Hendricks BBQ
Hendricks BBQ

Hendricks BBQ

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hendricksbbq.com/
  • Phone: 636-724-8600x
  • 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: Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Hendricks BBQ reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (16)kid-friendly (14)special occasion (10)scenic view (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good resaturant for large parties
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The main reason for choosing this restaurant was that we had a large party and wanted to make reservations in advance. The open table application was very easy to use and convenient. The only down side was that it would only allow me to reserve a table for 8, any quantity larger said there was no availability. Therefore we narrowed down our party. When we got to the restaurant at 6:30, it was not crowded at all and therefore we could have invited everyone originally on the list. The waitress was great and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was a bit lazy and left our empty platters on our table until I had to ask him to remove them. They were out of a variety of desserts including vanilla ice cream????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything great except.....
    BobD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service and food were great. But we ordered dessert (pineapple upside down cake) and it took 25 MINUTES to come and had to ask for it to be boxed to go. Very surprising as everything else was great. The waiter checked with us repeatedly about the dessert delay, and would go back to the kitchen area. He could not explain it either, and was very apologetic. I would still eat there again, maybe pass on dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rookie Visit
    keepinitreal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This establishment has a much better menu than the typical St. Louis bbq restaurant. There are some unique items including pulled pork turnovers, deviled eggs, and shrimp and grits to name a few. My wife and I split the pulled pork nachos and a pulled pork sandwich. Both were very good and generously portioned. They do offer a variety of different sauces at the table. Most of which were decent, but we really enjoyed the St.Louis sauce which was sort of sweet and hot. Excellent on the pulled pork! Overall it was a really good experience. We loved the decor of the restaurant and can't wait until the weather warms up again to try out the patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Extremely noisy. Food was ok but nothing to brag about
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good value, great BBQ
    dwandlw
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Meat selection excellent, great with or without sauce. Service was excellent. One of St. Louis' best BBQ. Rates at or near the top in STL. We recommend highly. Sides are excellent, significantly better than most. Regular side dish serving sizes are small. Great site for family get-togethers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but overpriced.
    Mark
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was good, but overpriced for BBQ. $18 for 2 meats and two pretty average sides just seems like a bit too much.
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  • So impressed!
    StCharlesOriginal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We loved everything about our night at Hendricks. There were 7 in our group with 4 different checks. The services with attentive, fun, fast. The food was really great BBQ. The atmosphere was so relaxed and fun. Great deck! We love everything about Hendricks!!! Thanks for opening in St. Charles!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brisket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great brisket, and the sides of green beans and cream spinach were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just good eats
    Gary
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Hendricks never fails to satisfy or impress. The brisket was fork tender, the collards on the side wonderful. I have never been disappointed. Dinner on a Friday or Saturday and then visit the Moonshine Blues Bar downstairs for a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hipster BBQ
    nashuanuke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A great place with decent BBQ, a good beer selection and great hipster waitstaff. They've taken several large parties from me on busy Saturday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 7 for dinner on 9-5-14
    duke
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a reservation at 8 pm for 7 people. We were seated on time. Our initial waitress Our group commented that the food was very good. After our food was delivered to our table, our service was good. However, it seemed there was a communication problem related to our assigned waitress. We had to wait 20 mins. before a waitress came to take our drink orders. We observed several waiters and waitress walking. A waitress only came to our table after we initiated a request for a waitress to come to take our drink order our table. Our waitress seemed to think someone else had already taken our order. After she took our order, she was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ho-hum
    RickyK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After reading other reviews and hearing people talk about Hendricks BBQ, I was somewhat underwhelmed by our experience. The waitress recommended that my wife and I split the 3-meat platter because "it would probably be more than you can eat" It was a good thing we ordered an extra side of sweet potato fries or we would have gone away hungry. The sides that we ordered with the platter - baked beans and greens with bacon - were delicious but the measly 1/3 cup servings were ridiculous. Only the extra side of fries was a reasonable serving. As for the barbecue itself, the pulled pork and the ribs were nothing to write home about. The brisket was tender and flavorful but all of the meats were very salty and left us thirsty all night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was at great however the service was terrible. We made reservations for 7 however when we arrived at 6:45 they told us we still had to go on the list. What was the point of making reservations. We were finally seated at 7:30. We waited for a server for quiet some time. He was very good but obviously had too many tables. I felt bad for him:( We finally got our food at 8:30, almost 2 hours after we arrived. The food was wonderful though!!! I would love to try it again when hopefully they have fixed the service issue!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Charles Premier BBQ
    Kathie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hendricks has great BBQ yes, but let's not forget the fabulous side dishes which far outstep the competition. The BEST biscuits I've ever had, plus mashed potatoes to die for, corn casserole, creamed spinach, fried green tomatoes. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal!
