the 2-pound pork steak at doc's smokehouse photo courtesy of doc's smokehouse

Doc’s Smokehouse in Edwardsville will move to larger space


Lauded Edwardsville barbecue spot Doc’s Smokehouse will leave its home at 1017 Century Drive, where it’s been since 2014, and move across the street to 6108 Shoger Drive, on Nov. 1. It will join The Parkway, a new mixed-use development will have residential space, other storefronts and a furniture store. 


Co-owner Doc Richardson said Doc’s new space will seat 108, including a 60-seat patio – a significant upgrade from its 47-seat current space. The restaurant will now be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 


“We wanted to move over here three years ago when they tore down the Mass Mutual building,” Richardson said. “But the developer put it on hold. We outgrew our space a long time ago.”


As for the menu, Richardson said loyal customers will still be able to enjoy their favorites, like the 2-pound pork steak, burnt ends and brisket. Some older dishes may reappear due to popular demand. 

“We took the Cobb salad off, but people were throwing a fit,” Richardson added. “So we said we’re probably going to have to bring that back.”


Richardson and his wife, co-owner Susan Richardson, are longtime competitive barbecue champions with national awards to their names, as well as certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judges.


Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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