What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Barbecue?

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Jennifer Silverberg
Here is a category ripe for nominations.

We know the big names: Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) and ​Bogart's Smokehouse (1627 South Ninth Street; 314-621-3107) , which between them have won the last five RFT "Best Barbecue" awards.

We of course know barbecue legend Mike Mills' ​17th Street Bar & Grill (1711 West Highway 50, O'Fallon, Illinois; 618-622-1717).

We know there are several new kids on the block, like Hendricks BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-8600) and Sugarfire Smoke House (9200 Olive Boulevard, Olivette; 314-997-2301)

Who don't we know? Who have we forgotten?

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You know the drill. Leave your nomination for St. Louis' most underrated barbecue joint in the comments. The more compelling and/or clever your argument for why the spot is underrated, the better.

We'll choose the most promising nominees and put it to a vote next week.

Nominations are open through noon on Friday.

The Gut Check Underrated/Overrated Hall of Fame

- Most Underrated Burger: Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060)
- Most Overrated Burger: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (multiple locations)
- Most Underrated Italian Restaurant: Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909)
- Most Overrated Italian Restaurant: Rigazzi's (4945 Daggett Avenue; 314-772-4900)
- Most Underrated Pizza: Felix's (6335 Clayton Avenue; 314-645-6565)
- Most Overrated Pizza: Imo's Pizza (multiple locations)
- Most Underrated Fried Chicken: King Edwards Fried Chicken (multiple locations)

Location Info

Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Bogart's Smokehouse

1627 S. 9th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

17th Street Bar & Grill-O'Fallon - CLOSED

1711 W. Highway 50, O'Fallon, IL

Category: Restaurant

Hendricks BBQ

1200 S. Main St., St Charles, MO

Category: Restaurant

Sugarfire Smoke House

9200 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO

Category: Restaurant

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