Grace Meat + Three

Anyone who had eaten Rick Lewis’ food before Southern knew he was capable of far more than just serving up fried chicken and a few sandwiches (remember when he got a James Beard nomination for Quincy Street Bistro?), so when he announced he was going off on his own to open Grace Meat & Three, the food community exploded with glee.

Ricky hasn’t let us down. Grace is destined to become a St. Louis classic, joining the pantheon of places like Pappy’s, Crown Candy, Mai Lee, and so on. The menu has something for everyone, including vegetarians, healthy eaters, and the morbidly obese—plus a full bar.

My favorites so far: the fried chicken, obviously, the sweet and smoky pulled pork Wednesday special, the caveman-sized turkey leg, and what I would say are the best pork ribs in St. Louis (fight me).

Everything has been good, though. I can honestly say in my dozen plus visits to Grace, I haven’t been disappointed, and I don’t think you will be either. Trust your gut and trust Ricky.

Grace Meat and Three Mural Grace Meat and Three ExteriorGrace Meat and Three Biscuits

Biscuits with pimento cheese, apple butter, whipped smoked lard

Grace Meat and Three Chicken Livers

Fried chicken livers with mostarda, pickled onions, herbs

Bloody Mary

Sweet tea brined turkey leg with herb sauce

Deviled eggs with country ham, everything spice, herbs

STL-Style Duroc pork ribs with a raw sugar glaze and bread & butter pickles

Heritage pulled pork with whiskey sauce, Alabama white BBQ sauce, crispy shallots

Grace Meat and Three Sides

Assorted sides: mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, braised greens

Grace Meat and Three Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders

Grace Meat and Three Catfish Sandwich

Fried catfish sandwich with baby greens, green tomato relish, Comeback sauce

Grace Meat and Three Burger

House ground burger with beer cheese, onions, pickles, Comeback sauce

Grace Meat and Three Bologna Sandwich

Grilled bologna sandwich with pimento cheese, fried egg, mustard

Grace Meat and Three Fried ChickenGrace Meat and Three Whole Chicken

Rick’s famous fried chicken (half vs. whole)

Grace Meat and Three Marshmallow

Grace Meat and Three Prime Rib

Herb roasted beef with mushrooms, bone marrow gravy, crispy leeks

Grace Meat and Three Chess Pie

Chess pie, Meyer lemon marmalade

Grace Meat and Three Pecan Pie

Bourbon pecan pie, brown butter

Grace Meat and Three Bar

What have been your favorite bites at Grace?

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  1. The fried chicken was on the dry side when I tried it. :-/

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