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Alabama — Big Bob Gibson's
More than 90 years ago, a 6-foot-4 Alabaman named Bob Gibson started serving slow-smoked meats from his backyard. Four generations later, his family still owns Gibson's labor of love. In almost a century of making barbecue, the family has won dozens of championships for their pork, sauces, ribs and more. If you're ever near Gibson, Ala., stop in and try the chow.