Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in St. Louis

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in St. Louis on Tripadvisor.

You may also like: Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

#23. MS Piggies Bar-B-Q

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 10612 Page Ave St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63132-1204
Read more on Tripadvisor

#22. Bootleggin’ BBQ

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1933 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1623
Read more on Tripadvisor

#21. The Midwestern

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 900 Spruce St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1105
Read more on Tripadvisor

#20. Red The BBQ Man

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 304 S Florissant Rd, Ferguson, Saint Louis, MO 63135-2738
Read more on Tripadvisor

#19. J. Smugs Gastropit

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2130 Macklind Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2917
Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

#18. Honey Pit Smokehouse

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 951 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-6036
Read more on Tripadvisor

#17. Weber Grill Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (203 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1147 Saint Louis Galleria, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1159
Read more on Tripadvisor

#16. Smoki O’S BBQ

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (52 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $
– Address: 1545 N Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2304
Read more on Tripadvisor

#15. Bandana’s BBQ – Sunset Hills

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 11750 Gravois Rd, Sunset Hills, Saint Louis, MO 63127-1804
Read more on Tripadvisor

#14. Smokee Mo’s St. Louis BBQ

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 110 Old Meramec Station Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63021
Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated fine dining restaurants in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

#13. Salt And Smoke

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 392 N Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1247
Read more on Tripadvisor

#12. The Stellar Hog

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 5623 Leona St, Saint Louis, MO 63116-2907
Read more on Tripadvisor

#11. Bandana’s BBQ – Florissant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 8234 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-7107
Read more on Tripadvisor

#10. Rib City

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (123 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1181 Colonnade Ctr, Des Peres, Saint Louis, MO 63131-4328
Read more on Tripadvisor

#9. BBQ Saloon

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4900 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1404
Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated dessert shops in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

#8. Smoking Barrels BBQ – St. Louis

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 5641 South Kingshighway Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63109
Read more on Tripadvisor

#7. Bandana’s BBQ – Maryland Heights

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 12222 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63043-2408
Read more on Tripadvisor

#6. Sawmill BBQ

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
Read more on Tripadvisor

#5. Salt + Smoke

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (112 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 5625 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63109-3435
Read more on Tripadvisor

#4. Roper’s Ribs

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (161 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 6929 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63136-3638
Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated cheap eats in St. Louis, according to Tripadvisor

#3. The Shaved Duck

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (703 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2900 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1227
Read more on Tripadvisor

#2. Sugarfire Smoke House

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,166 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 605 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1207
Read more on Tripadvisor

#1. Salt + Smoke

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (729 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 6525 Delmar Blvd, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4502
Read more on Tripadvisor