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11am – SOLD OUT

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Locations

Olivette:

9200 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 997-2301
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St. Charles:

3150 Elm Point Industrial Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 724-7601
Call for pick-up Orders

“44” – Valley Park:

932 Meramec Station Rd.
Valley Park, MO 63088
(636) 825-1400
Order Online

Winghaven:

9955 Winghaven Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 265-1234
Order Online

Washington:

512 West Front Street
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 432-5550
Call for pick-up & Delivery

Downtown:

605 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 394-1720
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We're Reinventing
BBQ Restaurants

Best BBQ Restaurants In Downtown St. Louis, Central and
Southwest St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Washington Mo

We built Sugarfire Smoke House® to be different than most St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County BBQ restaurants. From the use of local ingredients, to the awesome culinary exploits of our world-trained chefs and pit masters, the award winning barbecue we make is exceptional. Much of what we provide at our restaurants in Central and Southwest St. Louis County (Olivette, and Valley Park), St. Louis City (Downtown), O' Fallon (Winghaven), St. Charles (Elm Point), and Washington MO (Riverfront) is very unconventional. Most St. Louis area barbecue restaurants have a limited traditional menu. That's not the case at Sugarfire Smoke House! Can't find a smoked brisket cheese steak sandwich, smoked fried artichokes, pork belly hush puppies, smoked Portobello sandwich, Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, or an "adult's only" Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon Shake at other BBQ restaurants? No problem. Sugarfire Smoke House makes your dirty little food dreams come true every day. Like many St. Louis BBQ restaurants we offer the best traditional smoked meats like award winning baby back ribs, juicy pulled pork, and the best beef brisket in town. We also offer the best Artisan BBQ in town! Our Artisan BBQ will delight your taste buds with unconventional, unique, and adventurous flavor combinations you can't find at other St. Charles, O' Fallon, St. Louis, or Washington MO barbecue restaurants.

 

Award Winning BBQ Restaurants In Downtown St. Louis, Olivette,
Valley Park, St. Charles, O'Fallon, and Washington Mo

Sugarfire is consistently ranked among the best BBQ restaurants in the metro area. We now have even more locations in Downtown St. Louis, Franklin County and Southwest St. Louis County, serving award winning barbecue to both locals, tourists and business travelers. Sugarfire Smoke House has opened several BBQ restaurants this past year. The newest one is right in the middle of all the Downtown St. Louis action. Another is in Valley Park at Highway 141 and Interstate 44 in Southwest St. Louis County. A third Sugarfire overlooks the Missouri River in Washington MO. This is good news for Route 66 Cruisers. Either restaurant along the Interstate 44 corridor is a great place to get your Route 66 kicks with a retro barbecue experience. If your plans include visiting the great St. Charles County wineries on Highway 94, the Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington is just across the Missouri river near the end of the St. Charles 94 Wine Trail. Old Route 66 also passes just 7 miles south of Washington. It's a great side trip for a retro BBQ lunch.  Tourists or business travelers coming to Clayton or Downtown St. Louis on Interstate 64 can find our Olivette restaurant conveniently located on Olive Blvd. in Central St. Louis County. Travelers on Interstate 55/70 from Illinois coming into Downtown St. Louis can find our newest Sugarfire on Washington Avenue in the heart of Downtown. Visitors coming into St. Louis from Kansas City on Interstate 70 have two Sugarfire options in St. Charles County. Our St. Charles restaurant is convenient to Interstate 70 near St. Peters. If your trip brings you down Interstate 64 you will go right by our O'Fallon Winghaven restaurant near Highway 364, not too far from the North end of the St. Charles 94 Wine Trail. No matter where you travel in Downtown St. Louis, Southwest or Central St. Louis County, St. Charles County, or the Washington MO area, there is an award winning Sugarfire restaurant smoking the BBQ standards higher for you.

  • Sugarfire Desserts

    … Is your mouth watering yet?

