BBQ can vary so much from place to place. In one visit, it's difficult to find the gem on the menu. I've started asking the server, "what they're known for or their specialty." They usually know what items move and which ones don't, and for the most part don't mind telling. At least this way I feel I tried their best, which makes it a lot easier to decide to come back or not.
Lang 48 Patio, Weber OTG, Weber Genesis and a Hot Coals Thermapen