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Rooster's BBQ Deli

Map & Directions 979 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
  • American, Barbecue
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Catering
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' 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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  • Christopher L. on 08/19/09

    Look, I've never lived south of Prescott, Wisconsin, so to me , this is mighty good bbq.

  • Mike W. on 03/13/10

    Go here for a little bit of Memphis: Get the pork and cole slaw sandwich!

  • Rita S. on 05/11/12

    @David E. Yes that is the stuff my brother plays there at Roosters

  • David E. on 04/14/12

    Listen to King Crimson while you wait for your take-out.

  • Marc S. on 08/22/13

    Great food, just don't stay there to eat...

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