Rollin Smoke Barbeque Serving Up Vegas’ Best BBQ

Rollin Smoke Barbeque Dining Room Wall Panorama

Real Down-Home Southern Barbeque in Las Vegas

Less than a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip in a humdrum area, sits one of our new Vegas restaurant favorites. We had been eagerly anticipating our visit to Rollin Smoke Barbeque since last year when we had to pass it up due to our tight schedule. On our recent family vacation to Vegas we made sure to pencil in a meal there and are we glad we did.

Rollin Smoke Barbeque Meal

This is the delicious assortment of barbequed meats we enjoyed for our meal. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

We arrived to Rollin Smoke Barbeque amid a power outage to a large grid of off-strip Las Vegas. We walked into the darkened restaurant and found out that there was no word on when the power would be back on. We had contemplated leaving, but the heavenly barbeque aroma kept us hanging around waiting for those electrons to start moving again. We decided we couldn’t wait any longer and actually started eating in the semi dark. Luckily, the power came back on 20 minutes into our meal and we were able to enjoy the rest of our meal without our iPhone flashlight.

Rollin Smoke Barbeque Entrees

As we often do at restaurants, we asked the staff to suggest some of their favorite dishes for us to try, so that we don’t miss out on their signature items. “Big Mike” and Dusty Ardoin were happy to pick out the best dishes for us and we were served an amazing variety of slow hickory smoked barbecued meats. Our feast consisted of baby back ribs, beef ribs, spare ribs, barbecued chicken, the smoked meatloaf, pulled pork and sliced brisket.

Each of the southern style prepared meats we tried had a flavorful smoky deliciousness mixed with a tangy sweetish sauce. The ribs and chicken were all fall-off-the-bone barbeque goodness which our measly plastic fork had no problem slicing through. Our favorite of the bunch was the slab of baby back ribs, but the beef ribs and smoked meatloaf were close behind. All of the dishes we had were winners and we would recommend any of them.

Baby Back Ribs from Rollin Smoke Barbeque

The half of slab of the Baby Back Ribs was one of our favorites. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub


Beef Ribs from Rollin Smoke Barbeque

The barbequed beef ribs are massive but oh so tender and tasty. We had no problem cutting them with a plastic knife. Sitting below the beef ribs is the slab of succulent spare ribs. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub


Rollin Smoke Barbeque Las Vegas BBQ Meat Platter

This platter starts off with the tender pulled pork on the bottom and working clockwise is the baby back ribs, barbequed chicken and the sliced brisket. Yummmmm!!!!! | Photo by FamilyVacationHub


Smoked Meatloaf from Rollin Smoke BBQ

Rollin Smoke’s Pit Master Dusty recommended the Smoked Meatloaf which is served on mashed potatoes and topped with fried onion strings. Comfort food at its finest. Thanks, Dusty! | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Rollin Smoke Barbeque Side Dishes

A good side dish can really add to a meal and the three sides we tried did exactly that. We started off with the corn nuggets which were lightly battered, soft yet crunchy with just the right amount of sweetness. After that we had the bacon potato salad which was a perfect blend of slightly creamy and oniony potato salad that is topped with crisp bacon pieces. For the barbecue baked beans we prefer them a bit sweet, but if you like them smoky, then you will enjoy Rollin Smoke’s Kicken Beans. Our party of four was split between the bacon potato salad and the corn nuggets being our favorite side.

Bacon Potato Salad from Rollin Smoke BBQ

The Bacon Potato Salad starts off with a great potato salad and is topped with crispy and crunchy bacon pieces. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Rollin Smoke Barbeque Desserts

Sticking with their down home goodness, Rollin Smoke Barbeque does not disappoint with their yummy desserts that fit in perfectly with their southern menu. To top off our amazing dinner, we decided to share an order of the Mama’s Banana Pudding, Southern Peach Cobbler and Country Black Berry Cobbler. While each of the desserts was really delicious, the Mama’s Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers and banana slices was our family’s unanimous favorite.

Mama's Banana Pudding from Rollin Smoke Barbeque

Our favorite dessert is the Mama’s Banana Pudding which has Nilla Wafers throughout the creamy pudding and banana slices. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub


Country Black Berry Cobbler from Rollin Smoke Barbeque

The Country Black Berry Cobbler was sweet and delicious, but was slightly outshined by the Southern Peach Cobbler and Mama’s Banana Pudding. You can’t go wrong with any of the three desserts.| Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Why We Recommend Rollin Smoke Barbeque For Families

  • Delicious Hickory Smoked BBQ
  • Tasty Sides & Desserts
  • Great Menu Variety
  • Casual Down-Home Atmosphere
  • Generous Portions
  • Great Prices
  • Wonderful Staff
  • Rollin Smoke’s Tanked Fish Tank

Dinging Room of Rollin Smoke Barbeque Las Vegas
Rollin Smoke BBQ's Dining Table
Family Meal at Rollin Smoke Barbeque Las Vegas
Tanked Fish Tank at Rollin Smoke Barbeque

Here is the piggy smoker fish tank that was featured on an episode of Tanked. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub


Rollin Smoke Barbeque's Pit Master Dusty Ardoin

Joe gets a picture with Pit Master Dusty Ardoin who is a very fun and friendly guy that is passionate about what they are doing at Rollin Smoke Barbeque.

We were told that Rollin Smoke BBQ and Rick Harrison are teaming up and will soon be opening Rick’s Rollin Smoke Barbeque across the parking lot from the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop from Pawn Stars. A nice addition for the many tourists waiting in line and visiting the Pawn Stars shop.

If you and the family are looking for great BBQ food at reasonable prices that’s served by a friendly staff, then you don’t want to pass this place up. Our family really enjoyed our meal at Rollin Smoke Barbeque and we will for sure be stopping in for a meal each time we are in Las Vegas. Don’t miss our Best Family Restaurants in Las Vegas article for more family friendly restaurant recommendations on and off the Las Vegas Strip.

Visit the Rollin Smoke Barbeque Website for more information on the restaurant and their menu items.


We were provided a complimentary meal at Rollin Smoke Barbeque for the purpose of covering it on our blog. Regardless, we would only recommend places, restaurants, activities or services that we would use/visit personally and that we believe will be good for our readers.

About Joe Filipowicz

I have a passion for finding fun things to do, good restaurants and places to stay while traveling with my family and friends. Since it takes a lot of research and exploration to find these family friendly places, I wanted to share my findings with others to make it easier for them to plan their next getaway.

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