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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
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Central Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stored in on a typically busy Thursday and ordered a pre-set carry-out order. A slab of ribs, a quart of meat - I got shredded pork, your choice (you'll have to be really really early to be lucky enough to get brisket or burnt end) 4 buns, and 2 quarts of sides. We got coleslaw (love coleslaw and smoked meats)... More 

Thank 4dordys
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Food is great. Love to visit every time I come to St Louis. Ribs are the bomb. Owner is also cool.

Thank allmine14
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 2nd trip to Pappy's and it was just as good as the first time. We got there at 10:20 or so on a Saturday morning and there were people already in line. Our local friends say they have opened other locations but that the original location close to downtown was the best. Deep fried corn on the... More 

Thank Mike S
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in St. Louis for the first time dropping our daughter off at college. We had to try the local cuisine. Pappy's came up in our Trip Advisor search so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. My husband and I shared a full rack of ribs with a side of shredded chicken Our son had the... More 

Thank JP S
Carthage, Missouri
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our fill of Bbq @ this restaurant & it did not disappoint! Generous portions fair price & you leave feeling full!!! Service was very good as well!

Thank Cariepaden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously some of the best ribs and burnt ends I've ever had! Wait in the line or go rigjt when they open, which is what I did)Just go there already!

Thank Camille B
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place it simply amazing. The ribs and corn are my favorites if you don't try them you are missing fantastic food. The lines are very long during lunch, I generally go around 2 pm and avoid the line. They also off take out so in a hurry just make the call and pick it up. Every time my family... More 

Thank Lolo0723
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had heard that there was good BBQ in St Louis so I asked the hotel mgr and he suggested Pappys. I am from the south and always interested in how BBQ is done in other places. I was very impressed with the Pork Ribs and the fried Corn on the Cobb was the best I ever tried. It was a... More 

Thank RSA7877
Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love taking my family to Pappy's when they come in from out of town to visit. The portion sizes are awesome, the owner greets nearly everyone and the staff makes sure everyone is taken care of. The long line can sometimes be tedious, but the food is totally worth it! I would recommend the brisket as it is always... More 

Thank vlcarls
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating at Pappy's ever since it became featured on best-of lists (several years). The BBQ has always been top notch with a comfy environment and fairly reasonable prices. This has changed recently. Maybe they just didn't want to keep paying for good pig, maybe they dumbed down their cooking process. Either way, Pappy's knew they could cut down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?