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Big Daddy's BBQ

609 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
+1 651-222-2516
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef ribs” (8 reviews)
“rib tips” (8 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
609 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We are really picky about our BBQ, and we make a point to explore BBQ joints wherever we travel. Big Daddy’s is our go-to in Saint Paul. I always get the burnt ends and my husband (a Kansas City native) the ribs. The sauce is...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I really wasn’t expecting great food because it was a small corner location, and it was a stand in line seat yourself kind of service, which we were expecting to be seated and served. The sandwiches came out of a big metal meat locker prepped...More

Thank animalsofthenorth
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Take me back to the trailer in the Cub Foods parking lot! 20+ years ago they won the Twin Cities Rib Fest when operated in a trailer. I followed them to the fancy restaurant in Union Depot and again when they cooked occasionally on University...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Had a dinner there before a Twins game. Several notes about the place: - The place has some seats to eat in (luckily some were free) but not alot. There are some more outside. - A couple of parking spots behind it (again found one)...More

1  Thank jeff77664
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went there seeking some authentic BBQ ribs. I was disappointed by a number of things.. the flavor was too smoky and the ribs were not fall off the bone (if you prefer smoke over tenderness, this is your place). Then, the sides were super small...More

Thank ShannonMarie0385
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Some of the best BBQ around -- pork ribs were very tender, wonderful brisket, and baked beans are in a class of their own. Reasonably priced. Outside dining on the patio in warmer weather, with occasional live music, and lots of Motown on the inside....More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice small little food stop. Ribs were $9.00 and it was a small portion. Staff were friendly the meat was a little more salty than I would prefer. The sauce had a nice flavor and the place has seating for around 20...More

Thank thewarden501
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The pork ribs were loved by all three kids and both adults! The sauce was served on the side so nice for my husband who doesn't care for it. So tender and great seasoning!

Thank caljb77
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stopped here for lunch and had a very good pulled chicken sandwich with 2 sides for $9.99. Without the 2 sides it would have been $7.99 but I liked the potato salad and cole slaw this is very much NOT a fancy place. But there...More

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I stopped in on a Friday afternoon for ribs, chicken, beans, coleslaw, and greens take-out, and was disappointed with the quality of the food. The chicken was the best part of the meal, the meat meltingly tender and falling-off-the bone. The ribs were dry and...More

Thank Hans50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-2516
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