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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 2,526 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Get ready for a long wait and EXCELLENT barbeque. We took our out-of-town (and in some cases international) group of wedding guests here the day after our wedding. At 2pm on a Monday afternoon we still waited nearly an hour. But the barbeque was sublime. Seriously, it is so great. Don't let the lines deter you!

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minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

After driving 10 hrs to St. Louis, Mo, my FIRST stop was Pappy's! Yes, BBQ at it's BEST! Got there at 6:30 and was amazed at the line waiting to place orders! Ran out of rib tips, but still had brisket and ribs!!! Ordered the brisket, with sweet potato fries and coleslaw...NOT DISAPPOINTED! WELL WORTH THE DRIVE AND WAIT!!!

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Park Forest, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome the line gets really long. Great smokey flavor and great tasting sauces.Great customer service.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pappy's is absolutely amazing BBQ! I'm not much of a rib fan, but this place turned me around and no other place compares, even places i've tried in Memphis Tn! Love the sweet potato fries, baked beans, obviously all of the meats but next to the ribs, the burnt ends are the best!!! Go early or you might miss out,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

this ribs were beyond awesome....served quickly....and the sauces were fantastic....put this on your list of must eat in St Louis

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is on a Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. We arrived and got in line outside the entrance to the restaurant. We did not know that once the line got into the restaurant, it was another 30 minutes to place our order. So 40 minutes to place the order, 5 minutes for the order to be delivered to our table, 30... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ordered the Adam Bomb so we could try everything. The ribs were the best we have ever had. The pulled pork and brisket were unbelievable, the frito pie with hot links on it was amazing. The fried corn on the cob, yum! He sweet potato fries were delicious! I think you see where I'm going with this. You can't... More

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South Elgin, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Literally 100 people in line at 11am for bbq and definitely worth the wait. The owners take time to check on every table to confirm your satisfaction with your meal. Deep fried corn on the cob is a unique and tasty experience in and of itself. Will go again whenever in St. Louis

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Being from St. Louis our family has eaten from here on several occasions. Note I said "from" here and not here. Our first experience required greater than an hour wait just to order our food. We decided to get take out ever since. Call ahead and order pick up. The ribs, brisket and pulled pork are all deliciously mouth watering.... More

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. Expect long lines - really long - unless you come through midweek on a mid afternoon, as we did on good advice, and only had to wait 15 minutes. Loud and very casual. Everything's good, but certainly not good for you. Just about the best smoked ribs we've ever... More

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