From Texas-style beef brisket and pulled pork to smoked St. Louis ribs and chicken, you can get some finger-licking-good barbecue all around Las Vegas. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve got you covered with our guide of the best places in the city—all of which offer signature sides and savory sauces to make your barbecue meal complete.
Blood Bros. BBQ is one of the best barbecue restaurants in Houston, and now you can experience it in Las Vegas at Resorts World’s Famous Foods Street Eats food hall. You’ll find meats ranging from brisket and pork ribs to pulled pork and sausage links, with an occasional Chinese and Vietnamese twist. Blood Bros. BBQ is also known for unique sides like brisket fried rice, jalapeño creamed corn, and smoked gouda mac and cheese.
Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s restaurant International Smoke at MGM Grand offers smoked St. Louis cut pork ribs with three flavorful sauces: chipotle, Korean gochujang, and American barbecue. Choose from a half-rack, whole rack, or combo rack. Add sides like Ayesha’s fresh-baked cornbread, served with Thai red curry butter, crab fried rice, truffle mac and cheese, or garlic rosemary fries.
Ellis Island BBQ has been serving up its award-winning barbecue chicken and ribs in Las Vegas for many years. Entrées include Ellis Island’s famous root beer barbecue baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and garlic bread. You must be 21 years or older to dine here.
Smoked burgers, sandwiches, and barbecue highlight the menu at Smoke & Fire. If you’re dining with a large group, order the Smoke & Fire deal. It comes with blueberry chicken sliders, barbecue chicken and pork sliders, a full rack of St. Louis-style ribs, smoked chicken wings, pulled chicken and pork, rolls, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and mesquite fries.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, located at Red Rock Casino Resort and The District at Green Valley Ranch, is one of the best places for barbecue in Las Vegas. Barbecue selections, such as the baby back ribs, St. Louis spare ribs, and Texas-style beef brisket, are slowly smoked with hickory wood for a flavorful taste. The menu also features southern and Cajun-style dishes.
You’ll find the best Southern-style barbecue in Las Vegas at Rollin Smoke Barbeque, which has several locations around the valley. The menu features baby back and St. Louis ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brisket, and hot links. There are also several sandwiches, homemade sides, and combination plates to choose from. If you want to try a little bit of everything, consider the all-you-can-eat barbecue option.
At John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill, choose from burnt ends, brisket, half chicken, pulled chicken and pork, pork ribs, rib tips, or hot links. Some of the side dishes you can order include collard greens, baked beans, yams and mac and cheese. There are also several other types of meat, cheese, seasonings, and barbecue sauces available to purchase.
The smoked meats at Biscuits & Bourbon include pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, apple brined chicken, 10-hour brisket, pork belly burnt ends, and tri-tip. Order a single platter or up to three meats with “fixins” to go along with it, such as kale slaw and mac and cheese with a Goldfish cracker crust. The menu also has mouthwatering sandwiches like the Tri-Tip Sammy, which has smoked gouda, caramelized onions, mustard horsey aioli, and arugula.
Meats are seasoned with dry rub and slow-smoked using mesquite and oak from South Texas at Big B’s Texas BBQ. Options include baby back ribs, tri-tip, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken, which go well with traditional sides like baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob and mac and cheese.
Jessie Rae’s BBQ is known for its Las Vegas-style barbecue menu. Meats include spare ribs, baby back ribs, brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, hot links, and rib tips. Sandwiches like the Jessie Mac, which comes with pork, brisket, and a middle bun, are very popular. Side dishes, loaded items, and BBQ street tacos complete the menu.
Boulder City’s Fox Smokehouse BBQ serves St. Louis ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage, and chicken. Customize your meal with meats of your choice and more than a dozen sides to choose from. You can order a full rack of Flintstones-style beef ribs on the weekends. Other menu highlights include burgers, sandwiches, and smokehouse specialty items.