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Rooster's BBQ Deli

979 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102 | St. Paul (Downtown) | 651-222-0969

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): American, Barbecue
  • Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-9pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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