BBQ restaurants in St Louis are always fun to visit as the atmosphere is often very casual, relaxed and playful. The best part is, the food is spectacular. Barbecue restaurants vary in terms of the type of food that is served. Some restaurants like to serve Mediterranean or Oriental cuisine, while others are heavily influenced by Asian or American cuisine. No matter what type of cuisine a restaurant goes with, all have this in common: the manner in which the food is cooked. BBQ style cooking involves using wood, an open flame, and charcoal. More modern restaurants may use electric grills. Some barbecue restaurants have gotten so creative with their methods that they sometimes prepare and serve the food outdoors.
One primary reason why St Louis restaurants are so popular in the United States is because of the sauces that are served with the food items. Many restaurants spring up on the left and the right just to compete with other restaurants. Many times the sauce served alongside the food is the ‘secret weapon’. Many of the best St Louis restaurants offer their own unique flavours and characteristics. For instance, some serve mayonnaise with their slaw while others prefer to leave it out.
BBQ Restaurants in St. Louis
|St. Louis BBQ Restaurants||Phone||Location|
|At Nesby’s||314-270-3888||South County|
|Beast Craft BBQ||618-257-9000||Belleville|
|BBQ Saloon||618-257-9000||Central West End|
|Big Woody’s||636-724-4227||St. Charles|
|C & K BBQ||314-385-8100||North County|
|The Copper Pig||314-499-7166||South St. Louis|
|Hendrick’s BBQ||636-724-8600||St. Charles|
|Iron Barley||636-671-9911||Jefferson County|
|Phil’s BBQ||314-631-7725||South County|
|PM BBQ||636-536-1966||West Couny|
|Salt & Smoke||314-727-0200||U City|
|Shaved Duck||314-776-1407||Tower Grove|
|Southtown Pub||314-832-9009||South Kingshighway|
|Spare No Rib||314-202-8244||Soulard|
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While the sauces served with the dishes may vary in different states, the type of food served is the same. Meat, poultry and fish are the types of food most commonly used in barbecue restaurants, popular dishes served at restaurants include everything from grilled lobster to grilled corn. Typical items that can be found on a St Louis Barbecue restaurant menu include grilled steaks, grilled hotdogs, and burgers, gourmet sausages, marinated skirt, steak, teriyaki chicken strips, Korean BBQ, beef spareribs, pork tenderloin and lamb chops.
BBQ restaurants in Memphis like to use tomato and vinegar-based sauces while Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee usually serve their pork dishes with a sweet, tomato-based sauce. In Kansas, restaurants like to experiment with different types of meat for their dishes. Kentucky is the one state that is set apart in terms of food that is served. BBQ restaurants in Kentucky like to serve mutton. At present, Lexington, Kentucky is known as ‘The Barbecue Capital of the World’.
And while grilled poultry, seafood and meat are delicious types of food, BBQ restaurants also serve grilled vegetable dishes on the side like grilled vegetable platters, bacon-wrapped asparagus, Greek-style squash, grilled corn with chive butter, grilled garden veggies, grilled portobellos with mozzarella salad, potatoes plus, grilled corn dip, grilled vegetable sandwich, and grilled vegetable medley. Grilled fruits are also sometimes served for dessert such as grilled pineapple, cinnamon apples, grilled pears, grilled brown sugar bananas, honey basted nectarines, rum and pineapple kebabs, and stuffed peaches on the grill.
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