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Phil's Bar Bq

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9205 Gravois Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123-4525
+1 314-638-1313
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue 14:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 09:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Timonium, Maryland
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in St. Louis, Missouri, for 15 years, and within 12 blocks of Phil's Bar B Que, Inc. for almost 2 years, and never visited this place! Just last week, January 18, 2017, to be precise, I stopped in Phil's during a visit on a whim. Man, am I upset that I didn't visit this place when I lived... More 

Thank skipreader
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife grew up in the area and ate here as a kid. While visiting, she and her sister wanted to have a nostalgic meal at Phil's. Not much to look at but I've been in enough southern BBQ shacks to know you can't judge them from the parking lot - even if this one is located in Missouri... Meats... More 

Thank Tribe_TV
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

wonderful pork steaks the way you will love them.....we had carry out. Phil's is not that impressive to look at, but the food is to make you happy. side items are available and they have an extensive menu which even includes fish which I heard a customer rave about. We go there for the pork steaks and we will always... More 

Thank Jeanine P
Fenton, Missouri
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152 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A group of family members met at Phil's BBQ to reminisce about the old times, get reacquainted and enjoy their food at this long time in business establishment. We accomplished only the family and friends part of our get together. Although the service was pretty good the food and atmosphere were not. Our slab of ribs were dry, tough, tasteless... More 

Thank Jim M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The food is incredible! From the outside, it looks like a dive. When you walk in it appears to be a greasy spoon. Don't let this fool you. They start you off with some sort of bean salad that is out of this world! In fact I couldmake a meal of that alone. I ordered the pull pork sandwich. It... More 

Thank Kate B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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483 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Phil's is sort of a tradition in the St. Louis Area. It offers an extensive BBQ menu, and the sauce they make is terrific. It is sweet with a bite. My favorite thing on the menu is the pork steak, which is a truly St. Louis dish. The pork steak is smothered in their wonderful sauce.

Thank Lorin G
Wilton, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

a little bit hard to find but phil is very nice, even gave us a sample of his ribs! his BBQ is the best and is very affordable for what you get! I would reccomened this place to anyone who wants true authenic BBQ!

Thank Colby B
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

We were looking for a good BBQ place and the desk clerk at one of the casinos recommended Phil's. Although it wasn't bad...it wasn't as good as I expected based on the recommendation. The food was average at best but the waitress was very attentive and friendly.

Thank talor919
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stopped in after our trip to Grant’s Farm. The reviews were kind of poor but we decided to give this place a try, you never know sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. I have to say that as soon as we walked in it felt like we were transported back into the 80’s,it was pretty dark inside.... More 

Thank JustDiveIn
Saint Louis, Missouri
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340 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Midtown location near St Loyuis University. Great BBQ but get there early because when it's gone, it's gone. GFood brisket and ribs. Other restaurants in area in case they run out of Q.

Thank beerstl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
14:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9205 Gravois Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123-4525
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-638-1313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?