No one can say that Famous Dave didn’t work hard to build up Famous Dave’s! Before he ever opened his first restaurant back in 1994, Dave took to the roads and spent a few decades trying true Southern BBQ and fine tuning his own smoking technique and spices. When he was convinced that it was perfect he opened his restaurant! Appetizers range from spicy Cajun catfish strips to machos with house-smoked cheese, chili and your choice of pork or pulled chicken. For a main dish patrons can get a full slab of slow cooked (3+ hours!) spareribs prepared in Dave’s secret recipe or opt for something a little more familiar: one of Dave’s signature burgers served with a side and some spicy pickles! If you like BBQ, you’ll love Famous Dave’s.
H & H BBQ's welcoming walk-up window erupts with a bounty of freshly fried fish, classic Southern sides, and barbecued meats that are smoked on-site. Fluffy sandwich bread cushions mounds of beef brisket, pulled pork, or catfish, while the savory juices from ox tails and pork chops smother piles of rice. Side dishes such as ranch beans, collard greens, and fried okra also flow out of this casual barbecue joint, where a no-frills exterior belies the complexity of the flavors within.
Rock & Rita's, touted as "all fun" by Las Vegas Magazine, houses a bevy of cooks who sizzle up barbecue grub as bottle-twirling bartenders serve cool drinks amid psychedelic décor. The restaurant's philly cheesesteak "is a beauty," according to Las Vegas Magazine, sending taste buds into nostalgic revelry with a down-home blend of Cheez Whiz and paper-thin beef. Icy draft beers, well drinks, and 44-ounce fishbowl beverages fill the full bar, fashioned from a large prismatic bus, and bartenders toss bottles, juggle glasses, and balance barstools while pouring drinks and reciting the list of past mayoral candidates from memory. Rock & Rita's showcases karaoke on Thursdays and live-music entertainment on various nights throughout the week.
Guests to Korean Garden B.B.Q. are greeted by glowing hanging lanterns, cozy stone accents, and a menu bursting with traditional Korean flavors. Appetites ignite over a plate of japche, a dish populated by shredded beef, crisp cooked veggies, and glass noodles ($9.95), or haemool pajeon, a mixed veggie-and-seafood pancake that doubles as an edible bib ($15.95). The restaurant's signature barbecued bites include seasoned beef bulgogi ($21.95) and emyunsoo gui, a pan-fried atka mackerel ($15.95). Bowls of bibimbap present a plethora of colorful mixed vegetables, served over hot-sauce-drizzled rice and blanketed by a sunny-side-up egg ($10.95). After supping on the superabundance of saucy, spicy succulence, diners can cool down taste buds with imported brews by Sapporo and Asahi or cups of ice-cold sake. Or keep the fires stoked with a bowl of hot and spicy kimchi jige casserole ($9.95) before jumping back on the strip and draining the Bellagio fountains through a straw.
Chefs at Big Paul's BBQ prepare for the day's feast by whipping up house-made, hickory-smoked barbecue sauce, painting it onto slabs of ribs and chicken, and cooking the meat until it slides off the bone. The rich, smokehouse scent of barbecue greets families as they step into the eatery to pick up substantial meals that include two full slabs of sauce-slathered pork spare ribs and a Sherpa bearing a sack of napkins. A full barbecue chicken, smoked and seasoned, herds a gaggle of spicy wings to the kitchen table. Two large sides complement the headlining dishes with hints of Cajun and Southern influence, as in the fried okra, black eye peas, candied yams, corn bread, and a CD with a bluegrass retelling of Gone With the Wind.
Memphis is known for many things, two of the most famous being blues music and barbecue. They’ve grown so famous for these things that the goods have spread all the way to Las Vegas where you’ll find Memphis Championship Barbecue. While this establishment is available for private parties and catering, anyone can come for lunch and dinner every day of the week. Start your meal with creativity by making your own Memphis Sampler Plate. Choose from scrumptious selections such as Fried Okra, Onion Straws and Memphis Skins. Unconventional options are available too, such as Deviled Eggs or Old Fashioned Corn Muffins. The St. Louis Ribs are not to be missed, using the center cut of the sparerib. Mama Faye’s Down-Home Supper will feed an entire family, and the sandwiches from the pit have so many flavors you’ll be raving for more. From stuffed potatoes to banana pudding, the menu covers Memphis cooking. Get authentic at Memphis Championship Barbecue.