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Pappy's Smokehouse

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Grand Center / Midtown
Sandwiches, Barbecue
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3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO
(314) 535-4340
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Today
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Some of the best BBQ ever!

So glad we tried Pappy's! Beef brisket was excellent! Deep fried corn on the cob--incredible!!! You get 2 sides with a platter & I was wishing I had gotten 2 corn on the cobs! The regular size platter was huge-- left completely stuffed! Definitely going again next time I'm in StL! Sweet tea was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
lbgreene
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Peoria, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Peoria, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

So glad we tried Pappy's! Beef brisket was excellent! Deep fried corn on the cob--incredible!!! You get 2 sides with a platter & I was wishing I had gotten 2 corn on the cobs! The regular size platter was huge-- left completely stuffed! Definitely going again next time I'm in StL! Sweet tea was awesome too!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the wait. Fall off the bone tender ribs. Sides are great too. Atmosphere casual and you can see all the food orders, as the line snakes through the entire restaurant. Ribs are the best in town.

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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon around 2 pm and was about 15th in line to order - shared a picnic table seat with others and had the large platter with 2 meats and 2 sides - I chose the pulled pork, brisket, potato salad & green beans (photo 1) - and I also got a pound of the burnt... More 

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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Outstanding grub. Some of the best smoked brisket I have ever eaten. Very fast service and very casual. Great sauces on table to go with the meat. Reasonable prices, great side dishes, and nice staff. Big portion. Go here if you are hungry and love bbq. Must stop in St. Louis!!!!

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Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first time in St Louis and so glad we ate here. The ribs were amazing and my wife who isn't a fan of BBQ enjoyed the food as well.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After hearing about Pappy's for years, I finally had the opportunity to go there for lunch last Sunday. We arrived at 11:30 and the line stretched out the door and down to the end of the building, which I understand is a common occurrence. We waited a little over an hour to get to the window to place our order.... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

A friend from my hometown recommended Pappy's and although I wish I could rave about it, I can't. The food was good, doN't get me wrong, but I wanted more flavor for local BBQ! Needed to use the sauces. We tried the pulled chicken sandwich and the brisket. Great vibe and accessible downtown. However we went to a different BBQ... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the ribs, done just right. Nice place, no line and that is what I am used to with the great new places. But it as very good. Would go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best ribs ever! I ate them so fast I almost forgot to chew. The line is always almost out the door but so well worth the wait. I've tried other ribs around St. Louis but none compare the scrumptiousness that is Pappy's!

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Yorkshire, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was my 2nd visit to Pappy's and again the BBQ was terrific. I also highly recommend the sweet potato fries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO
  • 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?