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Best Barbeque In St. Louis

July 11, 2011 12:00 PM

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With items ranging from pulled chicken to BBQ nachos, Smoking Joe's has something for everyone. (Credit: smokingjoesbbq.com)

With items ranging from pulled chicken to BBQ nachos, Smoking Joe’s has something for everyone. (Credit: smokingjoesbbq.com)

When it comes to finger-licking good barbecue, St. Louis ranks near the top of the list. Whether you prefer it dry-rubbed or wet and saucy, the best barbecue in St. Louis has you covered. Here are some of the city’s hot spots to chow down on barbecue. – Stephanie Shepard
smokiobbq Best Barbeque In St. Louis

With items ranging from pulled pork to beef brisket, Smoki O's is sure to satisfy those in need of down-and-dirty barbecue. (Credit: smokios.com)

Smoki O’s

1545 N. Broadway
Saint Louis, Mo. 63102
www.smokios.com

Smoki O’s barbecue is located in North St. Louis in a mostly industrial area of downtown. This unassuming “hole in the wall” offers some of St. Louis’ best barbecue. With items ranging from pulled pork to beef brisket, Smoki O’s is sure to satisfy those in need of down-and-dirty barbecue. If you’re looking for a meal that will satisfy the entire family, look no further – the Family Special feeds four to six people and includes a slab of ribs, rib tips, chicken wings, spaghetti and cole slaw. Now that’s barbecue worth talking about!

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

pappys Best Barbeque In St. Louis

This family-owned barbecue joint has received accolades galore. (Credit: pappyssmokehouse.com)

Pappy’s Smokehouse

3106 Olive St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63103
www.pappyssmokehouse.com

Whether you’re a casual barbecue fan or a more serious connoisseur, chances are, you will find the selections at Pappy’s Smokehouse to some of the best barbecue in St. Louis. This family-owned barbecue joint has received accolades galore; it was voted one of the 101 “Best Places to Chow Down in America” by the Travel Channel and received The Riverfront Times’ award for “Best BBQ in St. Louis” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Pappy’s Smokehouse serves slow smoked, juicy, Memphis-style barbecue that is served dry with your choice of three flavorful sauces: Original, Sweet Baby Jane and Holly’s Hot Sauce.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

smokingjoes Best Barbeque In St. Louis

With items ranging from pulled chicken to BBQ nachos, Smoking Joe's has something for everyone. (Credit: smokingjoesbbq.com)

Smoking Joe’s Bar-Be-Que

1901 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63103
www.smokingjoesbbq.com

Smoking Joe’s Bar-Be-Que combines great food with energizing live music to create the perfect dining experience. With items ranging from pulled chicken to BBQ nachos, Smoking Joe’s has something for everyone. Feeling indecisive? Try one of their BBQ sliders. With choices like pulled pork, pulled chicken and smoked turkey, there is certainly something for everyone.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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