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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
+1 314-535-4340
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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dad finally got burnt ends !! Woo. It is good. I love the atmosphere and the place if business. The owner came and made sure we had everything we needed. It is delish and would recommend to others

Thank brockoli86
Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a professional B-B-Qoligist. I know a thing or two about B-B-Q. I take a lot of pride of knowing good BBQ from bad because I've had a lot of overrated (bad) BBQ than I've had of good BBQ. When talking about BBQ, there are three things to really consider: 1) are you talking about the entire meal (including the... More 

Thank MarylandVacation
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A few miles to the east of downtown St. Louis, this spot is fantastic! We had the combo platter and that was enough for 4! The pulled pork was great, but the brisket killer. The place is spacious with tons of celebrities lining the halls of this very speedy BBQ joint (unheard of speed). This is the perfect end to... More 

Thank slammin1salmon
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard about Papy's from just about everyone when asking where to eat in STL. We heard that the line was usually out the door and around the corner but we went at 2pm on a Thursday and there was no line at all. We walked right up to the counter and the food was out very quickly. The ribs... More 

Thank Ricky W
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Could not get enough of their ribs and green beans. Lots of parking available. Atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Décor is awesome!!!

Thank Rachel R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you hear "best ribs in the country" you think yea right. But this place delivers big time! The sweet rub was just amazing and the ribs were cooked perfectly. Loved every bite!!!

Thank Jason S
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived a little after 11:00 a.m. and the restaurant was already packed. However, the staff were efficient and we did not have to wait long to order. We shared the ribs and the burnt ends with sides of baked beans, apple sauce, slaw and sweet potato fries. Everything was delicious. I enjoyed the Texas style sauce... More 

Thank LEK808
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the right time b/c the crowd came in right behind us...friendly attentive staff...my husband ordered the ribs and I had the pulled chicken..I went to the restroom while waiting on our food..I came back to the food on the table and clumsily knocked my entire meal on the floor the management replaced it free...& it was the... More 

Thank 679liznty
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here alone one day while I was waiting around the area to pick up some family. I had heard that Pappy's Smokehouse was consistently among the best barbecue joints in St. Louis. Service was quick, although you could tell from the layout that they frequently get very very busy. However, not today. I ordered brisket, pulled pork, beans... More 

Thank ktc2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a recommendation from a friend in Oklahoma, I decided to try Pappy's. They sell out of meat, then close, so you gotta check they're open or get there early for lunch or dinner. Queues are not uncommon, but it's WORTH the wait. The ribs here are the best I've tasted anywhere. You order, pick a seat and it's served... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: +1 314-535-4340

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