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Barbecue cuisine: the best places to taste it in Denver

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Owlbear Barbecue
95/100 (465 ratings)
"I'm from Texas I have had the best of the best Bbq from Franklin's to Blacks to Mueller and this ranks up there with the best of the best. I will eat..."
Mike Reyes
"Might be the best brisket and pulled pork I've ever had. This place is..."
Mike Turnbill
"Being raised in KC sets my standards for barbeque pretty damn high, so when I hear of a restaurant trying to set up shop in Denver to sling Q, I..."
Craig Hakes
"Thee best BBQ & Smoked meats in Denver! Austin Texas Franklin..."
Steve Reinehr
"I've eaten some barbecue in my life and this complexly blows away the competition. A must try for a BBQ snob, foodie, or anyone looking for a fun..."
Ashley M. Woodworth
"I live in Austin and visited Owlbear BBQ during a trip to Denver- hands down some of the best authentic Texas BBQ I’ve ever had- and with awesome..."
Paige Haber-Curran
"Best BBQ in Denver hands down! The brisket is amazing but all I can think about is the man bear is made of unicorn..."
Calvin Beasley
"Best pork rib hands down. Would be nice to have a expansion location in Los Angeles. Definitely try this place if your ever in..."
Ryan Butler
"The pulled pork was amazing! The service was awesome. I would definitely..."
Shawn Ryan Pope
"Great service and beyond yummy food. I got ribs and fatty brisket both were friggin..."
Armando Reyes
"These past few months of no Owlbear have been misery. When will our citywide nightmare..."
Jeremy Kossler
"They're not just playing at BBQ. Everything has great flavor! You won't even find humdrum slaw and beans here. Great..."
Michelle Rewerts
"Pop Up sold out for good reason! If you have the opportunity to enjoy any of master Karl's smoked dishes, don't show up..."
Erik Fallenius
Roaming Buffalo Bbq
94/100 (788 ratings)
Lamb Shoulder
Mac and cheese
"I've visited Roaming Buffalo on two occasions. The first time I landed in Denver from Los Angeles and wanted to grab some food so my buddies and I..."
Joshua Vargas
"Great Texas/Colorado style fusion of flavors and good size portions!!! Love the brisket and the sausage!! I love the daily smell of smoke coming from..."
Hardy Coffman
"Roaming Buffalo was the perfect lunch spot for us! My husband, who usually orders two entrees when we go out, could barely get through half of his..."
Mercedes Provost
"Had the triple meat plate: Bison Back Ribs, Lamb Shoulder, and Bison Green Chile Sausage. The mac and cheese was excellent, and the meat itself was..."
Jason Ewert
"This place is the shit. Best brisket ever. Sides are creatively awesome that pair very well with the killer meats. I am currently looking for a small..."
Dennis Springer
"The staff were very friendly and the BBQ was excellent! Pork Belly Burnt Ends were very flavorful, chicken wings were juicy and properly seasoned..."
Noah Novello
"Was looking for a local BBQ place while out here for a work trip and Roaming Buffalo was perfect! Friendly people, cool decor, and the food was..."
Andrea Wright Limke
"I am orginally from Indiana and I love BBQ! Where ever I live I search out the best BBQ joint in town and I've gone to a lot of places in 3 years in..."
Andrew Taylor Lambert
"The lamb shoulder, full spare ribs & andouille grits are on..."
Dan Vogt
"Never would I have imagined any Colorado BBQ place could unseat my favorite North Carolina joint. However, after 9 years it has finally happened. The..."
Torsten Volk
"Roaming Buffalo good is fresh and delicious!!! You should definitely put it on your ‘must’ do..."
Jan Box
"This is the best BBQ I've had in this city. Their brisket just melts in your mouth and the spareribs are yummy as are the biscuits with the jalapeño..."
Larry Von Brown
Russell's Smokehouse
88/100 (1496 ratings)
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Fried pickles
Mac and cheese
Baby Back Ribs
"I only gave it 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Because the ratings system won’t let me give 10! Superb service delicious cocktail and beer..."
Juli Chavez-Hirt
"This is a Frank Bonanno restaurant... The service is impeccable, menu choices vast and superb drink options. Make time for the Happy Hour Monday -..."
Brad Kellmayer
"I had the chance to visit Russel's at the end of attending a convention, and I'm very glad I made it before having to leave. The space feels inviting..."
John Oberly
"Some of the best BBQ I have ever had!! Very small quaint place with awesome service!! Can't wait to go there..."
Dana Pierce
"Great food and service! Happy hour ribs, sliders and mac n cheese =..."
Kim Dooley Williams
"Fantastic food, great staff, great cocktails next door and the best happy hour in..."
