10 Best BBQ Joints In Las Vegas, Nevada

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Whenever people hear the name Las Vegas, they almost automatically imagine a city in the middle of a desert that is dazzling with neon lights, vibrant exotic nightlife, and fun-filled casinos. What most aren’t aware of is that the capital of Nevada has gradually been turning into a food hub, where celebrity chefs showcase their individual brands of cooking. Amongst the gourmet and fine-dining restaurants that have been constructed exists a loyal following for barbecue joints. Get to know the pitmasters of Las Vegas and have a bite of the different varieties of barbecue they prepare. Brisket, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and a variety of side dishes are all available here in the city as long as you know where to find them. Keep reading to learn about the best BBQ joints in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1. Rollin Smoke Barbeque - Highland Drive

BBQ feast @ Rollin' Smoke
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With three locations spread across Las Vegas, you can bet that Rollin Smoke Barbeque will surely satisfy your barbecue cravings. They specialize in southern-style food preparation, mastered throughout almost 20 years of experience. Besides their traditional barbeque servings of mouth-watering smoky meats, their menu includes sandwiches, burgers, and side dishes. Have a try of their “Outlaw” burger, a hamburger blended with brisket, onion, and bell pepper sprinkled with onion strings, red cabbage slaw, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and chipotle aioli. They also offer an all-you-can-eat promo on anything on their menu, at any time of any day. The barbecue joint is open for catering services as well.

Rollin Smoke Barbeque - Highland Drive

Address: 3185 S Highland Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: Rollin Smoke Barbeque - Highland Drive

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

2. Famous Dave's

Dave's Famous Feast for Two
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Stop by Famous Dave’s and grab a bite of their world-class, award-winning BBQ ribs. Established in 1994 by “Famous” Dave Anderson, this barbecue joint swiftly gained recognition and grew to what it is today, with various branches across a myriad of states. With over 700 awards bestowed since its foundation, you can be assured that they prepare some of the best BBQ menus that you can find. Their famous barbecue is cooked over hickory logs at daybreak, hand-rubbed with fresh spices and is slowly cooked until they achieve perfection. Treat your guests to their famous barbecue, side-dishes, and handcrafted desserts when you avail of their catering services on any occasion.

Famous Dave's

Address: 1951 North Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Website: Famous Dave’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

3. Virgil's Real BBQ

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Fancy some luscious southern BBQ and tasty craft beer right in the heart of Las Vegas? Then this barbecue joint is perfect for you. Virgil’s Real BBQ is a walking distance from the gorgeous Bellagio fountains bordered by most of the attractions Las Vegas is famous for. Stop by for some authentic southern-style BBQ before you head out to the nearby hotels and casinos. The property is also open for BBQ catering services, private dining with banquet rooms, and delivery options.

Virgil's Real BBQ

Address: The LINQ Promenade, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: Virgil’s Real BBQ

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm

4. Jessie Rae's BBQ

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Posted by Jessie Raes BBQ on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Visit Jessie Rae’s BBQ and have a taste of their very own “Las Vegas-Style” BBQ. Their restaurant features an award-winning menu that consists of slow-cooked ribs, pulled pork, brisket, hot links, and chicken. Try their Maniac Fries that is made up of finger chips loaded with hot links, mac and cheese accompanied with your choice of brisket, pork or smoked chicken. You can also purchase a bottle of their award-winning BBQ sauce that’s perfect for any kind of meat combination.

Jessie Rae's BBQ

Address: 5611 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89118

Website: Jessie Rae’s BBQ

Opening hours: 11:30am - 8:30pm (daily)

5. John Mull's Meats & Road Kill Grill

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John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill was primarily a butcher shop with a full game processing service. With the addition of the BBQ restaurant combined with excellent customer service and reasonable prices, it quickly became one of the must-try food establishments in Las Vegas. The butcher shop is known for its top-tier choice cuts of beef, pork, poultry, turkey, goat, lamb, and fish. They also offer other specialties like frog legs, rabbits, cheese, sauces, rubs, and seasoning. Visit the place and relish their menu of ribs, pulled chicken and pork, beef brisket and so much more.

