Missouri November 09, 2017
These 10 Hole In The Wall BBQ Restaurants In Missouri Will Make Your Tastebuds Go Crazy
Great food doesn’t have to come from fancy restaurants or big name chefs. These 10 hole in the wall barbecue joints prove that the small eateries can still serve up big flavor. Missouri is a state known for having great barbecue and these restaurants prove that you don’t have to wait in a huge line in the big city for a fantastic meal. So start working on your appetite and check out these 10 barbecue joints that will make your tastebuds go crazy!
1. Big Muddy BBQ - Hannibal
Big Muddy BBQ in Hannibal make not look like much but they have some seriously good eats. Locals love the ribs and the staff at Big Muddy are always friendly. Stop in for a meal at 401 Broadway,
2. A Little BBQ Joint - Independence
With so many big name barbecue options in Kansas City, it is easy to overlook some of the smaller establishments. A Little BBQ Joint is certainly worth a trip! Try the various house made sauces, you'll love the punny names! You can't go wrong with an order of burnt ends. Find A Little BBQ Joint at 1101 W 24th Hwy.,
3. Sugarfoot BBQ - Osceola
Sugarfoot may look like a small town gas station but don't let that fool you. This little barbecue joint in the middle of nowhere is serving up perfectly smoked platters of meat. Try the horseradish coleslaw for a side. Visit Sugarfoot at 5440 NE Highway 82, Osceola.
4. Back Porch BBQ - Kansas City
Back Porch Bar-B-Q in Kansas City is another great restaurant that is often overshadowed by some of the bigger names in barbecue. Locals rave about Back Porch ribs and their sides are just as great as the meats! Back Porch has been closed temporarily but have stated on Facebook that they plan to re-open in late October so get your appetite ready. Find Back Porch BBQ at 8500 E. US-40.,
5. Bootleger's BBQ
You'll find a great meal at this little restaurant surrounded by fast-food chains. Bootlegger's BBQ rivals even the big city eateries. Try the brisket and their many house made sauces. Find Bootlegger's at 1464 Gibson St., West Plains.
6. Vernon's BBQ and Catering - St. Louis
Vernon's BBQ & Catering may look a lot like a Jiffy Lube but you'll be surprised to find a great restaurant behind those garage doors. Stop in for amazing ribs and freshly made sides. Plus the unique setting makes the dining experience even more fun. Find Vernon's at
6707 Vernon Ave., St. Louis.
7. Fishin Pig - Poplar Bluff
The Fishin Pig is a quaint small town restaurant where you can get delicious barbecue and freshly fried fish. Whether you try the brisket, smoked chicken, or fried catfish you're in for a fantastic meal. Visit The Fishin Pig at 1518 S. Broadway St., Poplar Bluff.
8. Missouri Hick BBQ - Cuba
Missouri Hick Barbeque is a favorite among locals and those who love to float the Huzzah. A popular spot during float trip season, Missouri Hick BBQ offers fantastic barbecue that is smoked overnight for 12 hours. Don't forget to try some of the home made cobblers.
Visit the Cuba location at 913 E. Washington St.
9. Roper's Ribs - St. Louis
Roper’s Ribs is a serving up hickory smoked ribs in a tiny little shop with only three tables. Come for the ribs and keep coming back for the amazing ribs. Get a full slab to-go because even if you can't finish them all, you'll be craving their ribs again later! Find Roper's Ribs at 6929 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis.
10. Elbow Inn and BBQ Pit - St. Robert
The Elbow Inn looks a bit more like a biker bar than a restaurant and maybe it is. However, if you want a great meal it's worth stopping for. Named as one of the top 25 barbecue joints in Missouri this hole-in-the-wall serves cheap beer and fantastic barbecue. Find the Elbow Inn at 21050 Teardrop Rd., St. Robert.
Have you tried any of these hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints? What joint is your favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments below.