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3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO (Grand Center / Midtown)
(314) 535-4340
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Ranked #3 of 2,556 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went in with a friend who had eaten there before and on that had not. While waiting in line, the manager came and talked to me and my friends. He asked me what I was going to eat and I said I was a big fan of pulled pork. He asked if I was ready to come to the... More 

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Audubon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was at the hotel and asked where the best BBQ is in St. Louis. Without a second of hesitation she said Pappy's. So, off we went, and let me tell you it was AMAZING! The ribs were so tender, you can tell they were smoked! The sauce was sweet, smooth with a peppery back. The pulled pork all but melted... More 

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Comber, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved every bite, every minute of our experience at this amazing eatery. From the moment we pulled up to the moment we left, I was smiling. I am smiling now thinking about how good everything was. Best brisket I have ever had, the coleslaw was amazing and the ribs did not require any of the sauces, which are by the... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

So to start you have to get here when the doors open. When they are our of food they are out. But the ribs alone are worth your entire trip. The food is FANTASTIC. I tried the burnt ends as well but although that is my favorite bar b que food, they were just very good (not great). I would... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Heard about this place from a local person. So glad we tried it! The line was out the door, so the hotel person told us to call and order take out. They had our order ready in 15 minutes. It was reasonably priced and so delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went here before a blues/blackhawks game, and it was truly the best BBQ we've ever had. We live in Chicago, so there is a lot of good places by us. We've traveled the southern states, Kentucky, Tennessee , Georgia, Carolinas: but this has to be the best we have had . Must go early! Or plan on waiting in... More 

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Stockton,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped by for lunch on a Suday at a friends suggestion and what a treat! The food was awesome, and it was ready VERY fast. Get there early as I have heard the line gets long and they can run out of food!

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You will not eat these with a fork. You will use your hands and skip the sauce. You don't need any. The burnt ends at Pappy's are the best in St Louis. They sell out fast!!! The pulled chicken is the second best meat! Moist, delicious and perfect with just a little barbecue sauce. Not too much though. Don't wait.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

1/2 rack of ribs with green beans and sweet potato fries. It's difficult to order anything else because it's just so darn good, but occasionally I do venture off from myusual order because the chicken is outstanding is well. I can't name another place where I'd actually order pulled chicken over pulled pork, but I do here. The staff is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

didnt care too much for ribs but man the pulled chicken and pulled pork was out of this world you can taste the smoked flavor from the real smoke machines the owner walks around and warmly greets everyone he see who ever heard of that in this day and age? place be crowed but things move at an excellent pace.... More 

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Additional Information about Pappy's Smokehouse

Address: 3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO
Phone Number: (314) 535-4340
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Grand Center / Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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