Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue sources in Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.
Shoppers in the Colorado Springs area historically spend more in the winter at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customer relationships. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Colorado Springs-area restaurants rose to $26 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 1% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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Topping the list is a member of Rudy's country store and barbecue chain. Located at 315 S. 31st St. in Southwest Colorado Springs, it is the highest-rated barbecue spot in Colorado Springs, boasting four stars out of 840 reviews on Yelp.
2. Front Range Barbeque
Next up is Old Colorado City's Front Range Barbeque, situated at 2330 W. Colorado Ave. With four stars out of 540 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Hafa Adai Fiesta Food
Hafa Adai Fiesta Food, located at 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave. downtown, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant five stars out of 27 reviews.