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Reviewed July 21, 2022

Everything is excellent, but I really like eating there. It's a cool place - especially when the weather permits outdoor seating.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

My husband is a bit of a bbq snob from Georgia, and this restaurant exceeded all expectations! Ribs (for him) were to die for (tender, fall off bone, and so well-seasoned, no sauce necessary, but there were six to choose from) and brisket for our...daughter and me was exceptional! Service was also so friendly and welcoming. We will be back in future visits to St. Louis!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

Great bbq got to get there early. Don’t last long. Was out second time there Was very clean food tasty. Hard to beat this smoked bbq

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

I work in the BBQ industry, and am around high quality BBQ on a daily business. I really enjoyed this experience. They didn't try to hard - simple, straightforward BBQ. Their ribs are their specialty - so 3 of our party of 4 got ribs....I'm more than happy with my choice. I do wish I would've sampled other options (Burnt Ends & Tri-Tip - yes please!). Someone in our Party got a Pastrami Sandwich - looked very authentic with thinly slice meat & on a rustic rye. The beans were PHENOMENAL! I could've downed 2 helpings. Also, the deviled-egg potato salad was a good choice. The venue felt classic, and fitting to the general vibe. The staff was curious & helpful. The food came out very quickly. We showed up at a really good time (apparently), but it got full really fast. Outside seating was available, but we sat inside. I'd go back there for lunch tomorrow if I could. Needless to say, I highly recommend Bogart's Smokehouse.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 29, 2021

The restaurant was a classic BBQ place, full of character and fun. The staff was friendly and prompt. After reading the reviews we decided to give it a try. We love BBQ and so a lot of smoking ourselves, so we were eager to try...Bogarts. The brisket was melt in your mouth. That is the upside. The ribs were ok, just not as flavorful as the reviews and without sauce were a bit dry. The pulled pork was dry and not very flavorful either. The fire and ice pickles, which I had never had, added a nice element. Overall, I thought it was overrated. For the concerned among us, the staff was all masked up and following guidelines.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Delicious ribs with yummy sauce served on the side. The ribs were tender, flavorful, and had great bark on the outside. That is all we tried today, but will return for more!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2020

Bogart's has great ribs, I would put them a slight mark under Pappy's ribs. I do think Bogart's sides are better than Pappy's though. You honestly will get Great ribs at both places.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful day yesterday at the market. Everyone recommended Bogart's so off we went. Found easily enough. Because of covid they are taking orders at the door and bringing a box out to sidewalk picnic tables, which is all fine. I never mind sitting outside when...it's gorgeous weather like this weekend. But, when we walked up the lady at the door was, well, unfriendly would be putting it nicely. I ordered the brisket sandwich- $13. You get two sides but I only wanted one. She wouldn't accept that for some reason and snapped I should just get two chips. So I ordered two chips. Kind of stupid but ok. Can't I just get the sandwich? No. Husband ordered wings. She snapped at him too. Whatever. Love spending $35 on a sandwich and wings only to be rudely snapped at several times. Food ok but cold. The brisket itself was really tender and delicious but the sweet bread overwhelmed it. The wings were HUGE and the moderately warm sauce was pretty good. Mild sauce was not that great. We drank pepsi and water- the only beer you can get is budweiser. Drinks are pepsi only or water. And maybe all of this is covid related. Not sure. We weren't going to get answers or have a conversation with this girl. She wanted us to go away. I might have liked it better but honestly my first impression was ruined by the rudeness. Sorry Bogart's could have been/should have been better.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020

On a staycation and going to the local BBQ places leaving Bogart’s to the last day. The Brisket just didn’t have the flavor or cut anymore. It was thin and in water in a plastic cup. Smokie Mo’s and Shorties still have a thick juicy...cut on sandwiches and platters.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

Got there at 1045 on a Saturday and were already like the 5th group served. Sweet sauce was awesome on the ribs. Some of the best ribs we had on a "Rib tour" of MEM, STL and KC.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

Got the full rack of ribs. Amazing flavor and perfectly done. Baked beans spicy and very good. Cole slaw good but not great.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We spent one day in St. Louis, and wanted to have barbecue before we left. We chose this restaurant because it was near the Budweiser Brewery and had good reviews. I was expecting amazing and got ordinary.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

"I like Bogart's better." - My STL friend I'm going to disagree with him while Bogart's is good I don't know if it's the best. We went in the early evening and fortunately because the weather wasn't the best there was no one there. They...were out of the pastrami and beef ribs but that was fine because neither appealed to me. I got the brisket and pulled pork as part of the 2 meat plate with the 'deviled egg' potato salad and the fire and ice pickles. The pulled pork was ok, definitely a little dry and in need of sauce. The vinegar sauce had a little bit of tangy kick, but their other sauces: Pineapple express, Sweet Megan Ann's were ok. The Voodoo sauce was good though. Of the sides, the pickles were the best, a little sweetness with more tart/sharpness really helped balance out the richness of the brisket. I didn't think much of the potato salad, it tasted like something out of a tub.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

Connected by extended family with Pappys. Certainly could use customer service skill development...try greeting or at least a grimace instead of a frown. I came for dinner around 5, it was mostly empty. Decent bbq and sides with an array of sauces to add on...the meat. Above average but horrible counter staff-attitude. Should give it 3 instead of 4 stars. Least favorite on my bbq tour.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I was craving ribs and this place did not disappoint! Pappy’s was on holiday and I heard this place was just as good. There was no line at 2:30PM and they weren’t sold out of anything. We were the last people to have ribs. The...next people that came had to wait 20 minutes. My husband and I ordered a rib platter with burnt ends, brisket, and sides. We also ordered wings with sides. The ribs and the burnt ends were the best items we had. The burnt ends were crispy and moist. The ribs had so much flavor and I love that they weren’t slathered in sauce. Pineapple Express and the vinegar sauce were my favorite. The brisket was bland and the wings were plump and juicy. I wish the wings were dry rubbed as well. The sauce was one note, nothing amazing. The sides were okay. The fire and ice pickles had an interesting flavor and I couldn’t stop eating them! The slaw was ok and the BBQ pork skins were pork rinds. I liked having the bag of them, but they were dry and not very flavorful. I would definitely come back for the ribs!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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I checked Google Maps, it's 2 miles. Easy ride-share or taxi to get there. Walkable, but you have to be pretty enthusiastic to walk there from downtown.
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Good morning, your meat will be hot and in 1/2 aluminum pans which you can serve from. They will be wrapped in a high temp plastic wrap and we recommend keeping the meat warm in the oven on the lowest setting. Please be... More
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