Sam Taylor's Bar-B-Que - Closed

435 S. Cherry St.
Denver, CO 80246


  • Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Sam Taylor's does its barbecue wet -- slathered in a thick, sticky, gloss-black sauce, a Tennessee-meets-Kansas City riff that packs both heat and sweet. The gigantic, slow-smoked pork ribs are excellent, as is the pork sandwich (or "poke sammich"); the homemade potato chips actually taste like potatoes, the brisket sandwich is decent, and the steam-table mac-and-cheese is awful. The portions are big, the prices reasonable and the service very friendly whether you're eating in or just picking up a bag of ribs to go.

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