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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
713-659-1245
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food lousy drive through

We eat here often given the location to UH and our home but almost always dine in. The potatoes are great. My only issue with the place is that drive through is very inconsistent. You can wait 5 minutes or 30 minutes. It is not worth the risk. I would also recommend their breakfast burritos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
drsped
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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276 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've gotten BBQ from here several times, but this time our Pulled Pork had lots of fat. I got the Green Beans as a side and was VERY disappointed. My potato salad was pretty good. Husband sides were slaw, which he liked and BBQ beans which were just average.

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Thank Rosalyn D
North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ briskit is good but not great. Sunday all you can eat ribs is not advertised but is a bargain since it is less than the BBQ rib platter so even if you don't want all you can eat...save some $$$. Hubby and I typically each order the HUGE side salad and box it up for lunch the next day... More 

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Thank BigNCBear
Houston, Texas
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location never lets me down i just ate a backed potato there 2 days ago and the meat on top of it was great. A must try

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Thank Quarnda
Houston, Texas
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328 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We eat here often given the location to UH and our home but almost always dine in. The potatoes are great. My only issue with the place is that drive through is very inconsistent. You can wait 5 minutes or 30 minutes. It is not worth the risk. I would also recommend their breakfast burritos.

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Thank drsped
Houston, Texas
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276 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We've tried several of the entrees at Pappas, but we especially like the pulled pork. However, if you like fries once you've had theirs you will crave them. Papas also has breakfast and the location close to me has a drive thru. This spot has really good selection and convenience so it's a real go to spot for us.

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Thank Rosalyn D
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

A downtown place to get your Pappas BarBQ. Definitely like the meat (almost any kind). The sauce depends on your liking, but the meat is very tender. Easy access.

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Thank dbinhou7511
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Went for dinner with friends after a concert at the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral across the street. Frankly, we were disappointed. Previous meals at this location have been excellent. I had been especially fond of their beef ribs. This time everyone in our party of 9 agreed that the food was not up to par. At best we would rate it... More 

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Thank JustLurking
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Pappas does a great job with barbecue. Their meat was cooked well, had a great flavor and their barbecue sauces were fantastic. Had a great meal and great service.

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Thank Kwtaylor
Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I had dinner last night at Pappas BBQ with my family. We are from Florida and are accostumed to a mustard base BBQ sauce as opposed to tomato based, I thought he ribs were very good and the brisket was outstanding. The type of sauce that seems prevalent in TX is somewhat of an acquired taste, but it works for... More 

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Thank Ike K
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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209 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good bbq place. Nice variety of the basic bbq meats, goodies and sides. It's not the best in town but it serves the purpose for a quick grab of good bbq.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-659-1245

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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