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The 6 Best Ribs Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: May 2, 2022

Fancy a plate of fall-off-the-bone ribs? These are our favorite spots for a perfect rack in St. Louis. Ribs are a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the best in St. Louis. Don’t fill up on mac and cheese save the space for the short ribs and spareribs at these great stores!

Find the perfect Ribs spot

Russell's on Macklind

American, $$, South HamptonAmerican, $$St. Louis, South Hampton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

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    Trip Savvy, 2020

Indo

Asian, $$$, Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town)Asian, $$$St. Louis, Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town)
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Little Fox

New American, $$, Fox ParkNew American, $$St. Louis, Fox Park
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Salt + Smoke

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sugarfire Smoke House

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

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The Shaved Duck

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

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    Hoodline, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Ribs spots in St. Louis can take way too long. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5470 St. Louis restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 153 top lists and articles from the likes of Trip Savvy and Hoodline. Don’t bother looking for Trip Savvy - 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis, Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in St. Louis's South Hampton neighborhood and Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score soul food in St. Louiswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in St. Louis Ribs.

Questions & answers

Egg, Bogart's Smokehouse, and Russell's on Macklind are the highest-rated late-night spots for ribs in St. Louis.

Bogart's Smokehouse, Russell's on Macklind, and Pit Stop are the highest-rated spots for ribs delivery in St. Louis.

There are 19 rib spots in St. Louis.

Egg, Bogart's Smokehouse, and Russell's on Macklind are the highest-rated ribs spots that are good for groups in St. Louis.

Egg, Bogart's Smokehouse, and Russell's on Macklind are the highest-rated ribs spots for lunch in St. Louis.

Drink pairing tips for Ribs

  • A next-level match for pork

    When ordering pork, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • Zinfandel and 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.

Fun facts about Ribs

  • Amazing Ribs in Kansas City

    Ever seen a 5 day barbecue cook-off competition? Then consider visiting Kansas City in October for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival.

  • A delicious pairing

    Do you know how The Arnold Palmer Cocktail is made? Well it’s made by mixing some lemonade into tea and people usually drink it while eating Southern barbecue.

  • For the love of barbeque

    To celebrate their passion for barbeque, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Barbeque Day every July 4.

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