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The 9 Best BBQ Restaurants Near St. Louis

Updated: October 29, 2021

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these St. Louis BBQ spots. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of St. Louis’s best BBQ. If you are after grilled corn or pork ribs then no one does it better than these BBQ spots.!

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

Bogart's Smokehouse

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis, Soulard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Riverfront Times, 2019

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Pappy's Smokehouse

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis, Midtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Jody B's

St. LouisSt. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

CBS Barbeque

$, St. Louis$St. Louis, Wells-Goodfellow
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Adam's Smokehouse

$$, St. Louis$$St. Louis, Clifton Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Sugarfire Smoke House

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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The Shaved Duck

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis, Tower Grove East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Ms. Piggies Smokehouse

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Big Mama's Bbq Express

$$, East St. Louis$$East St. Louis
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Barbeque spots in St. Louis can take way too long. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5278 spots across St. Louis, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 147 lists and articles from the likes of Riverfront Times and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Riverfront Times - The 25 Best Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Yelp, Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score soul food in St. Louis and Hoodline - 4 top spots for burgers in St. Louiswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten restaurants offer the best Barbeque in St. Louis.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Rosé and grilled turkey burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled turkey burger, we recommend a glass of Rosé, it truly complements the dish as it battles the grilled flavours.


  • Pair Zinfandel with beef burger

    If your food palns include Barbeque, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Zinfandel, with its hits of spice tones, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect complement to marinated pork


    When ordering marinated pork, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Soju, a popular rice wine.

Interesting facts about Barbeque

  • For the love of barbeque

    Have you ever really wanted to celebrate barbeque? People in The United Statesdo, every July 4, and they call it National Barbeque Day.

  • A delicious pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s steak you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a tea. The tannin-rich flavors of the tea won’t detract from the flavors of your steak.

  • A historical dish

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

Parking information

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