Top Pulled Pork In Las Vegas

May 22, 2013 5:00 AM

Las Vegas is arguably one of the nation’s most prestigious dining capitals. Interestingly enough, though, the barbecue here really falls below the charts. No one establishment holds prestige in Sin City like it might in Memphis, Kansas City or other locations known for all that comes out of the smoker and off the grill. The Valley does hold its fair share of local favorites, however, both on the strip and in the suburbs. Whether local, tourist or traveler looking for a great hearty meal while driving through the desert, you’ll be sure to find your fixing for some good pulled pork at one of the following establishments.

Lagasse’s Stadium
The Palazzo
3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-2665
www.palazzo.comRated as one of the country’s top sports bars, this is about the best hearty American experience you’re going to get on Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests will instantly recognize celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s namesake, but chef de cuisine Scott Pajak is one of the most dedicated chefs in the city and his work certainly shows through incredible taste. The pulled pork is just one of many spectacular selections here. In addition, skip the Bam’wich and go for the giant pretzel and the green chile pork nachos. Enjoy the game on more than 100 TVs while you’re at it.
Memphis Championship Barbecue
2250 E. Warm Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 260-6909
www.memphis-bbq.comWith several locations across Las Vegas, Memphis Championship Barbecue is a much-talked-about hotspot for those seeking a Midwestern fix. It maintains the American tradition with a Tennessee twist on each recipe, delivering a special tang you may not find in the prototypical pulled pork dish. Atmosphere, as with most barbecue joints, is casual but always on the fun side. The restaurant operates a large catering business as well, allowing heaps of pulled pork and other favorites to come right to you.
Buzz BBQ
9640 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 489-2800

With locations in northwest and southwest Las Vegas, Buzz BBQ is a go-to for locals to indulge in hearty food and enjoy a good game. Whether your favorite team is playing or not, the barbecue pork is just one of many menu highlights. Traditional fixins are the standard at this place, which turns out simple recipes with bold taste, keeping a loyal customer base coming back for more. Check the website for seasonal deals, promotions and coupons.Related: Top Meatball Dishes In Las Vegas

Treasure Island
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 894-7147

Part restaurant and part party establishment, Gilley’s is known for hearty food and great, well, scenery. Mechanical bulls, killer drink specials and scantily clad servers make this a real Las Vegas experience while sticking to a pretty decent menu. And among traditional favorites and a few off-kilter signatures, the pulled pork does stand out as a winner here.

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PBR Rock Bar & Grill
Merical Mile Shops
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 730
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 750-1685

PBR Rock Bar boasts an energetic western atmosphere, complete with mechanical bull, tire swings over tables and a very “fashionable” staff. It also has some of the lowest prices for a restaurant that sits right in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard. Anything with pork in it here is consistent and goes great with some of the restaurant’s eclectic sides. If Doritos mac ‘n’ cheese sounds good to you, you’ll definitely like it here!

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Benjamin Brown is a food journalist and schoolteacher currently residing in Las Vegas. Graduating with a degree in journalism from USC and moving to Sin City with Teach for America, Ben gravitated toward all things food and has since become a expert of restaurants on and off the Strip. His work can be found at

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