  • Sugarfire Restaurant

    Because You’ll Never See It Empty

  • Sugarfire Ribs

    Get-Your-Bib Ribs

  • Pumped & Sauced

    Pumped and Sauced.

  • Special Platter

    Who’s Your Meat Daddy?

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Daily Menu

Our Chefs

  • Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson Master Chef / Partner

    Mike has always considered himself a pacifist. As a child, his father told him never to hit anyone in anger, unless he was absolutely sure he could get away with it.

    Mike started cooking in several Saint Louis restaurants at a young age. Soon after high school, he moved to New Orleans and worked for a young Emeril Lagasse. He then went to work for Emeril’s friend Charlie Trotter in Chicago, and then Gabino Sotellino at Un Grand Cafe/Ambria. After that he journeyed to Chartres, France for a stint at the famed Le Buisson D’Ardent.

    Mike then returned to the US to work for Belgian Master Chef Daniel Joly at Mirabelle in Beaver Creek, and then on to work for Joachim Splichal from the famed Patina restaurant group’s Napa Valley outpost, Pinot Blanc. He then returned to St. Louis to design and own several of Saint Louis’s favorite restaurants, including Cafe Mira, Roxane, Barcelona, Momos, Boogaloo, El Scorcho, and several other embarrassing ones that he would like to not mention.

    Mike turned to barbecue after spending time with Myron Mixon from Pitmasters at his school in Unadilla, Georgia.

  • Dave Molina

    Dave Molina Chef / Partner

    Dave is and has always been the big toe of Sugarfire. No, not because eventually you’re going to bang him on your coffee table, but, because a kitchen without a leader is like a foot without a big toe, and dave is just that type of hallux.

    Dave came up working at some great Saint Louis restaurants, then went on to the Boundry in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2002, he returned to Saint Louis, and became the executive chef at Barcelona, then the corporate chef of the Barcelona Group with restaurants in Saint Louis and Indianapolis.

    Dave would also like to add that he is very single.

  • Carolyn Downs

    Carolyn Downs Pastry Chef / Partner

    Carolyn may be as sweet as her pies, but she won’t hesitate to pop the chefs over the head with her rolling pin if they get out of line.

    Carolyn has been making pies and desserts in St. Louis’ best restaurants for over 30 years. As pastry chef/owner of dessert favorite Cyrano’s, she has won best desserts in St. Louis from every St. Louis publication too many times to count. She makes all the pies and desserts at Sugarfire from scratch, every day at the restaurant.

  • Clint Whittemore

    Clint Whittemore Chef Plongeur

    Clint is a Libra, who enjoys skinny-skiing and going to bullfights on acid. But then who doesn’t? He’s also an award-winning chef that studied with greats like French Master Chef René Bajeux and Emeril Lagasse.

    Clint Whittemore Brings over 19 years of culinary and craft beer experience to the company. Most recently the Executive Chef/ Beer Buyer at The Market at Busch’s Grove, Clint has won awards from the Riverfront Times for “Best Gourmet Takeout”, and St. Louis Magazine for “Best Soups” in 2009. Clint began his career in San Francisco at the California Culinary Academy. While there, he worked at two well-known restaurants – Fog City Diner and Rubicon.

    He continued his experience in New Orleans with Emeril Lagasse, Anne Kearney, and French Master Chef René Bajeux. While in New Orleans he was invited to Cape Town South Africa to be the Guest Chef at the Cape Grace Hotel. Clint has worked at several restaurants in St. Louis such as Bastante, Liluma, and The Schlafly Tap Room where he was the Chef and General Manager.

  • Adam Pritchett

    Adam Pritchett BBQ Chef

    I was born in Keokuk, Iowa, where I was exposed to a wide range of culinary delicacies at a young age– including yellow corn, white corn, cornmeal, and popcorn.

