According to the National Barbecue News, two Colorado BBQ spots were named as the “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America.”

National Barbecue News, a publication dedicated to all things barbecue, named two Colorado BBQ restaurants as the “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America.” The winners: GQue Championship BBQ in Westminster and Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, which has locations in Denver, Lyons, Estes Park and Longmont.

Affiliates of the publication visit the restaurants and do a taste test, without the restaurants’ knowledge. The honor is awarded for a one-year period, only if they pass the taste test. Once the 12-month period is up, each listed restaurant will be re-tested in the same manner to see if they can make it on the list for an additional year.

Only 29 restaurants in the country made the list this year. To view the full list, click here.

GQue Championship BBQ wants to meet their goal of creating the “very best barbecue you’ll ever taste.” The restaurant certainly delivers on that promise as they’ve also received high praise and accolades by other publications. Some of the awards include “Denver’s Hottest New Restaurants” (2015, Zagat), “Denver’s Best Sausage” (2016, 5280 Magazine), and “One of Denver’s Essential BBQ Restaurants” (2016, Eater Denver).

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GQue’s menu is on fire! Between the delicious sandwiches and the option to order meat by the pound, you’ll be loaded up on some of Denver’s best!

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ takes the art of American barbecue and gives customers the “most succulent, flavorful food around.” Smokin’ Dave’s has been around for more than 25 years and Dave himself owns and operates five of the best restaurants in Colorado. Two are in Estes Park, with one in Lyons, Longmont and Denver.

The menu at Dave’s ranges from Bubba-Que Wings to Southern Catfish Tenders, all the way to classics like sliders and steak.

Is there a BBQ restaurant that deserves to be on the list? Let National Barbecue News know by emailing them here.

Have you been to either of these restaurants? Which one is your favorite? Personally, both restaurants look amazing and I will definitely be stopping by both of them soon!

Photos courtesy of GQue BBQ’s Facebook page and Smokin’ Dave’s (Denver) Facebook page.

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