With its famed rib contests and countless restaurants that serve up their own tangy-spicy sauces, Northern Nevada has earned the
reputation as being the barbecue mecca of the West. And there’s no better place for barbecue than in the capital city, with entire restaurants known to slather their sauces across delicious baby back ribs, pulled pork or beef tri-tip.
Now in its fifth year, Locals BBQ & Grill is a Western-style family run restaurant known for its flavorful barbecue, tangy sauces, large portions and reasonable prices. With a motto, It’s all about the flavors, it’s no wonder they won the “Best Taste” award this year’s Taste of Downtown Carson City. Want more bragging rights? Local was name “Best of the Road” by the 2011 Rand McNally Road Atlas as one of the top 58 BBQ restaurants in America. 3849 S. Carson St.
Q’s Steaks, Bar-B-Que & Salads family-owned restaurant and catering company has been dishing out some of the best barbecue dishes in town for the past seven years. With its roots extending from Texas to the Midwest, Qs is a restaurant that offers western and regional barbecue flavors, plus those herbs and spices from the north, south, east and all points in between. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. 230 Fairview Drive
Reds Old 395 Grill is also as one of Carson City’s premiere barbecue joints, known for its tasty racks of ribs and pulled pork sandwiches cooked in gigantic smokers. Reds has tri-tip sandwiches, hand-cut steaks, crisp salads, pizzas, burgers, and their famous Buffalo wings. If you’re thirsty, Reds also features 101 beers from around the world, with 52 drafts on tap. 1055 S. Carson Street
If you’re planning an event such as a wedding or are having a corporate outing in the capital city and are looking for catered barbecue, check out Carson City BBQ. This award-winning outfit has a huge Nevada following and has taken dozens of top honors for best barbecue sauce, including 2009′s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff.
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