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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
713-659-1245
Today
6:00 am - 10:30 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

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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Horrible Food

A few co-workers and I were looking for a great BBQ place. We were recommended to go here by a few locals and this was a complete mistake. They have a great amount of options for food, but the food is tasteless and absolutely horrendous. The BBQ sauce is watered down, weak and terrible. The rub was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Christopher W
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A few co-workers and I were looking for a great BBQ place. We were recommended to go here by a few locals and this was a complete mistake. They have a great amount of options for food, but the food is tasteless and absolutely horrendous. The BBQ sauce is watered down, weak and terrible. The rub was decent, but was... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stopped by one evening last week - the line was long but moved quickly - most was for take-out but we attempted to finish it by dining in. I say attempted since the portions are L-A-R-G-E (see picture) and really good basic BBQ. I'm from back East so we were cruising for authentic Texas BBQ - we were not disappointed.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Personally I enjoy the taste of good meat. The flavor of this place is way too smoky for me. After ordering I realized they have a huge sign for "slow smoking it since 1967", but still that doesn't prepare you for how smoky the food is. It's a first and last for me with this place.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We loved the food here and the atmosphere. Parking was a little tight. I happy that security was on site. We had the Pork ribs & sliced beef plate & the Chicken & linked sausage plate with one jumbo soda. It was $26.25 with tax. It was really good & was alot of food. They also have the pickles, tea,... More 

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I flew into Houston and friends took me to Pappas. I have the privilege of traveling a lot and I always want to go somewhere I can't go back home (NJ). Pappas was just the ticket. It's delicious BBQ with a country casual atmosphere. The Pork Ribs were meaty and the brisket was tender. My friends are regulars there and... More 

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Victor, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We walked here after the Texans game. Being from New York State, we don't get good Barbecue. We stopped to get a snack while we waited for the traffic to dissipate. We tried the ribs, brisket, sausage and even buffalo chicken wings. All were very good. We are from Buffalo and old enough to have been around for the birth... More 

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Basehor, Kansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Overall not a bad BBQ joint. The ribs were tender and had a good rub. Sauce on the side was perfect so the bbq could speak for itself. Large portions to good value for the money.

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After a Saturday night Astros game, six of us ate at this cafeteria style restaurant. There were many items from which to choose and the service was quick. The portions were large and the food was very tasty. TV's located throughout the restaurant allowed us to watch key Saturday night college football games as we ate. This was a big... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very clean, bright restaurant with lots of seating. You walk up to the counter to place your order and your food is prepared quickly. They have a condiment bar loaded with many items for you to enjoy. The food is very good and flavorful. The baked potato was very Texas style...BIG! They load the potato with copious amounts of shredded... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was by far the best bbq ribs I've had ever. And the staff is phenomenal. Friendly and helpful and always with a smile. Wish this place was in Orlando, FL.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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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