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Ten Great Barbecue Joints Representing Denver's Diverse Scene

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Danielle Lirette
Wayne's Smoke Shack specializes in Texas-style brisket and other meats at 406 Center Drive in Superior.
Denver's reputation for good barbecue has taken a turn for the better in recent years, thanks to the dedicated men and women taking the time to do smoked meats right. From tiny rural shacks to roadside trailers to bright and modern eateries, there's a whole lotta smokin' going on in metro Denver. Here are ten great barbecue joints doing a variety of different styles, all with one thing in common: damn good eats. Looking for more information on our most current barbecue favorites? See our list of ten best barbecue joints in Denver as of March 2019.