Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Barbecue Is...

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As a commenter astutely pointed out, The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407) is hardly an unknown restaurant. Still, it isn't simply a barbecue joint -- heck, in its original incarnation, it was a gastropub -- and so often doesn't get factored into "Best Barbecue" discussions.

No longer. It was the clear winner of our St. Louis' Most Underrated Barbecue poll. The total of all the write-in votes finished a close second.

Split into individual "Other nominations, the new Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-291-0303) received enough write-in ballots to place second overall in a surge that was not at all suspicious.

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Here are the results in full:

The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407): 35.16%
Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-291-0303) [other] : 21.09%
Lil' Mickey's Memphis Barbeque (1020 Cave Springs Boulevard, St. Peters; 636-922-4227): 18.75%
Other [various]: 17.19%
Roper's Ribs (6929 West Florissant Avenue, Jennings; 314-381-6200): 4.69%
Mi Hungry Catering & BBQ (8660 St. Charles Rock Road, Overland; 314-427-3368): 3.13%

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

Lamperts BBQ

11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Shaved Duck

2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Lil' Mickey's Memphis Barbeque

1020 Cave Springs Blvd., St. Peters, MO

Category: Restaurant

Roper's Ribs

6929 W. Florissant Ave., Jennings, MO

Category: Restaurant

Mi Hungry Catering & BBQ

8660 St. Charles Rock Road, Overland, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Stacey Barbeau
Stacey Barbeau

love the shaved duck... we go early and wait in the line.. the ribs and smoked wings are so good!

Robert Winkelmann
Robert Winkelmann

Great restaurant but who in their right mind wants to go into that neighborhood? Sure wish they could move somewhere safer!

Meghan Bohnert
Meghan Bohnert

The fact that there's always a 2 hour wait on the weekend at the Shaved Duck, even for a party of 2, tells me that it's not very underrated.

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