    Iocanthe
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It has been a decade or more since I visited St. Louis and I wanted to introduce the family members who were with me to great St. Louis style BBQ. I don't know that I could have picked a better place. From the cornbread to the ribs to the last bit of dark chocolate shake, the food was delicious and of excellent quality. Everyone was friendly and, despite the late hour we picked for our meal, made it clear that they were invested in our having a great experience. We were not among the best-dressed (16+ hours in the car does not make for the freshest appearance!) but we were treated like royalty. I'd recommend this place to anyone, and wish I lived close enough to visit more often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goof food, but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overall, food was good. Service was slow! However, in fairness, servers had too many tables. It appears this restaurant needs more staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu
    optional
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    confusing menu with too many interpretations. Need to change side items so all portions are the same.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 0 for four
    Javaj9
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Reservation fail, they do not reserve tables on the deck. I asked for outside seating in the special instructions only to learn that reservations are limited to indoor seating only. We waited 45 minutes to sit on the deck. Food fail: The brisket was tender but seasoned to the point that no meat flavor remained. The ribs and chicken were over cooked. Service: Our waitress was good, but the runners need more training. One girl insisted that we ordered the wrong drinks and delivered them to our table over our objections. They were for the next table. Final score: I will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to our expectations
    DLK1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a reservation through Open Table. Upon arrival, we were seated in a fair amt. of time. Our objection was that even after making a reservation, we were seated at the table closest to the kitchen. We constantly had staff walking by us and standing nearby conversing with each other. The noise level was high since there was so much activity in the open kitchen. The food was fair. We had read so many great reviews that our expectations were up. We ordered the "Whole Shebang" which means we were able to sample all 6 of their meats. The ribs, both baby back & spare ribs were dry & salty, the turkey was dry, the pulled pork & brisket were good, but the sausage was okay. Our server Karsen was the best part of the trip. She's great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good with Exceptions...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Hendrick's is a BBQ restaurant. I had the brisket sandwich, slightly tough, I have had more tender brisket. The coleslaw needed some help, not much flavor. Last thing, all of the sauces were a little too vinegar tasting. Hope this helps.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service Shannon
    MegaTech
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Shannon was the BEST server we've had in a good while. Her suggestions were excellent! Clear menu item options/details, nice portions, fast service, flavorful sides & sauces. We really loved the dressing on the 7-layer salad. Each bite of the devine dinner rolls, succulent pecan pie & the homemade vanilla bean icecream causing you to long for the next bite..... made for an OUTSTANDING experience!! Oh, the ribs are good too! ;-) Thank you Shannon!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 246 reviews are from the Hendricks BBQ reviews archive.
  • AlwayseatingoutVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    TOTALLY AND UTTERLY DELICIOUS!!!! Found it through the help of Yelp and I'm so glad we did. They had some of the best mac I've ever had, the potatoes were perfect and my chicken & biscuit was superb. The other 3 ppl at my table enjoyed the burger, bbq pork and even the pulled pork nachos. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, Bad Service
    FoodieFromIL
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The BBQ was very good, but we really didn't like any of the sauces so we ate the meat plain. It was still delicious! They have a huge selection of side dishes and the ones we had were very good - cheese grits, baked beans, corn casserole, and sweet potato casserole. Unfortunately, we spent most of the meal with empty glasses looking for our waitress. Each time we requested something, it seemed like she disappeared. Just paying our bill took 20 minutes!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey - limited affordability
    Lizzy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was tasty but prices are too high. We all chose sandwiches to be able to afford being there. This was a monthly dining group that attended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey limited choices
    Clairelaine
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Limited dinner selections at a reasonable cost. Small portions. chose from sandwiches to afford eating at restaurant. However it's Clean, has great staff, and love ambience. Still not worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice meal
    Marcia
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The four of us enjoyed our meals. The meat was excellent. However, I ordered the Potatoes and Onions and it was not very good. I expected crispy, hot potatoes. I didn't get that at all. The potatoes were just barely warm and there was no crispness at all. The skin was even kind of tough. Even with salt there wasn't much flavor in them. Also the carmelized onions were very much overdone. They were practically black. I can only assume that they had been prepared too soon and then sat around for 30 minutes or so. The BBQ Baked Beans were excellent and I would have liked to have had a larger bowl of them. I expect to return but I won't order the potatoes again. Plus it took almost 45 minutes to get our food. That seems entirely too long.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father'a Day Failure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant ran out of food without telling us until we were at the table. Our waitress apparently wasn't a waitress. They just used her because they were busy. Two beers in 45 mins. The sides are tiny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Dinner
    Hopejo00
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for a Father's Day dinner. The food was great, but I was glad we had a reservation. People were waiting everywhere! At the time of our reservation (6:30), they had sold out of the ribs and all forms of chicken. It was disappointing, but understandable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no return
    stlouisbarbecuenot
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    we had a reservation for 6pm for 4, they seated us at once, brought us drinks, then we ordered and they told us they were out of all the ribs and the fried chicken. Ridiculous.. on a Sunday at 6??? we asked for the manager, he said it was poor planning, oh really??? He finally found us 1 last slab of ribs, we ordered some other things, they comped the ribs, but it was a very disappointing way to spend Father's day or any other way to go to a restaurant. I would not recommend this, lots of other good bbq around…..
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Father's Day Gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a large party of 12. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was awesome. Love this place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    SallyZ
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lots of great menu items. The food is always good. Definitely a family/kid friendly place. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too early - wake 'em up
    breadman88
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our first trip to Hendricks BBQ. We had an early lunch reservation on a Sunday. The food was good, and we will go back BUT I have to admit I was disappointed by the level of service when we arrived. We waited about ten minutes at the hostess station for someone to show up. Finally, I walked into the dining area and asked a group of employees if someone could help seat us. The employees were all talking with each other and were not busy at all. It seemed like the whole time we were there, the employees were just waking up. So, I will go again, but NOT EARLY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service recovery!
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our food was late, and we didn't get all we ordered because of technical problems with a fryer. The manager gave us a replacement meal AND took 25%off the entire ticket. Food was very good, and we appreciated the compensation for the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Papafinch
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Casual dress code, family-friendly atmosphere and attentive staff makes you want to come back soon. The pick-two option let us taste a variety of meat choices - all delicious, but the brisket was my favorite. It was hard to make a choice of sides because each one sounded so tasty. Everything is made to order and you can taste the difference. We really appreciated that the music was at a level that made conversation possible. Even with 2-3 large groups/families in attendance while we dined, the energy was upbeat and fun without being overwhelming. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, keeping our glasses refilled and checking on us often but didn't hover.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I love BBQ and this place was amazing! We will be back soon!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Servers/Kitchen Understaffed
    EatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Servers and/or kitchen staff seem to be very understaffed. Our waiter Phillip was helpful & all was going well until our food came. Our dining companions asked for some bread to go along with the meal & asked the server delivering the food (not Phillip) for it. It never came. Phillip followed up on the request for us. Finally (after 9 requests by Phillip!), he alerted mgmt to take care of problem, & also bring side of mac and cheese that I ordered when they asked for bread. When items were finally brought by other servers, no explanation was given for delay (& no discount offered). Because of Phillip, we'll be back, but not sure how soon.
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  • Great service
    DollyDiner
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Good food portions & great service from Shawn our server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Very loud even on a Wednesday night, would have been better to eat on the patio. Server disappeared for almost a half an hour, fortunately we didn't need anything! Pulled pork was excellent, ribs and brisket were way too peppery for my taste. Nice decor, good menu. Overall, not bad, but considering the ratings I saw beforehand (one of 10 best BBQ in St. Louis??) did not live up to the hype.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoGood
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    THE LADIES RESTROOM HAD 1 WORKING FAUCET AND IT BARELY HAD WATER COMING OUT TO WASH HANDS. Hot food was not hot at all even after telling staff AND the "Banana pudding" was like a banana milk!!!--yuk!!; price is too high for the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic