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The Shaved Duck

2900 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1227
+1 314-776-1407
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“smothered fries” (82 reviews)
“tri tip” (57 reviews)
“duck” (91 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2900 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1227
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Reviewed yesterday

Smoked duck and the burnet ends were excellent, definite repeaters. Nice locally made soft drinks, particularly the root bear. Pulled pork was okay. Service was fine. Very pleasant. great flavors.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to try this place for a while as it's just 2 blocks from where my daughter lives. Finally made it on a Sunday night-we were told there would be a 45 minute wait (no reservations taken) but we were seated in 10 minutes....More

Thank librarychick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because my grandson requests it, we have been here several times. Let’s just say he likes it better than I do. The difficulty of getting a table, standing in the bar area waiting and the noise level make it less desirable for me. Most of...More

Thank MOHagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reason to write some long diatribe describing every little detail about the Shaved Duck. Simply put the food is good...really good, the location quaint, and service above average. Do yourself and go...you won’t be sorry.

Thank PMMarion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place for bbq. Got seated right away even though it was a busy lunch time. Hostess & our waitress were very nice & attentive. We got the pulled pork sandwich’s, double burger, & tri tip sandwich. The tri tip was very flavorful and...More

Thank Sarahawendel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited about 45 minutes for s table on a Saturday night. I was hoping to sit outside because it was a beautiful summer night, but we ended up inside. The atmosphere wa s great, so it wound up just fine. Do not pass up...More

1  Thank CindyJV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love try restaurants we've seen on Diner's Drive-In's and Dives and that's why we went to The Shaved Duck. It was exactly what we expected. Nice homey location with great food and their sauces are to die for. Wish they sold them. I highly...More

Thank dswear25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to grab a bite to eat. Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back when in St. Louis.

Thank Josh E
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I went twice during a nearly week-long visit to St. Louis. Customers often like the indoor seating and live music. I was not attracted to the indoors or the music, but opted for quiet seating outdoors both times. The quality of the food was excellent....More

Thank Thomsonville1
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had a great meal on a Saturday night. Even though we got there early (5:30), it was already crowded. Only had to wait about 15 minutes. Staff was very good and attentive. We tried the burnt ends for an appetizer and they were very...More

1  Thank Richard G
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it is near st. louis university.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Tower Grove
  • Neighborhood: Tower Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 314-776-1407
  • E-mail
Smokehouse and Gathering Place bbq, folk & soul. Every morning, before the sun comes up, our pitmasters are busy firing up the smoker to serve you the freshest, tastiest meats. We smoke our ribs all day to ensure you get them straight off the pit. We believe in buying locally. Our menu is smoked in Ole Hickory Pits, built in Saint Genevieve, and smoked with a combination of wild cherry and hickory sourced from Terry, "the woodman", from Perryville, Missouri. The cherry gives a subtle sweetness and gorgeous color to the meat, balanced with a touch of hickory for that rounded, uniquely smoky finish. We take inspiration from across the United States, but like to dance to the beat of our own drum, infusing different smoking techniques from X, Y and Z. Our focus is, and always will be, rustic American cuisine. Our kitchen cooks from scratch. Try our legendary Burnt Ends, a smoking recipe developed by Corey, Pitmaster of Grillas Team and winner of KC Royal 2003. Our Tri-Tip Steak is an Argentinian technique, simply marinated and rubbed with salt, pepper, rosemary & garlic. Our ribs are smoky, sweet and sticky. Our chicken is smoked whole and pulled for every sandwich. We make our own bacon resulting in our famous Walnut Bacon appetizer. The list goes on … in short, we cut no corners and we love what we do: good folk, fresh bbq and honest, soulful food. We look forward to welcoming you. Sincerely and Cheers, Ally Nisbet Owner
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