According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tangy barbeque at Big Papa's BBQ redeemable at either the Denver or Littleton location.
Named Denver's best barbeque by CBS Denver in 2010, Big Papa's BBQ specializes in slow smoked ribs, brisket, and sausage, as well as authentic Southern side dishes and homemade desserts. Turn on mouth spigots with Big Papa's BBQ meat-filled Denver menu or Littleton menu, both of which feature hickory smoked selections from the restaurants' mobile smokers. Load a sturdy plate with a pound of brisket ($11.95), half a pound of pork ($6.45), or half a pound of hot links ($6.45), and ask for an accompaniment of hearty sides ($1.95 per serving, $3.95 per pint), such as four-cheese mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, Southern style cole slaw, BBQ beans, or fried okra. Feast on the fins of deep-fried catches with a catfish po'boy sandwich ($7.45+), or share an appetizer of catfish nuggets ($7.95) battered in corn meal and served with tartar sauce and hush puppies to replicate the traditional underwater canapés used by Sirens to lure sailors to their watery graves.
Renowned for four different styles of smoked ribs and four signature sauces, Big Papa's BBQ presents patrons with the option of half racks ($10.95+), full racks ($19.95+), and meals ($10.45–19.95). For indecisive incisors, try the rib sampler platter for one ($17.95), which includes one bison rib, one beef rib, two St. Louis-style ribs, two baby back ribs, two side dishes, and a complimentary breakfront for bone collectors to store their pretties. End juicy journeys with a homemade serving of blueberry cobbler or peach crisp a la mode (both $4.95) on the Littleton location's sunlit patio or in the Denver spot's amiable dining room. Visit during happy hour and take advantage of specials, such as $4 pitchers and half-price wings.
CBS Denver listed Big Papa’s BBQ as one the Best Barbecue(s) in Denver; noted food blog, Grubology has featured it. More than 30 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars and 78% or Urbanspooners recommend it.
- I'm not sure how a BBQ place could possibly be any better. The people are awesome and the food is insane, or are the people insane and the food is awesome? Either way it's my kind of place. – Grubology
- Awesome, Love the ribs, love the chicken, love the pork. This place will not disappoint. Sauces are good to excellent, my fave is the Carolina Gold (not sure what the real name is, it has Carolina in it). This is great BBQ. – David D., Yelp, 08/10/09