Hendricks BBQ

3.6
843 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 843 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Leff
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It is under new ownership since the last time I was here, and it unfortunately has changed. The food used to be fantastic and now it is really poor. I had the chicken and Turkey and the chicken was dry and inedible. The Turkey was a little better but no much! The Mac and cheese that was to die for, now has no flavor at all! Very sad and disappointing! I will not be back!!

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Lewis
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time (party of two). The hostess asked for my name three times while I waited. Meanwhile, there were numerous open tables and others that were waiting to be bussed. They were completely out of at least three meats (ribs, smoked turkey, and burgers) and another item that I don't recall. Then, most of the food was cold and, frankly, not too great tasting. And lastly, the waitress was difficult to track down when our drinks needed to be refilled. I was in town for business and brought a coworker to dinner because I really enjoyed this place 2.5 years ago. Unfortunately, the entire experience was disappointing this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although they were busy and understaffed, all staff were kind and energetic. We had a great time and did not mind waiting a little longer for our food. Our server was wonderful and attentive.

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ScottR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Adam did good job with service. Out of draft beer not good. Music was way too loud.

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ErinT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there at 5 for our 5:15 reservation and there was a sign on the door saying they closed at 4. A phone call would have been nice. We had a party of 10 with us to celebrate a graduation and had to find somewhere else to go.

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TraciS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 1:45 on a Saturday. We arrived and immediately noticed they were short staffed or not keeping up with the flow of the customers as we waited for around 5 minutes for the host to seat us. We waited approximately 15 minutes for a server to show up to our table. We saw at minimum 4 servers so we didn't see what took that long. I am extremely patient as I was in the service business for over ten years. The frustrating part was that not one server even said hello or acknowledged us. The host kept checking up asking if someone had come to our table yet. The server finally took our drink order and it took another 10 minutes for our drinks. We did not get anything special but waters and soda. The food was mediocre but we requested ranch and ketchup and had to ask multiple times for these items after our food was out. Overall the whole mood would have been different if we would have been checked on and acknowledged. It definitely didn't seem like they were a running team.

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vipRoyO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice selection wish they would bring back pork steaks that original ownership had a few years ago

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KimberlyL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole shebang was a great way to taste and share everything

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

First off, the food was AMAZING, except that my order was missing some items. We had reservations for 730, it was not a bad wait to be seated, but took over 30 minutes for anyone to even ask for our drink order. Several tables that got seated after us were served before us. Again the food a 10!! The experience 0.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Bar was out of 4 beers. Out of macaroni and cheese. We were sitting for 15 minutes before drink order taken. Food came out before drinks.
The food was good and the patio was great.
Seemed like you were out of way too much and it was not busy at all.
Thank you.

JR
JohnR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was great, but the food was a far cry from what it used to be

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Rhos
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food wasn't what was pictured online but still decent. Atmosphere was great, service wasn't the greatest, server was nice and polite but didn't come around often and after handing us our checks he disappeared for another 15-20 minutes so be prepared to wait.

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Victhechef
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a great atmosphere and the food was good. The art work in the restaurant was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with our 12 guest party ! Had excellent customer service! Will recommend and come back again ! Delicious food and drinks! Love the blackberry margaritas, pulled pork nachos, & fried green tomatoes!

JD
JorieD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Highly recommend! Our service was great and the food was delicious!

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PeachesR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service was friendly and the food was delicious especially the sausage and baked beans. The greens were good but a bit salty. But overall the restaurant was appealing and nice. I would definitely return again.

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LynnJM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We were able to get a fast reservation, but then everything went down hill. Our server was polite, read our order back to us correctly, but only 3 of our 8 orders were delivered correctly. We had to keep telling her what was missing, they brought out 2 orders twice, that we already had, it was crazy! Our food was ok, but most of the dinners had only luke-warm meat. The manager was nice and gave us a discount for all the trouble.

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vipRichardV
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, good selection of adult beverages, cool interior. We will be back!

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JudyW
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The meat was moist and juicy with good flavor. I also really enjoyed the mac and cheese. I do with they had a mustard based bbq sauce along with the other choices. They do not serve bread with the meal; instead they charge you $6 for a basket of three small pieces of cornbread or biscuits. It was a nice meal, but I wouldn't say it was the best I ever had.

