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.
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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.Next Page >
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