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Dexter Bar B Que

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236 South Broadview, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
+1 573-334-9600
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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326 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Dexter Bar B Que in Cape Girardeau has the most awesome ribs! We always order their side of ribs with a couple of side items, and don't forget the free soft serve ice cream for dessert. Clean restaurant with reasonable prices. Friendly wait staff.

Thank Butterflydays
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had this a couple times over the Christmas holiday. The alotta pig basket was very filling and the meat had the right amount of smoke. The environment is clean and staff is nice. There is limiting seating so i recommend getting there not during rush times.

Thank Eric K
Paducah, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Delicious food here. Just walking in makes one's mouth water, the smell of bar b que is intoxicating. Family friendly, uniformly good food, and prompt service. Very reasonable prices as well.

Thank cgreen1121
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It is no where close to the original in Dexter. Ordered brisket melt and fries. Meat was pretty greasy and the fries were limp. The meal was ok but not what I expect when I go to dexter bbq. $12 is way too high for what I got. I think I'll drive on by next time.

Thank southwesttravel
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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326 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My buddy and I go here often just for their ribs. You get huge helpings of everything and these ribs just can't be beat. We like this restaurant much better than the one in Jackson, MO. The workers here are friendlier and the food is top notch!

Thank Butterflydays
Bismarck, Missouri
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Whenever I carried a foil-wrapped rack of ribs into work, my co-workers would go wild. Dexters used to be the standard for BBQ chains. But the BBQ world has expanded in ways that have left Dexters behind. Based on the price alone, this should be a sit-down, menu service restaurant. But we still walk into a spacious entry way and... More 

Thank etherius
Saint Louis, Missouri
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453 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Traveling Missouri for work, Dexter BBQs are a favorite of mine. Food is never old, and is always a quick in and out. This particular location has a young lady working the dining area that was wonderful...getting refills and what not. That was a nice addition.

Thank WarEglTX
Leopold, Missouri
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Always have our work Christmas party here. They have a fairly large side room that can be reserved. Normally we have ribs, chicken, twice baked potatoes, beans, rolls & salad. Not to forget the cobblers!!! Everything is very good!! Haven't found anything I don't like. Prices are reasonable & the service is good!!

Thank mudangel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered from ribs,coleslaw, and cajun fries it was all yummy. My 3 year old had the corn dog and fries and cleaned her plate. The staff was all great. Bathrooms were clean and this was our second time there. We go once a year due to living so far away. Hoping to make this a yearly trip.

Thank joseyem
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband died earlier this year and the friends and neighbors on my street went above and beyond in helping us during the time he was home and how they continue to take care of my since his passing. I decided to host a barbeque/pool party for everyone as my way of saying "Thank You". The ribs, pulled pork, cole... More 

Thank KJE0403

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 South Broadview, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: +1 573-334-9600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?