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Smoki O'S BBQ

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1545 N Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2304
+1 314-621-8180
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed in the food here. Sauces were not good. Dessert was packaged from another restaurant/bakery. Maybe just not our cup of tea but we've been to many bbq joints and this one ranked pretty low.

Thank Chris W
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Hidden place definitely worth the ride from the stadium. Pulled pork had an amazing smoky sweet flavor. We've been hitting BBQ spots on this road trip and this one sits on the top of the list.

Thank Carissa G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place-clean and friendly staff, but a hole in the wall, where some of the best BBQ is sometimes found. There is a counter and some stools, but this is best as a carry-out place. I highly recommend the brisket with the hot (spicy) BBQ sauce on the side, and the BBQ spaghetti is a delicious side... More 

Thank clvier1
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I tried the pig snout with BBQ sauce and it didn't disappoint. it's an experience-if you like pork rinds, you'll like pork snouts. Also, definitely try the pies. the place is close to downtown but it's in a dicey-looking area. Don't be discouraged- I took an uber there and back (traveling solo) and it was completely fine. The staff was... More 

Thank Europeand_beyond
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very local place, but full of flavor and kindness! Mrs. Walker, the owner, has done an excellent job in having a restaurant that serves good quality food at good prices with that homecooked taste we all like when eating out or trying something new. The pulled pork is very tasty and not over seasoned, the ribs... now, the ribs are... More 

Thank meli aponte
Wentzville, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch while working a job in north city. Informal dining and more of a carry out place. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was good and the baked beans which were excellent. The person I was with had the snoot and rib tips along with the Mac and cheese and said they were good. Overall a... More 

Thank texnate144
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best thick sauce baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, snoots, and St. Louis style rib tips I've ever had! The people here are great. Good to talk to and when they heard it was my first time and first stop in St. Louis, they brought over some of the additional samplings to get the best taste of... More 

1 Thank FoodieatheartfromFL
Stafford, Virginia
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204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I found this BBQ forgettable. It was dry and tasted old under a bunch of sloppy sauce. It's run down and not in a good area. There's better BBQ to be had for the same price.

Thank Catalaq
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112 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I went here for lunch and was expecting more. I ordered the rib tips w/spaghetti, I was totally disappointed for $9.00. The meat was a little tough and I got like 8 small pieces of meat. Granted the was not a lot of bones or fat, it was not worth the money. The spaghetti tasted like they used the seasoning... More 

Thank Chris M
Chicago, Illinois
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Located on N Broadway, Smoki O's is one of the most famous BBQ joint and has been acclaimed by many for its ribs, briskets and rib tips. The lady behind the counter/the owner(Earline A Walker) is one of the best person we have met, she greets you warmly, help you through menu..She took a great interest in knowing from where... More 

1 Thank kavi91189

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1545 N Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Riverfront
  • Neighbourhood: Riverfront
  • Phone Number: +1 314-621-8180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?