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Vernons BBQ

6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
+1 314-726-1227
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
“tequila lime” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (45 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We love dining in the loop - good food, great energy. Often parking is the negative. On a busy night I remembered a friends glowing recommendation to Vernons BBQ about 2 blocks north of the loop. Why did I wait so long! Outstanding BBQ at...More

Thank MLB7629
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The servers were friendly, the atmosphere is cute, the place looks very clean, and the food is amazing. Plus, there aren't a whole lot of barbecue places where a vegetarian can find TOFU BBQ on the menu; and even better, it's locally produced non-GMO soybean....More

Thank ryan61562
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I always like eating at Vernon's. It's close to the Delmar Loop and easy to get to. And the prices are reasonable. This time I got the pulled pork and the macaroni and cheese. The pulled pork is excellent. Very tender, not too greasy and...More

Thank LovesToTravel918
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In terms of taste, Vernons is definitely the best smokehouse in st.louis!!! The ribs are far better than any other place, and trust me I've tried all of them. Wash U students also get a free drink or side. I love this place!!!

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Came here after hearing about Vernon's word of mouth. I had the combo meat platter, smoked corned beef, and brisket, a side of mac and cheese, and also the bread pudding. Everything was fantastic, I never had such good tasting corned beef in my life,...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 November 2016

great food & good prices. you have to try the bread pudding!!! My wife & I stopped in on a Sunday evening having wanted to try this place for a while. The Italian sausage in terrific and the bread pudding in out of this world,...More

Thank HappydogQuilting
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We pick up Vernon's for some business lunches and everyone shows up when they know Vernon's is being served.

Thank keithgk
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were on a road trip from MN and were at Forest Park when we decided to google places to eat nearby and we got several chain restaurants and Vernon's BBQ. We decided to try Vernon's and are glad we did. We ordered the sampler...More

Thank GMR19
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Sampler platter was enough for 2 people. Ribs are slathered in BBQ sauce and grilled till carmelized. Moist enough and not tough, but not tender. Brisket was also good, moist, not tough but I've had more tender. Selection of 5 BBQ sauces - also good...More

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been eating regularly, usually supper but sometimes line, at Vernon's for over a year. We love their turkey - it's THE BEST! We've had a few of their other meats, but always return to their turkey. Their Scalloped cheesy potatoes, cole slaw & vegetarian...More

Thank EmiPeaStL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  University City
  • Phone Number: +1 314-726-1227