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The 25 Best Places For BBQ In Nevada

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Nevada has seriously good food. While you can expect Las Vegas to be a hotspot for gourmet eats, the entire state is smashing it. And, the BBQ in Nevada is no different. Showcasing a range of regional US barbecue styles, you’ll find some of the smokiest ribs and juiciest brisket in the States…

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1. Sin City Smokers – Henderson

Sin City is easily one of the best BBQ joints in Nevada. The former competition team of Sin City Smokers serves up quality pork, BBQ chicken, and even some expertly-grilled veggies. Pile up your plate with smokey meats by the pound, and add on sides such as maple bacon sweet baked beans.

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2. Fox Smokehouse BBQ – Boulder City

This restaurant serves up droolworthy South Nevada BBQ taste and specialises in award-winning BBQ items. As members of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, they have competed in numerous competitions. With an aim to ‘do whatever it takes to make you fat and happy’, you can be sure you’ll leave here satisfied. Their Burnt End Combos and Smoked Sliced Brisket are to die for!

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3. Rollin Smoke Barbeque – Las Vegas

This father and son team aim to please, with a belly-busting menu of all the Southern classics. Their fall off the bone hickory smoked barbeque includes smokey rib tips, chopped brisket, hot links and pulled pork. As for the sides? Chow down on collard greens with brisket and chipotle coleslaw.

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4. BJ’s Barbecue – Sparks

Opened 34 years ago, this Nevada joint is a family-owned and operated restaurant which offers a homely taste and delicious BBQ items including pork ribs, beef brisket, smoked chicken – all made with their delicious sauces.

5. Memphis Championship Barbecue – Las Vegas

This BBQ joint in Sin City has great food and even better service. It makes its BBQ with care and slow-smokes it to perfection. Plus, they also serve homestyle breakfast every day of the week with such Southern classics as Shrimp and Grits, biscuits and gravy, and house-made chicken fried steak.

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6. John Mull’s Meats – Las Vegas

John Mull’s Meats is probable one of the most infamous BBQ spots in all of Las Vegas –  it features in the Food Network’s, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. The market hall and counter serve joint needs no introduction, as it is well known for its great tasting BBQ specialties. Try the tender beef ribs.

7. Sparks and Smoke BBQ –  Sparks

This prized location has been rated as the 4th best BBQ place in the entire United States, according to Travel and Leisure Magazine. And you know what? We can’t disagree with that. If you take a look at the mouth-watering menu, you won’t be surprised either. They serve great smoked BBQ items which can be ordered with their special sauces.

8. Tucky’s BBQ – Henderson

Want to enjoy delicious BBQ in Henderson? Tucky’s BBQ is the place to go. This restaurant serves great smoked meats, with their tender beef short rib broiled with BBQ sauce a real highlight. With sides including green beans & bacon or creamy mac and cheese, all your cravings will be satisfied here.

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9. Mabel’s BBQ – Las Vegas

If you’re ever out there enjoying Sin City and all its joys, you should try out Mabel’s BBQ smokehouse treats to enjoy one of the best meals of your life. Throw in great craft beers and a huge selection of bourbon and it is the sort of place you will never want to leave.

10. The Pig BBQ – Winnemucca

The Pig BBQ has a great atmosphere to enjoy their delicious hickory smoked BBQ with friends or family. This cosy BBQ joint serves great food in large portions, offers classic cocktails and to top it all off, has amazingly friendly service. Some of the tastiest BBQ in Nevada? No doubt about it. 

11. Big Ern’s BBQ – Las Vegas

You’ll find them located in the downtown container park where they smoke all their own meats daily. They have one of the best mac and cheeses you will ever taste, which will go perfectly with your ribs. They also offer outdoor seating which is a must-do on a fine day to enjoy your ribs in the sun while people watching.

12. Bell’s BBQ – Henderson

Bell’s BBQ is a gluten-free friendly restaurant, so that everyone in your friends or family can enjoy their delicious BBQ. If you’re ever in Henderson, be sure try their brisket and their smoked pulled pork, which are both to die for! Order their tender meats by the pound, with some of their tasty 24 homemade sides.

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13. Carolina Kitchen & BBQ – Sparks

We’ve two words for you: Wagyu brisket. We guarantee this will be the most tender brisket you’ve ever tried. This BBQ kitchen offers quality food, guarantees satisfaction and has great service. It has a mouth-watering menu which includes ribs, chicken, beef and pork BBQ, sandwiches and much more!

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14. Lucille’s Smokehouse – Las Vegas

They use hickory wood and cook their meats low and slow to ensure maximum flavour. What really sets them apart though, are all the exciting sides you get to choose from. The food is only half the story because they combine it with the finest Southern hospitality. An all-round fantastic experience from the second you walk in the door.

15. Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ – Las Vegas

The restaurant has some of the best classic yet creative BBQ in Las Vegas. Some of their specials include include the pulled pork nachos, flamin’ hot link (hot link, pulled pork and flamin’ Cheetos on a bun!), or tender ribs. Try their BBQ just once, and you’ll be coming back for more.

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16. Brothers Barbecue – Reno

Bringing the taste of Texas to Reno, Nevada, Brothers Barbecue has all your favourites.  This beloved joint is simply exquisite, both in terms of ambiance and quality of food. Its diverse menu includes sandwiches, BBQ plates and much more.

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17. Red Sky BBQ – Pahrump

Red Sky BBQ really knows how to make great ‘que. Apart from slow-smoking its meat to perfection, it marinates each cut with its own special homemade sauce and leaves it for 12 hours for the meat to soak the taste. Expect a menu full of delicious items, from jerk chicken wings to baby back ribs, with a buffet on Sundays.

18. Fox & Hound Smokehouse – State Line

The restaurant is a must-stop place if you’re on the road and are craving some good American BBQ. Fox & Hound is located 7,380 feet above sea-level with great views of the Carson Valley, so you have amazing scenery to go alongside all that tasty food. Highlights include the smoked chicken, which is stuffed with an orange wedge for a citrus punch.

19. Jessie Rae’s BBQ – Las Vegas

Jessie Rae’s BBQ is home to some of the tastiest food in all of Sin City. Offering traditional Vegas style BBQ as well as Mexican-American BBQ fusion, its menu has a great number of items that should catch any meat-lover’s attention. There’s melt-in-the-mouth meaty sandwiches, and dirty waffle fries with all the fixin’s. 

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20. Gen Korean BBQ – Henderson

Visit Gen Korean BBQ, and you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget. It has a great menu offering both BBQ and seafood, carefully cooked in traditional Korean-American style for you to enjoy every bite. With Korean BBQ, you cook the meat yourself so you can get it just how you like it. 

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21. Smoked Burgers & BBQ – Las Vegas

Smoked Burgers & BBQ is right on the Strip, serving up a legendary All-You-Can-Eat BBQ deal. You’ll want to arrive with a serious appetite for this feast. The restaurant also has a great menu full of even more delicious items including smoked burgers, and BBQ specialties such as beer chilli, or ‘pig candy’, which is applewood smoked bacon.

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22. Project BBQ – Las Vegas

Located on Fremont Street, you’ll be greeted by lights, festivity and Project BBQ – one of the best on-the-street BBQ joints that you just cannot miss. This food truck is the place to come for a big feed of gourmet meats. You definitely won’t want to miss their signature “Garbage Bowl” – the perfect meal after a night out in Vegas.

23. SNS Diner – North Las Vegas

SNS Barbecue serves up proper homemade-style BBQ meals to its customers in a no-frills setting. The restaurant has been dubbed as “home of secret barbecue” and has caught national attention. The menu includes its famous smoked chicken and bacon burgers which only get more delicious with every bite.

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24. Tonopah Brewing Company – Tonopah

Owned and operated by a loving husband and wife, this craft brewery and smokehouse serves classic BBQ plates, sandwiches and superb brews. If you’re ever in Tonopah, you must try their chopped pork, which is one of their best BBQ items. The way they smoke the meat – low and slow – means you won’t even need sauce for flavour.

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25. Pignic Pub & Patio – Reno

Live music, great food and friendly service – this joint offers a unique experience. You grill your own meats on their back deck, or you can order up Creole and Southern eats from their permanent kitchen trailer, called “The Pig Shack Eatery”. 

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Big 7 Travel Team