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Vernons BBQ

6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
+1 314-726-1227
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (23 reviews)
“corned beef” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (49 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6707 Vernon Ave, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2523
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Verns is a "must-go" for me when spending any time in the St. Louis area. Yes their are other more well known places that get great reviews but this place is no where near the hassle. The food is good, plentiful and priced right while...More

Thank marksE8456UM
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is a locally owned and operated Bbq place that recently won an award for their recipes We dined there with several friends and we couldn't say enough positive about it. Another winner in university city

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy, just really good food. Get the ribs, they are fantastic. Simple setting, awesome choice of sauces. The XXX sauce is good with a kick of spice.

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

About 30 minutes from airport, clean, simple and nice restaurant. So went because of reviews of bread pudding and pineapple upside down cake. Note: they change dessert menu with the seasons. Three of us ate there: smoked sausage, tofu, pulled pork, cornbread, scalloped potatoes, smoked...More

Thank darla p
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A new BBQ spot opens as frequently as Starbucks or Walgreens. The problem is the BBQ joints, are totally inconsistent and don't have the proper staff running them. Vernons is a classic example, I ordered a hot Italian Sausage (1/2 portion $7.00 full $9.00) I...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Turkey was moist and very flavorful. Love the mashed potatoes with brisket! Friendly staff. Five different sauces from sweet to spicy.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for carryout and got the sampler platter, burnt ends sandwich, and sides. The pulled pork was very good as were the smoked chicken wings! Their specialty side is a burnt end baked beans! Delicious! I will say that the ribs were a...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I'm so glad I had the experience to visit Vernon's. I ordered a half slab of ribs, cornbread and coleslaw. My kids had different sides. They had the vegetarian beans and they were very delicious. The cornbread was the best cornbread I have ever had...More

Thank tarceo
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Vernon's is our go-to BBQ place in St. Louis! Significantly better (and cheaper) than highly-regarded competitors like Pappy's, Sugarfire and neighboring Salt + Smoke. The meat quality at Vernon's is unbelievable, never fatty and smoked to perfection. The sides are all delicious and having individual...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I've tried this place on a couple of occasions to only be slightly disappointed as I continue on my quest to find the best barbecue in St. Louis. The sauces here were great. The meats are average. The sides are ok. Still waiting to be...More

Thank Tasha T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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