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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 2,537 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Half slab of ribs and Beef Brisket Platter with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob. Can't get much better when visiting St. Louis than enjoying a meal here. Line moved quickly and food came out fast. We were worried to find a seat, but the staff handles the crowd well and a table was waiting for us. Enjoyed.... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There are many good places to get ribs in St. Louis, but Pappy's is the best. You're going to wait in line. For a long time. Just talk to the people around you and enjoy the experience. The wait really isn't as bad as it looks when you first walk up, because Pappy's is very well organized and everything moves... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area, do your tastebuds (if not your waste line) a favour, and check this place out. The good is fantastic! What isn't is the wait. We queued for close to an hour, and that wasn't even peak time. Still, it's worth it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I'm not going to waste a bunch of words reviewing Pappy's. If you are in St. Louis, go there. Don't worry about a long wait, stand in line and anticipate greatness. I've had barbecue in a lot of places, although I wouldn't call myself an expert. This is EASILY the best brisket I've ever had. I'm actually a pulled pork... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent taste on the ribs. Brisket is on point as well. You don't really need the sauce but it was tasty just the same. But can you open one in, say GA, NC, or SC so folks don't have to travel so far? Yeah it was that good.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

There's no five-second rule with BBQ from Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis. If you drop your meat on the ground, if it lies there for half an hour, it's still worth picking it up and eating it. These are probably the best dry-rub ribs I've ever had. The sauce is okay, but you really don't need it. It's obviously designed... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

"It's a killer" as in something really great. Well, I won't tell you that; but I was wulfin' my order down so fast, I nearly choked to death. Seriously! Really threw a scare into me. I take the blame, but Pappy is in part responsible. No matter the hour, you will suffer in a waiting line surrounded by the smells... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I are avid Man vs Food watchers and when we saw this place on it, it was a must try. The was ridiculous, building was lame, parking is horrendous, food was overrated / over priced. Don't get me wrong, the food is good. However, i believe as a customer i shoulnt have to accept the inconveniences of... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow we waited in line for 1 hour and 39 minutes! we got there about 11:30 on a Saturday. It was a wait like Disney lines.. every corner you saw you thought you were almost there only to see another 15 people head of you disappearing around another corner. That said they did try to make it bearable.. with shade,... More

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Litchfield, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the smoked turkey sandwich with green beans and fried corn on the cob. My husband had the burnt ends platter with sweet potato fries. Everything was hot and delicious. Choice of 4 sauces at our table. Although order line was long, the service was fast and tables were cleared quickly. Barely sat down with our drinks and our... More

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