Looking for a plate of lip smackin’ BBQ in Las Vegas? Rest assured that when it comes to BBQ, Las Vegas does it good—really good. We’re talking world class brisket, baby back ribs, chicken, pulled pork and other slow cooked meaty goodness for you to enjoy any day of the week, at practically any time of the day in the world class city of Las Vegas. To help you taste your way around town, here are our top 7 picks when it comes to indulging in some BBQ.
Started by a family from Arkansas who used to sell food on the side of the road, this four-year-old restaurant is the place to go for true Southern BBQ. Located at the end of the Strip, they have garnered nationwide accolades for their smoked meatloaf and brisket topped with onion rings.
3185 Highland Dr
702 836 3621
Korean BBQ. Need we really say more? Offering a range of unique Korean BBQ tapas, along with being the only restaurant of its kind that serves Certified Angus Prime beef as well as pork and chicken, your taste buds won’t be disappointed here. An absolute must of any order though is their kalbi (marinated short rib). This fusion BBQ restaurant is one of a kind and not to be missed
4480 Paradise Rd
702 802 5508
Serving up some mean BBQ dishes since 1954, their recipes have remained unchanged since the doors first opened up. One of their hero dishes include St Louis style ribs that are marinated over-night and all of their meals are made ‘to go’. But no one seems to really be in a rush here, often sticking around to eat and chat on their picnic tables.
3730 Thorn Blvd
702 645 1200
First getting kick-started in California, Lucille’s now dominates the BBQ seen in Las Vegas. Offering good ole’ BBQ classics along with specialties like fried okra and their hickory-smoked ribs and sausage, patrons will be in for a treat when dining here. Best of all, they cater for events, so your next family BBQ gathering can be spoiled rotten with Lucille’s catering!
11011 W Charleston Blvd
702 220 7427
Yup, you guessed it. This BBQ joint is actually a food truck that drives around Las Vegas. Headed up by the celebrity chef Mike Minor, this food truck is one of the most talked about BBQ offerings in town. Serving up his food in a mouth-watering sticky sweet molasses BBQ sauce and taco shells, Truck U Barbeque is often followed by a crowd of passionate BBQ enthusiasts around town. A staple at most Las Vegas outdoor festivals, the lines are always worth waiting in for this—we promise!
Las Vegas Area
702 232 7579
Located within Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip, this BBQ restaurant is equipped with a cowboy bar, mechanical bull, line dancing and cowgirls—yeehaw! But the food is the real reason to come to Gilley’s. Their hero dishes are their spicy pork green chili and BBQ short rib with a Dr Pepper glaze. But no matter what you order, don’t miss out on their house-made fries that come with molasses ketchup.
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
702 894 7111
Memphis Championship Barbeque
Meat cooked with applewood—enough said. The name comes after the owner Mike Mills earned several national competitions for BBQ and earned himself a forever spot in the Barbeque Hall of Fame. If his credentials aren’t enough to come try out this restaurant, the sweet and smoky flavor consistent in all their meats should get you off the couch and into the door! Conveniently located at both ends of the Las Vegas Valley and also out in Nellis Air Force Base, there really is no reason not to indulge at high-calibre meat restaurant.
2250 E Warm Springs Rd
702 260 6909
Next time you’ve got a crazy BBQ craving, don’t fear. Las Vegas has a range of world-class BBQ restaurants that will blow any meat-lovers mind and taste buds.