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MichF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The music was way too loud for table conversations, but once I asked if the music could be turned down, it was, but just a very little bit. There was no quiet conversation because you couldn't here the people at your table. The music was way too energic for the atmosphere of this particular restaurant.

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GreggW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

we had a group of six and I believe our overall consensus was that we enjoyed the food but have had better BBQ at some other places. Would recommend the Sampler platter, good way to try several items and it is a pretty good value , even for two people. Likely too much for two people for dinner but having leftovers isn't a bad thing.

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vipSteveO57
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, finely decorated, with a basic but tasty menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was friendly, service was very slow and when we got the food the meat was cold. We have been coming for years, but they have removed some favorites of ours from the menu. Prices are too high, probably won’t be returning.

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DianeD
Springfield
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was very slow to bring refills on our drinks and condiments when requested. She also did not have her mask on the entire time.

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FoodieMama
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was the customer service! Next time we are in town, we will definitely be back.

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EveA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Really good place for family gatherings!

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vipBirthday
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I was disappointed with everything we had. Food was cold, brisket was basically all fat, sweet potato casserole was burnt on the top and had no flavor, my sons chicken fingers were over done green beans were bland.

DB
DanaB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was good, bit the food was pretty mediocre. Not much flavor and the corn bread was rock hard. We didn't care for the bbq sauces either.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After successfully and correctly making reservations. Upon arriving from S County, we were told the restaurant was closing. It was very inconvenient.

TJ
TrixieJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Generous portions
Friendly staff.

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DeanM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

My son and I go on an annual trip each year. We chose St. Louis because we do like to hike and dine at night. The food was fair but most of the beer taps we’re out and the service was slow

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CheriD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was our fifth and last time here. Service was terrible. Wiated 10 minutes before going inside to look for a wait staff. The wait staff that was serviing the other 6 tables refused to make eye contact. Found a bus boy who was vacumming. He served us. Pulled pork was very dry. Drinks and food took way too long. The rest of our meals were very bland. Would not recommend,

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never be back. Waited at front to be seated at 7:10pm(Our reservation was 7:15) was never greeted at door,we felt very uncomfortable. We had a party of 4(2 out of town guests) while we were waiting I went to the bar to get a few beers while we were waiting. The bartender didn't even look at me to take my order. Wow...for these prices you would think your customers come first...not here. This place has gone downhill in the last few years. Don't waste your hard earned money at this place. There are other restaurants that are open and would love to have you dine with them. We walked out after being seated 30 minutes later...was just too insulted to stay.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This restaurant used to have good BBQ and sides, but the food was awful and overpriced. Save your money!

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Steve
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service. Server totally messed up our bill and we had to chase her down to have it corrected. Table of 8 had 20% auto gratuity added, with a open line for additional tip. Must be their policy for groups; I guess that’s ok.
Food tasted ok but most of it was cold. Couldn’t locate server to discuss so we just ate. We’ve had good experiences at Hendricks in the past—but my family isn’t keen on a return visit. Maybe down the road. It’s a shame because it’s such a nice building and location.

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Todd
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

This restaurant was not for me. I do not eat pork and everything had pork in it.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The manager on duty was awful! We had reservations on a not busy afternoon. For 20 minutes we watched her walk back and forth not accomplishing a single task. She continued to look at us and then eventually dropped off some silverware and stated someone will be with us in a few minutes. I was unsatisfied with that response and advised we had been waiting for 20 minutes and she was the first to welcome us or address us. She immediately barked an order to the hostess to seat us next ignoring all 20 other guests in the waiting area(The restaurant and patio had multiple open tables). While dining with our family I heard her talking down to the servers stating if they can't handle tables she would just do it herself! Staffing is NOT her employee's problem.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent had to ask my waiter two or three times for certain items some items were a little pricey like $18 for a pint of macaroni I could’ve bought a whole meal and got macaroni on the side, if you base it on food alone I gave it five stars plus everything else I would say an average of 3 1/2 to 4 but overall very satisfied

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They were very short staffed the night I was there . The staff seemed stressed. My waitress tried her best .

FAQs

Hendricks BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hendricks BBQ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (636) 724-8600.

Hendricks BBQ is rated 3.6 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

Hendricks BBQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hendricksbbq.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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