January 05, 2022

Where to Get The Best BBQ In The St. Louis Area, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Listen, St. Louis knows its way around a grill, and it also knows how to produce the best BBQ known to man. That's why we have such great places to choose from. From the classic Pappy's Smokehouse to fan favorites like Hogtown Smokehouse, each spot in St. Louis has a unique take to offer its visitors.

Of course, our food editor Cheryl Baehr has sampled her fair share of tasty BBQ, so be sure to check out her reviews if you're looking for more in-depth reading on a BBQ spot.

Read on for Yelp's best places in St. Louis to fulfill your BBQ cravings with delicious brisket, mouthwatering wings and more.

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Navin’s BBQ
(3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
“Everything we had was great! The pork belly burnt ends were a standout that we didn't plan to get. It is fun that they let you order meat by the 1/4 pound so that you can try it all.” - Tanner B.
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Navin’s BBQ

(3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)

“Everything we had was great! The pork belly burnt ends were a standout that we didn't plan to get. It is fun that they let you order meat by the 1/4 pound so that you can try it all.” - Tanner B.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui
Pappy’s Smokehouse
(Two locations, including 3106 Olive Street, 314-535-4340)
“This is what food should be.” - Amit K.
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Pappy’s Smokehouse

(Two locations, including 3106 Olive Street, 314-535-4340)

“This is what food should be.” - Amit K.

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Sugarfire Smokehouse
(multiple locations including 9200 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, 314-992-2301)
“Great place! Brisket was incredibly moist, tender and full of flavor! Baked beans were on point and the sweet potatoes were like dessert in a cup! Can't wait to go back.” - Rick M.
Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg

Sugarfire Smokehouse

(multiple locations including 9200 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, 314-992-2301)

“Great place! Brisket was incredibly moist, tender and full of flavor! Baked beans were on point and the sweet potatoes were like dessert in a cup! Can't wait to go back.” - Rick M.

Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg
Salt + Smoke
(multiple locations including 6525 Delmar Boulevard, 314-727-0200)
“Salt +Smoke was Amazing! If you are visiting St. Louis, MO it's definitely a great restaurant to visit!! Great eats! The food was flavorful and portion size was great. The brisket and pull pork were a win. The Mac and cheese was recommended and did not disappoint. The cheddar and bacon bread accompanied each meal and was very good. Salt +smoke bbq sauces were great on the meat. I would highly recommend. Parking was limited but the food was definitely a winner. Everything tasted fresh and service was great.” - Oby O.
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Salt + Smoke

(multiple locations including 6525 Delmar Boulevard, 314-727-0200)

“Salt +Smoke was Amazing! If you are visiting St. Louis, MO it's definitely a great restaurant to visit!! Great eats! The food was flavorful and portion size was great. The brisket and pull pork were a win. The Mac and cheese was recommended and did not disappoint. The cheddar and bacon bread accompanied each meal and was very good. Salt +smoke bbq sauces were great on the meat. I would highly recommend. Parking was limited but the food was definitely a winner. Everything tasted fresh and service was great.” - Oby O.

Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg
Smokee MO’s St Louis BBQ
(110 Old Meramec Station Road, 636-220-1227)
“This is the awesome restaurant and barbecue place to have awesome beef brisket, pulled pork and tons of side dishes that you love. You have to try this restaurant at least once in your life or you never left. I went there yesterday with my son and my wife and we took home so much food you can imagine. I definitely recommend trying this restaurant at least once in their life, however I think Pappy's Is a close match!” - John G.
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Smokee MO’s St Louis BBQ

(110 Old Meramec Station Road, 636-220-1227)

“This is the awesome restaurant and barbecue place to have awesome beef brisket, pulled pork and tons of side dishes that you love. You have to try this restaurant at least once in your life or you never left. I went there yesterday with my son and my wife and we took home so much food you can imagine. I definitely recommend trying this restaurant at least once in their life, however I think Pappy's Is a close match!” - John G.

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The Shaved Duck
(2900 Virginia Avenue, 314-776-1407)
“Wow! I was so impressed by their food. If you're in Saint Louis you must try this place! I had the tri tip sandwich with the Tilly sauce. It came with delicious Cole slaw. OMG the meat was perfectly seasoned and the beans and max n cheese was great too. I'm so happy we stopped here.” - Sarita M.
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The Shaved Duck

(2900 Virginia Avenue, 314-776-1407)

“Wow! I was so impressed by their food. If you're in Saint Louis you must try this place! I had the tri tip sandwich with the Tilly sauce. It came with delicious Cole slaw. OMG the meat was perfectly seasoned and the beans and max n cheese was great too. I'm so happy we stopped here.” - Sarita M.

Photo credit: Flickr / Paul Sableman
Bogart’s Smokehouse
(1627 South 9th Street, 314-621-3107)
“5 stars all around. Amazing ribs and the best burnt ends and baked beans in the USA.” - Gracie D.
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Bogart’s Smokehouse

(1627 South 9th Street, 314-621-3107)

“5 stars all around. Amazing ribs and the best burnt ends and baked beans in the USA.” - Gracie D.

Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg
BEAST Butcher and Block
(4156 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-6003)
“By far one of my favorite places to get meat, both cooked and uncooked. I especially love the pork steak! It is a very large cut and is well-smoked and tender. Either come with a BIG appetite, share with someone, or take some home with you. My husband and I split it and still brought some home as leftovers!” -Mindi A.
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BEAST Butcher and Block

(4156 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-6003)

“By far one of my favorite places to get meat, both cooked and uncooked. I especially love the pork steak! It is a very large cut and is well-smoked and tender. Either come with a BIG appetite, share with someone, or take some home with you. My husband and I split it and still brought some home as leftovers!” -Mindi A.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Adam’s Smokehouse
(2819 Watson Road; 314-875-9890) 
“Holy smokes this was good bbq!  We got the ribs and pulled pork.  The pulled pork was great but the ribs were the best i have EVER had!  Service was great and the owner came to say hello and thanked us for our business. Will be back!” - Heather N.
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Adam’s Smokehouse

(2819 Watson Road; 314-875-9890)

“Holy smokes this was good bbq! We got the ribs and pulled pork. The pulled pork was great but the ribs were the best i have EVER had! Service was great and the owner came to say hello and thanked us for our business. Will be back!” - Heather N.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
The Wood Shack Soulard
(1862 S 10th Street, 314-833-4770)
“Quaint, creative and damn delicious food from Soulard direct to your taste buds. You're welcome.” - Jeff C.
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The Wood Shack Soulard

(1862 S 10th Street, 314-833-4770)

“Quaint, creative and damn delicious food from Soulard direct to your taste buds. You're welcome.” - Jeff C.

Photo credit: Google Maps