This is unique. A BBQ joint that specializes in chicken & turkey. You won't find pork & brisket on the menu at the Gobble Stop Smokehouse, just poultry. And darned good poultry too.
I headed over for lunch today after spotting it on Google Maps recently. I found it in an older shopping plaza, like a lot of good BBQ joints these days. It's a pretty unassuming place, but behind the counter they're making some magic!
I ordered one of the house specialties, smoked chikcen wings with a side order of BBQ beans at the counter. A short while later, they delivered a plate of 8 large, meaty wings with sliced white bread, my side of beans, and a side of BBQ sauce to my table.
The wings were meaty, and smokey, and delicious! They were lightly seasoned and smoked to perfection. After the first taste, the sauce and sides were nearly forgotten. However, I did get around to trying both. The beans? Well, they were jazzed up beans from a can. And the sauce? Probably right out of a bottle.
But I didn't care. Did I mention how good the wings were? And the folks running the place were super friendly and took great care of not only me, but the other lunch patrons as well.
Here's my score card for the Gobble Stop Smokehouse:
So here's how I'd rate Hill Country BBQ:
- BBQ - A
- Side Dishes - C
- Atmosphere - B
- Value - A
- Service - A
- Overall - B+
If you get to north-west St Louis county, you can find them here: