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Russell's Smokehouse

) #161 of 2,515 Restaurants in Denver $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
+1 720-524-8050
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“smoked meat” (14 reviews)
“combo plate” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted some barbecue, and decided I'd try it for lunch. Service was very quick, the brisket sandich special with slaw and fried sweet potatoes was well worth the price. I also enjoyed fresh-made ginger beer. Three different barbecue sauces (Texas sweet, habanero, and...More

Thank hcrussel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely incredible! The portions were very generous. They have a great drink selection. The service was great as well. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great job by all!!

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My friend and I took advantage of the happy hour and ordered multiple appetizers to try for dinner. We had the bacon bombs, sliders, nachos. The bacon bombs were just that, the bomb! Soooo good! I ordered an old fashioned, but it was WAY too...More

Thank nursetraveler87
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This basement restaurant in the heart of Larimer Street has a lot of tables in 3 separate sections. The bar and food menus are somewhat limited, but the choices are great. If you like barbecue this is an outstanding restaurant. They do all the smoking...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Nice upscale BBQ restaurant. Great atmosphere and attentive service. I had wild boar which was delicious, my husband had BBQ beef. The sides were good. Craft cocktails and local draft beer complement the food. Treat yourself to a drink or two at the Green Russell...More

Thank DDB51
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Small place in a basement off of Larimer in downtown Denver. Fast friendly service. Very good BBQ. Had the rib special (beef, baby back, and spare). Fried pickles and jalapeño appetizers. Ribs were cut meaty, not close-cut like lots of other places do. Very juicy,...More

1  Thank Jake S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I dined during restaurant week, and therefore got the prix fixe meal and some excellent drinks. It was all delicious! The dining room was pretty crowded and loud with low ceilings, but a great experience overall. Will definitely return.

Thank snowdctr
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Pretty poor in taste coleslaw salad, ribs where dry and seem like they where reheated, order the combo of ribs and one of them was almost impossible to eat as meat wouldn't come out of the bone. I will continue looking for some real barbecue...More

Thank Ignacioga420
Reviewed 30 March 2017

On a recent trip to Denver, my husband and I ate at Russell's Smokehouse. The ambiance of the place is warm and cozy upscale, and it's located in an old building in the downtown district. The servers are super friendly and accommodating. We even met...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick, warm lunch after arriving in Denver and saw a sign for a lunch special so we dropped in. Yes the restaurant is below street level but has two BBQ smokers operating 24/7. Best BBQ outside of SE I have ever eaten....More

Thank James B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 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: +1 720-524-8050
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