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Big Daddy's BBQ

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609 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55103-1940
+1 651-222-2516
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and underwhelming. The cornbread was a very small crumbly portion (no honey/butter). I just think... More 

Thank ShannonMarie0385
Edina, Minnesota
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335 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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. Not a large dining area, and it can get busy for lunch and takeouts.

Thank jakester88
Chaska, Minnesota
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 people.

Thank thewarden501
Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,003 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 was a steady stream of customers. I can see why.

Thank Seniordad
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 somewhat tough. The beans and coleslaw were nothing to write home about. The greens were... More 

Thank Hans50
New Hope, Minnesota
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We often eat here when we're working on Saturdays - the whole shop crew will show up and it is a great break from the day. It is a small joint, the pulled pork sandwiches are great and the fries are always hot just for your order. It may take a few minutes since it is a small counter but... More 

Thank Andy I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

good beef ribs large style bbq sauce is good greens were not bitter rib tips were very meaty and both well worth the $$

Thank WILLI1993
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

An old co-worker & me went for lunch around 1 p.m. Walk in and look up at the board and place your order. I ordered a half rack with french fries, corn bread & a fountain coke. My friend ordered the rib tips which he thought were good. My ribs were fall off the bone, very good with a nice... More 

Thank bigbobr
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181 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The beef ribs had a very nice flavor but we're fairly tough. The pork rib tips were more tender but had less flavor. The baked beans were inundated with Tabasco flavor, the Mac & cheese tasty but very thick and a little dry, but the cornbread was quite good. Service from one employee was very good and from the other?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?