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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Lakewood

Updated: May 2, 2022

Why not let Lakewood’s pitmasters delight you with BBQ styles from West Texas, Kansas City, or South Carolina? After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Lakewood’s best BBQ. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

Piggin' Out Smokehouse

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Westrail Tap & Grill

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Moe's Original Bar B Que

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

If you travel further

Owlbear Barbecue

American, $$, DenverAmerican, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    The State of Denver’s BBQ Scene 2016

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecue

    Eater, 2019

Roaming Buffalo BBQ

American, $$, DenverAmerican, $$Denver, Rosedale
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    Denver’s 6 Hottest BBQ Joints

    Zagat, 2015
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecue

    Eater, 2019

Ragin' Hog BBQ

American, $$, DenverAmerican, $$Denver, Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecue

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Dine in the Berkeley Neighborhood

    Eater, 2018

AJ's Pit Bar-B-Q

American, $$, DenverAmerican, $$Denver, Overland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecue

    Eater, 2019

Smok

American, $$, DenverAmerican, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecue

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    The 2019 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2019

How was this list created?

Choosing the right spot for Barbeque can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 7480 Lakewood restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Lakewood restaurant reviews, and 681 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - The 2019 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week, Eater - Where to Dine in the Berkeley Neighborhood and Eater - Denver's Essential Spots for Barbecuewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Barbeque connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best Lakewood Barbeque.

Most common questions

Piggin' Out Smokehouse, Jimmy's Wings, and Dickey's Barbecue Pit are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Lakewood.

Piggin' Out Smokehouse, Westrail Tap & Grill, and Jimmy's Wings are the highest-rated late-night spots for barbeque in Lakewood.

Piggin' Out Smokehouse, Westrail Tap & Grill, and Jimmy's Wings are the highest-rated barbeque spots for dinner in Lakewood.

Piggin' Out Smokehouse, Westrail Tap & Grill, and Jimmy's Wings have outdoor seating and barbeque in Lakewood.

Piggin' Out Smokehouse and Dickey's Barbecue Pit are the highest-rated barbeque spots for a pick-up order in Lakewood.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Rosé and grilled turkey burger


    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled turkey burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Rosé complements the dish as it battles the grilled flavours.


  • Pair Zinfandel with beef burger

    If your food palns include Barbeque, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Zinfandel, with its hits of spice tones, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal pairing for pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    When having pork ribs with a barbecue rub, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Fun facts about Barbeque

  • For the love of chicken wing

    If you’re ever in The United States during July, be ready to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day.

  • Amazing Barbeque in Tulsa

    Calling all the Barbeque lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Barbeque in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • Who made the first saucy chicken wing?

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

Parking tips

Parking in Lakewood can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Barbeque spot.

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