Great food and great settingFood and setting is amazing! The service when the restaurant is busy can be a little slow. We had to wait a while just for a couple beers, and a to go order took longer than our regular food order. But the food definitely makes up for it.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy at HendricksWas pleasantly surprised that we were able to get a last minute reservation for a group of 7 on a Friday night (definitely will be using Open Table again!) Great barbecue with ample side dishes. My dining companions really enjoyed their specialty mixed drinks also. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions. The bar atmosphere was lively but not so loud that you couldn't have a decent conversation. Would definitely go back.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice surpriseWe really enjoyed our visit the service was great and the food couldn't be better, I will definitely be back for more.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place, good foodWent for dinner with a couple clients. Great casual atmosphere but the food and the drink options were higher end than the decor might indicate. Their specialty cocktails were fantastic. All the entrees and sideds we had were delicious. We tried fried chicken, various bbq options, hushpuppies, corn ?, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and a couple others.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Place.I have been to Hendricks more times then I can count. Every time the food is off the hook and we love the staff. You do have to make a reservation if you don't want to wait but well worth it. Most of the time I get the ribs (all of them) but this time I had the Cobb Salad and now I have a new favorite. Kinda bad when you call for a reservation and they say hi Steve what time would you like. I told you we go a lot. This is the best place we know to get a great meal at a good price and see the Cards on the big screen.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Local BBQ!We'd heard good things about Hendrick's, but hadn't had the opportunity to eat there until now. Everything we heard was confirmed! We had a later dinner, so the dining room was starting to thin out, but people were heading downstairs to the bar below the restaurant for live music. The music, while in full swing, was barely audible in the restaurant portion, though, so it's not too noisy.
The place looked great, the decorations were very much like a good, old-fashioned BBQ place. The food was fantastic, meat cooked perfectly and the variety of sauces were really unique and tasty. They also have a good selection of beers available, both on draft and in a bottle.
Overall it was a great experience. We'll definitely go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy RibsWe heard about Hendricks BBQ from a friend. My husband loves BBQ ribs and had them. Best he has had in STL, we came back for them again. Delicious! The bar has fun drinks available too with moonshine. A great place for BBQ and a unique drink!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group has eaten thereOur group has eaten there probably 10 times and have never been less than satisfied. The service is terrific and the food is fab. We have spread the word where ever we can.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat barbecue and great whiskeyFabulous barbecue (not greasy ) with a smokey taste, and plenty moist. The whiskey and beer selections are way above average. Service was exceptional. I would strongly recommend Hendricks BBQ.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBBQ GoodnessExcellent Ribs. The Chicken & a Biscuit is a must try. Haven't had anything bad there yet. We have gone 5 or 6 times now. The menu is a bit pricey. Ask the server to explain the portions. The menu uses the term "Family Style", which implies large portions for everyone to share and that is not what you get. They just come in separate bowls. On our second time there the server went over the menu with us and explained many of the options. All in all, once you figure out the menu it is a great place to eat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day LunchI took my mother to Hendricks for Mothers Day Lunch. She loves BBQ. She was not disappointed. The service was outstanding. The food was very good especially the meat. If you are hungry, get "The Whole Shebang" You won't be disappointed. The ribs are very meaty. The pulled pork is perfectly smoked. The sausage has a great flavor, but not too hot. The turkey was moist. There is a good selection of homemade sauces on the table. The BBQ Baked Beans are very good; smoky with bacon and lots of flavor. The macaroni and cheese was creamy with a crispy topping. If you have one meal in St. Charles, don't miss Hendricks5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's moreIt's more than just a BBQ place. It has a southern flair with country cooking and comfort foods. We had a table of four and there were no complaints from any of us. We all were stuffed and all said we would definitely come back. Some items on the menu say they take 15 minutes to prepare, if that is true, it sure didn't seem like we waited that long. We were out for a relaxing evening and experience so were not in a hurry.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeThe food at Hedricks is good. The staff is friendly but a little slow in service. The decor is very nice. I will be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a superb waitress (sorry,We had a superb waitress (sorry, cannot remember her name). We needed a gluten free list of items and were provided with that. However, we believe the chili was NOT gluten free or possibly something else was not as it made my wife feel really bad that night. We thought the menu was large and plentiful enough. I usually do not eat meat, but had the turkey, which was outstanding. I wish you offered a veggie burger. You may want to contact Match burgers as they are made locally and THE BEST! Schnucks carries them and offers in the Des Peres Cafe area as well in the frozen area.
Your restaurant offers many great features: WELL DONE!! We WILL be back!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific BBQ!This was our second visit, & definitely won't be our last. A BIG restaurant, but very welcoming, lively and comfortable.
I love their pulled pork sandwich (add the colesaw on top for $1), & sides are delicious, including mac & cheese, corn pudding & baked beans. I also loved their potato salad the first time (flavorful, & potatoes slightly firm - not a mushy mixture full of excess mayo like you often get elsewhere). The second time the potatoes were undercooked, but our waitress gladly brought us a different side dish (the baked beans) to replace it.
