Here Are The 7 Most-Recommended BBQ Restaurants In Colorado, According To Our Readers
Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas are known worldwide for BBQ, but Colorado? It turns out our recipe is even better! That said, we asked you, our amazing readers, which BBQ restaurants in Colorado are the best, and you, as always, delivered. Without further ado, here are the 7 most recommended BBQ
restaurants in Colorado, according to our readers:
1. Sagebrush BBQ & Grill (Grand Lake)
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill, 1101 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA
As someone who has dined many times at the
, I was not surprised to see it so highly recommended! No matter what you choose, you know it will be good, thanks to the fresh and high-quality ingredients and extensive menu. Bonus? The Sagebrush also specializes in some tasty game platters.
2. Moe's Original BBQ (Multiple locations)
Moe's Original BBQ - Eagle, 630 Grand Ave, Eagle, CO 81631, USA
Moe's Original BBQ - Vail, 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657, USA
675 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303, USA
1898 Kamar Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA
144 E 6th St, Leadville, CO 80461, USA
2589 S Lewis Way, Lakewood, CO 80227, USA
181 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA
3295 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113, USA
It's Alabama-style BBQ but with a Colorado twist. (Yes, that's a thing!) Featuring a laid-back and rustic ambiance,
is a great place to enjoy a meal, thanks to the atmosphere and menu chock-full of sandwiches and platters. Even better? Moe's offers large to-go portions perfect for a large group or party!
3. Denver East Strasburg Family BBQ (Strasburg)
Denver East Strasburg Family BBQ, 1352 Monroe St, Strasburg, CO 80136, USA
The name might be a mouthful, but once you get a mouthful of their fare, you will be planning regular trips to the Eastern Plains! Located at the Denver East / Strasburg KOA,
Strasburg Family BBQ
is a seasonal joint that puts all other campground eateries to shame. (I mean, you do see this absolute perfect spread, don't you?)
4. High Octane BBQ (Colorado City)
High Octane BBQ, Exit 74 8900, I-25, Colorado City, CO 81069, USA
lives up to its name via its menu of fresh home-smoked BBQ. We hope you're hungry - the helpings are gigantic and super delicious! In addition to the more standard BBQ options, High Octane also makes vegan and vegetarian fare, which means there is something for every diet and dining preference.
5. Plates by the Pound BBQ (Aurora)
Plates by the Pound BBQ, 11601 E Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80010, USA
You know we couldn't have a list of the best BBQ joints in Colorado without at least one Denver-area option! While there are many stellar places around the Mile High City,
Plates by the Pound
was unanimous, as the ribs, sausage, brisket, and sides are about as mouthwatering good as they come! Need we mention that Plates by the Pound also receives many accolades?
6. Dented Face BBQ (Delta)
Dented Face BBQ, 677 US-50, Delta, CO 81416, USA
It may have a funny name, but the
means business, as this Western Slope favorite makes everything from pulled pork or brisket sandwiches to pork belly nachos and bacon mac and cheese. Even better? The Dented Face is parked by the river, so you can enjoy your incredible meal with equally stunning views.
7. Oak, The New Fat Alley BBQ (Telluride)
Oak, The New Fat Alley BBQ, 250 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Last but certainly not least is the highly-acclaimed
, which specializes in pork ribs and BBQ chicken. While meat quality is essential to great BBQ, many noted Oak's special BBQ sauce recipe, which keeps our readers - and countless others - coming back for seconds.
Do you have a favorite place that you would like to see on Only in Colorado?
Nominate it on our website! Once you’ve had your fill of BBQ restaurants in Colorado, take this unforgettable road trip that will make you fall in love with the Centennial State all over again.
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