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Hendricks BBQ
Hendricks BBQ

Hendricks BBQ Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hendricksbbq.com
  • Email: info@hendricksbbq.com
  • Phone: (636) 724-8600
  • Hours of Operation: Normal Hours of Operation:

    Monday: 11am - 10pm
    Tuesday: 11am - 10pm
    Wednesday: 11am - 10pm
    Thursday: 11am - 10pm
    Friday: 11am - 11pm
    Saturday: 11am - 11pm
    Sunday: 11am - 9pm

    Bar open 'til 1:30am on Friday and Saturday
    Bar closes at business decline other days
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Wil Pelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: All menu items are available for catering
  • Entertainment: Live Music in our Moonshine Bar.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer off site catering and on site event catering options. We also offer carry out of any size. Must give 24-48 hour notice for all large carry out orders.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking behind Country Inn & Suites and along the Katy Trail.
A word from Hendricks BBQ
Serving authentic St. Louis-Style BBQ, Hendricks meats are smoked fresh in-house - all day, everyday. They are smoked low and slow to melt-in-your-mouth perfection!

Other menu selections include made-from-scratch comfort foods like country fried chicken, meatloaf & chicken n’ dumplings, homemade sides & desserts using authentic family recipes, specialty cocktails & DOWN HOME southern hospitality.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious. 5 of us had different entrees and all of them were tender and full of flavor. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our fault perhaps for dining at 9 pm, but they were out of ribs! So we put in an order for brisket and fried green tomatoes and cracklings. The waiter came back with a long face some time later and reported the green tomatoes were out as well. The cracklings were extraordinarily salty, with the meat way out of proportion to fat. Folks, cracklings are supposed to be fatty, and these were fried very dry. Brisket was nicely seasoned with a good smoky flavor, but the texture was rather mushy: I suspect some shenanigans such as chemical tenderization. A lactose-free coconut shake was a pleasant surprise but cost more than beer. Staff were pretty good (hostesses variable, waiter good)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat. I recommend booking a seat ahead of time on the weekends for dinner. The food is always outstanding and the moonshine hits the spot. You can't go wrong when you choose Hendricks. Our server was spot on as always. Our drinks were full at all times even on a busy night. I would say to get extra salad dressing if you order a salad. Our one guest got a salad at a BBQ restaurant, she might be a little crazy. He shrimp and grits and nachos are a must. Be sure to stop and give them a go around. The food is cooked to order so make time for drinks and bring good company."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first trip to Hendricks BBQ. A great building with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, close to Main Street, Saint Charles. Some of the food items were really excellent, and everything was good. Fried green tomatoes, Creamed Spinach, and the cheddar grits were all fantastic and not something frequenty found in STL. I had the brisket and pulled pork, they were both good and their BBQ sauces were all tasty. Plenty of parking in back. We had a great time there and will be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Boy, were we disappointed in Hendricks BBQ. I made reservations ahead for the outdoor patio. When we arrived they put us inside near the front door and said if we wanted the patio it would be a long wait (very rude hostess). That should have been my clue to leave immediately. It was so noisy, we had to shout to carry on a conversation. We sat there forever before someone came to our table and said he wasn't our waiter, but he would take our order (because nobody was assigned to our table). We were dumbfounded. He brought the food and both of our orders were incorrect. The only thing they gave us for this terrible night was free dessert. Will not return ever. Would not recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food waa fantastic as usual (best BBQ in STL), but the service was ridiculously slow. We were there for nearly three hours and didn't receive our food until about two hours in. At the end of the night, when there was barely anyone at the restaurant, the waiter was nowhere to be found while we waited and waited for our checks. I will still continue to come back because the food is great, and will hope that this was a fluke."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good service, good food, prices too high. Hard to get in to if you have to park out back. Need a elevator if you're old like our party was. Those back steps are a killer!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is good. It's a unique place. The metal pans and mason jars don't appeal to me but it's part of the ambiance."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food outstanding waitress was too pushy when it came to taking our order. We recommend: The Whole Shabang!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was so good. The pulled pork was so tender. The spicy smoked sausage had a very nice heat to it. Our reservation was for 8 pm, so we missed having the ribs. They were sold out. We were so jealous of the other patrons eating them. :) Next time we will dine earlier. Our server Jason was friendly and very helpful. We would ask to sit in his section again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tried several times to contact by phone. Hendrick never answered."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at this restaurant and I was really impressed with the service and the quality of food. Great experience. Recommend to others."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our group of six were staying at the hotel next door to Hendrick's BBQ so we made a reservation there for dinner. We all loved the drink choices and starter menu. We were not rushed by our server and even though it was only her second day of work she was knowledgeable about the menu and went and found out answers to any of our drink questions quickly- she was a doll! We all were able to quickly decide on our favorite meat choice but we had lively conversation about the amazing side choices. We had to get some of each so we could share bites!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We recommend making a reservation for Saturday night, very crowded when we arrived but were seated immediately!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wife and I went for dinner, reservation for 6:30. We ordered apps and 40 min later dinner came out with no apps. They stated there was a mix up in the kitchen. Happy I tried the place but disappointed in the service."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My family went here for lunch for the first time. I saw they had won awards in the St. Louis area, so I thought we would try it. The service was awful, they said they were understaffed that day. The waitress was rude and acted like she was being put out if you asked for something. Their BBQ was not very good at all, the seasonings covered up the taste of the BBQ ribs and brisket. Next time I'll go to Pappy's BBQ."