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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
713-659-1245
Today
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was delicious, service was ok

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Mel4Tigger
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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104 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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19 helpful votes 19 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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