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Slow Groovin' BBQ

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101 W 1st St, Marble, CO 81623-9375
+1 970-963-4090
Mon 08:00 - 08:01
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New England
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped by for lunch on the way to Crested Butte from Aspen. After hiking over West Maroon this was a tremendous find. Out of the way down a single access road. Totally worth the trip! The BBQ was very good. I was traveling with my wife and daughter, both vegetarians and they were very pleased with their options. We... More 

Thank NESailor
Shreveport, Louisiana
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were in Redstone, a few miles away, and decided to venture out to Marble, Colorado (named for its marble quarries that produced the marble of the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington). The town literally reminded us is Alaska and we stumbled across this restaurant which happened to be the only one we saw so we stopped. Great... More 

Thank drtaggart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

After deciding to take the alternative 133 route from the interstate I came across this old little mining town called Marble, CO. Came across as in went out of my way because a local in Carbondale told me to go to Marble, so I did. Who'dah thought that Marble, CO has the best BBQ I've had in the country. They... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful drive through the Crystal River Valley into Marble, CO. Unique Marble artist works in the Marble area. Best outdoor wood smoked BBQ in Colorado, at the Slow Groovin BBQ Restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is seasonal open usually thru the end of October.

Thank Richard B
Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In all of my years of traveling, camping and backpacking in and around the Marble area, I never dreamed that they'd ever actually have a good place to eat there. Not only is Slow Groovin' a good place to eat, but it is literally some of the best BBQ I've tasted in the whole state. It's always busy because it... More 

Thank T S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you find yourself traveling CO-133 between Paonia and Carbondale, in the vicinity of McClure Pass or you're coming over the mountains in a jeep from Crested Butte, then make sure you have an empty stomach and make sure you stop at Slow Groovin' BBQ in Marble, CO. Down here in Louisiana, where I live, people eat a lot and... More 

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Elgin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here after our trip to the Crystal Mill, and were delighted with the service and food. There is a hometown feel to the restaurant and the staff makes everyone feel welcome. The BBQ is well seasoned and perfectly cooked. We were greeted and seated promptly as well as our drink orders taken. We were afforded the right amount... More 

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

After a morning trip to Crystal Mill we stopped at Slow Groovin for lunch. The food was fantastic and I certainly can't wait to return when they open next season. The atmosphere, service and food was some of the best we have found anywhere in Colorado. Thanks to the fine folks at Slow Groovin for a great lunch!

Thank phatjazzkat
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is in the middle of nowhere, but it is amazing. Almost everything is made from scratch and tastes incredible. They have five smokers on site and have compartments for beef, ribs, chicken and pork. Everything was delicious and the view of the mountains is breath taking. While you're there you can walk around where the old Marble factory... More 

Thank donnajlwilson
Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I visited CO for a landscape photo trip in Sept 2016 and stopped here after coming back from Kebler Pass. The waiter didn't seem to want to take my order, once my food arrived, I was never asked if I needed anything, I wasn't asked for or given a drink refill, and when I paid, he didn't even bother to... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write. I am very sorry you had a bad experience, I can honestly say we try to treat everyone with the same positive and tentative service. I am shocked to hear you did not receive that same experience. I would like to speak with you more in detail about your visit if possible.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 08:01
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W 1st St, Marble, CO 81623-9375
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Marble
  • Phone Number: +1 970-963-4090
Cozy, yet unbridled! We are in the heart of the wilderness here in Marble, CO. A small, cozy town that truly offers so much. You'll be happy knowing you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities that will leave you hungry for something delicious and home-cooked.

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