Rooster's BBQ Deli

979 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Rooster's BBQ Deli +

Ed Neaton


  • Tue-Sun 11am-9pm
  • $
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This ugly duckling of a storefront boasts two orange formica booths, Memphis-style spice-rubbed ribs, pressure-fried chicken, and some of the best barbecue sandwiches in town: They're made with pork shoulder smoked for so long it develops a nearly custard-soft texture and tastes like the ghost of fire and smoke made flesh. In this pocket of St. Paul, ugly ducklings don't grow up into beautiful swans; they mature into feisty, pork-slinging roosters. This rooster caters parties, as well.

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