As you enter the restaurant you are hit with the wafting smell of barbeque. Your mouth begins to water and all of a sudden your hunger pain hits high gear; even if you weren’t, you begin to crave smoked meats.
The smoked brisket finally arrives, resting on a warm soft potato bun; the tender meat crumbles out of the side. As you inhale over the brisket there is a hint of hickory in the aroma. The meat is smothered in Head Country’s award-winning barbecue sauce out of Oklahoma. This sauce is sweet and tangy with a dash of spice and lends depth to the perfectly smoked brisket. Your first bite into this meat heaven leaves sauce and stragglers of brisket at the corners of your mouth.
The stack of fries acts as a savory safety net for the meat and sauce that falls from the sandwich. No need for a fork here, just pinch two fries together to create an edible vessel to scoop up the rest of the barbecue. The hand cut coleslaw leaves a tart creamy feel in your mouth with sufficient crunch to dig in for a second bite.
Great barbecue that is done right is what you can expect at the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub located in Dillon proper. Their menu is varied from burgers to barbecue which has you coming back.
Just minutes away from Keystone and Frisco, Arapahoe Cafe and Pub is a sure bet, just ask the locals. Arapahoe Cafe and Pub has been voted by locals as one of the best restaurants in Summit County. They also boast award-winning Bloody Marys and of course their award-winning pit smoked barbecue.
On Saturdays in the Pub, they have a BBQ combo platter which sounds outrageously good.