In Vegas, it’s true that you either go big or go home. There’s no better representation of this than the fantastic, delicious, and copious food portions at one of the many BBQ restaurants in Sin City. Check out the five best BBQ restaurants in Vegas below:

Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue

Owned by Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern specializes in hickory-smoked goodness. Located on Las Vegas Blvd, this restaurant is a must-visit for any BBQ fan.

At Rick’s, just about everything is smoked, including their mac and cheese! You’ll find such delights as hot links, St. Louis spare ribs drenched in sauce, and BBQ staples like brisket, pulled pork, and burnt ends. Be sure to try their smoked meatloaf topped with pork rind for a delicious and unique experience.

Rick’s also stock craft beers and cocktails and offers 20 percent off for locals at happy hour.

John Mull’s Meats and Road Kill Grill

Located on the north side of Vegas, John Mull’s Meats and Road Kill Grill is one of the most popular in Vegas. Ask any local for their favorite BBQ, and John Mull’s will surely be on their list.

Featured dishes include the Trip Tip Sandwich and the 5 Bone Rib dinner. For sides, their green beans are considered the best in town. Lastly, the sweet peach cobbler is a must for dessert.

Road Kill Grill is a no reservations restaurant that provides covered patio seating for its patrons. They have several other facilities catering to large-scale events and their own meat market where you can pick up rarities such as beef feet for your own cook-outs.

SNS Barbeque

If you want an authentic American diner experience, look no further than SNS Diner. Specializing in smoking meats and poultry over red oak wood, SNS Diner offers dine-in, take-out, and drive-through options to meet all your BBQ needs.

Everything on their menu, from their from-scratch potato salad to the slow-cooked meat selections, is mouth-wateringly delicious. The chicken-fried steak with fresh-cut fries is the must-order item at this restaurant.

Ellis Island BBQ

Situated within the Ellis Island Hotel, Casino, and Brewery, the award-winning Ellis Island BBQ knows its identity. This BBQ joint keeps its menu tight to ensure they excel at every meal they serve.

The only entrees on the menu are baby back ribs and chicken in either half or whole portions. Every meal comes with homemade coleslaw, root beer, baked beans, corn on the cob, and garlic bread. If you want to split a plate, it will be an additional $5 charge.

You can book your table through their website. They only make a certain amount of ribs and chicken each day, and when it’s gone, it’s gone, so it’s a good idea to book in advance.


The Arts District’s premier BBQ spot is SoulBelly on South Main Street. SoulBelly’s BBQ is central Texas-style with a twist.

SoulBelly has deliciously smoked meats, pigs in a blanket, smoked nachos, and to-die-for sandwiches, such as the Belly of the Soul brisket sandwich.

If you’re looking for big flavor, responsibly-sourced meat, hyper-local craft beer, and live music in a hip environment, SoulBelly has you covered.

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