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Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack

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28 North 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65203
+1 573-442-7878
11:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grabbed a quick bite here before heading to the Blue Note. Excellent selection of tasty bbq. Plenty of random bbq sauce to add extra kick. Don't miss it!

Thank RobS2011
Columbia, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The atmosphere, the food, and the people are the things that make this place great! The outstanding barbecue is a reason to go but the people at Shotgun Pete's make it a reason to stay. Great service is an understatement these people do things that most restaurants won't and that is a reason I love this place. It was my... More 

Thank mizzoustudent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I have been going to shotgun petes bbq shack for years now....the food, service and atmosphere is more rewarding every time than the last! Who can beat fresh cooked meat and sides made daily!!! And his own Home Made Sauces♡♡♡♡ you can't get anything like shotgun petes anywhere else or that could even come pair

Thank Tiffany H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! Absolutely amazing BBQ! I had ribs that were extremely tender and flavorful!!! The pork beans were so good!! The owner was extremely friendly and the staff were wonderful as well!! I can't recommend this restaurant enough!! I can't wait to go to Columbia again so I can go to Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack!!

Thank Kelly M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Took 2 new coworkers to try their BBQ for the first time. They had not been to Shotgun Pete's before and they LOVED IT! Was an easy in and out lunch that tasted great!

Thank Deven L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at shotgun Pete's to grab a quick bite and man let me tell you the atmosphere, the workers and the clientele were amazing. We would never believed a good bbq joint would be found downtown in Columbia but wow this was not just good it was exceptional bbq. The flavors were spotted on the owner was very friendly... More 

Thank Bill T
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stopped by at 1100 am. The doors were barely opened and it was clear they didn't want to deal with people yet. We were first-timers and it took us a while to figure the place out. Menu board was a little hard to read. The meat has a price and then every side is $2.00 for a very small bowl... More 

Thank auxvasse
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

We do not open until 11:30 am so no were weren't ready for customers at 11:00 since we were not open. Who complains about that? Did you want us to open the doors special for you so you could wander around while we mopped the floors and prepped food needed to open? The hours are clearly posted on our door.... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived at 5:30pm on a Wednesday during business hours. The restaurant was closed up tight, and there was no sign on the door.

Thank Sarah B
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

My apologies. I was too sick to work that day and the BBQ dose not open without me. No sign on the door because it is a long drive from my house and I was not up to it. I did post it on our facebook page that morning 2 hours before opening time that we would not be open.... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

First time here and I had a very good lunch--pulled pork sandwich was a generous serving and there were 6 different bbq sauces to choose from . Nothing fancy but very satisfying.

Thank ronl645
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food is overpriced and expensive. The meat was dry with a few chunks of fat. It is the only BBQ place I've ever eaten where meals are a la carte and are more expensive than more famous BBQ restaurants that have a sandwich and two sides. The only was very friendly but as for the food, I wouldn't recommend... More 

1 Thank NeedtoTravelmore123
ShotgunPete, Owner at Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Dear "NeedtoTravelMore", You said it yourself, that the owner (me) was very friendly, yet instead of showing me the problem you wait to write it here which is sad because I would and could have corrected any issues you may have had while you were still in the restaurant. Today as I walked by one of my customer's table I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 North 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-7878
Shotgun Pete's BBQ Shack is an authentic BBQ Joint...located in Downtown Columbia Missouri. Our present location has indoor dining...a courtyard and sidewalk cafe. We feature down-home hickory smoked BBQ...Pulled Pork...Beef Brisket...Spare Ribs....BBQ NACHOS....Pit Smoked Baked Beans...and more! ...plus 6 BBQ Sauces made in-house! We have been featured in Inside Columbia Magazine twice and once on on the cover! Come in and relax...and have some GREAT BBQ! Open 11:30 am to 8 pm Weds thru Thursday, Fridays 11:30 am to 9 pm and 12 noon to 9 pm Saturdays. CLOSED SUNDAYS MONDAYS, TUESDAYS and Holidays...and maybe sometimes for bad weather. Like us on Facebook for updates and stay connected!

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