NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Travel site TripAdvisor has released a list of top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue. Tennessee was ranked number one in the United States.

“We look forward to welcoming foodies from far and wide to our state to fill up on the best barbecue in the world,” Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett said in a press release.Slideshow:Barbecue across the U.S. 

The ranking is based on reviews and opinions from the TripAdvisor community through restaurant reviews and the total number of barbecue restaurants across the state.

Other states rounding out the top 10 were Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, California, Virginia, and New York.

For more information about Tennessee barbecue, click here.