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Big Daddy's BBQ

609 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
+1 651-222-2516
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“rib tips” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
609 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend brought home a rack of ribs and pulled chicken sandwich for dinner. We've been meaning to try Big Daddy's for quite some time and I will be back!! The ribs were perfect and I really liked the slaw. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Rjdingle
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This restaurant offers delicious and deeply-satisfying food with no frills! I drive by it most days and am tempted to stop by every night. Rib tips, sandwiches, and sauces are wonderful, and my mouth is watering just thinking about the food quality here. A must...More

Thank T-bee87
Reviewed June 9, 2018

There is a reason that Thrill List puts Big Daddy's as the top BBQ in all of Minnesota. It's that good. Located in the heart of Frog Town, Big Daddy's is one of those off-the-beaten track places that just serves great BBQ at a reasonable...More

1  Thank E954HTrichardh
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We are really picky about our BBQ, and we make a point to explore BBQ joints wherever we travel. Big Daddy’s is our go-to in Saint Paul. I always get the burnt ends and my husband (a Kansas City native) the ribs. The sauce is...More

1  Thank Anna R
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

I really wasn’t expecting great food because it was a small corner location, and it was a stand in line seat yourself kind of service, which we were expecting to be seated and served. The sandwiches came out of a big metal meat locker prepped...More

1  Thank animalsofthenorth
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Take me back to the trailer in the Cub Foods parking lot! 20+ years ago they won the Twin Cities Rib Fest when operated in a trailer. I followed them to the fancy restaurant in Union Depot and again when they cooked occasionally on University...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Had a dinner there before a Twins game. Several notes about the place: - The place has some seats to eat in (luckily some were free) but not alot. There are some more outside. - A couple of parking spots behind it (again found one)...More

1  Thank jeff77664
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Went there seeking some authentic BBQ ribs. I was disappointed by a number of things.. the flavor was too smoky and the ribs were not fall off the bone (if you prefer smoke over tenderness, this is your place). Then, the sides were super small...More

Thank ShannonMarie0385
Reviewed March 18, 2017

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....More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed March 11, 2017 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...More

Thank thewarden501
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
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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