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Doug’s Steak and BBQ – Monticello

Doug’s Steak and BBQ

I was in Southern Utah and stumbled upon an absolute gem of a restaurant. Doug’s Steak and BBQ is in the town of Monticello and was some of the best barbecue I have had. I actually lucked out because Doug’s is only open Thursday through Saturday for dinner and I just happened to be driving through at that time. I sure am glad that I did.

The one story and unassuming front of Doug's Steak and BBQ. There are a couple of small signs and some benches outside of the ranch style building.
The Front of Doug’s Steak and BBQ

The Food

Now for the important part…the Food! I don’t know how to say this so I will just put it like this. I have visited a lot of restaurants and Doug’s simply has the best brisket I have had in a long time. Granted, I haven’t tried brisket at every shop in the world but I would put Doug’s up there against anyone.

Three Large pieces of Brisket, a small corn bread muffin and bowl of cole slaw on a plate at Doug's Steak and BBQ in Monticello, Utah.
The Brisket Meal at Doug’s Steak and BBQ

I ordered the Brisket which came with one side and one cornbread muffin. It also came with a small serving of BBQ sauce which I thought would be an issue but it wasn’t. From the first time the brisket touched my tongue I knew I was in love. The meat melted in my mouth and I forgot completely about the sauce. The 3 large pieces of brisket was cooked with a rub that tasted like it had some cloves along with other spices. The rub was delicious. There was a bit of fat on the meat which helped the flavor but still plenty of meat. I did try the sauce, although I didn’t need it because of how good the meat was, and it had a subtle sweet flavor that accented the smoked brisket well.

The coleslaw was sweet and tangy and was really good on a hot day. It tasted like there might have been some apples in there as well. The cornbread was firm on the outside and soft on the inside but I didn’t eat much of it because I was still obsessing over the meat! If you find yourself near Monticello, Utah do yourself a favor and give Doug’s a shot!

Finding Doug’s Steak and BBQ

Doug’s Steak and BBQ is located at 496 N. Main Street in Monticello, Utah. It is close to the junction of 191 and 491. Doug’s is only open Thursday through Saturday from 4-9:30pm.

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