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Meet 16 of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in Las Vegas

A guide to American barbecue in the city

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Meet some of the pitmasters of Las Vegas. All cook their meats low and slow over woods. Some use a rub, others a sauce. Some even feature many different varieties of the barbecue. Brisket, baby back ribs, spare ribs, chicken, and pulled pork are among the dishes, all smoked up right here in Las Vegas. And don't forget those tasty side dishes. Here, a look at 16 of the finer barbecue restaurants in Las Vegas.

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1. John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill

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3730 Thom Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89130

This backyard barbecue features ribs, briskets, pulled chicken and pork, and links among the dishes, as well as goat, offal, fish, and more. Road Kill Grill II is now open as well at 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Takeout available.

Ribs on a grill
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill [Official Site]

2. SNS Barbeque

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3229 Losee Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 269-9696
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SNS Diner, also known as the Southern Nevada Smokehouse, moved to 3229 Losee Road, close to Cheyenne Avenue, filling 4,400 square feet and featuring an outdoor patio and drive-thru window. The newly expanded menu includes chicken and sausage gumbo, a short rib beef sandwich, omelets, pancakes, breakfast burritos, three meat samplers, barbecue specials of turkey, bacon, ham, hotlinks, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, and a smoked meatball sandwich topped with brisket gravy and Monterey Jack cheese. Takeout available.

SNS Diner
SNS Diner
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3. Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ

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2987 Las Vegas Blvd N Ste 12
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 683-6656
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Pulled pork, brisket, and four hot links, as well as sandwiches with chicken breast, pulled pork nachos, and ribs make the menu. Takeout and delivery available. Also at 21 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd.

Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ
Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ
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4. Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern

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725 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars teamed up with Rollin’ Smoke for this Southern barbecue haven next door to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Diners can find brisket, pulled pork, chicken, spare ribs, and hot links make the menu. Takeout and delivery available via Postmates and Doordash.

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Ribs at Rick’s Rollin Smoke
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5. Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

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11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Baby back ribs, St. Louis spare ribs, and Texas-style beef brisket are just some of the dishes found on the menu at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Also at the District at Green Valley Ranch. Takeout and delivery available at Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, and Doordash.

6. Soulbelly BBQ

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1327 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 483-4404
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Bruce Kalman’s Soulbelly BBQ in the Gateway District in Downtown Las Vegas, serves salt and pepper brisket, Carolina pulled pork, chipotle cider-glazed drumsticks, pork spare ribs, burnt ends, Hatch chile made in house, cheddar hot links, and Texas sausages. On the side, customers can order mac and cheese with chicharrón breadcrumbs, corn casserole, collard greens, or coleslaw, or a bar menu with rotating bites including pigs in a blanket, Frito pie, pickled eggs, chicharrón chips, or pimento cheese dip. Disco fries with pulled pork, pickle-brined fried chicken, and a smoked burger also find a home at the restaurant. Desserts such as banana pudding and cookie bars, as well as pies from PopNpies. Kalman, who moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 2019, appeared on Season 15 of Top Chef. Online ordering available.

Meats and sides at Soulbelly BBQ
Meats and sides at Soulbelly BBQ
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7. Rollin Smoke Barbeque

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3185 Highland Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Arkansas barbecue slow cooked on low heat finds a home at Rollin Smoke Barbeque. Spare ribs, brisket, beef ribs, and pulled pork are nestled with fried okra and baked beans on the menu. A second location is in Summerlin at 4115 S. Grand Canyon Drive. Online ordering available for takeout.

Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
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8. Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que

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3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

This honky-tonk out of Texas encourages Western attire and mechanical bull riding at Treasure Island. Diners order the Ten Gallon platter with barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken, pulled pork, and hot links bathed in either Carolina mustard, smoked onion, or Gilley’s Jack Daniels barbecue sauces.

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Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que
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9. Virgil’s Real BBQ

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3545 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Virgil’s at The Linq Promenade dishes out Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork, and Texas beef brisket among the Southern fare on the menu. Order online for takeout and delivery via Virgilsbbq, Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, and Postmates.

Virgil’s Real BBQ
Virgil’s Real BBQ
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10. Ellis Island Barbecue

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Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Diners land a full rack of baby back ribs, half chicken, and more at this barbecue restaurant inside Ellis Island. Dishes come with baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and garlic bread, but note that once the restaurant runs out, it stops serving. Must be age 21 or older.

Ellis Island BBQ
Ellis Island BBQ
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11. Jessie Rae’s BBQ

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5611 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Jessie Rae’s serves up what it calls “Las Vegas style” barbecue and the “best ribs in Las Vegas.” Try dishes such as the Big Belt Buckle with Texas brisket topped with melted cheese, Slammin Bamma BBQ sauce and Amazing God sauce or “The Duke” with pulled pork topped with melted cheese and “The Vegas Sauce.” Order via jessieraesbbq, Seamless, Uber Eats, GrubHub, Postmates, and Doordash.

