HOME > Chowhound > Great Plains >

Tripe Sandwich in St. Louis?

egherbert Dec 16, 2011 09:47 PM

Hi there:

I'm new to St. Louis and my dad claims that when he used to come to this fair city on business trips, there were tripe sandwich joints all over the place. I've been here for about 4 months now and haven't found a single one. What am I doing wrong? Where's the tripe?

Why do I have a feeling the treasure lies in East St. Louis?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. hill food RE: egherbert Dec 16, 2011 11:24 PM

    sheesh only one place in South STL still sells brains, but that might be a start for questions

    or get Menudo at the torta/taqueria places on Cherokee


    1. l
      lemons RE: egherbert Dec 23, 2011 09:34 AM

      Well, my first question is, how long ago was your dad making rounds, and my second is, what part of town did he frequent. That said, tripe in general is mostly found in Mexican restos or small soul food spots. North St. Louis is where you need to go. No, I have no specific places to suggest, but what I'd do is go to Mammer Jammer, get one of their sandwiches (read link or google it), and ask them where they'd send you.

      mammer jammer
      5124 Natural Bridge Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115

      1. d
        Doug RE: egherbert Dec 27, 2011 06:14 AM

        There is a big sign on the side of JoJo's House Of Ribs that says "TRIPE SANDWICH OR COMBO". They are located cattycorner from Proctor and Gamble in the Near North Riverfront: 182 East Grand Blvd. (I am guessing that this is the former legendary Shrimp Shack.) Website is http://jojoshouseofribs.com/

        2 Replies
        1. re: Doug
          hill food RE: Doug Dec 27, 2011 08:35 AM

          oh wow I drove past Jojo's a few months ago, but missed the sign. (I scoff at the BBQ of others and need to stop being such a snob)

          1. re: Doug
            egherbert RE: Doug Dec 27, 2011 12:07 PM

            Thanks all! My dad was in St Louis pretty often about 5 years ago. He always stayed downtown, but i think he wandered all over. Specifically he remembers a place called Tripe City. I'll check out JoJos.

          2. b
            brownhound RE: egherbert Jan 18, 2012 01:15 PM

            Haven't been and can't vouch for it, but a quick Google search revealed the following: Roper's Ribs in Jennings.


            1 Reply
            1. re: brownhound
              tonifi RE: brownhound Jan 18, 2012 01:54 PM

              Try this:

            Show Hidden Posts