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Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack

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28 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4846
+1 573-442-7878
12:00 - 21:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife, son and I have been going around to all of the BBQ places in Columbia to decide on our favorite. I have decided to post my reviews on Tripadvisor as we go. Our final stop was Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack. Shotgun Pete's is a locally owned BBQ restaurant in downtown Columbia. If you're looking for a fancy restaurant... More 

Thank Ed Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and have been here many times. The BBQ nachos are insane, a must try! Check Facebook to see when they're open.

Thank Amanda C
Glen Carbon, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Any time we are near a BBQ place we try to stop. Today was no exception. We arrived around dinner time and were greeted by a friendly employee who seemed eager to help satisfy our hunger for BBQ. Orders were placed at the counter and brought to the table a short time later. Very prompt service really. I ordered the... More 

Thank John S
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your visit and hope you will return soon! We have 6 (six) home-made bbq sauces to choose from. The beans do have brown sugar in them but that is not the only ingredient...There are about 5 other ingredients (It's a secret) plus we cook them on the smoker for more flavor. We don't... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food was excellent. My husband and kids all had the ribs which were to die for. Delish potato salad. A creamy white potato salad with chunky potato bites, not the mustard kind. Regular baked beans and the hot baked beans both wonderful. I had the nachos, also great. The only drawback with the nachos is that if you don't eat... More 

Thank swimmom540
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Go to Shotgun Pete's. This peerless bbq store is tiny and unassuming but the food is outstanding. Brisket and pulled pork are our favorite. We go whenever we are in town. They are closed Sunday, so plan ahead.

Thank Drew S
Columbia, Missouri
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I made our first visit to Shotgun Pete's for lunch and it will definitely not be our last. This small BBQ place is directly across the street from the Blue Note on 9th Street in downtown Columbia. We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman behind the counter who was kind enough to explain the menu for... More 

ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and please come back soon! I would like to clarify something though. We don't usually take to food to your table. We put it on top of a deli case next to the pay counter and then call out when it is ready for you to come get. We don't have servers. On occaision... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Person waiting on me was on cell phone the entire time they waited on me. Not a welcoming environment. I felt I was interrupting his call and never received a thank you. The area with the BBQ sauces was dirty and had insects. The pulled pork sandwich was good, but the lack of customer service will prevent a second visit.

Thank Jokekat
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review Hello, the person on the cell phone that day was me, the owner. I appoligise to you for any inconvienience I may have caused. I really do appreciate you coming to my place! I was short handed when you were there as my only employee could not make it... More 

Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a quick bite here before heading to the Blue Note. Excellent selection of tasty bbq. Plenty of random bbq sauce to add extra kick. Don't miss it!

Thank RobS2011
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Columbia, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The atmosphere, the food, and the people are the things that make this place great! The outstanding barbecue is a reason to go but the people at Shotgun Pete's make it a reason to stay. Great service is an understatement these people do things that most restaurants won't and that is a reason I love this place. It was my... More 

Thank mizzoustudent
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I have been going to shotgun petes bbq shack for years now....the food, service and atmosphere is more rewarding every time than the last! Who can beat fresh cooked meat and sides made daily!!! And his own Home Made Sauces♡♡♡♡ you can't get anything like shotgun petes anywhere else or that could even come pair

Thank Tiffany H
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4846
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-7878
Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack is an authentic BBQ Joint...located in Downtown Columbia Missouri. Our present location has indoor dining...a courtyard and sidewalk cafe. We feature down-home hickory smoked BBQ...Pulled Pork...Beef Brisket...Spare Ribs....BBQ NACHOS....Pit Smoked Baked Beans...and more! ...plus 6 BBQ Sauces made in-house! We have been featured in Inside Columbia Magazine twice and once on on the cover! Come in and relax...and have some GREAT BBQ! Open 11:30 am to 8 pm Weds thru Thursday, Fridays 11:30 am to 9 pm and 12 noon to 9 pm Saturdays. CLOSED SUNDAYS MONDAYS, TUESDAYS and Holidays...and maybe sometimes for bad weather. Like us on Facebook for updates and stay connected!