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Pappy's Smokehouse

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Grand Center / Midtown
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3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO
(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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 308
    Very good
  • 110
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  • 23
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  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Worth the Wait

Order the ribs...it's their specialty. We had four adults, two kids and an infant in our party. Everyone was pleased with the meal...even though we had to wait quite some time. We went here at lunch time and waited in line 30-40 minutes. You can't go in and save a table for your party, so you just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ronandcheryl
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Order the ribs...it's their specialty. We had four adults, two kids and an infant in our party. Everyone was pleased with the meal...even though we had to wait quite some time. We went here at lunch time and waited in line 30-40 minutes. You can't go in and save a table for your party, so you just have to wait... More 

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CAPE CORAL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The barbeque is outstanding. The pork is also quite good. Pricing is very reasonable. The concept is stand in line to order & pay, then find a table. The wait staff then finds you with your order. When we went the line was fairly long, so was the wait. I might suggest calling a takeout order if time is a... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a legendary local restaurant. The smoked meats are really good. If you're a big carnivore, this is your restaurant. The staff is very helpful. Brisket and ribs are my preference.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First time at Pappy's and so took the advice of the menu and order the E-Z Take Out #2 for a family of 5 (3 adults and 2 kids). The ribs and pull pork are excellent; the hamburger bun provided are fine but not excellent. I am not a bake bean person but Pappy's bake bean is really good. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I honestly have to give this another try to be fair. We heard such wonderful reviews and had to try it out. We arrived about 7:30-45 pm and when we entered the restaurant they closed the door behind us. The thing is when they run out of food, they close the doors for the day. We thought oh this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There have been a lot of BBQ joints spring up in the last few years. Some with flashy signs and some trying to incorporate the latest culinary trends into their BBQ. Pappy's just does BBQ, and does it very well. Pappy's Brisket is tender and actually tastes like smoked beef instead of the overwhelming taste of rub and too much... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you want a certain item you better get there early as once they sell out there done. Lines start to form 30 minutes before they open but the time flies by and usually everyone waiting is in a good mood.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited at lunch on a Thursday with my family. The smell of smoked meat on the streets was intoxicating. There was a line down the hall to get in but it was worth the wait. The line moves continuously and there is enough memorabilia on the walls to keep even a 4-yr old occupied. Once we ordered it was less... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Worth the wait go early the brisket is awesome. You may wait in line but once you order the food is ready fast. The sides are good even the fried corn on the cob which sounds weird but was good.

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Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Waited an hour and fifteen minutes to place our order. The time went by fast. On one side of us there was a family from Bakersfield, CA and the other a man and his son from Long Island, NY. We had colorful conversation. The ribs, beans, slaw, and corn on the cob are worthy. The brisket not so much.

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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: 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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