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“Just what a BBQ joint should be”
Review of Smoki O'S BBQ

Smoki O'S BBQ
Ranked #1,883 of 2,900 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $12 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Riverfront
Description: Smoki O’s serves St. Louis-style barbecue done right! Be sure to sample Minnie’s Potato Salad, the family special, and the pulled pork sandwich. Smoki O’s goal is to provide a quality service that meets your budgeting needs. So when planning a party, meeting, employee picnic, family reunion, reception, on site barbecue or whatever the occasion may be…choose Smoki O’s family of meat masters. We’re ready to cater to two or two hundred!
ATLANTIC BEACH
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“Just what a BBQ joint should be”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Followed the recommendations to this carry out ,sit down BBQ joint. Excellent ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork and sides. Friendly crew, lots of fun,met the owner he's a real gent. No frills,nothing except really great flavor Missouri style.

  • Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great St. Lou BBQ!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Finally made it to Smoki O's after seeing it on Bizarre Foods. We did the sample platter which feeds two plus a little left over which included rib tips, snoots, chicken, brisket, and two sides. All were wonderful, as was the bbq sauce. Snoots are something everyone should try. It's a combination of bacon and crispy jerky and if you get lucky like I did, you get the end piece which has hundreds of little pig hairs on it. I know it sounds gross, but it wasn't, all part of the experience. This is mostly a carry out place as there are only a few places to sit. Located just a little north of downtown St. Louis so if you are staying there, definitely arrange for delivery.

  • Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Smoki O's great barbeque”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Smoki O's is a carry out restaurant, with counter seating at 1545 N. Brodaway, St. Louis, Mo. 63102 and had been featured on Bizarre Foods. Had the tip and shoot combo which came with slaw and potato salad. Several firsts: potato salad with pickles—great taste and the snoots were nice and crunchy even under great barbeque sauce.

They do have barstools and a counter to sit at which worked just fine and it gave us a chance to visit with the owner. Great guy. Will go again when in town.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Well Worth the Walk from the Stadium / Convention Center.”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We like to try local BBQ places when we visit cities. I picked Smoki O's from reading other reviews. It was about a mile from the convention center, north on Broadway. We were treated great, given samples and served promptly. not much seating, but we really liked the BBQ and the sides. I had the pulled pork with pot sal and corn bread. yum. It is well worth the mile walk.

  • Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“DO NOT let the location dissuade you....Fabulous BBQ”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Smoki O's is on N. Broadway and this area has seen and is in the process of seeing better days. The family who runs Smoki O's is friendly, helpful and genuinely happy to see you. There is only a small amount of counter seating, so this is primarily a to-go place. They will deliver to businesses and hotels (including late night delivery), so if you are working downtown or visiting St. Louis and crave some really good BBQ, call them. When family or guests come into town and want BBQ, I go to Smoki O's.

On this visit, I was satisfying my craving for ribs and got enough for several days. I'm not a fan of leftovers as I find that they are almost never as good the next day, but gently rewarmed ribs...yum.

  • Visited November 2013
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