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Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO (Grand Center / Midtown)
(314) 535-4340
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Ranked #4 of 2,502 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
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English first
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We had to wait for about 30 minutes but it was great. After they took my order, I went to get my drink and before I could sit down they delivered my food. Incredible speed! They did this to all seven in the party. I had the pulled pork and the ribs. I ate the ribs dry to get the... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our food and service was very good. Ribs, burnt ends and smoked turkey was all terrific. Some of the best barbeque we've had.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is simple smoke food. Great taste. There was a 1.5 hour line wrapping throughout the restaurant, crazy, I ordered takeout and walk right by everyone. Called 15 minutes ahead and it was waiting for me. That's my tip

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Pappy himself may find an excuse to talk to you, and he is an affable guy, genuinely grateful that you came - even though you are standing in a line that snakes through the restaurant and threatens to spill out the door. With four people, we ordered the Adam Bomb, which is a Man vs. Food experience. The best thing... More

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Whitefish, Montana
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

While in St. Louis, we figured it was time to try some smoked/bbq. We were treated to one of the best smoked ribs, chicken and pork meals we've had in a while. We haven't seen a long line like this in a long time, but it moves very very fast. Service of your meal is as quick as it will... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You're going to be here a while. So take a moment to walk to the outdoor cookers. Your meal begins with rotating racks of ribs smoked with apple and cherry woods. Pappy's estimates what it needs for the day (past sales, who's in town and what's going on, and the season of the year). But when it's gone, that's it... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Whether baby backs or regular, Pappy's doesn't skimp on the meat. We love eating there. Everything is delicious. But if it's ribs you want, better check before going to find out if they still have them. The line is usually long but worth the wait.

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St. Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've had just about everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Just get there early, as the line to get in begins prior to opening

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Mount Vernon, Illinois, Usa
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had to wait in a line but that is always a Great sign. Food was really good. All food was smoked to perfection!

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St. Charles, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food. It is possible to see several Stl. athletes at Pappy's. Wainwright favorite place to chow.

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