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Jessie Rae’s BBQ
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12. Big B’s Texas BBQ

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6115 S Fort Apache Rd Suite 112
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 844-8206
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Find traditional Texas-style barbecue at two locations of this casual restaurant. Diners can order babyback ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. Order delivery via Seamless, Uber Eats, or GrubHub.

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Big B’s Texas BBQ
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13. Tucky’s Smokin BBQ

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308 N Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV 89015

Tucky’s uses hickory wood to smoke the beef products and a mix of “special sweet fruitwood” and hickory blend for pork and chicken, all cooked slow and low. Try the dry-rubbed spareribs or smoked bologna platter. Everything from the barbecue sauces to the bacon to the pickles is homemade. Order via tuckysbbq.com, seamless.com, grubhub.com, ubereats.com, postmates.com, doordash.com, and ChowNow.

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Tucky’s Smokin BBQ
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14. Biscuits & Bourbon

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109 S Water St
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 986-0307
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Biscuits & Bourbon ono Henderson’s Water Street serves St. Louis Ribs, pulled pork, 12-hour brisket, beer mopped chicken, hot links, and pork belly by the pound, upgraded with “fixins” of mac & cheese, sweet potato casserole and burnt ends baked beans.

Biscuits &amp; Bourbon
Biscuits & Bourbon
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15. Bell’s BBQ

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10895 S Eastern Ave #130
Henderson, NV 89052

Bell’s BBQ specializes in smoked, sliced and pulled meat dishes including a 14-hour hickory smoked brisket, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and pork belly as well as St. Louis ribs and baby back ribs. Diners should try the Buffalo fried cauliflower or the crispy fried onions on the side. Order online at orderbellsbbq, Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, or Doordash.

16. Fox Smokehouse BBQ

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930 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 489-2211
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There are few better summertime combinations than a trip to the lake and a plate of barbecue. Fox Smokehouse BBQ, located in Boulder City, is the best way to fulfill half of that dream. The barbecue spot serves ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and even barbecue inspired tacos. The mac and cheese is unmissable here.

Fox Smokehouse BBQ
Fox Smokehouse BBQ
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1. John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill

3730 Thom Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Ribs on a grill
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill [Official Site]

This backyard barbecue features ribs, briskets, pulled chicken and pork, and links among the dishes, as well as goat, offal, fish, and more. Road Kill Grill II is now open as well at 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Takeout available.

3730 Thom Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89130

2. SNS Barbeque

3229 Losee Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
SNS Diner
SNS Diner
SNS Diner/Facebook

SNS Diner, also known as the Southern Nevada Smokehouse, moved to 3229 Losee Road, close to Cheyenne Avenue, filling 4,400 square feet and featuring an outdoor patio and drive-thru window. The newly expanded menu includes chicken and sausage gumbo, a short rib beef sandwich, omelets, pancakes, breakfast burritos, three meat samplers, barbecue specials of turkey, bacon, ham, hotlinks, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, and a smoked meatball sandwich topped with brisket gravy and Monterey Jack cheese. Takeout available.

3229 Losee Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

3. Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ

2987 Las Vegas Blvd N Ste 12, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ
Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ
Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ/Facebook

Pulled pork, brisket, and four hot links, as well as sandwiches with chicken breast, pulled pork nachos, and ribs make the menu. Takeout and delivery available. Also at 21 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd.

2987 Las Vegas Blvd N Ste 12
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

4. Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern

725 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
A stack of ribs with baked beans in a bowl
Ribs at Rick’s Rollin Smoke
Rick’s Rollin Smoke/Facebook

Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars teamed up with Rollin’ Smoke for this Southern barbecue haven next door to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Diners can find brisket, pulled pork, chicken, spare ribs, and hot links make the menu. Takeout and delivery available via Postmates and Doordash.

725 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101

5. Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Baby back ribs, St. Louis spare ribs, and Texas-style beef brisket are just some of the dishes found on the menu at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Also at the District at Green Valley Ranch. Takeout and delivery available at Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, and Doordash.

11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135

6. Soulbelly BBQ

1327 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Meats and sides at Soulbelly BBQ
Meats and sides at Soulbelly BBQ
Soulbelly BBQ/Facebook

Bruce Kalman’s Soulbelly BBQ in the Gateway District in Downtown Las Vegas, serves salt and pepper brisket, Carolina pulled pork, chipotle cider-glazed drumsticks, pork spare ribs, burnt ends, Hatch chile made in house, cheddar hot links, and Texas sausages. On the side, customers can order mac and cheese with chicharrón breadcrumbs, corn casserole, collard greens, or coleslaw, or a bar menu with rotating bites including pigs in a blanket, Frito pie, pickled eggs, chicharrón chips, or pimento cheese dip. Disco fries with pulled pork, pickle-brined fried chicken, and a smoked burger also find a home at the restaurant. Desserts such as banana pudding and cookie bars, as well as pies from PopNpies. Kalman, who moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 2019, appeared on Season 15 of Top Chef. Online ordering available.

