We've been waiting for this place to open for months now. Well worth the wait. We went in the first weekend that they were (unofficially) opened. The place is outstanding. We love the deco. The staff is great. The food is perfect. Just for grins, and to kind of try everything out that we could all at once, we ordered a large plate, I believe they titled it, "The Whole Shebang." It has a little taste of each of their main meat courses and a choice of 4 out of their total 12 sides. It was great. Everything was cooked perfectly, and I doubt that you will ever find better tasting green beans in a restaurant environment. While the prices are a bit higher than the average BBQ joints around town, the fact is that the food totally blows those other restaurants clean out of the water....period. Here is my prediction: if Hendricks maintains the same food quality/amounts and staff attention to details that they are opening with, unlike many restaurants that rock for a month or two then start to cut corners, then Hendricks will have no problem becoming THE most popular restaurant in old town St. Charles. You might want to go there now, before the word gets out, because after I'm through telling everybody about this place, you might find it difficult or impossible to get in, even with a reservation. Our server, Aaron, was great. He was friendly, completely knowledgeable about the menu, offered some great advise, and even our young son got a kick out of the server because Aaron treated him like a "little man" instead of the typical passive service that children often receive.
If you like/love BBQ, then give this place a try. Even if you don't like BBQ, they have an awesome bar with some really unique drinks and an atmosphere that will keep you relaxed, so, give it a try anyways. Can't wait to get back there.