Order BBQ
catering for delivery

Bring on the bold flavors with BBQ catering. No matter if you’re looking for ribs, hamburgers, or pulled pork you’ll find it here.

Please enter your address so we can show you BBQ caterers in your area.
Powered by ezcater

Top BBQ catering restaurants on ezCater

How to order BBQ catering

Step 1

Have entree options:

Order both a light and a dark meat entree to cover your bases. Try pairing chicken with brisket or pulled pork.

Step 2

Sides round out the meal:

Try classics like BBQ beans, coleslaw, and potato salad or the increasingly popular Mac and cheese.

Step 3

Get enough for everyone:

⅓ of a pound of meat per person and 3 sides are recommended for a well portioned meal.

Step 4

Ask about vegetarian options:

Many BBQ restaurants offer entrees for vegetarians; or you can order additional sides to create a meal that won’t feel skimpy.

Step 5

Last but not least:

Don't forget napkins!

Reviews with the inside scoop on BBQ catering

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Menon in Albuquerque, NM
The food tasted great! The delivery came an hour before it was scheduled so we had to scramble to keep it warm for our guests. The BBQ sauce was not labeled so we had to taste each one so that we could let our guests know what was spicer and what was more mild. They brought one container about half full of onions for garnish. Not enough for 25 people. Typically the driver makes contact and asks if we need anything else. They also usually help bring the food to our serving location (its a big hospital) but that did not happen this time.

Famous Dave's BBQ

Alex in Olathe, KS
We love their box lunch meal it's the best!
No complaints and they were willing to adjust pick up time.
Diana in Gulfport, MS
No BBQ sauce makes for a very dry BBQ sandwich.
Alissa in Erlanger, KY
Get the green beans with bacon! You cant go wrong
Joseph in Circleville, OH

ezCater is the most trusted source for business catering

Order online
Order online anytime from
over 100,000 caterers
Earn rewards
Earn points for Amazon.com Gift Cards with every order
Satisfaction guaranteed
Feel secure with 100% satisfaction guaranteed

Why choose BBQ catering?

There's nothing more classic than a BBQ meal. BBQ catering offers that home-cooked feel that fits perfectly into any event, from birthday parties to corporate gatherings. Catering your event with BBQ food means there's something for everyone. Even vegetarians can fill up a plate with options like beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and cornbread. Many catering services can also prepare main dishes to accommodate different dietary preferences at your corporate event. 

What main courses and sides can I order for BBQ?

The catering menu for a BBQ restaurant will look a little different based on the one you choose, but many menu items are staples. Typical main course options include:

- Pulled pork

- Pulled chicken

- Brisket

- Ribs

- Turkey

- Chicken wings

- Sausage

When it comes to sides, you can choose a couple or all the options to give your guests more variety. Common side dishes you'll see on a BBQ catering menu might include:

- Baked beans

- Mac and cheese

- Pasta salad

- Potato salad

- Mashed potatoes

- Cornbread

- Greens

- Coleslaw

- Grilled vegetables

- Corn

How much food should I order?

Knowing how much food to order can be one of the most challenging parts of placing a BBQ catering order. The meat is important, as it's the main dish. You don't want to run out before everyone makes it through the food line. Plan for one-third to one-half pound of meat per adult in the crowd. For ribs, ordering three per person should keep your guests satisfied. When it comes to sides, calculate about 4 to 5 ounces per person. Here are some estimates for different crowd sizes:

- 10 people: 4 to 5 pounds of meat, 30 ribs

- 20 people: 7 to 10 pounds of meat, 60 ribs

- 50 people: 17 to 25 pounds of meat, 150 ribs

- 100 people: 34 to 50 pounds of meat, 300 ribs

These are just estimates and might not be exact. Your BBQ catering vendor can help you calculate the amount of food you need based on your group size. 

Is there anything I should keep in mind when ordering BBQ catering?

When you search for BBQ catering in your area, keep in mind that menu options can vary significantly. But no matter what you choose, expect a mess. All that juicy meat and BBQ sauce is bound to drip. Start with tablecloths to keep your tables in good shape. Your guests also need plenty of utensils to enjoy the sides and napkins to wipe their mouths and hands. Wet wipes can also come in handy when you choose BBQ catering. 

Another thing to consider is the beverage menu to wash down all that tasty BBQ. If you want to go the classic BBQ route, offer lemonade, iced tea, and water. Rounding out the experience with cookies and other dessert options keeps everyone satisfied.

What's the difference between barbecuing and grilling?

Many people use barbecuing and grilling interchangeably, but true chefs know they're not the same. Grilling occurs when you cook food outside over a grill with the lid up. It's usually hot and fast, often with flames leaving perfect sear marks on the meat. Barbecuing is similar, but you typically use a lower heat source and close the lid, allowing the heat to build up around the food to cook it. It's also common to let barbecued meats sit for a half hour or so to let the juice absorb back into the meat.