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Wolfe's Barbeque - Closed

333 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203


  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm
  • $
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Not Necessary
Wolfe's Barbeque has unusual hours, and it isn't open on weekends. But it's worth putting up with any scheduling difficulties to get a taste of owner Louis Wolfe's hickory-smoked meats, offered in servings as small as a sandwich and as large as a full, take-home buffet spread. You'll find all the usual barbecue suspects -- ribs, brisket, chicken, hot links -- as well as barbecued tofu, dry-rubbed with Wolfe's special blend of spices. Order at the counter (all the traditional side dishes are also available), then seat yourself in the small, casual, friendly dining room. No charge for the entertaining view of Colfax outside.

Related Stories (4)

  • Barbecue lord Louis Wolfe will shutter his namesake house of 'que on Christmas Day
    4 years ago by Lori Midson

    The sign dangling from the door of Wolfe's Barbecue plainly says "closed," but at 3:15 p.m., fifteen minutes after barbecue nobleman Louis Wolfe has closed for lunch to prepare for the impending dinner rush, in walks an optimistic l...

  • Wolfe's Barbeque dishes up smoked tofu
    5 years ago by Amber Taufen

    My father's family hails from the East Coast (more or less), so I chalk up my cotillion classes and love of fancy restaurants to that part of my blood. But my mother is born-and-bred Midwestern, from Missouri, where I also spent six...

  • Consumed
    11 years ago by Marty Jones

    Over the two decades that he's operated Wolfe's Barbeque, Louis Wolfe has seen many a rib joint come and go. The reason so much barbecue bites the dust? "Other people don't think it's as good as you do," says Wolfe. "To you, it's a ...

  • The Bite
    15 years ago by Kyle Wagner

    There are those barbecue fans who claim you can get the same flavor with an electric smoker that you can by burning charcoal (and most of the fans who claim this are purveyors of electric smokers). I disagree, as do many barbecue pu...


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