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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Love me some good barbecue

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kwtaylor
Palmetto, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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 

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.

Thank ingedino
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank Chris H
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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195 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank Sissy N
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brian T
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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.

Thank simon O
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 

Thank Mel4Tigger
Avon, Connecticut
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Thank Ump22
Sugar Land Texas
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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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