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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Barbecue

Re: “Phat Hatties Smokehouse BBQ

This place WAS awesome... but it is now closed. :(

Posted by Chad Johnson on 03/29/2014 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Very good pulled pork sandwich with Mom's Corn and Pea Salad (think 3 bean with lots of upgrades). They have a great selection of beers on tap as well bottled brewery beers. Service is always great and it's a good family atmosphere. Yup, there's lots of kids. They are people too & generally better behaved than any most impaired adults.

We saw "Swamp Cabbage perform all original music. They advertise themselves as Blues band but that was less than half of what they performed. Not the best band I have ever seen at Front Range, but decent musicians in the Southern Rock tradition. Their equipment was not sufficient to give them a full sound and it's a small area that you have to fill with sound. They were on their 10th show in 11 days and had to drive from Ogden Utah but hey...that's the job. Bring it or take a day off. They seemed to complete their sound check during the first set despite having set up an hour before they started. Unprofessional at the least.

For whatever reason, Front Range gets lots of touring bands, blue grass, folk & singer-songwriters. Many seem to play at the Telluride Blues and other festivals the week before or after. So you see acts for usually no cover that people just paid $60 to see.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Glenn Azare on 08/27/2012 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Buffalo Wild Wings

it has been at least 20 years since I have had the honey wings with potato salad when I was stationed there. The best in the world. you guys need to franchise. Posted by Terrance L. Reese.

Posted by onthehumble on 04/17/2012 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Colorado Smokehouse

The best BBQ in the springs! Great food, great prices, and a drive thru. If you haven't tried it yet you need to go.

Posted by Kurt Richter on 02/20/2012 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Firehouse BBQ and Sports Bar

Great Bar-B-Que, Ribs, Brisket and Chicken. Prices are very good. My wife doesn't care for Bar-B-Que, so she has the cat fish and enjoys it. A little chilly if your upstairs with a group in the winter. But even then, the great food makes up for the tempature.

Posted by Auxie on 01/21/2011 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Bird Dog BBQ - Stetson Hills

PULLED PORK IS EXCELLENT. I'm not a fan of their sauces but I always get mine to go and make carolina style mustard sauce at home.

Posted by brashgordon on 11/25/2010 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Firehouse BBQ and Sports Bar

Before I tried the firehouse, I checked on line for all the reviews (as I usualy do for a new restaurant). It is funny to me that the only negative ones I found are from Indy readers. Could that be because the Indy. has trashed them from even before they opened. So, haveing eaten there now, let me be the first to tell the Indy readers and the Indy staff, "YOUR WRONG". For those who are confussed as to what "endless sides mean", please let me clearify it for you. Endless means there is no end. The Firehouse is the only BBQ resaurant, that I know of, in Colorado Springs, Co. that uses and actual outside smoker for true genuine smoked meat. Not like the other guys, that use pressure smokers and steam smokers. Thier meat is truely of the utmost quality and tenderness. They obviously know what "slow and low" means. Thier ribs are to die for. If you know how to do ribs RIGHT, you need no seasoning on them. It is by far the only BBQ in the Springs that you can eat WITHOUT sauce. This place opened in October I believe and they have far out grown thier location. I look for them to expand. The food was well worth the wait and it is obvious, they have a LARGE fan club. I talked to a few people that were there and they said that they loved the place and eat there often. And to the food writers for the Indy, I think you should do another review. This time send someone who knows true BBQ.

Posted by tru okie on 08/20/2009 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Bird Dog BBQ - Stetson Hills

Best BBQ in town — Just wish they'd open up a shop downtown! And no joke about the cobbler — the peach is my fav, but the apple's good too.

Posted by downtownkake on 04/08/2009 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Great food and atmosphere. The meats are tender and true to expectations of Texas Smoked BBQ.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by oraclestan on 03/09/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Front Range is sadly underrated for their wonderful marriage of very very good food and quality music. No words can describe their delectable meals. And whoever books their bands really know what they're doing because we've seen some great acts come through here, most of them traveling from afar. Not sure why they advertise it as "southern rock" because musicians have come from Philly, Boston, etc., and have a wise variety of soulful sounds. If you want excellent food from a restaurant that has great taste in music, this is the place to be.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by hoopdeedoo on 10/17/2013 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Glad's Original Bar-B-Q

Glad's has the best bbq ribs,chicken, and pecan pie pie I've ever had. Their sides are also very tasty, especially the green beans and mac & cheese. Cornbread is tasty, but too crumbly. We try to go there at least once a month. The owner and his wife are very personable. Two things I'd like to see: discontinuing use of styrofoam plates and cups and plastic cutlery (due to their not degrading in landfills) I prefer eating from real dishes and glasses when I go to a restaurant. Also I'd be happy if they offered unsweet tea as well as their sweet tea. Despite these small glitches, we'll continue to come to Glad's!

Posted by JesseandRhona MehnertandFletcher on 07/31/2011 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Firehouse BBQ and Sports Bar

We enjoyed Firehouse a great deal, especially the brisket. It's worth a try.

Posted by Oinkety on 11/09/2010 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Bird Dog BBQ - Stetson Hills

We like their bbq. I love the pulled pork and the smoked turkey is great too. My husband likes the baked potato they cover with brisket. We've tried it all and like the meats. The kids usually get the smoked sausage. I'm not that thrilled with the sides. The baked beans are pretty good, but the rest I could leave it. There is always a line out the door here too.

Posted by kristie73 on 10/05/2010 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Firehouse BBQ and Sports Bar

I recently paid a visit to the Firehouse annex out in Black Forest. Located in the back room of a little grocery store, it has exactly 3 tables and a limited menu consisting of the basics. I ordered a plate of brisket and pulled pork. It was wonderful. Juicy, served without any sauce. You pick up a squeeze bottle of your choosing and can put on as much or little as you want. Sides were good too. There is no table service, just go to the counter and order your food. Got get your own damn drink and sit down and eat some very good BBQ.

Posted by JD_Heath on 04/14/2010 at 11:34 AM

Re: “English Dockside

We love this place from the PO'Boys to the mother of all hamburgers. We just wish the plates came with more of those SUPER FRESH and GREAT SEASONED french fries.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by SciFi on 10/25/2009 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Very good BBQ and I'm not even "into" BBQ. Good portions, interesting recipes for sides, fantastic pies. Four stars only because its location is an old house, which provides ambiance I guess, but also makes it a tad crowded and cramped. But really, the food is very good and service is good also.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ZZelda on 06/04/2009 at 12:08 AM

Re: “English Dockside

Always a tough choice to go here or not. By far the best seafood in the springs. However it will be an hour before you get your food, and the waitstaff will not check on you unless prompted. If Mr. English would hire a real staff instead of relying on family this place would take off.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Josh Lowe on 09/29/2012 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Long waits. Pick up your beer as you go in and it will be warm by the time you get your food. Except for the brisket or pork sandwiches, everything is very salty. The meats, when good are great, but not always consistent. The sauces are rather tasteless...bring your own hot sauce to add some kick.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 03/09/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “English Dockside

service was terrible - my guest said I wasted their time!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by nlcatter on 06/23/2011 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Firehouse BBQ and Sports Bar

I will never eat here again. The wait staff is NOT attentive at all, and never got offered refills the whole time. The food was okay, but nothing exciting, especially for the prices they charge. It used to be a better restaurant when it first opened. Don't waste your time or money. And they were out of several things on the menu. Yeah, great way to run your business. Never going back.

Posted by jesjosha on 06/18/2011 at 11:07 PM

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