    • The most private thing I will admit about myself: I once tried to make my own Cheetos.
    • The first thing people usually notice about me: My ninja sword.
    • Message me if you would like to share a piece of cornbread with me.
  • Casey Jovick

    Casey Jovick Chef / Butcher

    Casey, a so called meat nerd, at one time was on top of the world – a certified butcher at Bauman’s in Brentwood and member of the pit crew at Pappy’s Smokehouse, one of the best BBQ restaurants in the U.S.

    He was just like a drop of water on a mountain of success, but then one day he started sliding down the mountain, and he thought, wait a minute, I’m a mountain top water drop. I don’t belong here in this river, this valley, this low dark ocean with all these ordinary drops of water. Then one day it got hot, and he evaporated way up in the air, much higher than any other mountain top, all the way into the heavens. Then he understood that it was at his lowest he was closest to God. Life’s a journey that goes round and round and the end is closest to the beginning. So change was needed, and he relished the journey.

    Anyway, now he works here.

  • Jose Manuel Romo

    Jose Manuel Romo Jack-of-all-Trades

    According to Jose’s official paperwork, he was born in 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio, and named Ronald Reagan, after his parents’ hero. He later changed his name to pursue an acting career and did not want to be confused with the other thespian.

    Jose Manuel Romo is the glue that holds Sugarfire together and it’s most trusted compadre. Jose and Mike have been friends and coworkers for upwards of 15 years. He currently runs the restaurants custodial program, but is a jack-of-all-trades, as he is also a master plumber, carpenter, electrician, and occasional male model.

    According to sources, Jose was the inspiration for Erik Estrada’s character in the Latin American soap opera Dos Mujeres, un Camino.

Media & Awards

  • Snoop Dogg Sings Praises of Sugarfire

    Snoop Dogg Sings Praises of Sugarfire

    “Bacon Blunts” and piles of barbecue … the way to Snoop Dogg’s heart.

  • Feast 50 Best Barbecue: Sugarfire

    Feast 50 Best Barbecue: Sugarfire

    Sugarfire Smoke House was voted best barbecue in St. Louis in the 2016 Feast 50.

  • stlmag.com A-List 2015: Readers’ Choice

    stlmag.com A-List 2015: Readers’ Choice

    Sugarfire Smoke House® was the A-List 2015: Readers’ Choice for BBQ.

  • Sugarfire wins again at Memphis in May

    Sugarfire wins again at Memphis in May

    At the 2015 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Sugarfire® won top honors in the Seafood Category. Each year, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest entertains visitors from around the world. In 2013, visitors came from all 50 states and 8 foreign countries. Please let our guest services volunteers know you are our visitor, and they […]

  • Sugarfire Wins 2015 Patriot Award

    Sugarfire Wins 2015 Patriot Award

    Sugarfire® won a 2015 Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for supporting and hiring veterans.

  • The 10 Best Burger Joints in St. Louis

    The 10 Best Burger Joints in St. Louis

    The burger at Sugarfire Smoke House® starts with three different cuts of grass-fed beef. Chuck is used for texture, short rib for flavor and brisket for richness. The patty is seared and flattened on a super high heat stainless griddle for a crisp crust that preserves moisture and fat content. The patty is served up […]

  • Fox2Now – Sugarfire Smokehouse chef headed to World Food Championships

    Fox2Now – Sugarfire Smokehouse chef headed to World Food Championships

    Chefs, home cooks, and culinary experts will soon be making their way to Las Vegas for the World Food Championships. From November 12-18, 500 of the world’s best cooks and chefs will compete, putting ‘Joes’ and ‘Pros’ on an equal playing field to battle it out for hundreds of thousands of dollars and the coveted […]

  • 2014 World Food Championships Southern Illinois Showdown

    2014 World Food Championships Southern Illinois Showdown

    The top three winners in each category received a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November, and the winner in each category also received $1,000. Congratulations to Tina Porritt, competing for Piggy Style, who won the Seafood category, and Sugarfire Smoke House®, winners of the bacon category.