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great barbeque! Also had a variety of choices for sides to go with it. Craft beer selections and a variety of mixed drinks as well. I will definitely think of this restaurant the next time I want some good barbeque/smoked meat."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love the food, good down home cuisine, absolutely enjoyed the experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Great food and great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is good but too expensive. And beer shouldn't be served in a mason jar."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Very good food. Liked the extensive whiskey choices and all the BBQ sauces."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great BBQ with all your favorites ... great drinks love their take on the bloody mary with moonshine and BBQ sauce it is different but it works.. awesome blues bar there as well"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The best BBQ I've tasted in a very long time.... The atmosphere and decor reminded me of Beale Street in Memphis! We went on a snowy night so it wasn't that busy, but the manager gave us a tour of the restaurant and the bar downstairs stairs has a great set up for live music. I can't wait to go back and here some of the local talent we have in the St. Louis area!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Disappointed in first dining experience at Hendricks BBQ. Fried green tomato appetizers were so tough it was hard to cut them with dinner knife. The brisket and pulled pork meat was good as well as the french fries and chicken strips. One person in our party ordered fried chicken waitress came back to say they were out of fried chicken but could have chicken strips. The ribs were far from tender, more on the tough chewy side. The potato salad and coleslaw had a funny tang to the taste. Could not put our finger on the taste but not pleasant. Have eaten greens many times but everyone that had the greens commented on the extreme bitter flavor. There were eight people in our party and everyone agreed the food was not good."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "From specialty drinks to the best Fried Chicken ever, Hendricks BBQ is the Bomb!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was our first meal here. We went with another couple and we are very happy we tried it. The atmosphere was charming, the waiter was efficient and entertaining. The food and drinks were all very good. After dinner we went downstairs to the bar which was also very quaint. The only problem was that there were not nearly enough chairs/tables. They had a band (which was very good by the way) but we had no place to sit. We stood and watched the band for nearly an hour and left before we were ready because we were tired of standing. All in all, we'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We loved the experience, pleased with service and the interaction with staff. Unique appetizer list and desserts. Can't wait to return with friends."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We went here for a company lunch. Food is really good. I had the pick 2 with 2 sides. I thought it was pricey at $18. Pulled pork, brisket, cheesy grits, and bacon collard greens was my pick. I would recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Looking for convenient dining place before going to concert. Turned out the food was really good, and the waiter (Patrick) was absolutely fantastic! Great atmosphere- will definitely being going back whenever in the area. We will also request Patrick, but other staff was just as friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Went here with a group of 8 for lunch on a weekday. We were visiting the area and craving BBQ. Hendricks satisfied us all. Food was great and hot to the table. Service was quick, helpful, and friendly. Everyone was happy. They also cater to people needing gluten free items. No separate menu, but still plenty to choose from. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Even though it was a snowy day they were busy. However, by 6:30 they were out of turkey and cole slaw. Did not expect that."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is a true non-chain St. Charles gem. I always feel comfortable here whether seated a table with friends or at the bar. It doesn't hurt that I love their food, too. I'm a fan of the pulled-pork and creamed spinach. I just wish the creamed spinach was more consistent. The version where it's creamy and a little spicy is my favorite. I wasn't a fan of creamed spinach before I had Hendrick's version."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We had a great time. The food was really tasty and presentation was excellent. We look forward to returning to have another great meal with friends and family. This atmosphere was enjoyable and so was the waiter , He was very attentive but not overwhelming. There were 6 people at our table and everyone had something different. We all agreed it was a place to come back to. They have entertainment but we were not able to stay. I hope to check that out next time. Also I made our reservations online on my cell phone while shopping nearby it was quick and easy."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The venue is large enough for a large group but we were extremely disappointed. We had made a reservation and then called ahead regarding our large party. They reserved a section in the corner for us which we appreciated it. We made our reservation for a 3 PM in the afternoon in order to avoid taking up so many tables during a more busy time. When we got there, we found that there were three separate tables rather than one large table. They told us the tables were too heavy to move and that was the best they could do. The tables were not heavy so we moved them ourselves...4 times. Finally, after the fourth move, a staff member told us how to best fit the tables together. Why didn't they just do it that way in the first place?"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "service was very good,food was great, Mac and cheese was super along with BBQ"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I had the fried chicken which is 1/2 chicken serving portion. Excellent crust and flavor. Very good mashed potatoes and gravy too. They have a unique menu of cocktails as well."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Great food with a unique spin on BBQ. Highly reco to any dining in the St. Charles Riverfront area."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Food was good, but service was SOOO slow. It took over an hour between sitting down and receiving our food for LUNCH. Also, the prices are about 25% higher than the actual quality and quantity of food."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We went to Hendricks BBQ for a birthday get-together and everything went really smoothly. We went in the afternoon, so it was not crowded and we were seated and served immediately. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was flavorful and tender. The ambiance was soulful and homey. I would definitely recommend this place for groups and special occasions!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Not enough servers, food was served cold, hard to track down the server"
    Dined on 11/19/2013