John Mull's Meats & Road Kill Grill

Address: 3730 Thom Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130, United States

Website: John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

6. Hobak Korean BBQ

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Posted by Hobak Korean BBQ on Friday, January 4, 2019

Discover what the Korean craze is all about when you dine at Hobak Korean BBQ. Though their menu may be limited and not as extensive as other restaurants since they only serve beef and pork, they more than makeup for it thanks to the quality of the ingredients they use and the unforgettable dining experience the visit imparts. They make use of 100% pure premium Angus beef that is USDA certified and approved, wet-aged to attain that juicy tenderness of each bite. Try their mugi fuji pork belly that has been developed to yield a high marbling score in every slice. If you are visiting as a group, you are encouraged to try their unique charcoal and gas-cooking experience.

Hobak Korean BBQ

Address: 5808 Spring Mountain Road STE 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, United States

Website: Hobak Korean BBQ

Opening hours: 12pm - 10:30pm (daily)

7. Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

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Originally established in Long Beach, California in 1999, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que steadily developed into the famous BBQ restaurant it is these days. They specialize in authentic southern-style BBQ and Cajun-style meals. Grab a sample of their baby back ribs, tender and meaty pork ribs slow-cooked, grilled, then basted with their special BBQ sauce accompanied by buttermilk biscuits and sweet apple butter. They also have a slew of mains, sides, and desserts that incorporate other BBQ preparation styles for you to try.

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Address: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Website: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Opening hours:Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

8. Rick's Rollin Smoke Barbeque & Tavern

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This BBQ joint is conveniently located along Las Vegas Boulevard. The downstairs restaurant is open to serve their remarkable BBQ to all ages while the upstairs patio is where you’ll find the tavern exclusive to ages 21 and up. The restaurant features its southern-style barbecue along with a myriad of sandwich and salad options. The tavern serves a list of 16 flavorsome beers on tap including a selection of local favorites and signature cocktails.

Rick's Rollin Smoke Barbeque & Tavern

Address: 725 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV, US 89101

Website: Rick’s Rollin Smoke Barbeque & Tavern

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

9. Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - Blue Diamond Road

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Posted by Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Have a taste of the tropics when you visit Ohana Hawaiian BBQ. This restaurant, located in Blue Diamond Road, features a unique Hawaiian barbecue along with traditional Hawaiian cuisine and authentic island-style plate lunches. You can take your pick from their extensive menu of multi-national cuisine. Have a bite of their best-selling chicken katsu Hawaiian barbecue mix. They are available for dine-in, to-go, and catering services.

Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - Blue Diamond Road

Address: 4360 Blue Diamond Rd #107, Las Vegas, NV 89139, United States

Website: Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - Blue Diamond Road

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

10. Boss's Slow Smoked BBQ

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Posted by Boss's Slow Smoked BBQ on Friday, April 21, 2017

Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ started out as a food tent at the side of the road in 2016. They now have restaurants in two locations that serve the delicious BBQ that helped them develop. They are known for their smoked catfish nuggets, pulled pork nachos, and peach cobbler that the locals love and are always craving. Since their conception, they have developed their menu to include an impressive array of pork, chicken, fish, sandwiches, and desserts. After a few adjustments throughout the years, their goal remains the same and that is to serve mouthwatering boss-style bbq for hungry customers.

Boss's Slow Smoked BBQ

Address: 2987 N Las Vegas Blvd #12 North Las Vegas, NV, US 89030

Website: Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

Barbecue joints in Sin City

Explore the hidden gems located throughout Las Vegas. Apart from the usual attractions, Las Vegas is also home to a multitude of restaurants that serve juicy, tender, and succulent barbecue prepared through diverse cooking styles. For your convenience, we’ve curated a list based on the recommendations of the locals and online reviewers alike, of the best barbecue joints in Las Vegas, Nevada. Feel free to refer to our list to learn where to find them.

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