These Are The 5 Best Places To BBQ in Denver

Who doesn’t love some amazing BBQ ribs? We have compiled a list of BBQ spots in the Denver area that will have you hooked and coming back for more.

Yazoo Barbeque Company

2150 Broadway
Denver, CO 80205

Yazoo Barbeque Company - Rib tip special - Denver, CO, United States

I loved the food and sauce choices. I ordered the 3 meet combo and couldn’t even finish it. It was soooooo good and enough to fill anyone. I totally recommend this place to anyone. This was a home run as far as BBQ in concerned.

Roaming Buffalo BBQ

2387 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210

Amazing BBQ at a little hole in the wall. Came in here randomly because we were in the area and couldn’t be happier. Met with the owners, they’re super nice and helpful. More importantly, great food!

Ragin’ Hog BBQ

4361 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

Great barbecue! Five marvelous regional sauces. Tried the ribs, greens, mac & cheese and tasted the potato salad. All are fabulous! The place is rustic and authentic. We will return soon.

Boney’s BBQ

1543 Champa St
Lower Level
Denver, CO 80202

Slamming BBQ! Their rib tips are my favorite. The Mac and cheese is delicious and the baked beans are some of the best I’ve ever had.  It also has that great family owned feel to it. Check this place out if you’re in the area you won’t be disappointed.

Kitchen Table Cafe

1426 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80205

Kitchen Table Cafe - Denver, CO, United States. Baby back ribs, cole slaw, rasta corn

Kitchen Table Cafe - Denver, CO, United States. Kitchen Table Cafe

Great down home southern cooking. Be there early before they run out!  Only open 3 hours per weekday or until gone. Had the Beef tips, collard greens, Mac and cheese, and jalapeño corn bread. Beef tips was almost tender enough to use the plastic fork to cut, greens had great flavor and were tender, Mac was creamy and rich. Definitely making return trips as menu changes daily.

217 comments
Eric DeCamp
Eric DeCamp

Forgot about Jabos, just off Arapahoe and I25, great place

Aj Hardman
Aj Hardman

Not in Denver, but Smokin' Yards in Idaho Springs is the best BBQ in Colorado.

Amber Sewolt Nichols
Amber Sewolt Nichols

Love Ragin' Hog! I pick it up every Saturday night! They have the best variety of BBQ sauces!

Austa LaVista
Austa LaVista

In Denver ...but if you are willing to drive 45 mins outside of Denver, try Hog Heaven in Bailey. Best Ever!

CainWilkens
CainWilkens

Hog heaven also has a summer location off of Mississippi and Havana in a red bus. 

Shannon Currence Brunker
Shannon Currence Brunker

You guys left out sideways sports lounge in Arvada! By far the best bbq I've ever had!:)

Paige Conyers
Paige Conyers

Because it's the best bbq in Denver :-p I noticed a few other places in the metro area not on the list. These are all Denver businesses.

Shannon Currence Brunker
Shannon Currence Brunker

Paige Conyers Oh lol duh..I just kinda thought metro area lol I saw bbq and had to mention that place:)

Bree Tolbertson
Bree Tolbertson

Or Hog Heaven! I've never heard of any of these places

Lyndsey Farncombe
Lyndsey Farncombe

Jon, Matt... Seems like we have a few lunches to try! (I'm not friends with Kurt on FB or I would have tagged him)!

Jeff Roberts
Jeff Roberts

There's a good Texas BBQ place in Colorado Springs- Rudy's. Their main location wasn't far from my house in San Antonio... my favorite...and I've been to the best.

Colleen McCoy
Colleen McCoy

Burn Co. in Tulsa, Elmer's or Wilson's are what I base my opinion on. And yes, where you're from can make you more knowledgeable about certain foods. For example- people from Louisiana know good Cajun food when they taste it and can tell when it's bad. New Yorker's know pizza and so on.

Sally Young
Sally Young

Daddy Bruce was an awesome person and had great bow and was started in Denver

Andy Fitzgerald
Andy Fitzgerald

Kevin Sonka I didn't see your house on the list I want a recount!!!!

Dotti Gressotti
Dotti Gressotti

Actually Charlie, where you're from has a lot to do with how you look at/ judge food.

Charlie Sorg
Charlie Sorg

Lol. You clearly haven't looked. There's a ton of great BBQ. And where your from has nothing to do with how good you are at judging food.

Terry Walsh
Terry Walsh

Come check us out Colleen. Rollingsmokebbq.CO

Kevin Hundt
Kevin Hundt

Just head to Kansas City or Memphis and be done with it. Looking for proper BBQ in Denver is about as pointless as looking for the best seafood gumbo in Salt Lake City.

Jeff Bradley
Jeff Bradley

Check out Rolling Smoke BBQ truck. Terry is a Tulsa boy and knows good food

Mandi Franks
Mandi Franks

No way!! Moe's Original BBQ Truck Denver is better than these places easy!! The food is really great quality & super fresh! I live in a BBQ capital and this food truck out does any brick & mortar restaurant!

Mandi Franks
Mandi Franks

NOT TRUE!!! Moe's Original BBQ Truck Denver is phenomenal!!! Taylor is a great cook and really friendly & their food is great!!! Ps: Durant, OK here!

Ascary Morera
Ascary Morera

I've noticed there all in the metro location, what about Famous Dave's

Carly Byrne
Carly Byrne

Michael Ramirez let's see the competition \U0001f356

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

Yazoo. Everything is great however the Bobs are amazing. Bobs and gold sauce and I am a happy man

Londell Jackson
Londell Jackson

If you haven't tried any because your previous experiences, then you're selling yourself short. People from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee have moved to Denver and have brought their BBQ with them.

Eric Griffin
Eric Griffin

Peg Leg Porker and Martin's BBQ - Both in Nashville, TN. \U0001f62c

Rick Rosas
Rick Rosas

Texas has the best bbq hands down...........

Dion Eads
Dion Eads

any in an area Im not afraid to drive in? LOL

Curtis Crawford
Curtis Crawford

These all pail in comparison to Daddy Bruces that was in Boulder for over 30 yrs until it closed in 2012

ilookmarvlus
ilookmarvlus

Moved here from Kansas City and love BBQ.  Best I've had so far (I don't go looking for BBQ out here,) is Jabo's Bar-Be-Q in Greenwood Village.   Nothing here compares to places like Oklahoma Joes, The Smoke Stack in KC or even Fat Matt's in Buckhead Georgia...