10 Best BBQ Joints in Missouri

With barbecue being a staple in Missouri, there are many places to choose from when looking for a new place to eat. From Kansas City to St. Louis, hickory smoked meats and homemade sides are served daily. This list provides a sample of the best barbecue restaurants in Missouri.     

1. Bubba’s BBQ, Springfield, MO

Open since 2016, Bubba’s BBQ has gained the reputation of serving some of the tastiest food around the area. Their menu is filled with sandwiches with names like Southern Belle, and the Cowboy. They also offer slabs of baby back ribs for customers to enjoy there or for take-out. The atmosphere is family friendly, as you are surrounded by a rustic décor. Check out their website for more information. 

2. Dexter Bar-B-Que, Dexter, MO

Smoking barbecue for 37 years, Dexter Bar-B-Que provides customers with a unique eating experience as they serve up hickory-smoked meats, including pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs. Besides sitting down to eat, you can go through a drive-thru to pick up some dinner or you can call ahead and place an order to go. Visit their website for more information on their menu and hours of operation. 

3. Danna’s BBQ and Burger Shop, Branson, MO

In 2001, Danna’s BBQ and Burger Shop became a reality for owners Danna and Kyle after years of dreaming about opening their own business. Inspired by her Great Aunt Ruth, Danna focused on family bar-b-que techniques and makes sure to cook the beef and pork for 12 to 14 hours over hickory wood each day. The restaurant’s homecooked and handmade menu items won them 417 Magazine’s Best of 2017 award for best Branson restaurant. Find out more about their location on their store ours on their website. 

4. Black Market Barbeque, Moberly, MO

Starting with a homemade sauce and a dream, Black Market Barbeque opened its doors in 2010. After making and jarring their sauce for 26 years, Lisa and Todd Lewis decided they would try their hands at running a small eatery in their hometown, where they have had several years of success. The family owned and operated business offers guests hickory smoked meats, homemade side dishes and tasty desserts. Whether you are in the mood for some ribs or beef brisket, they have you covered with a hearty selection of food on their menu. Check out their Facebook page for more information on their hours and location. 

5. Bogart’s Smokehouse, St. Louis, MO

With a love of barbecue and a desire to provide amazing food, Bogart’s Smokehouse opened in St. Louis. The restaurant serves up burnt ends and pork that they smoked with apple and cherry world for 24 hours. Along with the meats, the restaurant offers sides like pit baked peas, deviled egg potato salad, and barbecue pork skin. For those looking for a different spin on barbecue sauce, you can try their Sweet Maegan Ann, Voodoo, or Pineapple Express. 

6. Randy’s Roadkill BBQ and Grill, Rolla, MO

Family owned and operated, Randy’s Roadkill BBQ and Grill serves locals in the Rolla area from their family farm. Customers can enjoy meats cooked for up to 12 hours and sides made from scratched. If you are looking for an appetizer before dinner, they have Roadkill loaded chips, Jalapeno bottle caps, and sweet potato fries. Visit their website for more information on their hours of operation and menu options. 

7. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City, MO

Since 1957, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue restaurant has served customers with a menu filled with Certified Angus Beef Steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning lamb ribs. Along with the best cuts of meat and seafood smoked with hickory wood, they offer classic sides like creamy coleslaw and corn bake, and signature sides like cheesy potato bake and broccoli with roasted garlic butter. Check her website for more information on their hours and other locations. 

8. Pappy’s Smokehouse, St. Louis, MO

Opened since 2008, Pappy’s Smokehouse has provided customers with meats smoked for 14 hours with sauces like Pappy’s Original, Jane’s Sweet Sauce, Holly’s Hot Sauce, and HooDoo Sauce. They serve up sandwiches and platters of pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, and turkey breast. The sides include baked beans, fried corn on the cob, and green beans, which you can also pick up by the quart or gallon. If you are looking to feed a group, there are several carry-out combos that you can grab to go that includes meat and sides. 

9. A Little BBQ Joint Smoke Shop, Independence, MO

A Little BBQ Joint Smoke Shop is a family owned and operated restaurant that provides their customers with flavorful smoked meats and sides, like baked beans, spicy coleslaw, and mac& cheese. This hometown shop has specials for every day they are open and have live music during dinner several nights a week. Check out their website for more information on their live music events or more about their menu. 

10. Sugarfire Smokehouse, St. Louis, MO

Opened in 2012, Sugarfire Smokehouse takes old time favorites and offer a unique twist to them. If you want a smoked Portobello sandwich or a pork belly hush puppy, then they can indulge your food wishes at their restaurant. The menu is also filled with traditional items like beef brisket, pulled pork, and smoked ribs. Visit their website for more on their hours and menu selections. 

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