Jennings >Roper's Ribs Inc
Not Just Incredible...it's PERFECT BBQ!!!.
It's worth every minute of the 20+ minute wait for food here, but don't let that stop you!!! I've eaten a lot of BBQ in my life and Roper's is PERFECT!!! It was so good I visited twice in two days, having different items each time. First, the #7 half-rack of ribs was perfectly sauced, incredibly tender and the perfect pink all the way through and shows the amazing smoke technique they use. The potato salad isn't bad, too.
The next day I had the #25 pulled pork sandwich. Rather than slather it in sauce and make the concept of a BBQ sandwich unusable (some places act like it's a Sloppy Joe), there's minimal sauce. And I mean minimal; the meat's the star. For flavor, they rely on a wonderful blend of savory spices. There's enough moisture to make the meat not sloppy, very tender and they don't skimp on the amount. Another bonus is they actually PULL the pork so the strands varied in length and the meat kept the moisture and tenderness needed for a sauceless sandwich.
Check out ropersribs (dot com) for menu, etc. but I'd seriously call ahead and pick up your order rather than wait around/park in this area. The neighborhood isn't "desirable" but not deadly or anything. There's a semi-paved lot around the corner half a block away where everyone parks and it's clearly lighted from the road. No matter what, the food is worth the trip and the guy at the counter was incredibly pleasant and helpful.
Best Ribs!!!. This is the best place in St. Louis to get ribs. I ordered the St. Louis style ribs and was stuffed for the rest of the day. I highly recommend Roper's Ribs if you're in St. Louis or if you're a fan of barbecue.
A worth while stop on our journey from NYC to SF. Carl makes some mean barbecue and he doesn't hesitate to tell you all about it. We put ourselves at Mr. Roper's mercy and ordered two helpings of the baby back and shrimp combo--the "cat's meow" as he aptly put it. The tender meat fell off the bone with just enough bite to give you something to chew on. The smoky sauce was well balanced with notes of sweetness contrasting with heat and acid. And the pile of bones we left behind were licked clean. That said, it was the shrimp that I saved for my last bite. Perfectly cooked shrimp encased in a crispy-crunchy shell dipped in his house-made mayo, it rivals the best fried foods I've encountered. Carl's been scientifically tweaking his new shrimp recipe for three years and when it makes its debut I want to be there.
Keep up the great craft Carl and if YOU are in the the greater St.L area get to Roper's Ribs.
Do yourself a service and try these ribs - you'll thank me for it. This is the real deal for BBQ. The owner can speak at length about the care that goes into producing the best BBQ around. The product speaks for itself. I ordered the STL style ribs which were tender and had the best flavor I have ever had the pleasure of tasting - the right blend of smoke, maple syrup, and spice, yum.
You haven't had que till you've had Roper's. This place was an experience that any que lover should experience. We were driving through st louis on our way to southern illinois and I looked on this website to find a ma and pap place to try some real st louis que, and there is a reason this place has 12 (now 13) glowing reviews. The ribs were incredible and the service was outstanding. Ma chatted us up while we waiting for our food and and when we were done eating pa talked to us for about a half our about how they go about making their sauce the best. This includes calling all over north america to find the right kind of maple to make the sugar for his sauce. That brings us to the sauce and the ribs; succulent, sweet, a kiss of vinegar and and after taste that leaves you wanting more. The shrimp were awesome and my first experience with snoot was a memorable one. This place is easy to get to, right off I-70 and yes, the neighborhood is 'well worn' So if that makes you uncomfortable, get over it because you'll miss out.
Bbq. Holidays are upon us and some of us will attempt that big meal. Although I tried, i couldn't take credit for the tender, tasty, smoked turkey, I served last Thanksgiving . I am seeking a repeat performance. Think about it, smoked turkey, beef brisket or ham. Service is great and I visit quite often.
You will not find better Bar-b-q anywhere. And Dr. Q will educate you if you will listen. Some people believe Bar-b-q is an art form, others say it's a science. Carl Roper has a PhD in the art of Bar-b-q. A tiny 4 table storefront in a well worn St Louis neighborhood, Mr and Mrs Roper serve a technically perfect product. As a small operation he can personally select only the best meats from the most trusted suppliers and the finest spices and other ingredients which he applies at just the right times in the cooking process. Controlled temperature smoking over Missouri shag-bark hickory and a unique sauce complete the magic. They also serve excellent seafood dishes and, for a little adventure, tripe sandwiches and "snoot." Don't go expecting a romantic, candlelit dinner with your beloved; rather, go for a great eating experience. If you want ambiance, get your food "to go," find a place to sit in the nearby riverview park (or your own comfortable home), and enjoy truly outstanding Bar-b-q. With some notice they will provide large quantities for your special event. My son and I visited during an August Bar-b-q road trip and it was the first place (including the BIG names in Kansas City) that served something better than we can make ourselves here in Colorado.
these ribs MUST become avilable on the east coast for the sake of rib lovers. I've had ribs lots of places, lots of great recipes, family restaurant and otherwise - and I am here to tell you that finding ribs of this calibur is like finding a needle in a haystack. Should you be so lucky as to chance upon Roper's Ribs at their MO location, WRITE DOWN THEIR INFO because you won't run into anything that has comparable quality to this these ribs wherever you come from, I guarantee. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ROPERS - CONSIDER BRANCHING OUT TO THE EAST COAST - the plane tickets I'll need to get back to your righteous racks of ribs are gonna get awfully expensive......
BBQ that draws all the way from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kansas City, St Louis and Memphis for the sheer pleasure of devouring the best of BBQ from these quintessentially BBQ Joint Havens, my wife and I were bowled over by the quality, service, friendliness and taste of the Rib Tips at Roper's. Taking a few minutes before he rushed out the door, the owner was kind enough to indulge us out-of-towners on the finer points of his establishment's efforts to create the best BBQ ever. His comittment to use only the best meat available shown through immediately when we were savouring his tasty, fall off the bone ribs. His genuine dedication to making up for the out of the way location of his corner store by only providing his customers with the highest quality BBQ available was evident in the pride that showed on his face as he described his work of giving such pleasure as we experienced in his little three table "joint."
Best BBQ Ever Tasted. This is BBQ done right. The meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. Buying shrimp in a BBQ joint? Don't be afraid this the most tasty morsels that I have ever placed in my mouth. If your looking for atmosphere this ain't it. Plenty of good conversation with the help. They are worth the trip from anywhere.
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