Don’t feel as if you have to wear a red bandanna to celebrate National BBQ Month throughout the month of May. Dressing the part will only add to the fun as you savor mouth-watering pulled pork served as succulent barbecue from among the top pulled pork joints in St. Louis. Satisfy your taste buds with sauce that is tangy, sweet, smoky or spicy. Enjoy it on flat bread, as part of an appetizer, on a bun, or ditch the bread in exchange for solid BBQ pork slow-cooked flavor. Find hickory, apple and cherry wood smoked taste sensations when you visit these top places for pulled pork in St. Louis.
Ms. Piggies’ Smokehouse
10612 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63132
With a name like Ms. Piggies’, customers are assured that this place knows how to prepare all things pork. Eat in, take out, call for delivery or have an event catered. Bite into the hickory smoked tenderness with unique sides that include fried corn on the cob, yams and a host of other traditional goodies to accent the pork. This place makes its meat kid-friendly too, so don’t be afraid to bring the whole family.
Bogart’s Smoke House
1627 S. 9th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
This Soulard neighborhood barbecue hangout slow roasts the pork for hours. For flavor, Bogart’s uses apple and cherry wood. Choose a pulled pork sandwich or enjoy it on a plate with no bun. Either way, select from your choice of two sides that include baked beans, potato salad, chips, applesauce or a double dose of pork with BBQ pork skins on the side.
The Shaved Duck
2900 Virginia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
The food was good enough for a Food Network show to feature this restaurant for its delicious barbecue, so it’s got to be good enough to try the pulled pork. Before the sun rises, the chefs at this Tower Grove restaurant are up smoking the meat. Smoked using a hickory and a DP smoker, the meat is prepared until it is extremely tender. It is so sweet and delicious that you will even find their pulled pork on the appetizer menu. Also enjoy it on flat bread, as a sandwich, or let its flavor stand alone.
Super Smokers BBQ
601 Stockell Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
Home of St. Louis’ Barbecue Team, this local home town favorite is located on historic Route 66 that runs through Eureka. Just look for the red barn and get ready for some delicious mouth-watering food. This might be a good time to put on that bandanna. The pork is apple wood rotisserie smoked until it melts in your mouth loaded with flavor. Eat in and enjoy a pulled pork sandwich or platter, or have your next event catered with Super Smokers’ award-winning BBQ.
Pappy’s Smoke House
3106 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Enjoy this succulent tender meat that has been smoked over cherry and apple wood. Order it on a platter or as a sandwich. Carry it out by the pound to savor at home or on a picnic at your favorite St. Louis park. The pulled pork is delicious by itself, so the sauce is served on the side. Pappy’s sees it as flavor that stands on its own with nothing to hide or cover up with sauce.
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