Can you believe it, time for another BBQ post! Gobble Stop Smokehouse in Creve Coeur opened in 2012 and I was confident it was going to fail. Why? They serve only turkey and chicken. How can you have a BBQ place without any pork or beef offerings?!?!? Since they found a way to survive, I figured I better finally give it a try. Once I did, this place quickly earned a spot in my regular rotation of dining options.
The dish I order the most frequently is the smoked wings. Take a peek at this:
The wings have a perfect smoky flavor without being dried out. They serve them with a sweet sauce that they will put on for you or you can have it on the side. They do have a spicier sauce available if you request it. After eating these wings I don’t see a need to ever eat a breaded and fried wing again. One time I was so excited I didn’t wait to get home, I just opened the box outside at one of their tables and went to work!.
I have tried a handful of the sides and all were satisfactory. There really hasn’t been one that will steal the show from one of the turkey or chicken main dishes. I typically stick with the baked beans or their creamy potato salad (pictured above).
St. Louis does get some love for its BBQ, but in my opinion not enough. When you can have a restaurant that only does chicken and turkey and it survives, we are unique. Is it enough to make me swear off pork? I wouldn’t go that far!. It is good enough for me to not miss it, and I clearly must not be the only one that thinks so. I have had days where I’ve had to move to a third or fourth option because my old standbys are already sold out. Some of the other dishes I like are half smoked chicken, pulled chicken, and the turkey ribs. This is my favorite place to eat in Creve Coeur.
Dive 2 Five Scale: 2. Gobble Stop is located in an older strip mall at Fee Fee and Olive. It’s a strip mall that I have driven passed daily for 2 years and didn’t see any reason to stop until now. The inside is clean and small. The owner usually is the person taking your order. I see a bright future for this restaurant but I hope they don’t move to a different location!