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Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO (Grand Center / Midtown)
(314) 535-4340
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Ranked #5 of 2,522 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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Ridgeway, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Pappy's was the first place we ate at after arriving in St. Louis. Food was excellent, but the line-up was crazy-long. We arrived at 1:30pm and the ribs were sold out before we could place our order. Probably not the best place to stop if you're starving after travelling all day.

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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Being a Texas guy I pretty much eat beef bbq. Getting to eat some Pork BBQ from a place that specializes in it was nice. We happened upon Pappy's, but soon found that it was an iconic spot in St. Louis. We waited in line about 35 minutes, but it was a good time talking with my son and this... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Try it....you'll love it! Great food, great atmosphere. The BBQ was excellent. Tender ribs, yummy sauce. What more can you say? I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The beef brisket is mediocre. It had small pieces of fat. I'm not a fan. The friendliness of the restaurant is something to enjoy. The sweet potato fries were amazing, and the green beans were flavorful.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

When we learned we were coming to St. Louis, we knew we wanted St. Louis BBQ. Reading Trip Advisor reviews lead us to Pappy's. Locals recommended as well as locals. It didn't disappoint. We went early(5:15) so we wouldn't have to wait. The dry rub on the ribs as wonderful. Would definitely go back if we were in the area... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was definitely worth standing in line for an hour just to get in the door!!! Friendly staff and the most delicious ribs !! I'll eat there again if I am ever in St. Louis !!!

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Charlestown, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We just returned to Pappy's after two long years and it did not disappoint! This time I had the turkey, which was amazing. It was smoky, tender and moist. Their BBQ sauces rock, but it didn't need any at all. The line gets long and they do sell out, so come early if you want a specific meat. The staff... More

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Marshall, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our meal there this past weekend. We had to wait in line quite awhile. The staff was pleasant and efficient. The ribs were good, but nothing I would rave and rant about. Meat was tender, and fell off the bone. I personally enjoy a spicier rub and a stronger smoke flavor. The sweet potato fries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great experience every time we visit St Louis and go to Pappy's Smokehouse. Staff is friendly, food is tender and delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On our last night in St. Louis, seven of us decided to go to dinner and a person from the area recommended this place and we are so glad they did! We were warned to get there early or they might run out of food. This place is not fancy but the food was great! Plastic plates and silverware, picnic... More

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