  • St. Louis Magazine Best Restaurants 2014: Best in Barbecue

    St. Louis Magazine Best Restaurants 2014: Best in Barbecue

    Relentless creativity defines Sugarfire®. Specials like coffee-fennel short ribs, shrimp-and-crawfish rangoon, and addictive house-smoked pastrami send diners racing to social media to see what’s new. Multiple locations, 314-997-2301.

  • Sugarfire Reigns Supreme As Judges’ Winner In Alive’s Annual Top Chef Competition

    Sugarfire Reigns Supreme As Judges’ Winner In Alive’s Annual Top Chef Competition

    For the second year running, Sugarfire Smoke House® took top honors at Alive’s 6th annual Top Chef Ultimate Burger Challenge. Though the meat was grilled instead of griddled, Sugarfire’s winning no-frills burger had all the other hallmarks of chef Mike Johnson’s restaurant version: sliced American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a pillowy-soft bun.

  • Memphis in May 2014 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

    Memphis in May 2014 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

    Sugarfire® won third place in the Poultry Category at the Memphis in May 2014 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Each year, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest entertains visitors from around the world. In 2013, visitors came from all 50 states and 8 foreign countries. Please let our guest services volunteers know you are our […]

  • Sweet Baby Cheesus: World’s Most Travelled Burger?

    Sweet Baby Cheesus: World’s Most Travelled Burger?

    It isn’t everyday that a chef flies from one part of the world to another just to make you one of their currently off the menu specialties. Yet, on May 2nd 2014, that’s exactly what happened. Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smoke House® is no stranger to the restaurant business. His insanely popular barbecue restaurants in Missouri […]

  • Best New Restaurant Showdown

    Best New Restaurant Showdown

    Here’s a notice to the Chicken Littles who think St. Louis’ restaurant sky is falling: The dining scene here is as robust as ever. In the September issue’s “Best New Restaurants” feature, the SLM dining team features its biennial list of the region’s best new restaurants. Foodies vote for their favorites among 32 of the […]

  • The 5 Best Cheeseburgers in St. Louis

    The 5 Best Cheeseburgers in St. Louis

    Obviously, you’re going to go to Sugarfire Smoke House® for the barbecue. But don’t underestimate the burger. Grass-fed beef is hand-packed daily and blended from chuck, brisket and boneless short rib. They’re thin, so go for the double — it comes with two slices of cheddar cheese, and your choice of lettuce, tomato, pickles, red […]

  • Best Barbecue St. Louis 2013

    Best Barbecue St. Louis 2013

    Sugarfire Smoke House® may be the new kid on the block, having opened just last September, but it now stands at the very summit of the St. Louis barbecue kingdom. The menu is innovative — no other barbecue joint in town would dare offer a smoked portobello sandwich — but it does right by all […]

  • OUT TO LUNCH: Sugarfire’s Big Muddy

    OUT TO LUNCH: Sugarfire’s Big Muddy

    The Big Muddy is a feat of culinary architecture – a massive stack of smoked sausage, beef brisket, lettuce and pickles that is literally oozing a wicked combo of spicy horseradish and sweet barbecue sauce from the sides. The smoked sausage is aggressively seasoned, with a casing that retains a satisfying “snap” even though it […]

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Locations

Olivette

(314) 997-2301
9200 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

Open 11am – SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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St. Charles

(636) 724-7601
3150 Elm Point Ind. Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Open 11am – SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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Winghaven

(636) 265-1234
9955 Winghaven Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO 63368

Open 11am – SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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“44” Valley Park

(636) 825-1400
932 Meramec Station Road, #K
Valley Park, MO 63088

Open 11am – SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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Washington

(636) 432-5550
512 West Front Street
Washington, MO 63090

Open 11am – 9pm/SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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Downtown

(314) 394-1720
605 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63101

Open 11am – 9pm/SOLD OUT.
(Dine in, Take-out, or delivery)

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