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Russell's Smokehouse

#152 of 2,628 Restaurants in Denver
££ - £££American, , Barbecue
1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
+1 720-524-8050
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (36 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (12 reviews)
“combo plate” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four stumbled into this restaurant trying to avoid the heat after touring downtown. It is located below street level and is air-conditioned nicely. Husband and son split a BBQ brisket lunch special. Daughter had the pigs in blankets, which turned out to...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite place to eat on my visit to Denver. The food and drinks are made to order. The GreenRussell next door is a speak easy bar. This place is a hidden gem and you can pass it by easily because it is below ground...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This smokehouse is situated in a central part of Denver. It is cosy and the prices are reasonable. There are some local beers on tap. My ribs were tasty as were the brussel sprouts.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Russell’s smokehouse is a little hidden below Larimer Street. Nice relaxing cozy atmosphere where the staff was friendly and glad to have us there. The portions are huge and the food is great.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I have eaten here on three different trips to Denver, and submitted a review in the past. The quality of the food and the service has remained consistently excellent. The selection of cocktails and Colorado craft beers has enough variety to satisfy a wide range...More

Thank Char S
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were in the mood for BBQ and Russell’s didn’t disappoint. The pulled pork was tender and flavorful. My friend has shrimp and grits which were also tasty. Not the fastest service we’ve had in Denver but the food is great. They have 3 different...More

Thank Jes H
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We happened upon this restaurant and were intrigued by the stairs leading down into what appeared to be a basement location. Turned out to be a delightful choice for lunch! Allie recommended beef tips and described the local draft beer choices for us. She did...More

Thank didr
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went here before theater Monday night. Ordered pulled pork and burnt end sandwiches with cheese grits and fries for sides.burnt end weren’t burnt and weren’t ends. Fatty chunks. Pulled pork was dry and bland. Grits were like library paste. Potatoes ok but only four...More

Thank MikeDorsey
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Russell’s Smokehouse while we were out with friends seeing a play. Decided to walk to Larimer Street and give the restaurant a try. Glad we did! We were there early enough for Happy Hour. Might I recommend the Beer & Sandwich combo. We all...More

Thank mammakat2017
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This hidden gem is located off Larimer Square. It is a great section of foodie style restaurants, pubs, and shops. I highly recommend this place. It starts with you going down stairs to what appears to be a sub street level speakeasy style pub that...More

Thank cnotyepb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: +1 720-524-8050
  • E-mail
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