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Vernons BBQ

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6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
+1 314-726-1227
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Clayton, Missouri
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 unbelievable good prices. Most meats were $6 for a small (1/2 lb) and sides were... More 

Thank MLB7629
Hyattsville, Maryland
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

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. The Greens were probably the best I've ever tasted (don't tell my grandma). Green beans... More 

Thank ryan61562
Swansea, Illinois
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 good flavor. It comes unsauced and there are several sauces to choose from on the... More 

Thank LovesToTravel918
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Came here after hearing about Vernon's word of mouth. I had the combo meat platter, smoked corned beef, and brisket, a side of mac and cheese, and also the bread pudding. Everything was fantastic, I never had such good tasting corned beef in my life, the brisket was spot on, the mac and cheese was great, and the bread pudding... More 

Thank Mark D
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

great food & good prices. you have to try the bread pudding!!! My wife & I stopped in on a Sunday evening having wanted to try this place for a while. The Italian sausage in terrific and the bread pudding in out of this world, seriously the best I've ever had!

Thank HappydogQuilting
St. Louis, Missouri USA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We pick up Vernon's for some business lunches and everyone shows up when they know Vernon's is being served.

Thank keithgk
Andover, MN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were on a road trip from MN and were at Forest Park when we decided to google places to eat nearby and we got several chain restaurants and Vernon's BBQ. We decided to try Vernon's and are glad we did. We ordered the sampler platter ($18), we got a slab of 6 delicious ribs, 3 other meats and 2... More 

Thank GMR19
Saint Louis, Missouri
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Sampler platter was enough for 2 people. Ribs are slathered in BBQ sauce and grilled till carmelized. Moist enough and not tough, but not tender. Brisket was also good, moist, not tough but I've had more tender. Selection of 5 BBQ sauces - also good but nothing I'd brag about. I like the creative effort for the peanut butter based... More 

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been eating regularly, usually supper but sometimes line, at Vernon's for over a year. We love their turkey - it's THE BEST! We've had a few of their other meats, but always return to their turkey. Their Scalloped cheesy potatoes, cole slaw & vegetarian baked beans are quite good. Your place your order at the counter when entering the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?