Generated

Hot Joint
Tasty Joint
Spicy Joint
Dine Large BBQ
BBQHaven
BBQzoid
Crave BBQ – 24/7
BBQ Squad
Aroma BBQ
BBQology
BBQStop
Fiery Pit BBQ
Groovy BBQ

Feast on BBQ
BBQify
Baby BBQ (think baby back ribs as your specialty)
Fueled by BBQ
Hole BBQ
Grub BBQ
BBQ Factory
Cantina BBQ (add some Mexican dishes to your menu)
BBQBash
BBQjet
BBQworks
Presto BBQ (good for takeaway restaurants)

>> How to Name Your Restaurant in 6 Easy Steps

Festive BBQ
Ole’ BBQ
Havana BBQ
Lord Barbeque
Juicy BBQ and Burgers
Midnight BBQ (good for a food truck with late-night noshers)
Savor Barbeque
BBQvio
Flamed BBQ
Cuts BBQ
BBQporium
BBQstation
Palace of BBQ Love
BBQ on Tap (good for a barbeque restaurant and brewery serving craft beers)
Well Fed BBQ
BBQya
Place Smoke
Secret Sauce Smoked – Chow Smoke
Smokeworks BBQ
Smoke Shack
Hut Smoke
Smokeaholic
Smokely
Sizzle and Smoke BBQ
Hideout Smoke Grinds
Spicy Smoke
Smokeorama
Smokelux
Chopped Smoke
Nouveau Cookout
Street Cookout (love this for a BBQ food truck)
Cookoutzilla
Smack Cookout
Cookout Nest
Dockside Cookout
Munchie Cookout Cart
Hungry Hounds Cookout
Savor Cookout
Cave Cookout
Wagon Cookout (Mobile BBQ)

Expert Tips for Naming Your Barbecue Restaurants

According to the experts at Southern Living (who know lots about BBQ naming)

1- Skip the saucy name – Those slightly risque names with bones and butts can be a turn-off to some customers, especially families which are big Barbeque eaters. These names also age quickly.

2- Go with the Pig – Names that utilize the word – Pig – are very popular. Also they pair well with other P words such as porky, pure, peachy, Poppy, etc.

3-Add your name – Over 64% of the barbeque restaurant names on the Top 50 Southern BBQ Joint incorporate the owners (or BBQ pitmasters) names.

Consider using an interesting phrase and adding your own name to personalize. USE your last name (or full name) instead of only your first name. There are many Billy’s in town but only a few of your last name – to avoid confusing your diners.

Named Best BBQ Restaurants in America

Get naming inspiration from this list of the best BBQ restaurants in America including these with memorable brand names:

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