Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Denver

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Denver

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Denver on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#23. Aviator's Sports Bar & Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Denver Airport Main Terminal Lounge Concourse B, Terminal Level 6, Denver, CO
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#22. Hong Kong Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Price: $
- Address: 1048 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219-4102
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#21. Tony Roma's

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (2.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (2.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4411 Peoria Street, Denver, CO 80239
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#20. Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 311 W 104th Ave Northglenn Marketplace, Denver, CO 80234-4105
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#19. Kt's BBQ

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 4030 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80216-4303
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#18. Dae Gee Korean Bbq

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 460 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203-3404
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#17. Owlbear Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2826 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
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#16. Dae Gee

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 827 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206-4037
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#15. Brothers BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 568 N Washington St, Denver, CO 80203-3812
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#14. Moe's Original BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 530 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
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#13. Brothers BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6499 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224-1298
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#12. Post Oak BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4000 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212-2374
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#11. Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Brew

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1551 Cortez St.,, Denver, CO 80221
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#10. Smok Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3330 Brighton Blvd Unit 202, Denver, CO 80216-5021
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#9. Ragin' Hog BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4361 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80211-1654
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#8. Kitchen Table BBQ & Comfort Food @ Goosetown Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 3242 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
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#7. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7557 E 36th Ave, Denver, CO 80238
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#6. Smokin Yard's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 W 1st Ave Ste 100, Denver, CO 80223
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#5. Roaming Buffalo BBQ - Denver

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2387 S Downing St, Denver, CO 80210-5809
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#4. Yazoo Barbeque Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2150 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80205-2537
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#3. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8264 East 49th Ave, Denver, CO 80238-3529
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#2. Boney's BBQ Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1543 Champa St Lower Level, Denver, CO 80202-2900
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#1. Russell's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (212 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
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