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Best Barbecue In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 7:39 PM

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As word spread that Buzz had some of the best barbecue in Las Vegas, the restaurant opened a second location. (Credit: buzzbbq.com)

As word spread that Buzz had some of the best barbecue in Las Vegas, the restaurant opened a second location. (Credit: buzzbbq.com)

Everyone has a favorite style of barbecue, and Las Vegans are no different. The good news is that many different regional styles are well represented here. Hickory smoked, slow cooked and even barbecue from the Far East all have their own following. Our list features a few places to get some of best barbecue in Las Vegas. — Diane Quinn
buzzbbq Best Barbecue In Las Vegas

As word spread that Buzz had some of the best barbecue in Las Vegas, the restaurant opened a second location. (Credit: buzzbbq.com)

Buzz Barbecue

7121 West Craig Road, No. 101
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 294-2899

9640 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 294-2899
www.buzzbbq.com

As word spread that Buzz had some of the best barbecue in Las Vegas, the restaurant opened a second location. Buzz uses a slow cooking, smoked barbecue style that is light on heavy sauces but big on spicy flavor. It is known especially for its brisket that falls apart on your plate, and the barbecue meats don’t need anything else to deliver flavor. Ice water coleslaw and rice with black-eyed beans are just a couple of the tempting sides from the menu. Watch the paper or check its Web site for special coupons offering 2-1 “dine in” meals. If you have trouble deciding what you want, you can order a two-, three- or four-combo meal priced from $13 to $26. West Craig Road hours: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. West Tropicana hours: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Red Apple Grill

7002 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 873-5022

This small, but comfortable grill serves up huge portions of chicken, ribs, sausages and burgers cooked on an open pit barbecue. Most people leave with a doggy bag and very little pain in their pocketbook. Select sandwiches are offered at a 2-1 price. While the restaurant doesn’t exactly barbecue apples, every meal is served with fresh slices. This is a plastic-fork-and-knife kind of place, so plan accordingly. The Red Apple has changed its locations a few times, but now seems to have found a happy home on West Charleston. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Thai BBQ Restaurant

1424 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 383-1128

6820 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 227-3479
www.thaioriginalbbqlv.com

This is considered one of the best Thai restaurants in Las Vegas. You won’t be eating with plastic here. If you like Thai food, or have never tried it before, you won’t want to miss the barbecued chicken, pork ribs or sate. No, this place isn’t traditional American barbecue from Texas or Chicago; instead, it offers an extensive menu of Thai food in addition to the barbecued meats. Expect good service and freshly made food at reasonable prices. Live dangerously and start with the Po-Tak Spicy Seafood Soup — it’s a winner! Hours: daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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