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Pappy's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Unbelievable ribs.

Waited a while in line but was worth every minute waited. Staff keeps the line moving at a fairly fast pace. By the time you order you can sit and eat and enjoy. Would reform getting there early in afternoon because once the ribs are gone they don't make any more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tdhiggs13
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Waited a while in line but was worth every minute waited. Staff keeps the line moving at a fairly fast pace. By the time you order you can sit and eat and enjoy. Would reform getting there early in afternoon because once the ribs are gone they don't make any more.

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East Carondelet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has the best BBQ there pork steaks are soooo tender that you don't need a knife sides are great to

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St louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Get there early for lunch but expect a line as most people know. Pulled pork is my favorite but the ribs are anything to pass up. I like the brisket too, moist not dried out and covered with sauce.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being a fan of really good barbecue ribs, I was incredibly disappointed with the product Pappy's served as ribs. Usually a rib joint has their ribs pre-smoked and once an order is placed, the chef drops the slab on the grill to heat them up. Not here...we ordered a slab and a half (great service!) and watched as the "chef"... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to Pappy's several times and the food is always outstanding!!! They have mastered the BBQ'ing to a art. It's can get a bit crowded during lunch, so get there early. Don't be discouraged by the wait in line, it's worth every bite..! You will NOT be disappointed..!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If long lines make you turn around . . . go back and wait your turn 'cause - you'll be glad you did!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here many times and it is always excellent. Always a line and never disappointed. Well worth the wait!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The wait in line is well worth it, once inside, place your order and it's delivered to you in minutes. The smoker is right outside, the BBQ is tender and tasty. Don't walk away when you see the line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have had BBQ all over the US and this place has the single best BBQ I have ever had!! You must get there just as they open or you will be waiting line for about an hour. The ribs are a must have!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Arrive early to make sure you get some of this authentic St. Lou BBQ! Note that there is a sign that says when they run out, they run out! And yes, they do run out! This is a very popular joint, and it should be! The bbq is fantastic. The atmosphere is loud and crowded but fun. Be prepared to... More 

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Additional Information about Pappy's Smokehouse

Address: 3106 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO
Phone Number: (314) 535-4340
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Grand Center / Midtown
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
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?