Utah barbecue joints we love
Where to get ribs, pulled pork, brisket and baked beans.
Published: May 17, 2012 11:41AM
Updated: May 22, 2012 10:15AM
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Soul & Bones' Cajun shrimp and crawfish salad ($10).

Smoked ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket are year-round favorites, but when the weather gets warm, our ’cue meter really kicks into high gear. Here are a few Utah restaurants that offer the smoky, meaty goodness we love.

Kaiser’s Bar B-Q and General Store • Part folk museum, part metal art gallery, this unassuming restaurant is all barbecue, and meat takes center stage.

Where • 962 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-0499.

Hours • Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Liquor • None

Recommended dishes • Brisket, prime rib, chopped beef barbecue.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue • Here’s one facet to American cuisine: fast food, Hawaiian-style, with huge portions, affordable prices and lots of meat.

Where • 358 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Liquor • None

Recommended • Short ribs, crunchy chicken katsu, kalua and lau lau, Loco Moco.

Moon Dog’s Cafe • Home-style cookin’, including some good ribs and Utah scones, offered in a casual setting.

Where • 792 W. Hill Field Road, Layton; 801-498-7256.

Open • Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.

Liquor • Beer

Recommended • Special “snapple” omelet, Moon Doggie baked beans, brisket, ribs.

Pat’s Barbecue & Catering Co. • Seriously good barbecue, especially “burnt ends” at lunch on Fridays. Live music most nights.

Where • 55 W. Commonwealth Ave. (2125 South), South Salt Lake ; 801-484-5963.

Open • Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-9 p.m.

Liquor • Beer

Recommended • Pulled pork, baked beans, cornbread.

Pitmaster BBQ House • This fast-casual joint has a few kinks to work out, but offers ribs, pulled pork, chicken, brisket, Colosimo sausages, tips and ridiculously good burnt ends.

Where • 280 E. 12300 South, Draper ; 801-572-1499.

Open • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Liquor • Beer

Recommended • Sausages, brisket, burnt ends.

Soul & Bones • This Southern-style speakeasy serves respectable Cajun and barbecue fare.

Where • 2432 Washington Blvd., Ogden; 801-627-4227.

Open • Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Liquor • Full service

Recommended • Jambalaya, shrimp and crawfish salad, ribs, brisket.

Sugarhouse Barbecue Company • Memphis-style smoked pork ribs are the signature dish, but the smoke gives just about everything else an addictive boost.

Where • 2207 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City; 801-463-4800.

Open • Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-8 p.m.

Liquor • Beer

Recommended • Chicken wings, pulled pork, brisket, baked beans.


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