1327 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89104

7. Rollin Smoke Barbeque

3185 Highland Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue [Official Site]

Arkansas barbecue slow cooked on low heat finds a home at Rollin Smoke Barbeque. Spare ribs, brisket, beef ribs, and pulled pork are nestled with fried okra and baked beans on the menu. A second location is in Summerlin at 4115 S. Grand Canyon Drive. Online ordering available for takeout.

3185 Highland Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que

3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="211">Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que </span>
Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que
Gilley’s Saloon, Dancehall and Bar-B-Que/Facebook

This honky-tonk out of Texas encourages Western attire and mechanical bull riding at Treasure Island. Diners order the Ten Gallon platter with barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken, pulled pork, and hot links bathed in either Carolina mustard, smoked onion, or Gilley’s Jack Daniels barbecue sauces.

3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Virgil’s Real BBQ

3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Virgil’s Real BBQ
Virgil’s Real BBQ
Caesars Entertainment [Official Site]

Virgil’s at The Linq Promenade dishes out Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork, and Texas beef brisket among the Southern fare on the menu. Order online for takeout and delivery via Virgilsbbq, Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, and Postmates.

3545 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Ellis Island Barbecue

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Ellis Island BBQ
Ellis Island BBQ
Ellis Island [Official Site]

Diners land a full rack of baby back ribs, half chicken, and more at this barbecue restaurant inside Ellis Island. Dishes come with baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and garlic bread, but note that once the restaurant runs out, it stops serving. Must be age 21 or older.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Jessie Rae’s BBQ

5611 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118
<span data-author="211">Jessie Rae’s BBQ</span>
Jessie Rae’s BBQ
Jessie Rae’s BBQ/Facebook

Jessie Rae’s serves up what it calls “Las Vegas style” barbecue and the “best ribs in Las Vegas.” Try dishes such as the Big Belt Buckle with Texas brisket topped with melted cheese, Slammin Bamma BBQ sauce and Amazing God sauce or “The Duke” with pulled pork topped with melted cheese and “The Vegas Sauce.” Order via jessieraesbbq, Seamless, Uber Eats, GrubHub, Postmates, and Doordash.

5611 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

12. Big B’s Texas BBQ

6115 S Fort Apache Rd Suite 112, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Links, pulled pork and brisket
Big B’s Texas BBQ
Big B’s Texas BBQ/Facebook

Find traditional Texas-style barbecue at two locations of this casual restaurant. Diners can order babyback ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. Order delivery via Seamless, Uber Eats, or GrubHub.

6115 S Fort Apache Rd Suite 112
Las Vegas, NV 89148

13. Tucky’s Smokin BBQ

308 N Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015
<span data-author="211">Tucky’s Smokin BBQ </span>
Tucky’s Smokin BBQ
Tucky’s Smokin BBQ/Facebook

Tucky’s uses hickory wood to smoke the beef products and a mix of “special sweet fruitwood” and hickory blend for pork and chicken, all cooked slow and low. Try the dry-rubbed spareribs or smoked bologna platter. Everything from the barbecue sauces to the bacon to the pickles is homemade. Order via tuckysbbq.com, seamless.com, grubhub.com, ubereats.com, postmates.com, doordash.com, and ChowNow.

308 N Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV 89015

14. Biscuits & Bourbon

109 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
Biscuits &amp; Bourbon
Biscuits & Bourbon
Biscuits & Bourbon/Facebook

Biscuits & Bourbon ono Henderson’s Water Street serves St. Louis Ribs, pulled pork, 12-hour brisket, beer mopped chicken, hot links, and pork belly by the pound, upgraded with “fixins” of mac & cheese, sweet potato casserole and burnt ends baked beans.

109 S Water St
Henderson, NV 89015

15. Bell’s BBQ

10895 S Eastern Ave #130, Henderson, NV 89052

Bell’s BBQ specializes in smoked, sliced and pulled meat dishes including a 14-hour hickory smoked brisket, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and pork belly as well as St. Louis ribs and baby back ribs. Diners should try the Buffalo fried cauliflower or the crispy fried onions on the side. Order online at orderbellsbbq, Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, or Doordash.

10895 S Eastern Ave #130
Henderson, NV 89052

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16. Fox Smokehouse BBQ

930 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005
Fox Smokehouse BBQ
Fox Smokehouse BBQ
Fox Smokehouse BBQ/Facebook

There are few better summertime combinations than a trip to the lake and a plate of barbecue. Fox Smokehouse BBQ, located in Boulder City, is the best way to fulfill half of that dream. The barbecue spot serves ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and even barbecue inspired tacos. The mac and cheese is unmissable here.

930 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

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