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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
"In town for business. Asked about the best BBQ in town and this was the place I was directed to. Food was excellent. I had the brisket and mac&chz...."
Carl Clark
"Owlbear is the best bbq in the Denver area. Get there early before they run out! Truly one of the very best Denver has to offer. I recently bought a..."
Tom DeGerlia
"I had the macaroni and cheese and a brisket sandwich. The brisket is good but nothing to write home about. The macaroni and cheese is absolutely..."
Justin Neustadter
"Great meats and an amazing Mac & Cheese! Brisket was tender and I got a bit of that delicious burnt ends. In particular went really well with their..."
Walton Yeung
"Great bbq in the Rino area. Everything was delicious and service was fast. Pork belly and mac and cheese were highlights on my visit. Sauces were..."
Eric Muller
"I'm a smoked meat/BBQ junkie. I've tried BBQ and smoked meat all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, and this is the best BBQ I've ever had. The beef..."
Joshua Hays
"First time at Owlbear and I would highly recommend it. It's right behind Our Mutual Friend Brewery. Super friendly staff. Brisket was unbelievable...."
Jeff Cinadr
"My favorite BBQ in town so far. I've managed BBQ places in Kansas City and this rivals the best. I just saw that they are labeled as "Closed until..."
Tanner Goodwin
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
"Small neighborhood BBQ restaurant with biggggg flavors. So when we walked in the young lady at the register had absolutely no Idea whats going on and..."
Melody T
"Lord this place is tasty. You gotta go early because they will run out but that’s just how good this bbq is. Bison ribs are phenomenal; meaty and..."
Devin Rachles
"Delicious BBQ I should have gone to a long time ago. While waiting for a friend I could smell the bbq outside and knew Roaming Buffalo would be..."
Jesse Blum
"They have very unique options like bison and lamb, than other regular BBQ restaurants. I had pork sparerib, bison back rib, pulled lamb (shoulder)..."
Nicolin Chen
"Tried Bison ribs for the time and they were good. Similar to cow ribs but a little leaner. Friendly and helpful staff. Will go back when visiting..."
A Table For 8
"A big thanks to Rachael for special delivering the turkey on Wednesday night! We got a smoked turkey and it was amazing! I highly recommend it! The..."
Bryan Sparks
"Would highly recommend. Being from Texas, I feel like I have a high bar for BBQ. Roaming Buffalo hits the spot though. Love coming here with my..."
Blake Barnes
"Honestly this meat is amazing. They do run out of some meats closer to the end of the day, but that's just a testament to how good it is. The staff..."
Gabriel Grinsteiner
Bertha's Baja Bistro
93/100 (670 ratings)
"A neighborhood gem! The food is phenomenal, the drinks plentiful - and all in a super laid back atmosphere. There's happy hour everyday and..."
Christopher Smith
"delicious food. The french fries are the best I have ever had...."
Blanche McAndrew Harman
"Delicious food. The nachos and tacos are amazing. Great bar selection and excellent..."
Lauren Cron
"Had dinner there a few week's ago . Delicious and great service! Staff were all very friendly.... we definitely will be back..."
Barbara Flores
"Great food, friendly staff - I'll definitely be..."
Becky Selig
"gonna love eating here on a regular basis. great beer..."
Chris Pettijohn
"Excellent!!! The margaritas and fried pickles are stand..."
Beth Gottlieb
"Great food and great service! Our family will be..."
Wendy Daniel Brotherson
"Great service, great food! Will definitely be going back..."
Chalice Clements
"Me gusto mucho la comida y su personal muy amables seguro q volveré de..."
Sandra Alamilla
"Great Happy Hour and daily specials. Tommy is an excellent bartender and..."
Jim M
"Great walk on the way to the restaurant and they embody the vibe from the neighborhood with their outside seating. The staff are very friendly,..."
Kimberly Rae
"We were blown away with the quality and taste of the food here, amazingly good!! As a appetizer we had the beer cheese fondue and wow it’s a must..."
Brenda Tenitas
"Friendly knowledgeable server. Food was wonderful! Had the Adult Grilled Cheese - Smokey, melty, savory and sweet. Best onion rings I've ever had...."
Linda Perkin
"Whatever they are doing in that kitchen, it is WORKING. The ribs are fall off the bone (available on Monday nights) and the pulled pork sandwich is..."
Erika (EC Allen)
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
"I honestly love this place. It is a bit pricy, like $27 for a half rack of ribs pricey. But the food is delicious, the staff is awesome, 22% gratuity..."
Stevie A.
