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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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great canteen!

Well I quite liked this place, but my kids were disappointed, but I think that's because we didn't know the form on how to order etc here. This is not a restaurant where you get table service, it is a canteen-like setting where you need to have decided what you want before you walk up to order. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Chris H
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London, United Kingdom
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well I quite liked this place, but my kids were disappointed, but I think that's because we didn't know the form on how to order etc here. This is not a restaurant where you get table service, it is a canteen-like setting where you need to have decided what you want before you walk up to order. If you are... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you depended on the employees, you were in big trouble. Menu on the wall. Service was Cafeteria style, with condiments on a buffet. Local place and you had to know Texas style and we were from FL. You sat yourself and cleaned up after yourself. Food was great and the cashier was on the BALL. If it hadn't been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As soon as you open the door, a waft of mesquite aromas tickle your olfactory senses (smell). The food is so delicious, Texan style, I wish I could have ordered the entire menu. They have such a great variety of meats and salads and tortillas, there's simply too much to choose from, my favourite place to have breakfast and lunch... More 

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I went to papas to experience some local food when visiting from Australia. We loved the ribs and pecan pie and the staff were very friendly. Unlimited refills of soft drinks and big portions and we thought reasonably priced.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was my first time to a Pappas and I was a little confused as to the process. The person taking the order was not forthcoming in how to order or offering any suggestions. I went with a sausage sandwich and it ended up being a good decision. Although, I wanted a side but was not offered one, the person... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the worst places in terms of food I have ever been to. The food was simply horrible. In Texas, I figured I would get top notch ribs, no matter where I'd be going. Oh boy, was I wrong. I had the baby back ribs, because the were the most expensive ribs (and actually were way overpriced... More 

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Sugar Land Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was there with alumni associates from Virginia who were staying at the U of H. We picked this for informality and convenience. I had ribs and sausage, both of which were ok. The sauce was bland and uninteresting. The sides were corn and spiced rice. The corn tasted like it came from a can and the rice tasted like... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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
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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