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City Butcher & Barbecue

3650 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-5202
+1 417-720-1113
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (19 reviews)
“burnt ends” (34 reviews)
“beans” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3650 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-5202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped and had lunch here and I would recommend it to all looking for some good BBQ while in or around Springfield. The four of us had three different sandwiches and all agreed it was delicious.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had some family in town that had never been here so we had to take them. There were 15 of us and everybody was impressed. When they run out for the day it is gone. Even though we went for lunch they were already...More

Thank jwbdcb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed lunch here last week after hearing about about City Butcher time after time from my son and his wife who live in Springfield. Love the casual vibe of the restaurant...lots of paper towels within easy reach. I really enjoyed my meaty ribs and...More

Thank Momski54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

City Butcher is unique—BBQ is the very best—I always get the brisket; my wife loves the ribs. While a large percentage of their business is take out—by the pound; the eat in is delightful for BBQ. Eat on butcher paper and get your own condiments....More

Thank 50yearAG
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Our family ordered 4 jalapeno and cheddar sausages and 2# of burnt ends. That was all ---NO sides or drinks and it was right at $55 after tax. The sausages were good but the burnt ends were dry and tough. We will not be going...More

Thank angoct14
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Best brisket I’ve ever had!! It’s perfection! The flavor was excellent. Everything we had was awesome.

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

These guys know what they are doing and have worked out the "keep it simple" rule well. Excellent bbq flavor and artful holding and handling technique. I love that they regularly run out because their meats are fresh. I think they should grow some balls...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This place is overly expensive and the meat tastes like when you are outside and you smell something burnt. The food literally made my dad and I ill. My sister likes this place for some reason; normally she has good taste. Good smoked meat is...More

Thank Jeff44926
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I love it. The concept is interesting, fast, fresh, and the good stuff sells out, so you know it's not made too far in advance. The burnt ends sandwich and the ribs are to die for. Our daughter said the apple pie was the best...More

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 26 November 2017

DO NOT SKIP THE PORK BELLY OR BURNT ENDS. Listen ... we've all heard people arguing over whether KC, Memphis, Carolina, etc. BBQ is the best. To be honest ... they're all wrong. City Butcher is the best.

Thank cam91b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-5202
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-720-1113
  • E-mail
Counter service Central Texas style Barbecue joint serving only the freshest barbecue around. We sell our barbecue first come, first serve from 11 am until Sold Out(usually around 7pm) 7 days a week. Call ahead pre-orders are welcome before 10:30 am. Same day orders will not be accepted over the phone after 10:30 am.
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