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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 - 10:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local food experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
simon O
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brisbane
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brisbane
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Additional Information about Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

Address: 1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 713-659-1245
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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