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Pappy's Smokehouse

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*** NOTE - Pappy's will be closed for Winter Break Jan. 6-12 and reopen on Mon., Jan. 13. *** Barbecue Restaurant voted #1 Best Ribs in America by The Food Network, Pappy’s Smokehouse is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in 2018. We serve the best Memphis Style BBQ right here in our midtown St. Louis restaurant, convenient to most city and many county customers. We make it fresh for you, slow smoking our meats up to 24 long hours over sweet apple or cherry wood. Finish off your choice of smoked meat with a selection of three delicious BBQ sauces - Sweet Baby Jane BBQ Sauce, Pappy’s Original BBQ Sauce or Pappy’s HooDoo Sauce.
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American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable food, visited as a group of colleagues for lunch. Where advised to get there early and we did, the queue when we left was nearly out the door. Ordered half a rack of ribs and the burnt ends with 2 sides on a recommendation...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited pappys with a group of four. You order then they seat you and food was brought out lightning quick. Tried the famous ribs and they were delicious. The plain Untoasted bread was unnecessary in my opinion but the sides were yum! Great memorabilia all...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had heard about Pappy's smokehouse on YouTube so thought of trying it out. The pork ribs are their speciality. It is advisable to go in first half of the day because they go out of stock any time of the day. There is a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank PreranaS45
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love bringing out of town guests to Pappy's. It's truly a St. Louis experience: both in the ambient, ad hoc style of the seating and eating, and in the delicious barbecue. As a Vegetarian, I wondered if I would have to eat bread and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank StLouisShrty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pappys bbq: I did a St. Louis bbq tour. Second on the list. Decent line out the door. Fall off the bone ribs filled with moist smokey flavor. Side of beans and corn were basic. While not outstanding, I’d call it above average meat.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Pappy’s. Everything was delicious. Expect to wait in line for a while and that they will sell out of things fast. But it is totally worth the wait. Best time to go is when they open. Get the ribs!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 90amandao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent burnt ends and ribs. They’ve great atmosphere with sweet bbq roasting meat thank you can watch while waiting and enjoying your company and the meat! They are passionate and it is one of the best in the area

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank ddanke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went and wow - Great food decent value good atmosphere - what is not too like. We loved everything

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank TomZonks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Delicious BBQ, and the staff was very friendly!! This amazing restaurant was featured on Diners, Driv-ins, and Dives. If your visiting STL I highly recommend trying Pappy's!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was not overwhelming like everyone said. There was nothing remarkable about the food here and the inside was really noisy.

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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