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About Russell's Smokehouse
Russell’s Smokehouse is a nod to an early time, to the spirit of the West and the cowboy tradition of cooking over a slow, low flame. Our specialty is not in the sauce (which is why we don't call it barbecue), but in the rich smoke and the method of cooking.
Denver, CO 80202
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Between 14th & 15th on Larimer
$30 and under
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Private Party Facilities:
Russell’s Smokehouse greets Larimer Square visitors with the smoky deliciousness of ribs, brisket, prime rib and a whole assortment of delicious American fare. Featuring house smoked meats, cheeses, traditional and innovative sides and appetizers, the Smokehouse is a fantastic place for large groups to gather and enjoy good food, wine, beer, cocktails and most importantly company! The private dining space is designed to comfortably seat groups up to 45 or 50 guests for standing receptions. Full buyouts are available for up to 75 seated and 85 standing.
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Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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Russell's Smokehouse Ratings and Reviews
Took a chance on this becausemy husband likes smoked meat. The food was good. The restaurant was participating in Al Fresco event,so the wait staff seemed distracted and weren't very attentive. In fact,the shift manager was more interested in the Auburn football game on tv than checking with customers. The bartender said the pie was unforgettable. We found it to be burnt on the outside and not cooked in the center. Not a great first impression overall.
We live downtown and were very excited about trying Russell's. It was a very odd experience. We were there on a Friday night at 7pm and there were VERY FEW people dining ... maybe two other tables in the bar and one table in the restaurant. The waiter was quite odd. We ordered two appetizers ... the Pigs in a Blanket ended up being bacon cooked in puff pastry and was unimpressive ... and the Pork Belly which was very much undercooked and flavorless. We waited about 30 minutes for our waiter to return so that we could order dinner, but we decided to leave when he never came back to the table ... lost track of the actual time, but he was running around (odd since there were not many people there) and never came back. We left and finished our evening at Cholon ... a MUCH BETTER choice.
Russell's Smokehouse sits in a great location on Larimer Square. I really enjoyed the menu options; although, I believe the brisket was a little on the drier side for me that night (it fell apart based on its dryness rather than tenderness). I'd be willing to go back assuming the brisket is better on most nights. The pulled pork on the other hand tasted very tender and the sides were excellent.
Russell's Smokehouse NEVER disappoints. We picked this restaurant as a last minuted idea to go out for dinner and made our reservation about 45 minutes before arriving and they immediately sat us and provided exemplary service. The food was amazing as ever. Love this place and the atmosphere. We'll definitely be back again and again and keep recommending it to all of our friends.
I had smoked pork shoulder on top of smoked cheddar cheese grits with sauteed brussel sprouts. It was absolutely delicious. It was a large portion, so took leftovers home for lunch. My mother-in-law had the shrimp, and my husband had the salmon. We all enjoyed our food very much. We each had a piece of pie for dessert, which was served cold. I would rather eat fruit pie warm, but it was still good. We will return.
The food was very good, best pork ribs that I have ever eaten. The service, not so much. We had three different waiters come to the table, each one of the guys said they would be right back to take our order. Eventually one of them returned and took our order. We were celebrating one of my friends' birthdays that was sitting at the table. Privately, I asked these three waiters (while standing around with each other) if they would make sure that the birthday boy got a piece of pie with a candle on it. All of them said, absolutely, no problem. Needless to say the bill was requested (which should have sparked a flag for the pie), never got the pie. Such a simple gesture to have been done to bring a smile to someones face. I was very disappointed.
This little gem was located in Larimer Square in Denver. We were leary of the what we might find because the restaurant was located in the basement at the bottom of the stairs from the street, but when we went in we found a intimate restaurant that had the perfect combination of relaxed comfort and charm to make us feel right at home. The waiter was brilliant and fun. The menu was chocked full of barbecue fare and surprises such as smoked beef bone marrow. We had an assortment of appetizers including a sausage plate with a couple of different mustards...outstanding. For the entree, we all had the ribs (beef, baby back, St. Louis) combo plate. The parmesan steak fries were to die for.
We asked the waiter if he recommended a bar for after the meal. He pointed us behind a steel door that looked like we were going into the kitchen. The door led into a deeper, darker part of the basement where we found a fantastic speak-easy type of bar where the bartenders were in vests, suspenders and ties with hipster beards and mustaches and tattooed arms halfway covered up with rolled up shirt sleeves. These bartenders were well-trained and on top of their game. The menu had a great list of cocktails with emphasis on bourbons, scotches and rye. We knew we were in for a treat when the bartender started our drinks by carving a ball of crystal clear ice out of an ice block. The ball of ice fit perfectly in the glass and was a perfect setup for the cocktail. We were there for a couple of hours and had a great conversation with the bartenders who shared with us a full-on lesson on everything you would ever like to know about cocktails and distilling spirits.
We didn't know what we were getting into that night, but all I can say now is that sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. That night, we were definitely lucky to find this restaurant and bar. Great night!
Every time we go to Russells's, it does not disappoint. We had great cocktails and the food was delicious. I had the pork shoulder and it was so moist and tasty. Perfectly paired with some smoky, cheesy grits and brussel sprouts. Delicious! We split a slice of pie at the end and it was fantastic. We will be back!
Overall the food was pretty good. The ribs were great and so were the smothered chips we got as an appetizer. However, I got the brisket and I was underwhelmed. It was very expensive and I felt it was dry and not very good. I've had much better brisket at much cheaper places. Overall though, I think we would go back but we would not get the brisket.
We have been looking for a great barbecue place downtime that was closer to fine dining than typical barbecue joints that use paper plates. We found it! Ordered a couple of ribs from the happy hour menu to start, then we ordered the brisket sandwich. Absolutely the BEST, most TENDER brisket I've ever eaten. They also make their own sauce, which was perfect. Will definitely be back soon!
Food was great, we have always enjoyed the quality of the food. The atmosphere is fun and enjoyable. Routinely the service is sort of meh. Our server was mostly disengaged this most recent time. Probably was getting close to the end of his shift, no excuse though.
This is one of those restaurant you know is good but then you eat there again and you remember how great the food is. The ribs are to die for and my husband loves the burnt ends the sides are just as delicious. So whether you live here or visiting don't miss this one. Oh and they have good beer.
My wife and I had dinner here the night we arrived in Denver. The ribs are very good but dry. You have a choice of sauces to put on the ribs or to dip them in, all of which are quite good. We especially liked the spicy sauce, although the sweet sauce was also excellent. I'm sure we had a dessert, but I don't remember it.
Walked in to a crowded lobby and an empty restaurant. As soon as we sat a very loud static noise came on the speakers and it took them at least 30 seconds to turn it off. Our servers were visibly disappointed we didn't buy alcohol. The food was ok... the ribs did not wow us whatsoever--meat wasn't falling off the bone, meat was tough and cool. The sliders were small and had very little meat--definitely not worth $10. I can't say I'll be coming back or recommending this place to anyone else. Very disappointing based on the reviews I read.
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