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Dexter Bar B Que

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236 South Broadview, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
+1 573-334-9600
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over priced and over rated BBQ. As one who has entered and won many BBQ contest in the tri state region I can tell you that this is simply an average BBQ joint. Nothing wrong with giving this place a try though. Decide for yourself. The atmosphere is nice and the location is easy access just off William street in... More 

Thank greywolf1953
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known for their bbq but everything we've ever had there as been very good, They are best known for their as they well should be. There are served dry and you had sauce, I love dry ribs. The side dishes are typical for this type restaurant and the portions are large. A nice touch is the free ice cream.

Thank Edwin G
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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330 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Dexter Bar B Que in Cape Girardeau has the most awesome ribs! We always order their side of ribs with a couple of side items, and don't forget the free soft serve ice cream for dessert. Clean restaurant with reasonable prices. Friendly wait staff.

Thank Butterflydays
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had this a couple times over the Christmas holiday. The alotta pig basket was very filling and the meat had the right amount of smoke. The environment is clean and staff is nice. There is limiting seating so i recommend getting there not during rush times.

Thank Eric K
Paducah, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Delicious food here. Just walking in makes one's mouth water, the smell of bar b que is intoxicating. Family friendly, uniformly good food, and prompt service. Very reasonable prices as well.

Thank cgreen1121
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It is no where close to the original in Dexter. Ordered brisket melt and fries. Meat was pretty greasy and the fries were limp. The meal was ok but not what I expect when I go to dexter bbq. $12 is way too high for what I got. I think I'll drive on by next time.

Thank southwesttravel
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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330 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My buddy and I go here often just for their ribs. You get huge helpings of everything and these ribs just can't be beat. We like this restaurant much better than the one in Jackson, MO. The workers here are friendlier and the food is top notch!

Thank Butterflydays
Bismarck, Missouri
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Whenever I carried a foil-wrapped rack of ribs into work, my co-workers would go wild. Dexters used to be the standard for BBQ chains. But the BBQ world has expanded in ways that have left Dexters behind. Based on the price alone, this should be a sit-down, menu service restaurant. But we still walk into a spacious entry way and... More 

Thank etherius
Saint Louis, Missouri
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471 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Traveling Missouri for work, Dexter BBQs are a favorite of mine. Food is never old, and is always a quick in and out. This particular location has a young lady working the dining area that was wonderful...getting refills and what not. That was a nice addition.

Thank WarEglTX
Leopold, Missouri
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Always have our work Christmas party here. They have a fairly large side room that can be reserved. Normally we have ribs, chicken, twice baked potatoes, beans, rolls & salad. Not to forget the cobblers!!! Everything is very good!! Haven't found anything I don't like. Prices are reasonable & the service is good!!

Thank mudangel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 South Broadview, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: +1 573-334-9600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?