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Kirby Cosmo's BBQ Bar
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Minturn
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Bar Scene
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Good for: Bar Scene
Reviewed 7 August 2017

In our travels we get out to Kirby’s about once a year and I have posted only 4 and 5 star reviews in the past. However something was missing this year. The brisket seemed very dry and the pulled pork seemed the same. The side dishes were solid as usual. I’ve mentioned in the past that servers don’t always show a lot of personality or really seem to care. I would say the same on this visit. Maybe we needed to be locals sitting at the bar to get a smile. Whoever the guy is who works Kirby’s at the Vail market could give some personality lessons to the guys back at the shop.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here about 2:30pm midweek. It was quiet. Looked like only one person tending bar and waiting tables. Hubby couldn't decide what he wanted to drink and the bartender/waitress offered him
a sample of a draft beer. He liked it. Sale! He also liked his jalapeno hush puppies, ribs and fried green tomatoes. Big portions. I got a combo of pulled pork and brisket and sweet potato fries and couldn't finish it. It was enough for 2 meals.

Thank cabowithkids
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Located in a small mining town, we took the last table. The only open seats were at the bar. Ordered the Mix N Match plate with North Carolina Pork and Brisket. I asked for fried green tomatoes and mac n cheese as sides but got jalapeño hush puppies which was fine with me. We ordered pig wings because we never heard of them. They were outstanding! The brisket and pork were dry and not flavorful. Their jalapeño mac n cheese fries as tasty; their hush puppies were dense. If you go, you MUST order the pig wings for your meal. Glad we went but will only go back for the pig wings. The servers were very nice.

Thank TereseRC
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

...this would be one star.

We were in Leadville for the afternoon and had read a bunch of excellent reviews about this restaurant, so we decided to give it a whirl.

We arrived at 8:10, nearly an hour before closing. We ordered beers and were served promptly, then ordered dinner, which also came quickly.

I'm sorry to say, that's about where the kudos end. The brisket was very much like mediocre roast beef, the Mac and cheese had very little flavor, and the cornbread was dry. The sweet potato fries looked like they had died and been brought back to "life".

The good: jalapeño hush puppies were great. Fried green tomatoes were the best either of us had ever had.

Our server also sorta vanished after serving us dinner, and we didn't see him again until we asked for the check. He asked if we needed to-go boxes, and when we declined, he also didn't clear our plates (sorry if this sounds nit-picky, but we are both servers so we obviously noticed). He also basically threw the check at us. This restaurant closes at 9, and it was before 9 when we asked to close out, with several other customers still at the bar.

Maybe we caught the place on a real off night, but I just can't give it more than 2 stars.

Thank Cait K
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We absolutely love Kirby Cosmo's. Great BBQ, beer selection and sides. They are always consistent in the food quality, presentation and prep. Which can be challenging in the valley, we've found.There is something for everyone on the menu, even for a pescatarian like myself. Staff and owner are amazing! The local and relaxed atmosphere is one we crave and enjoy. We always have a great experience dining in and when we've ordered take out. The BBQ chicken pizza is one of the faves in our family. Along with the fried green tomatoes. The salmon is my favorite! Leaving room for the banana pudding is a must, it's sinfully delicious!

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