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Sugarfire Smoke House

605 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1207
+1 314-394-1720
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (243 reviews)
“sugar pie” (8 reviews)
“beans” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
605 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a bbq connosuir (sic) and very critical of bbq restuarants. I have no complaints about Sugar Fire. Although the line was long the smell arrested you and held you in line with a level of tasteful anticipation. While in line the cooks gave...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frank J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whenever I’m in St Louis, the first place I go is to my hotel, the second place is Sugarfire! In a week I always eat here 2 to 3 times. It is the best barbeque I’ve actually had in St Louis! On two separate occasions...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FirstLadyM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These were some of the best ribs I ever had , great smoke flavor, tender without being too "fall off the bone" tender. Really good spicy chicken biscuit (it's huge), top notch BBQ sauces and sides as well. I also need to mention that they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thiswanderingguy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sugarfire BBQ was fantastic!! We got the Meat Daddy with sampling of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausage....and for once a favorite did not emerge because they all were so gooood! Partnered with a chili- out of this world, Frankenstein tots, and heck, even the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mariburrell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed folks lining up on the sidewalk a good 30 minutes before the doors even opened which we took as a great recommendation. Served cafeteria style, very casual and eco-friendly.....putting food right on butcher paper covered trays rather than plates.....the pulled pork was the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bbretz56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious! Authentic. What a great spot in downtown St. Louis to enjoy barbecue and great side. Good beer selections to go with your meal, lunch or dinner. This place is not pretentious--just a fine barbecue joint.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RussA382
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our flight unexpectedly rerouted through STL, so had not really planned anything in advance. This place happened to be right down the street from our hotel. The verdict: excellent all the way around. Staff was eager to serve us and answer questions about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SWLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to eat. Portions are very healthy. I would definitely refer this establishment to other travelers visiting St. Louis.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ebb1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ was awesome. I had the Big Muddy, side of cheesy potatoes and cornbread. My sis is vegetarian and had the BBQ portobello sandwich and side of potato salad. We both had boozy shakes. It was all really, really good! It was too much food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank csoozgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

didn't expect to find such authentic BBQ next to a convention center (where food is often geared only for tourists). excellent brisket, served the right way. good sides. and a great selection of sauces (i particularly enjoyed the coffee bbq sauce).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markoestreicher
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Questions & Answers
Loren L
January 31, 2018|
Response from DK_KNIGHT42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they sell their sauce at the restaurant.
August 31, 2017|
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Response from ThosHobbes | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think so.
David S
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Jason M | Reviewed this property |
No but they should be able to accommodate you and the food is amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63101-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-394-1720
  • E-mail
Voted BEST BBQ in St. Louis 2015 Voted BEST BBQ in St. Louis 2014 Voted BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2013 Voted BEST BURGER 2013 Top 5 in the 100 Best Restaurants in St. Louis 2015 1st Place Memphis in May World Championships (seafood) 3rd Place Memphis in May World Championship (chicken) 8th Place Memphis in May World Championship (exotic). Come try some of St. Louis' best barbecue!
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