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Kirby Cosmo's BBQ Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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474 Main, Minturn, CO 81645
+1 970-827-9027
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't like BBQ. And yet, I LOVED IT. I don't know what kind of magic they put in their sauces, but it worked. Well worth the short trip out of Vail Village. Will come back at every single opportunity!

Thank Emily S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this past may roughly. I got the cowboy cup and oh man was it good, little sweet, little tangy, delicious. I wish I would've stopped sooner. Lived in Colorado for 8 years and drove by this place a few times over those years . I recently moved to North Carolina but when I come back this is a... More 

Thank markhG9502CE
Delavan, Wisconsin
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178 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have made a point over the years to stop for BBQ here when visiting nearby Vail. I have always had great service and tasty food each and every time I stop. It is not a fancy place but the BBQ more than makes up for the lack of ambiance. The place knows there BBQ so take my word and... More 

Thank zimmys57
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this casual bar/restaurant just to check it out and have a drink. The BBQ smelled great, but the ambiance wasn't very dinner-like so we moved on. I realize it's a BBQ place but it seemed like it needed a good cleaning. In spite of this, in hindsight should have eaten here, but that's another story. Friendly waiter/bartender, and... More 

Thank Auntfeena
Burleson, Texas
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246 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Last year we stopped here for the first time and I declared this place as having the best burger ever. Since then I have been waiting to go back to confirm that Kirby Cosmos is the king. We made it back here after our trip through Shrine Pass Road on our way back up to I-70. My burger was great!... More 

Thank logandiana
Flagstaff, Arizona
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207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We keep wanting to go back, but haven't made it for a third visit. The sausage, ribs, and brisket are savory. The sides are a solid addition to the meats. Portions are generous, even for lunch. The bar deserves a mention just because they serve some good local beer.

Thank HulaSueR
Warrenville, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great pulled pork. Out of potatoes but the fried green tomatoes were fantastic. Laid back place. Would eat there again.

Thank DAKou812
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322 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We get out to this place once a year when we're visiting the area (I think I have 3 other reviews) It's always one of our favorite stops. On this occasion we did not get to the restaurant but to the stand at the Vail street fare. While I was disappointed that they didn't have some of their amazing side... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

There isn't a lot of seating but the food was delicious! Great BBQ and great portion sizes. It is a short drive from Vail and they are also at the Vail Farmer's Market.

Thank Kris H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I've always had great experiences and service each time I visit! I'm usually only in town to climb and Kirby's food and drinks are always top notch before I hit the road back home.

Thank Kyle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 474 Main, Minturn, CO 81645
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Minturn
  • Phone Number: +1 970-827-9027

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