Had the chance on my way back from Springfield, MO to hit Supersmokers over by St Louis, MO (says St Louis on their website but a Yahoo Maps search seems to say it’s Eureka.) After finally figuring out where it actually was I went in and the lady behind the counter was very helpful with what they were known for and what to get. Just by looking around you can see they have competed and won a lot (listed here) of different competitions.
The look of the place is perfect, a shack type atmosphere which is exactly what to me is BBQ. The food I ordered was on the table about 30 seconds after I sat down. I went through and tried all the sauces and they were each unique compared to each other and tasted great. They were perfect combinations of spices and seemed to fit the theme. The Championship sauce was actually the one I liked the least and the Tennessee Original was the sauce I would pick as my favorite. The pulled pork was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Not to much rub on it and the had a nice smoke ring on it. The ribs were the best I have had in a restaurant so far. They didn’t fall off the bone but were easy to pull apart. The bark on the outside was well seasoned and very crisp while the meat stayed juicy on the inside.
The sides I had were also good. The potato salad was good, but pretty standard. The jalapeno cornbread was a bit dry for my taste but still good.
I wish they had a pick 3 option so I could have tried the brisket as well but this just gives me something else to try when I make it back. The only other issue I had was they had Pepsi and not Coke, but they get credit for just letting you refill your own.
While looking over the tips page on their website I happened to catch this picture to the right. Any place that Steven Raichlen will go to has to be quality and really shows that it has to be good. It says that they have a recipe in his book (which I own all of them) so I will have to check that out when I have a chance.
Overall I give Supersmokers an 8 out of 10 and is by far the best BBQ place I’ve been to yet (which really isn’t that many but I’m trying to increase this whenever possible). Anyone should give them a try whenever they are in the area.