About 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.

1200 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Normal Hours of Operation:

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

Downstairs MBB open 'til 1:30am on Friday and Saturday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(636) 724-8600

Website:
http://www.hendricksbbq.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in our Moonshine Bar.

Catering:
All menu items are available for catering

Parking Details:
Parking behind Country Inn & Suites and along the Katy Trail.

Executive Chef:
Wil Pelly

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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.

Hendricks BBQ Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Comfort Food (15)
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Authentic (11)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great Beer (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Scenic View (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The BBQ as usual was excellent. Sides are also very good. The banana pudding was terrible with the bananas not being ripe. But, server removed the item from our bill which was appreciated. Prices are a bit above average for BBQ.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good environment , food superb, service excelent, best beer on tap ever

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was very disappointed in the side dishes and desert. The brisket was very good, but the corn casserole and the fried potatoes were very ordinary at best. We had apple pie and it was not very good at all. Too much crust some of which wasn't done and very few apples

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Confusing; we had 3 different servers and with that being said....still took a long period of time for drinks and refills

Tags: Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for a family Christmas Eve dinner and had reservations for 6:30. Upon arriving the place was very empty with only 2-3 other tables. Service was very poor and food was slow (and cold) coming out despite the restaurant being empty. While we were eating we were left to be the only table there. The staff was sweeping and cleaning around us. We thought this was quite odd. After we got the bill (around 7:45) we asked if they were closing early. The waitress then informed us they had closed at 7. I’m not sure why i was allowed to make a reservation for 6:30 when they closed at 7. I wish they would have informed us upon seating. We would have chosen a different venue as this was a family holiday meal we normally would have ordered desserts and after dinner drinks. Instead we then felt bad and rushed out.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The nachos are terrific!! They not only looked outstanding, they were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have eaten there a number of times. The place can get loud but the service is fairly quick and the food is consistently good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Where to begin... This was our 2nd experience here, which is the ONLY reason I would recommend this place, bc the first visit was the complete opposite. Had this visit been our first, we'd never return. Went for Christmas dinner, myself, husband, 7 month old, and in-laws. We arrived before the dinner crowd this evening. Sunday special is fried chicken, which both in-laws ordered, I got the pulled pork sandwich, my husband the brisket Philly. My in-laws asked to substitute sides and were told no substitutions allowed, ok fine. It says allow 15 minutes for fried chicken, understandable. 20 minutes after ordering we're told our food is ready, but the fried chicken has another 10 minutes...annoying, but whatever. They finally bring the food...fried chicken is hot, but no mashed potatoes because They "aren't ready" and "it'll just be a few minutes". Pulled pork is cold, like been sitting there for awhile cold, and brisket is fine bc husband will eat whatever you put in front of him. Sent the pork back to have it heated up and it returned with a sloppy, wet, disgusting, inedible bun. We ate slow, hoping for mashed potatoes to arrive, which they NEVER DID. If we can't substitute sides, at least BRING THE SIDES ITS SUPPOSED TO COME WITH. Our waitress is fantastic, she truly is. She is genuinely apologetic and seems embarrassed at the situation, but shouldn't be because we know it isn't her fault. Ask to speak with a manager. This guy comes along COULD NOT CARE LESS that the wait was way longer than expected, pulled pork sandwich is terrible and inedible, and STILL NO MASHED POTATOES. Worst of all he blames everyone else and gives an obligatory "sorry". He did take 20% off the check, which seems minimal since 75% of the order was incorrect. Terrible experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall, food was good. Good craft beer list. This is the second time we've eaten here and I would return again. Small detail is that the cheesy grits on the Sides menu is horrible. Tastes like it came prepared quickly from a box. Otherwise, everything else is very good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic BBQ meat, good craft beer and cocktails, friendly service. Sides are meh, and it's fairly pricey for lunch, but the brisket, turkey and pork were worth the trip.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Live Music, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was very attentive. Food was great and we didn't have to wait long to get it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good BBQ. Fun time with friends. Some local beers on tap. Easy drive from the Airport Hotels.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was true southern comfort food. Great bar-b-que! We ordered the meat sampler with four sides and shared it. Also had the shrimp and grits. All was delicious. The service was great. We were seated inside but asked for an outside table and were readily accommodated. Great experience. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Girl's outing on Sun, Dec 3rd for the St. Charles Christmas Traditions. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I planned lunch here and it was a highlight of our dining experiences in St. Charles. We tried brisket, a brisket philly and pulled pork, as well as sides of sweet potato fries, macaroni, beans, fried potatoes and greens. Great sauces...we all had different favorites! All our food was fabulous and service superior. The building is ultra cool and we loved the décor. Seriously, we thought the chairs looked uncomfortable but all wished we had some at home. lol I will definitely be back and have already shared my experiences with my Facebook friends! Thanks Hendrick's for knocking it out of the ballpark!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

There were large amounts of food on the “clean” plates we were given for appetizers. (Enough food that I could tell the previous diner had nachos)) When we told the server he acted as if that was not unusual, and he was very indifferent. The second set had food on them again, not as much, but still there was food. I fully realize that these things happen in restaurants, but the indifference was the real issue. The server also brought my husband the wrong beer. He checked on us maybe one time. We used to eat here quite a bit, but the quality of food has also gone down. We will not be back.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our overall experience for 8 people was very poor the service was extremely slow and most of all as a group our food was incorrect for 3 people and all the food came out warm at best, you might even call it cold and dry. For the money it was very poor we have been there on several occasions and at this time we are not even sure if we would return.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went to Hendrick's with our friends (a group of 14) and we had a great time. The food was good and the portions were large. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was fine. The atmosphere is very loud. Not a place to go to relax for dinner, but when we have gone out for BBQ, this is the norm. Seating is mostly hard chairs. Did not see any comfy spots to enjoy a quiet conversation. Overall not a bad experience.