Interesting drinks (try the Wee Doggie-a cross between a mojito & whiskey sour), & good desserts. Great addition to St. Charles.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLiked the variety of sauces,Liked the variety of sauces, service fast & friendly, food was very good. We're big sweet pot casserole fans, @ yours didn't dissappont.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed dinner very much.Enjoyed dinner very much. Only suggestion would be for a better wine selection for individual glasses of wine.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good ourThe food was very good our waitress was very attentive. The only I did not enjoy was the BBQ sauces I found them to be not very flavorful. However I would go back again for the food.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat newer restaurantThe decor is fun and energetic with pigs hanging from the ceiling and the bar is cool with mason jar lights. Could be a fun place after hours as he cocktail selection was very unique and inventive. The service on this particular visit by our server was good, but the kitchen was way behind. It took us almost an hour to get our food. They were apologetic and in the end gave us free drink and appetizer cards to come back. The flavor of the food was great, but due to the kitchen issues was not hot. I had the brisket and it was very tender. The sides have a different twist to them...love the sweet potato dish. We will be returning. If you do go parking is in back as we did not know this and clogged traffic in front.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the ribs. Waiter refilledLoved the ribs. Waiter refilled sweet tea by mistake.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHendricks is as good as BBQHendricks is as good as BBQ can be. Highly recommended for everyone!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a pleasant time. WeWe had a pleasant time. We were able to take as much time as we needed without feeling rushed.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is really good. MyThe food is really good. My sister and I split a 2 meat combo..turkey and brisket, both very good. A few problems though. Our server wasn't very good. She was very standoff-ish, she would disappear for long periods of time and when she would actually come to our table, she would just stand there for a while and start every sentence or question with "I'm sorry.." Strange. Also, she told us that getting this combo meal with two sides would be cheaper than getting two small plates of meat and one side, so we went with her suggestion..when we got the bill, it was $5 more than what it was supposed to be. I wish i would have said something to her, but just wanted to get out of there. Overall, great food...service, well..not so great.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyone..The menu was diverse. The dancing pig was fun for everyone. The food was delicious except my sons plain cheeseburger had some spice to it? Although, I enjoyed it in my lunch the next day. Our server was more than accomodating! A nice location to walk it off after all the great food!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPORTIONS WAY TOO SMALLExcellent BBQ! Tried pulled pork and brisket, smoked just right! 4 different kinds of sauce at the table was fun to experiment with. Biggest complaint: PORTIONS ARE WAY TOO SMALL! This includes meat and sides. $18 for a two meat platter, the portions should be twice the size the were, if not larger. ANd the sides are served in a VERY small cup unless you order them family-style. All sides were delicious, however. Grits, collards, baked beans, slaw, sweet potato fries, and tons more.
If you want a larger serving of meat, I would recommend ordering one of the BBq sandwiches. I got a $10 pulled pork sandwich (you MUST get slaw on top and add your choice of sauce!! delicious!) and my serving of meat was twice what platter was.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBBQ Lover's Check this Out!I have been there twice. Both times, the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. I consider myself to be a BBQ snob and this is one of the best.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMust experience BBQ and Blues !We loved the food and service so much that we booked the Loft for my sons rehearsal dinner . Ambiance is top notch and the whiskey menu is unparalleled . Matt is one of the BEST waiters I've experienced and his knowledge of the menu including the beer and whiskey products was most impressive .3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it that you have takenLove it that you have taken over a historic location for the restaurant. A definite plus for Old St. Charles. Have been there 5 times and have brought different family/friends/small groups and they loved it and are now regulars. I love the rustic ambience of the decor. Can't wait for the downstairs to open. The food was hot when it should be, always generous and you have very unique menu items. A+ all the way around!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat addition to Main Street!So happy we don't have to trek downtown to Pappy's anymore to get our BBQ fix. Hendricks is great. The food is wonderful (I kill for the gouda-enhanced Mac & Cheese) and portion sizes are reasonable; BBQ is great (the moistest turkey!); and the staff is always very accommodating. Great addition to the Main Street scene. And I'm really looking forward to summer because I know the outside patio and deck will be a great place to hang out.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for the first time,We went for the first time, ordered the rolls however our server forgot them and took her forever to bring them out after we reminded her. But she did rectify the situation and they were on the house! I am giving her 2 stars because of that situation plus she was not attentive to our needs and had to ask for a refill on drinks3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experience!This was my second visit, and it was just as great as the first! I brought some guests from out of town who had requested 'Barbecue' - there were 5 of us and we shared a "Whole Shebang" along with some wonderful fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, an extra side and one pecan pie a la mode for desert and No one (including my friend's 6'5" hubby) went home hungry! Best part was the cost per person was under $25! We didn't have any alcoholic beverages, but this is one of the best values around, great food, great service, can't wait to go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM