This right here is classic 'cue, y'all—right down to the red-checkered tablecloths and good ol' Southern-style sides. (Those jalapeno cheese grits made us thank the lawd we live in the South.)Piggy banks, piggy statues, piggy doodles drawn by adoring young fans: when you walk in the front door of Slope's, it's pretty clear these guys share a love for all things pork. Especially the tender, no-sauce-required kind coming out of the smoker. Originally born in a tiny roadside joint (as all the best barbecue places are), Slope's has become an institution for Atlantans of the carnivorous persuasion over the past 22 years. And not much has changed since then.
This right here is classic 'cue, y'all—right down to the red-checkered tablecloths and good ol' Southern-style sides. (Those jalapeno cheese grits will make you thank the lawd you live in the South.) And then there's the meatstuffs. Derived from South Georgia recipes, it tastes like the kind of old-school, real-deal barbecue you'd find in a dirt-floored roadside shack. Only here, you have the luxury of napkins and air conditioning. The ribs are so deliciously fall-apart tender, they almost require a fork (or a bib). The hickory-smoked, hand-pulled pork is—and has always been—a crowd favorite. The brisket melt sandwich on buttery garlic toast is unlike any sammie you've had at a barbecue restaurant. The Wednesday sausage special is made in-house. And it'd be a downright tragedy to miss the classic Brunswick stew. It's the sort of proudly old-school barbecue restaurant serving simple, homestyle food that doesn't need gussying up with sauces (though the sauces definitely pack a tasty punch). The kind worth getting your hands a little sticky for. The kind that might just require a fat stack of napkins. And if you need further proof, just refer to the wall of Polaroids of young whippersnappers post-meal. Those sauce-smeared grins don't lie.
Chopped Plate (Pork or Chicken), $9.60
BBQ Pork or Chicken Sandwich, $3.55 to $4.90 (Jumbo)
Rib Plate, $12.30
House Sausage (only available on Wednesdays), $1.75 (Slider), $3.99 (sandwich), $8.99 (plate)
Brisket Melt Sandwich, $6.29
Brunswick Stew, $1.90 (cup) to $3.50 (bowl)
BBQ Jalapeno Cheese Grits, $1.90 (side) to $3.50 (bowl)
Cole Slaw, $1.60
Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.