Off to St. Louis: The Shaved Duck

I took time off in February for another hockey trip! The previous year, I met a friend in Las Vegas and California. This year I took a solo trip to St. Louis and Chicago. I’ve been to Chicago before, but it would be my first time traveling to Missouri. Off to St. Louis!

I arrived in the afternoon and checked in at my downtown hotel, the Hilton St. Louis Downtown at The Arch. The lobby was quite charming since the hotel is located in a former bank that was built in 1888.

All settled in and ready to grab a bite, I went to The Shaved Duck for lunch. The casual brick-walled restaurant and smokehouse specializes in barbecue and Southern specialties along with American craft beers. You may have seen it on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

The Shaved Duck

I took a seat at the bar and ordered a local brew.

I tried the slow-smoked Burnt Ends tossed in Black Isle barbecue sauce. Tasty stuff.

I also ordered the Duck Confit & Smoked Mozzarella Flatbread. I had to get something with duck. It was also topped with spinach, dried cranberries, and a sweet bourbon drizzle. The flatbread was on the crispier side, but it was a nice combination of flavors. Maybe try it with one of their housemade BBQ sauces.

BBQ Sauces at The Shaved Duck

My lunch at The Shaved Duck was brief, but pretty good. I hung out at the hotel before dinner later that night. I couldn’t wait to try a vegetable-forward tasting menu at one of the newer places in St. Louis.

The Shaved Duck
2900 Virginia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 776-1407

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