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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
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Alton, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing fancy just amazing food! There were 4 of us. We tried the pork, chicken, turkey and ribs. All were nothing short of fabulous. Moderately priced for the generous portions, great service and the quality of the food. Besides the meats which you can smell smoking outside in their giant smokers, the have a nice choice of equally tasty side!... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although you will probably need to wait in line, unless you get there about 15-20 minutes before they open, it's worth it. they simply make the best bbq in the St. Louis area. The ribs are exceptional, but the pulled pork is great too. It's a must go for visitors to STL. The sides are good too, especially the sugared... More 

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Thank Deb R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps the best ribs in St. Louis, Pappy's sells them out every day. Brisket, pulled pork and sides are also very good…but it's the ribs, baby! And Pappy's is the place!

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Thank hugo28
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is good but there is always a line outside. They open very early and close as soon as they run out of food, which is usually around 2pm or before. Therefore, get there early and be prepared to stand in line. It's a bit pricy so I would not make it a regular stop. It's good but... More 

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Thank D H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early because they only make so much of some items. Everything delicious. Hubby had the brisket and I had the ribs. The sides are tasty as well. One of St. Louis' best barbecue restaurants .

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Thank Rebecca W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing aroma greets you as you walk in the door. Everything is sooo good. Have never been disappointed in a meal at Pappy's. Your taste buds will dance with joy!

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Thank Happy23Lady
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There meats are great and their sides are so good, especially the sweet potatoe fries and green beans. It's always going to be crowded and noisy. So go early.

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

Best Bar B Q in STL !!!!! Get there early or they might be sold out if brisket! Ribs to die for simply can't be beat.

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Thank joelduncan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not worry about standing in line with 100 people line runs quick and the food is worth the wait. Just be sure to get in line early because once the BarQ is gone they close up for the day.

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Thank Marie S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lot's of good BBQ in the "Lou"...but Pappy's is some of the best! You can't go wrong with any of their food, but the ribs are the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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?