Liz DiPilli Natalicchio
"Amazing flavors and one of the coolest eateries I've found. Restaurant had an almost "Speakeasy" feel to it. The portions were huge and the food was..."
John Aberman
"This was an incredible meal! My only regret was not saving room for dessert. This is a must stop Denver!! Will be back if we get the..."
Amber Tew
"Great food and an awesome bartender make for one fun evening! Thank you for the the food, entertainment, and..."
Larry Stewart
"Incredible food, fantastic menu...we did family plate & we were 100% completely..."
Blair Pollister
"Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great whiskey and the best smoked ribs I've ever had!!!!! My husband and I sat at the bar for more than two hours..."
Dani Donnell
"A little hidden treasure literally underground excellent brisket along with smoked chicken mac n cheese, creamed corn and bourbon pumpkin pie!!..."
Jennie Meeks
"Chef sausage sandwich was awesome. Including the smoked macaroni, num. Can't go wrong with the cheese bomb..."
Tonya Eades
"Food was great and service was awesome as well . Great place for happy hour..."
Nichole Lopez
Kitchen Table Bbq
87/100 (684 ratings)
Late Night
Mac and cheese
"Excellent bbq! They do everything right. Burnt ends and chicken wings are top notch! Mac and cheese seals the deal of an epic bbq..."
Brian Fitzherbert
"We visited Kitchen Table while in Denver. One word: awesome! The food and the staff: awesome! We had meat loaf, sausage, brisket, burnt ends and..."
Jim King
"The food is AMAZING! Best BBQ, BEST gravy, best bbq sauce I have ever had. The staff is friendly and Dave is by far one of the best business owners..."
LM Lowe
"The kitchen Table is unbeatable when it comes to comfort and BBQ food! The burnt ends are unbelievably tender while the sauces so flavorful. Not to..."
Kristina Lewis
"Best fried chicken in Denver hands down, I just moved right around the corner from this place and it was the best thing that ever happened to me..."
Emma Windsor
"The staff is very hospitable, helpful and entertaining. They seem to have a ton of regular customers and it's very easy to see why. Every time I've..."
Marcus Steward
"Awesome place for a delicious quick bite. The staff was super friendly to my autistic son and most importantly, the bathroom was super..."
Kala Roquemore
"The owner and staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was was delicious. Barbecue of the KC variety was on point, and I travel to KC..."
Ferris Bealer
"Absolutely hands down favorite place in Denver. Excellent food love the brisket my mouth waters just thinking about it. Only downfall is that this..."
Dustin Kleeman
"Excellent food & a brilliant staff. The portions were suited by me , but some it may not be enough so you may want to order extra. Other then that I..."
Michael Braniff
"You want burnt ends that melt in your mouth? Get 'em here! Super friendly service, drink selection is delightful & don't miss the German cucumber..."
Gretchen Deiter Sheely
"We ran into this place on our last few days out in Denver. We are from FL. And are HUGE BBQ eaters (I eat it at least 4 days a week) HANDS down the..."
Lauren Rutledge
"New Favorite place in Denver. Have had everything and I still can not decide what my favorite dish is because they are all so good. I love the spin..."
Robert Samis
Jim 'n Nick's Bar-b-q
86/100 (2259 ratings)
Mac and cheese
Baby Back Ribs
"This place was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and staff! Great job! We will be back to this location even though it is a drive where..."
Amber Meller
"Jim ‘N Nick’s has been a favorite family place for quit some time. I had Karl’s catfish sandwich! The fish was so good I ate it alone......."
Deanna L Smith
"My family and I love this place. We try to go every time we're in Denver. Reasonable prices. Friendly wait staff and you get your food fast. The BBQ..."
Christy Baltzell
"Jim N Nick's was a secondary choice for our family but i dont regret going whatsoever. Our server was about 10 minutes late greeting us (it was his..."
Rhyana Kveton
""Mo" was our server. And I want him as our server forever! He was so friendly and attentive. And the food was fantastic..."
Terry Lou Myers
"My favorite BBQ place. I've had the ribs, the piggies in the garden salad, the piggy potato, the catfish and the Cubano sandwich. All excellent. And..."
Barb Kline
"The BBQ is so good and filling. It's one of the best BBQ restaurants I've ever been to. Not only that but the service is..."
Lexi Thompson
"Thanks, for closing the one on hampden and I25. Went there yesterday for my birthday to find it closed,without a real notice. The closest Jim and..."
Tabitha Brooke Anderson
"We ended up at Jim 'N Nick's due to us leaving It's Brothers because of horrible service. I have to say that it was the best decision ever, the food..."
Claudia L. Lozano
"Probably hands down the best bbq I have had! The smoked wings are..."
Brandon Walker