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Rooster's BBQ Deli & Catering

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979 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3346
+1 651-222-0969
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome. Had the combo of fried chicken and BBQ baby back ribs with fries and slaw. The chicken was cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside without being greasy. The ribs were also cooked to perfection, very meaty and tender. Had the mild BBQ sauce and that was great. The fries were even... More 

Thank mjethen
Los Angeles
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was in town to visit my new nephew, needed good "take out" food for the new parents. A local friend of mine told me about this place, so I picked up some chicken on the way to their place.... WOW. Their fried chicken is REALLY juicy, REALLY good, and I am a bit of a fried chicken snob. Currently... More 

Thank VickiLosAngeles
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178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches here amazing. It's kind of deli style and take out, a local well known hide out that keeps very busy. Limited seating, and just a great hole in the wall that remains under the radar but could hold its own in a busier venue.

Thank kjhMN
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306 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Read about them in an article about Minnesota's best place for fried chicken. Was definitely not disappointed. Pressure cooked to order. BBQ was good also. Small older building in a neighborhood. If I lived closer than 1100 miles away I would come here all the time. You have to park on the street. Not really handicap accesable friendly though.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A couple of friends and me decided to give Rooster's a try on a nice, pleasant, sunny late Saturday morning. This place is one block east of I-35E on Randolph St. on the left side. The place is very small (2 booths & a couple of setae's). Huge order board on the wall to select your meal from. All of... More 

Thank bigbobr
Burnsville, Minnesota
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Don't expect much when you enter. 2 booths and 2 round tables and a huge menu on the wall. We were greeted and asked what we wanted to order. We did ribs, fried chicken and pulled pork. Everything was awesome love the unique BBQ sauce... it's a must try. But be patient good fried chicken takes a bit.

Thank tamaroc88
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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988 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Having passed this restaurant perhaps a thousand times over the years, I thought it was time we tried it. We fed 4 adults and 3 kids for less than $70 and there was a lot of food. Especially recommended is the chicken breast sandwich and the fish sandwich. Can't speak about the bbq features. We ordered about 30 minutes ahead... More 

Thank Seniordad
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

When I asked a colleague what he thought of Rooster's he asked if I was joking. I have worked half a mile away for two months an had yet to visit. Well let me tell you - I should have gone sooner. The fries are a nice, chunky cut with a decent snap, but not overly crispy. The ketchup packets... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I've been going here since I was a kid and you can always count on great fresh fried food. I always laugh at the foodies who try to order with an app and end up standing around forever like idiots. Just CALL the place and they are happy to have your order when you arrive.

1 Thank K T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Went here for lunch and asked for a recommendation. I was told the Cajun chicken was good. It was a regular chicken breast that was cooked by a guy smashing it with his spatula. It was over cooked and the so called seasoning was Frank's Red Hot. My buddy got the pulled pork and that was ok. Service was minimal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3346
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-222-0969

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