Big Papa's BBQ - Closed

5151 S. Federal Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80123
Big Papa's BBQ +

Kelly Kaoudis


  • $, $$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
There's no grizzled old papa at Big Papa's standing watch over a hickory fire in the parking lot, but rather one giant Southern Pride smoker in the back. This little storefront outfit works fast -- and with barbecue, speed is made possible only by the intelligent application of technology and mass-production methods. The ribs, the brisket, the chicken and the link sausage all get hours of straight hickory smoke -- which infuses the meat with as much magic as any real pit smoker could -- before they're considered done, wrapped, packed away in the coolers, and then served with Papa's great sauces.

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    Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 3:01 p.m. by Patrick Langlois

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