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Russell's Smokehouse

#174 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705 (Between 14th & 15th on Larimer)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for a Orin king volleyball tournament, my daughter wanted BBQ. She is a Texan and we love good BBQ. After a 2 mile walk we arrive at this cool, restaurant that's down stairs and where excited, all worries on my part about a smoke house that's open this late subside. There was no smokehouse aroma once inside. We... More 

Thank 201noelg
Concord, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service - Matt. Will definitely go back when I'm in the area. The ribs and the sauces were relish!

Thank Sally T
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Every time I visit Denver I make sure to dine at least once at this great restaurant. Centrally located on Larimer st.( one of Downtown Denver's trendiest places) this restaurant offers some of the best ribs, a wonderful BBQ. Chicken and many more slow cooked, smoked meats.They have a great selection of happy hour drinks and food as well and... More 

Thank A C
Littleton, Colorado
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The restaurant has a sign at street level, but you walk down a set of stairs to get to it - it's worth the walk! The bbq is outstanding, the brisket in particular was melt in your mouth. It is very reasonably priced and the portions are generous. Worth the trip!

Thank Judy W
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The waitress was really friendly and helped us with our selections from what is a fairly small menu focussed on smoked meats. We each had a 'burnt end' sandwich and these were excellent. They also had fantastic restaurant made pie. All in all, a great experience. Larimer street also has some cool shops for... More 

Thank Peter R
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Right in the middle of Larimer Square, it was hard to miss at first because you have to go downstairs but once you find it it's great. Had their combo plate BBQ, it was delicious but I think the sauce is what tipped the scales. Loved their different homemade sauces! Jalapeno cornbread and brussel sports were good.

Thank JSMD19
Wolcott, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Had the combo rib platter. Meat had medium good smoke. Would give it 3.5 stars of 5. Side dishes were average at best. Collards were tough and bitter. Slaw was ok, would expect better from a place that is specialized in this type of food

Thank scott s
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We got invited to this Smokehouse joint in a hip area of downtown Denver. Service was a bit sluggish but our server was very cheerful despite the crowd. Food, my pork shoulder was great. The combo plate with brisket, pulled pork and chicken was mixed. The chicken and pork was great but the brisket was a bit dry. No problem!... More 

Thank Ivan S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We are big BBQ snobs and were pleasantly surprised with Russell's Smokehouse! The atmosphere was exciting and welcoming. We could have stayed there for hours if we didn't have a game to catch. If you are new to Denver (or just need a new BBQ place) we highly recommend this place. The pulled pork was delicious. This is now our... More 

Thank danib7902016
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Russell's is a great BBQ Smokehouse in Denver on Larimer St downtown. Russell's is a traditional smokehouse with 2 smokers going 24/7 so there's always BBQ ready to eat! they offer both pork and beef ribs which are amazing along with chicken and tri-tip.!! It's only a 10 minute walk from the Convention Center. Russell's is a must stop for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
    (Between 14th & 15th on Larimer)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: 720-524-8050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?