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Seated immediately! Yeah....Food was wonderful...waiter was very attentive but not over the top!....but noise level a little too much for enjoying a nice conversation with friends. Would go again because the ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, nachos were all wonderful.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waitress was wonderful! 😀The food tasted good but not alot for your money!
I got the 7oz of turkey...was 3 small pieces without sides.....and $7.00!!!
The location & atmosphere was good too!
Not even free bread basket!!!!!
Bandannas is just as good and you get alot more for your money!☺👍

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good the only thing I didn't really care for was the grits with cheddar they was little to Cheddar or overall our waitress explain the menu to us and recommended certain things

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time dining there. Excellent food, excellent service, very nice atmosphere! Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

When we arrived the girl at the desk did not know how to set up the computer since she was from the evening shift. We were there on a Sunday at 11:00 October 8. We stood there while she was getting frustrated- several other servers came up but no one tried to address the fact we have been standing there waiting - the girl was totally frustrated by then - she kept telling us her frustration and none of the other servers helped . The place was empty!!! Why couldn’t she just sit us at a table and work around the problem rather then venting to us? Finally after 20 min we were sat up in the bar area - the barbecue sauce bottles were filthy and there was a silver fish bug on one of our bottles - u could tell they were not wiped down the night before.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We dined outside on the back deck which was very nice. Indoors the noise level was pretty high. Love the location on main street. We walked down the street for ice cream after dinner. Had the brisket and pulled pork which were both good. Disappointed in the barbecue sauces which were kind of runny and not great flavor. Definitely had better sauces at other barbecue places. The biggest disappointment was probably the size of some of the side dishes which they call Fixin's. In particular the fried potatoes was about 1/4 of what I I would have expected. I really liked the slaw and the portion there was more generous. The meat portions were generous.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Being from Ohio I was only vaguely familiar with Old Town St. Charles. I liked your web site and the ease of making a reservation on line. You have a good selection of beer, enjoyed the ribs. My brothers and sister-in-law said the beef brisket was slightly dry, my wife liked the turkey. We drove to St. Charles because my son had an invitation to listen to Stephen King. On a future trip to St. Louis I plan to return to your restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had the nachos. The ambiance is wonderful. This is a place we will take our children. The BBQ is really good. We enjoyed the ribs, turkey and pork. The brisket is good as well but better at other places. Overall we will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful. Barbecue lives up to the hypes. Attentive server. Would go back tomorrow.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good as expected. Service was less than expected. Server was trying to work people inside and outside and it wasn't working. We wanted to get a half turkey half brisket sandwich but they would not oblige. We ended up ordering one sandwich of each and fixing it on our plate.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was great. Waitress was superb. very friendly and outstanding with suggestions.
I will definitely be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food! We live in the area and had just had the opportunity to try this establishment out. My wife and I ordered the whole Shebang option, which gives a generous sample of the different meats that they offer. The brisket was by far my favorite. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised that the turkey was moist and tender. Often times (as we all know) turkey breast is hard to cook without 'drying' out; the turkey breast at Hendricks was still moist and tender!
The only reason that I didn't give Hendricks a full 5 star rating is because the prices are a bit high. I understand that having the extra care and attention by the staff to ensure that everything is made from scratch causes more work for them, but for some of the side dishes to be anywhere from $5-$7 for one serving is a bit steep.
We will definitely return in the future for a special treat for our family because the food is genuine and they have great options with wonderful flavor :-)

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Onion rings were awful; couldnt cut with a knife. Silverware dirty. Great server, Shelby, was the bright spot of the evening. Ribs ok. Sides were so-so. Wont go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Normally the brisket is phenomenal! Not tonight. It had too much pepper and was overlooked.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The restaurant was very, very cold and the only response we received from our server was "Tell me about it."

The food was so-so.

Food came out of the kitchen and was served quickly.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I expected much better food, that is average. The temperature was really too cold inside, making our stay unpleasant. The service indeed was good

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was okay, nothing special. I expected the sauces to have a better flavor. The service was pretty bad. The waitress kept forgetting things, we didn't get our alcoholic drinks until we were almost done eating, and various other little things. It was not the best experience.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Friends were visiting from Chicago so we decided to go to Hendricks. My frustration with Hendricks is their lack of consistency. The meat was good this time but last time was dry and missing flavor. In addition their staff has a high turnover.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Reserved Hendrick's while in the St. Louis area. The reviews I read were all excellent. No lying there. The restaurant was wonderful. Food was great. The best was my smoked sangria. Amazing! Don't hesitate when considering Hendrick's.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Expensive for a family dinner but very tasty and prompt. Servings were not huge but enough. Server was frendly and efficient. All the food was yummy, especially the meat!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This place is usually amazing. I took a client here for a business dinner and our waitress was sub par. We got our appetizers before we got our dinks and she had to go to the bar at least 5 times before she could tell us if they had the different alcohols my guests were wanting. Our food took a long time and it was SO salty I had to send it back. Once we got our food, our waitress never came back to our table. We all had asked for waters to drink and never got them. I asked for a manager and he could of cared less about our experience. Not so sure I could recommend this establishment now.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Main dish and sides were lacking in flavor. Meats were a little dry sides just didn't have much flavor to them.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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