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Pappy's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Grand Center / Midtown
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3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1213
(314) 535-4340
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Come early because they run out of stuff! Its so good I don't blame them. We had quite a wait. The line was out the door, but the system seemed efficient and smooth. They have menu's posted and available for viewing while you wait so you can order as soon as you get to the window. There is no table... More 

Thank Ha_Y_an_Traveler
Sumner, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat, food comes quickly, good size portions and reasonably priced. When celebrities visit they sign menus displayed on the wall, neat to look through and see who's visited. Beef brisket was delicious, sides too.

Thank llafon
Conover, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Best ribs ever! They literally fell off the bone. My husband and I shared a combo plate and was plenty for two. First visit to the area. This was definitely a place to remember. We watched them remove from ovens outside. Also waitstaff was really friendly even though it was very crowded. So glad we went!

Thank SDaily
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was awesome. The ambiance was great. At the time we went there was a long line out the door. The line moved fast. You place your order, find a seat, and they bring the food out to you. The prices are pretty good too! I had the half slab of ribs with a side of sweet potato fries... More 

Thank Jbcalderero
Moneta, Virginia
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I just drove 837 miles to eat here! Every year I drive across the USA and my trip always involves a stop at Pappy's. Why? Because they have the best ribs I have ever eaten - anywhere! They also have chicken and other meats, but the ribs are so worth the trip. So why are you still reading this review?... More 

Thank WileyManVA
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you don't arrive early you'll be in a long line waiting to be served. Definitely worth the wait. Fantastic BarBQ and great local atmosphere. The sweet potato fries are worth trying even if you don't normally like them--you'll change your mind! Remember to arrive early as they can run out of items at times.

Thank destinationheaven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most people I work with love this place. Other people must love it too because there is often a line around the building. I think it's just ok. The line is long, it's very loud, and it's often hard to find a seat. They have recently expanding the dining area but it's still not enough. The food is good but... More 

Thank kriegers102
palmerston north
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after reviews on trip advisor, went about 2-3pmish line Was long but service was very fast. I was one of the last to get ribs for the day. They were yum, sides I had were coleslaw and potato salad both were good. My companion had the brisket sandwich with sweet potato fries she enjoyed same

Thank neo200120018
St. Louis, Missouri USA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the burnt ends. They were very good. Everything on the menu is good. You can't go wrong. Go at off peak times to avoid the large number lines

Thank keithgk
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have the best Turkey! I didnt have the BBQ that they are famous for. I had the turkey!! Atmosphere is friendly, casual. The lines may be long but move quickly and smoothly.

Thank Bonnie845

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Grand Center / Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
  • Phone Number: (314) 535-4340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?