What are America’s favorite barbecue dishes?

Jamie BallardFreelance Data Journalist
June 28, 2021, 3:15 PM GMT+0

This 4th of July weekend, many Americans will be tossing burgers, hot dogs, and more on the grill to celebrate. YouGov polled more than 16,000 Americans about what they'd put on their ideal barbecue plate.  

As far as main dishes go, burgers reign supreme with 65% saying this is a component of their ideal barbecue plate. About half (49%) would also add a hot dog, while 48% would enjoy some ribs as well.  

For side dishes, 62% would take a scoop of potato salad. Just over half (55%) would also add corn on the cob and 52% would add some baked beans. Slightly fewer (48%) say watermelon belongs on their ideal barbecue plate.   

See full results here.  
Related: What do Americans like on their burgers? 

Methodology: 16,599 US adults 18+ were surveyed for the questions about barbecue mains and sides, conducted May 25 – June 1, 2021. 9,000 US adults 18+ were surveyed for the question about burger toppings, conducted May 26 – 27, 2021. 13,028 US adults 18+ were surveyed for the question about fireworks, conducted June 16 – 23, 2021. The responding samples are weighted to be representative of the US population.