Ted Cook's 19th Hole BBQ

2814 E 38th St, Minneapolis
(612) 721-2023

Recent Reviews

Ms De Butler-Barlow

I was in the neighborhood and smelled the barbeque, I drove around the corner to find it, and they did not disappoint. It was my first time there, so I didn't order extra. The barbeque was so good I realized I didn't order enough. It was busy, but they served delicious hot food quickly.

Briana Heaton

This place rocks! They were packed for pick-up yesterday, on Father's Day, but it was well worth the wait. Even though they were extremely busy, the staff was friendly, helpful and organized.We got the ribs, corn muffins, and potato salad. Everything was amazing. The medium BBQ sauce was slightly spicy, sweet, acidic and perfect. My mouth is watering just thinking about it...I wish there was leftovers!

Jennifer Anderberg

We love Ted Cooks. It's one of our favorite take-out spots. The ribs, sauce and baked beans are amazing. The collards aren't my favorite and occasionally the ribs are dry....but more often than not everything is awesome. We get the family dinner with extra jos and the big side of baked beans and it feeds our family of four for just under $30. Very reasonable.

Bradley Ferguson

I've been going to Ted Cook's for over 30 years. It's my gold standard when it comes to BBQ. There is other good barbecue in Minneapolis, but nowhere else brings together the excellent smoking technique, the sliced jojos, and that great sauce.Somehow, they've kept it all the same for all the years I've known it (with exception of one renovation where they expanded into the business space next door).If you're a connoisseur of barbecue, you have to add this place to your list.

Ms. Wright

HANDS DOWN!!! This is THE BEST I've tasted so far this way with them RIB TIPS!!! I wish I had a picture but BAAAABBBYY I couldn't stop eating them and that's what we call MILD SAUCE in Chicago! From, Chicago, Houston, Alabama, Tennessee and Indiana keep it smoking baby. I have to get my brother here because he has been complaining of good BBQ hard to find up this way! TED'S IS THE BEST!!! 10 Toes down if you can stop dancing while you eating.... I'll see you guys this Saturday!!!

James Jackson

Get the rib tips, beef dinner with jojos, coleslaw and add a side of baked beans and thank me later. My favorite minneapolis bbq joint. Friendly service, food is fast and hot.

Hippy DippyDude88

Best & favorite BBQ hands down. Awesome sliced beef,chicken & ribs. Best homemade sauce.. Amazing & perfect coleslaw..Been eating Ted Cooks since The day I was born and will take it to the grave with me!

Felicia Howard

Is Ted Cook's still BLACK owned???? The day shift staff who happens to be Hispanic doesn't seem to cook the food the same as previous years of eating here. Portion size and taste wise not the same. I've been going to Ted Cook's for 25 yrs. The older Hispanic woman who cooks and works the counter has the worse attitude I've encountered in a long time!!!

John M.

Again and again and again. Can't go wrong here. Great food, wonderful staff and easy takeout. Not an eat in spot, but it is cool to go inside. Very down to earth and just DAMN good!

Stephanie May

I've been eating here with my family since I was a little kid. My family is from Chicago, and it is the only BBQ place they will go to in Minnesota because of its authenticity in flavor. From what I can remember the recipes have never changed. Only BBQ place worth going to here.

T Money88

Best & favorite BBQ hands down. Awesome sliced beef,chicken & ribs. Best homemade sauce.. Amazing & perfect coleslaw..Been eating Ted Cooks since The day I was born and will take it to the grave with me!

Amber Henby

Best bbq I've had in the cities. So good my dad asks me to bring it on flights to visit.

Betsy W.

This lil neighborhood restaurant has been around for many years, while there is no indoor seating it is strictly to go. they have good food, fresh and are always generous with portions. pictured is the jojo potatoes, bbq pork ribs and coleslaw.

Michele H.

We ordered BBQ from here to try it and see if it would be worthy of serving on Christmas Eve. We got smoked chicken, pork ribs, rib tips, cole slaw, potatoes, and beans. Nothing was bad, but the sides just didn't stand out. However, the ribs were stellar. We decided to ordered a ton of ribs for Eve and made our own sides. I have to say, although I'm not a huge pork fan, these ribs are amazing. Can't wait to have more!

Bah M

Ok, here’s the deal, Ted Cooks is the best BBQ spot in the Twin Cities. 90% of the time the ribs a perfect and meaty. However, there have been times where the product is not the best. Ribs can be fatty sometimes.Tonight I received ribs that were not the best (fatty). Chopped differently then I’ve seen them for 20 years too. I really hope this is not a new type of rib/product they’re using? Something was different tonight.I’m still giving Ted’s a 5-star because they usually are the real deal. When you walk in it looks like a run down place, but the food is what matters, and they do it right. I love their sauce too!

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