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Old Rock House

1200 S. 7th St. St. Louis, MO 63104 | St. Louis - Clayton | 314-588-0505

Location Description:

In the basement of the Old Rock House lies the Smoke Joint, a barbecue spot that provides concertgoers with Memphis-style ribs, Frito pie, chicken and turkey sandwiches, all available during the venue's live concerts. The restaurant's chef, Mark Renaud, competed in barbecue contest Memphis in May (He placed 17th overall out of more than 400 contestants.)


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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: Sun 11pm-12am, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-8pm, Mon-Sat 11pm-1:30am
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available, Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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