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American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Grand Center / Midtown
1.8 miles from Busch Stadium
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pappy’s is making the best of a bad situation with Covid restrictions on restaurants. Best pulled pork I’ve ever had! Great side choices. Definitely try the apple sauce!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The smokey flavor in the ribs is perfect, the fried corn and sweet potato fries were excellent, and the burnt ends were very tender

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

Legit St Louis BBQ! I met some friends here and we ordered take out and took it to Center Ice brewery. The food is amazing, even when packaged for takeout. Good portions. For me, the vinegar slaw is a highlight, but the thin sliced brisket...stole the show. The sweet bbq sauce is the way to go. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 21, 2021 via mobile

Visited recently as a group, well organized with COVID regulations. Order taken at desk and then shown to table and food delivered to you. Really great food and service, cannot wait to go again.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 24, 2021 via mobile

Pappy’s was recommended to us and did not disappoint! Careful social distancing efforts by the staff made it very comfortable. We had ribs, pulled pork sandwich and beef brisket- all so delicious. The sweet potato fries are the best!! Service was quick, wait staff very...friendly. Will go back for sure!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021 via mobile

I went for beef brisket and it came out sliced like ARBY'S. Nothing to write home about. The Ribs are fantastic and too overpriced. I can check the box that i ate at Pappy's. $10- $12 half rack for $17.99 . Live and learn

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020

A little expensice but certainly getting bang for your buck. Huge servings and delicious pulled pork and fries.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 20, 2020

If we hadn't been there during our lunch break I woulda needed a wheelbarrow to get me outta there. Food was great. Can't wait to go back and try something new.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

The ribs were amazing! We are from Kansas City, so we know BBQ! We were impressed with the hospitality and the cleanly environment.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 29, 2020

We have to say that food here is wow! The only reason we did not give 5 stars is that parking was cumbersome.

Date of visit: October 2020
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from DadWick | Reviewed this property |
No. But they do sell their sauce in several stores, perhaps you can find it online.
Martin P
January 20, 2017|
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Response from A4895EHfrankc | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what the lines will be at that time. seems most people ding have a problem. only thing I have heard is that when they run out of bbq for the day than that is it. it's closng time
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pappy's Smokehouse

  • Yes, Pappy's Smokehouse offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Pappy's Smokehouse offers delivery services.

  • Pappy's Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4