The South and Midwest are popular destinations for barbecue lovers seeking smoked meats. Despite this, it's still possible to find mouthwatering pulled pork, brisket, and ribs in the Cowboy State. Visit these Wyoming smokehouses if you are looking for the best BBQ in Wyoming.
1. Pokey's Barbeque & Smokehouse, Gillette, Wyoming
Known as Pokey's in Gillette, it's one of the few mysteries that has remained undiscovered. Whoever knows what they're doing, with its modernity, the menu is well-executed without becoming sterile. Despite its humble roots, the appetizers and entrees are well-presented and expertly prepared, which are sure to please a diverse range of palettes.
The fried green tomatoes and okra are excellent, authentic starters preceding standouts like the St. Louis-style ribs and the to-the-nth-degree savory smoked pork chop. Moreover, this establishment specializes in catering and can accommodate every event, from birthday celebrations to work for parties.
Location: 408 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82716, United States
Phone: +1 307-687-7653
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-10pm
2. HQ Southern BBQ, Evansville, Wyoming
Featuring daily sauces, a great selection of BBQ smoked over a Hickory wood fire pit every morning, and an amazing assortment of sides, this is the place to be if you're in Casper, passing through Casper, or driving close to Casper. There are a lot of homemade and delicious treats (plus a few wet naps, too). While HQ Southern BBQ may look like an abandoned gas station from the outside, once your curiosity overtakes you and you step inside, you'll be glad you did.
For a sandwich, the Ultimate Dog is a great choice. Served with brisket chili, cheddar cheese, and queso, this house-smoked hickory Andouille sausage is smothered with hickory smoke.
Location: 70 Curtis St, Evansville, WY 82636, United States
Phone: +1 307-315-6947
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-8pm
3. Bubba's Bar-B-Que, Cody, Wyoming
There aren't many BBQ spots that serve breakfast, but Bubba's is one of them. Breakfast here includes brisket (mmm, brisket hash), which is one reason why it stands out in Jackson Hole among all the other restaurants. Many nature-lovers visit Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone in the summer, and brisket are smoked between 12-13.5 hours. Their beans are also smoky, made with burnt ends, and are especially popular.
Jackson-area Wyomingites have enjoyed Bubba's BBQ for years. Almost always, you have to wait for a table because their slow-smoked meat is so popular!
Location: 512 Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414, United States
Phone: +1 307-587-7427
Store Hours: Thu-Mon 7am-9:30pm
4. Fat Racks BBQ, Cody, Wyoming
What happens when some Texans start their food truck and bring the taste of the Lone Star State to Cody? The cowboy state's best food truck becomes a brick-and-mortar magnet for barbecue lovers. Throughout the year, they are available for parties, though it is a seasonal shop.
Location: 1491 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, United States
Phone: +1 940-453-8840
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm
5. Big Hole BBQ, Jackson, Wyoming
Located in the Idaho border town of Victor, this two-store venture blends young-hearted modernity (sleek design, signage, and flavor combinations) with tried-and-true processes from America's culinary heritage. Considering the trendy demands of Jackson Hole, the meat here is smoked to perfection, accompanied by several novel sides and alternative entrees for those feeling adventurous (or obnoxiously healthy). In addition to the staples, there are usually grilled fresh fish and veggies or chicken glazed in spicy-sweet sauces. The smoked wings at Big Hole are a unique item, and they're a relatively new addition to the store: they're a good balance between fat and smoke, and they retain their crunch when served.
Location: 325 W Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, United States
Phone: +1 307-264-1996
Store Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm
The preference for roasted meat is particularly strong in the American West. Wyoming knows how to make a good barbecue. Wyoming has everything you need, whether it's brisket, pulled pork, or ribs.
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