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Pappy's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Grand Center / Midtown
Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-4340
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 131
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  • 26
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Ribs and Worth the Wait

If you only eat one meal in St. Louis, this should be the one. Best ribs I've ever had. My wife loved the turkey. Please also try a side of slaw. Not your typical questionable type. Waiting line out the door but service is quite fast. I say stay with the ribs and go early. Best I've ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
DHawk455
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Batavia, New York
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Batavia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you only eat one meal in St. Louis, this should be the one. Best ribs I've ever had. My wife loved the turkey. Please also try a side of slaw. Not your typical questionable type. Waiting line out the door but service is quite fast. I say stay with the ribs and go early. Best I've ever had. You... More 

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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate there Friday and went back again on Saturday as we were just visiting St. Louis and knew it would be a while before we'd be able to get back for another Pappy's fix. We'd been to Pappy's on one other trip to St. Louis so this time we remembered to bring a cooler along so we could bring... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Decent bbq. Staff is so friendly I gave it 4 stars but its really more 3 stars for me. That being said the burnt ends were sold out and it was only 5pm. I had the brisket and I found it to be a bit dry. I liked the various sauces. I loved the corn. The baked beans were above... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

No visit to Saint Louis should be without a visit to Pappy's. The ribs are fantastic and you can choose your own sauce once at a table. Service is quick.

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Loris, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Got there a little after noon. Traveling with RV, so called ahead to ask about parking. Said street parking should be available. It was, fortunately. Went inside, got in line. Customers were at every table, place was crowded, but orderly. Was told that sometimes the line extends outside. I guess I felt fortunate. Shortly, a girl came by with a... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for 40 mins to order and the food was out in 5 minutes, it was well worth the wait. The best BBQ I have ever had. The ribs are meaty and tender. The fried corn is to die for. When I am back in St Louis, I will be back to visit

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My dept (6 nurses & a Supervisor) for lunch. It was loud and rustic & that was okay. Hard picnic like benches and tables to sit at. Lots of memorabilia to look at. Now the food, large portions tasty sides and reasonable prices. Good variety from pork, chicken or ribs & beef. Sauces are on the sides. Rubbed seasoning on... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Pappy's tonight because I needed some St. Louis BBQ before flying home. Soooo happy I did. I had the ribs and dang, they were so good! There was some blues playing and I felt like this was my local favorite for years. It was my first visit but it won't be my last. You MUST go here... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I split a big Ben meal which was soooo good. Every part of the meal was outstanding the ribs, brisket and pulled pork were A++. Do not pass up the sweet potato fries...these were like a desert and the best I've ever had.

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Andale, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The price of fame is often measured at casual restaurants is a line out the door; that's the case here. But, it's worth the patience. The ribs were excellent! The coleslaw was a favorite of my tablemates, I didn't think it was bad, but I prefer the more creamy variety. My tablemates also sampled the brisket, sausage and the pulled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Grand Center / Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
  • Phone Number: (314) 535-4340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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