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Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack

28 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4846
+1 573-442-7878
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“bbq nachos” (7 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
28 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4846
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best BBQ meat in town if you like pig or beef. Poultry isn't bad, but there is better. I think the issue is the bird's being used are a bit "woody" breast for white meat and just not as succulent or tender dark meat. Easy...More

Thank Rich K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best barbecue restaurants. I will come back again for sure. The smoked ribs are so good that I almost want to buy all of them and left nothing to the long line behind me:) The food is 5 star hands down. What...More

Thank Rajesh C
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rajesh, First let me tell you that I am a Southerner so my relplies can get lengthy. It's a southern thing. We can't help ourselves. I am happy you like my BBQ and thank you for visiting and for the kind words. Most of...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The ribs (falling off the bone) and sausage were very nicely done. The rib tips were a little overdone and not hot. Ensure they heat things up fully. The sides we had, coleslaw, tater salad and beans were good. Nothing was over seasoned. Owner was...More

Thank Michael H
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review and I am happy you liked our BBQ. Sorry about the Rib Tips not being quite hot as they should be. I had just taken them off the smoker and had to let them cool down some before I could...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife, son and I have been going around to all of the BBQ places in Columbia to decide on our favorite. I have decided to post my reviews on Tripadvisor as we go. Our final stop was Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack. Shotgun Pete's is...More

Thank Ed Y
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and have been here many times. The BBQ nachos are insane, a must try! Check Facebook to see when they're open.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Any time we are near a BBQ place we try to stop. Today was no exception. We arrived around dinner time and were greeted by a friendly employee who seemed eager to help satisfy our hunger for BBQ. Orders were placed at the counter and...More

Thank John S
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your visit and hope you will return soon! We have 6 (six) home-made bbq sauces to choose from. The beans do have brown sugar in them but that is not the only ingredient...There are about 5 other ingredients...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was excellent. My husband and kids all had the ribs which were to die for. Delish potato salad. A creamy white potato salad with chunky potato bites, not the mustard kind. Regular baked beans and the hot baked beans both wonderful. I had the...More

Thank swimmom540
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Go to Shotgun Pete's. This peerless bbq store is tiny and unassuming but the food is outstanding. Brisket and pulled pork are our favorite. We go whenever we are in town. They are closed Sunday, so plan ahead.

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I made our first visit to Shotgun Pete's for lunch and it will definitely not be our last. This small BBQ place is directly across the street from the Blue Note on 9th Street in downtown Columbia. We were greeted by a...More

ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for the great review and please come back soon! I would like to clarify something though. We don't usually take to food to your table. We put it on top of a deli case next to the pay counter and then call out...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Person waiting on me was on cell phone the entire time they waited on me. Not a welcoming environment. I felt I was interrupting his call and never received a thank you. The area with the BBQ sauces was dirty and had insects. The pulled...More

Thank Jokekat
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review Hello, the person on the cell phone that day was me, the owner. I appoligise to you for any inconvienience I may have caused. I really do appreciate you coming to my place! I...More

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I'm not saying this is the case, but it looks suspicious when you have customers write in reviews that are negative, and those customers have sometimes hundreds of reviews they have posted, and then all of a sudden there are 4 reviews from "customers" who only have posted one time-------the one and only review they have ever written, which just happens to be a glowing.....overwhelming, over the top positive review of your restaurant. As a long time business owner, I have to say that I also cringed at your responses to negative reviews. Not quite how I would have handled it. Best to keep it short, and just say "I'm sorry, please give us another try." Or, "here is a coupon for buy one get one free", or something. Based solely on how you responded to negative reviews, makes me want to avoid coming in.
8 December 2016|
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Response from ShotgunPete | Property representative |
Those "Glowing reviews" you mentioned were from some of my regular customers who saw those two reviews I had received and they didn't agree with them any more than I did. They saw that it might be hurting my business and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4846
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-7878
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Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack is an authentic BBQ Joint...located in Downtown Columbia Missouri. Our present location has indoor dining...a courtyard and sidewalk cafe. We feature down-home hickory smoked BBQ...Pulled Pork...Beef Brisket...Spare Ribs....BBQ NACHOS....Pit Smoked Baked Beans...and more! ...plus 6 BBQ Sauces made in-house! We have been featured in Inside Columbia Magazine twice and once on on the cover! Come in and relax...and have some GREAT BBQ! Open 11:30 am to 8 pm Weds thru Thursday, Fridays 11:30 am to 9 pm and 12 noon to 9 pm Saturdays. CLOSED SUNDAYS MONDAYS, TUESDAYS and Holidays...and maybe sometimes for bad weather. Like us on Facebook for updates and stay connected!
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