––  Award-Winning BBQ Restaurant

Authentic.
Fresh.
Barbecue.

Serving authentic slow-smoked
barbecue and house-made sides.

––   How It All Started

Meet Porter

When Porter moved back home to the Tri-Cities in 2009, he brought back two things from South Carolina: his wife Kate and a passion for authentic barbecue. Unable to find anything that lived up to the great barbecue they'd enjoyed in the Deep South, Porter bought a $99 offset smoker and began perfecting the art of barbecue for the benefit of his family and friends. What began as a hobby turned into a humble food truck operation, and in March 2015 the family opened the very first Porter's location in Richland. Several awards, four locations, and tons of barbecue later, we feel we're just getting started. 

Porter with tray of meats
Real Porter's BBQ Logo Stamp
drawing of ribs

Made Fresh Daily

Our day starts at 4 a.m. when we fire up the smoker and begin preparing the day's meats and sides. Real barbecue is cooked low and slow for hours to keep it tender and give it that authentic smoky flavor—which is why we can't just whip up more when we run out.

drawing of meat, cheese, pepper

Top-Shelf Ingredients

From our Certified Angus Beef® to the fresh produce and premium Tillamook cheese in our famous side dishes, we don't compromise when it comes to quality. Every ingredient we use is carefully chosen to give you the best flavor possible.

drawing of meat and knife

Meats are Cut to Order

Get ready to dig in on as much authentic BBQ as you can handle! To ensure the highest quality, we cook the meats for all locations at our Richland commercial kitchen, AKA the Temple of Q. From our smoker to your plate, all our meats are cut to order. 

All of our meats are cooked for up to 14 hours, and our sides are made fresh daily. That means that we regularly sell out of menu items. Please check our online menu for real-time updates and the availability of menu items.

Learn More About Catering

Hosting an event or celebration? Let Porter's do the cooking for you! Customize your meal from a variety of meat, side, dessert, and beverage options to create a menu that will make your event unforgettable!