"This is by far the best BBQ I have eaten. I had the brisket and it was fork tender and absolutely amazing! No need for the sauce either, that's how..."
Brenda Ball
"Easy spot for BBQ and a Bourbon drink. The st Louis ribs come in huge amounts. Go half rack unless you are ready to unbutton the jeans. Staff is..."
Etienne Tardy
"Went here over the past weekend and ordered a brisket sandwich. It was delicious! I subbed the fries for collard greens and was given a very generous..."
Uyen Tran
"Total gem! We were walking around and ended up asking what restaurant the patio was for. We were directed to go down stairs to a speakeasy! We had..."
Kaylin B
Smok Barbecue
88/100 (674 ratings)
"This is hands down the best barbecue in Denver. I stop by pop-ups every weekend to get my fix. I can't wait for this place to open..."
Jordan Mendicino
"Really good and tender smoked ribs. The menu is fairly simple but the challenge is to decide what and how much you think you can eat. Service was..."
Andre Jackson
"No joke, Smok Barbecue serves up some mean BBQ eats in a space (The Source) that might seem more fit for salad and sushi. Portions are generous,..."
Kevin F
"Pulled pork might be a bit dry, should taste good with some BBQ sauce to moisturize it. Brisket flat meat was tasty. Being the lean side, it tasted..."
Nicolin Chen
"Amazing Brisket and burnt ends. Worth every penny. No doubt the best bbq I've ever had. Good blends of spice and no end to flavor. Burnt ends melted..."
Steven Till
"There is a spot that is dead inside of me that might not get replaced any time soon after OwlBear BBQ just closed. So I went to try this place...."
Noodle Man
"Definitely my top 3 on best Bbq ever!!! Everything was so perfect. Fries were seasoned very well. I need that seasoning!! I wished they sold it. Lol..."
Nora Cruz
"This place is absolutely delicious. Hands down one of the best BBQ restaurants I’ve been to in Denver. The brisket is amazing, and the ribs are..."
Jack Bott
"Incredible food. Highly recommend sharing sides if you can. Baked beans were excellent, but a *lot of food.* Corn bread was very delicious, burnt..."
Kenny S (HeyGMKenny)
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
"Came in for a late lunch and found a great place to spend the afternoon in Congress Park area. The staff was polite and attentive specially the..."
Saeed Ghadessi
"Went here for dinner and drinks and everything was amazing! All three of us got different BBQ platters. All of the meat was melt-in-your-mouth good...."
Sarah Walsh
"Pulled pork sandwich was ridiculous, nice sized tables, waiter/bartender was very friendly, awesome light fixtures, great seating capacity. Did I..."
Antonio Rodriguez
"We went to Kitchen table a year ago, and have been trying to find it ever since. It turns out it moved, a few months ago, to this new location. The..."
Bryan Peterson
"As born and raised Texans used to BBQ all our lives, we were deliciously happy with this place. We ate burnt ends, sliced brisket, Tillamook Mac and..."
Rebeca P.
"Service was a little slow with all the people coming out but the Brisket, Pork Ribs, Traditional sauce, potato salad and beans were..."
Ron Allen
Jim 'n Nick's Bar-b-q
86/100 (2259 ratings)
Baby Back Ribs
Mac and cheese
"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
Moe's Original Bbq
83/100 (905 ratings)
"Pretty much the most amazing place on earth. Good food and awesome..."
Steve Johnson
"I was in Denver on business and met my nephew for lunch, we are from a state that understands BBQ, the brisket and hot links tasted great. When I am..."
Dennis Turner
"Great joint! Friendly people, good BBQ and tasty..."
Patrick Stirling
"Hot links slaw and beans like mana from heaven i will be back..."
William Davis
"I tried the BBQ nachos, fried pickles, and banana pudding. The nachos were good, they did a great job at spreading everything out and having enough..."
Lauren Carr
"Recently tried out Moe's Original BBQ and was not disappointed one bit. We ordered the brisket, the pulled chicken (half bird), and a smoked chicken..."
Alex Orchilles
"Service was good. Food is good and it came out pretty fast. They have a small but very good selection of draft beers, which rotate often. Tables,..."
Alexandra Vega
"This place is LEGIT. I ordered the 2 meat combo plate with brisket and hot links. Sides were mac and cheese and baked beans. Wow. The food came out..."
Brandon Graugnard
"I was running errands in the area so stopped in to grab some takeout and a beer while I waited. my food was ready very promptly but I decided to have..."
justin vasquez
"Decent food, described as Alabama barbeque (I've never known an Alabaman too use that much green pepper or smoked tofu but) service was nice. Quiet..."
Catherine Hermle