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Vernons BBQ

6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
+1 314-726-1227
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“tequila lime” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (47 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turkey was moist and very flavorful. Love the mashed potatoes with brisket! Friendly staff. Five different sauces from sweet to spicy.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for carryout and got the sampler platter, burnt ends sandwich, and sides. The pulled pork was very good as were the smoked chicken wings! Their specialty side is a burnt end baked beans! Delicious! I will say that the ribs were a...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad I had the experience to visit Vernon's. I ordered a half slab of ribs, cornbread and coleslaw. My kids had different sides. They had the vegetarian beans and they were very delicious. The cornbread was the best cornbread I have ever had...More

Thank tarceo
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Vernon's is our go-to BBQ place in St. Louis! Significantly better (and cheaper) than highly-regarded competitors like Pappy's, Sugarfire and neighboring Salt + Smoke. The meat quality at Vernon's is unbelievable, never fatty and smoked to perfection. The sides are all delicious and having individual...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I've tried this place on a couple of occasions to only be slightly disappointed as I continue on my quest to find the best barbecue in St. Louis. The sauces here were great. The meats are average. The sides are ok. Still waiting to be...More

Thank Tasha T
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I come from a small town that used to hold the title of Strawberry Capitol of the World, so when I saw smoked strawberry shortcake on the menu, count me in! It was awesome! The homemade whipped cream took it to a whole new level....More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We love dining in the loop - good food, great energy. Often parking is the negative. On a busy night I remembered a friends glowing recommendation to Vernons BBQ about 2 blocks north of the loop. Why did I wait so long! Outstanding BBQ at...More

Thank MLB7629
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The servers were friendly, the atmosphere is cute, the place looks very clean, and the food is amazing. Plus, there aren't a whole lot of barbecue places where a vegetarian can find TOFU BBQ on the menu; and even better, it's locally produced non-GMO soybean....More

Thank ryan61562
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I always like eating at Vernon's. It's close to the Delmar Loop and easy to get to. And the prices are reasonable. This time I got the pulled pork and the macaroni and cheese. The pulled pork is excellent. Very tender, not too greasy and...More

Thank LovesToTravel918
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In terms of taste, Vernons is definitely the best smokehouse in st.louis!!! The ribs are far better than any other place, and trust me I've tried all of them. Wash U students also get a free drink or side. I love this place!!!

Thank Lucy L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  University City
  • Phone Number: +1 314-726-1227
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