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Big Daddy's BBQ

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609 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
+1 651-222-2516
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Edina, Minnesota
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some of the best BBQ around -- pork ribs were very tender, wonderful brisket, and baked beans are in a class of their own. Reasonably priced. Outside dining on the patio in warmer weather, with occasional live music, and lots of Motown on the inside. Not a large dining area, and it can get busy for lunch and takeouts.

Thank jakester88
Chaska, Minnesota
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265 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice small little food stop. Ribs were $9.00 and it was a small portion. Staff were friendly the meat was a little more salty than I would prefer. The sauce had a nice flavor and the place has seating for around 20 people.

Thank thewarden501
Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pork ribs were loved by all three kids and both adults! The sauce was served on the side so nice for my husband who doesn't care for it. So tender and great seasoning!

Thank caljb77
St.Paul, Minnesota
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977 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and had a very good pulled chicken sandwich with 2 sides for $9.99. Without the 2 sides it would have been $7.99 but I liked the potato salad and cole slaw this is very much NOT a fancy place. But there was a steady stream of customers. I can see why.

Thank Seniordad
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

I stopped in on a Friday afternoon for ribs, chicken, beans, coleslaw, and greens take-out, and was disappointed with the quality of the food. The chicken was the best part of the meal, the meat meltingly tender and falling-off-the bone. The ribs were dry and somewhat tough. The beans and coleslaw were nothing to write home about. The greens were... More 

Thank Hans50
New Hope, Minnesota
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We often eat here when we're working on Saturdays - the whole shop crew will show up and it is a great break from the day. It is a small joint, the pulled pork sandwiches are great and the fries are always hot just for your order. It may take a few minutes since it is a small counter but... More 

Thank Andy I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

good beef ribs large style bbq sauce is good greens were not bitter rib tips were very meaty and both well worth the $$

Thank WILLI1993
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

An old co-worker & me went for lunch around 1 p.m. Walk in and look up at the board and place your order. I ordered a half rack with french fries, corn bread & a fountain coke. My friend ordered the rib tips which he thought were good. My ribs were fall off the bone, very good with a nice... More 

Thank bigbobr
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179 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The beef ribs had a very nice flavor but we're fairly tough. The pork rib tips were more tender but had less flavor. The baked beans were inundated with Tabasco flavor, the Mac & cheese tasty but very thick and a little dry, but the cornbread was quite good. Service from one employee was very good and from the other?... More 

Thank Caterer4u
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was just okay....not anywhere close to the best bbq we've had. The coleslaw was tasteless and the baked beans all got uneaten. The worst part is that EVERYTHING is served in styrofoam and/ or plastic!!!! We will NOT be returning.

Thank starosta93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-2516

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