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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner


Pork Ribs
Whole $19.49
Half $12.29
Pork Rib Tips
Shipload of Rib Tips
Southern Style Beef Ribs
Whole $23.00
Half $15.59
Whole $13.99
Half $8.99
Special orders only
Minimum 3lb order
Pulled Pork
$12.50 per lb
Pulled Chicken
$13.00 per lb
Flintstone Ribs
$17.00 per lb
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The Flintstone was really good. Solid pulled pork. Real ribs cooked right. Can’t really go wrong. The sides are ok. I would recommending doubling down on the meat instead of having sides. Beans are good. Mac and cheese is ok.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 27, 2019

I ate my leftover sauce with a spoon, it was so good. And the beef and pork ribs totally don't need sauce, delicious without. But also great with the sauce, lots of flavor and they go together well. I'll absolutely be back to try the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019

If you like beef ribs, this is the place to go. But recently they added brisket, and it's even better than the beef ribs. Also, their Flintstone Sandwich, filled with tasty smoked short rib is delicious. Are the pork ribs good? Yes, but you can...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Visiting Big Daddy's BBQ came highly recommended by several acquaintances and Friends. We we're not disappointed. We shared the pork ribs and rib tips. We also had the coleslaw and potato salad. All very delicious. I'm looking forward to trying other menu items.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Ordered a sample platter free delivery by an app service. . What I ordered was substituted for a step up, more $$$$, In the the drop down... chose to cancel any substitutions. No help from the employee of Big Daddy’s. Told me it wasn’t her...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed December 24, 2018

This counter service staple of St. Paul BBQ puts out some great smoked meat. I ordered the Dinghy(1/2lb) of rib tips with coleslaw and collard greens($8.50). The rib tips are a little fatty but full of flavor, my only knock with them is they come...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 24, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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