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Grand Center / Midtown
1.8 miles from Busch Stadium
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All reviews ribs burnt ends pulled pork sweet potato fries corn on the cob chicken sandwich worth the wait great bbq green beans long line wait in line dry rub two sides long wait tender louis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve loved Pappy’s for a long time, but this visit we had our parents along, of which my father-in-law uses a walker. Immediately, from the time we parked the car, staff helped us into the restaurant and seated us. They were quick to serve us...and checked to see if we needed anything. Not only do we love Pappy’s bbq, but we love how they treat their guests!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great barbecue best ribs I’ve ever had! Brisket not great but the burnt ends are awesome! Green beans were good! Fried corn tasted like fryalator not good.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to check their hours …. Closed Monday and Tuesday so we went for lunch on Wednesday. Very organized and fast service. My husband said the best ribs he’s ever had. The bunt ends were yummy. Personally I was not a fan of the...brisket. Much more like roast beef that I expected - thin sliced. Best sweet potato fries ever - with cinnamon and sugar - yummy. The corn was good too. Also recommend the cookies at the counter - delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

I waited days to visit as they would close early. The day finally arrived that they were open late enough for me to do so. I got the half slab of ribs, fried corn and potato salad. The ribs were fatty and did not taste...fresh. I didn't like the potato salad as I don't like mustard in it and it just wasn't tasty. The fried corn was actually corn on the cob and was good.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

We ordered the pulled pork platter with fries and beans. We also order the brisket platter with slaw and potato salad. The brisket reminded me of roast beef, it wasn't good at all. The pulled pork was great. All the sides were really good. We...went back the next day to order pulled pork and pulled chicken togo but they were sold out by the time we got there.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

I was there a couple of weeks ago with a group of friends on a tour of major league baseball parks and national parks throughout the country, and this place was highly recommended to us by several friends. They were right! According to the sign...in the restaurant, this place has the best ribs in America. I haven't tried all the ribs in America (Yet!) but it definitely had the best I've ever tried so far. The ribs were meety and had a great flavor, and so tender that the meet just fell off the bone. I chose baked beans and corn on the cob for my sides and they were also very good. The service was outstanding also. The line was long but .fast, and I can't think of any other place where our food was delivered so fast. You order and pay at the hostess station before you sit down, and you get your own drinks. By the time we returned to our seats with our drinks our food was being delivered - it was that quick! The owner was greeting every table and we all enjoyed meeting and talking with him. He was very personable and genuinely seemed to appreciate our business.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

A must go!! Fabulous staff and well…..the food is top notch and unbeatable. Check out their gift shop area too! Some pretty neat stuff. Ribs all the way!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

You can smell the deliciousness before walking in the door. The best seats are the communal picnic tables. Its also fast and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Amazing ribs. Best I’ve ever had. There is a long wait. Our wait was about an hour on a Sunday afternoon around 2 pm. But once you order and air your food is at your table in about 5 minutes. Potato salad was great also...and hubby had coke slaw which he raves about. Friendly staff. Definitely would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

The food was outstanding. We arrived on a Sunday about 30 minutes after they opened and they aired about 20 minutes. We tried the smoked chicken, ribs, pulled pork, corn, and French fries. We loved everything!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

When the parking lot is packed at 11:15, you know you are gonna have a great meal. St. Louis is known nationally for ribs and this is the place. You wait in long line until there is a table and order from the counter. My...wife and I shared a rib and pulled pork plate. The ribs were amazing; however, I was equally impressed by pulled pork. The Carolina Vinegar Sauce was amazing, I highly recommend it. We both thoroughly enjoyed this St. Louis legend. It was our best meal in St. Louis.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Great BBQ and excellent service! The long line was definitely worth it. We tried all the meats. The ribs were the favorite. Good smoke and falling off the bone. The brisket was good and so was the turkey. The burnt ends are different than what...we are used to. It tasted like roast. Good flavor just not what we are used to. The potato salad and corn on the cob were excellent but the sweet potato fries were the best. The service was top notch! We will definitely be back next time we’re in town.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

Yep, the real deal. Everything you hear is true. BEST. RIBS. ON. THE. PLANET. Slow smoked. Unbelievably tender. Walked in for takeout 20 minutes from closing and they were friendly, smiling, and full of recommendations. In St Louis? Go out of your way to get...here!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

This was the first place we visited when we arrived in St Louis due to the positive reviews. We were blown away by the quality of the food. The ribs lived up to the hype and were outstanding compared to most BBQ restaurants. Also the...burnt ends were so good. In addition, we loved the baked beans, sweet potato fries and coleslaw. In addition, the customer service was great as they were so nice and the food arrived quickly. We might have to stop here on our way back home!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Ordered a rack w/beans and corn bread. Simply the best quality and tasty ribs in town. Sides were good as well.

Date of visit: April 2022
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cherylmfranklin52
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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.
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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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Yes, Pappy's Smokehouse offers takeout 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