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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
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Old Brookville, N.Y.
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just passing through St. Louis on our way to Branson. Stopped to take a look at the Arch and decided to get something to eat. Looked on line for the best BBQ in St Louis and Pappy's showed up. We headed over and saw the line on a Sunday afternoon. Well, it was certainly worth the wait! The ribs and... More 

Thank Tennisbag
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we went to Pappy's early so we didn't have to wait in a long line. The BBQ was awesome. A buddy of mine and I split a full slab of ribs with an extra 1/4 pound of burnt end pork, fried corn on the con and potato salad. I had to try all 4 sauces and they were all... More 

Thank dmrubnitz
Salem, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the ribs and pulled pork sandwich. Rustic tables with paper towel rack .... so smart! Delicious food. Lives up to its reputation!

Thank JudyandFred
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We're visiting town and met some friends from St. Louis here to sample the goods. The restaurant is very crowded and loud. You stand in a line to order then find a table. Servers bring your food out. The music on one side of the restaurant is so loud you can't talk with friends. Fortunately we found a table in... More 

Thank FLresidents
Nashville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular BBQ place ... plan to wait in line for 15 minutes. The BBQ and brisket are very good and plentiful. Specialty root beer is worth a try. Great service. These folks know how to run a business. $10-$15 average ticket. Usually eat here when in St. Louis. If you like BBQ and brisket, you'll likely enjoy Pappy's.

Thank 1TNtraveler
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here in June, a family of 5. We each ordered different lunches and all agreed that everything was excellent. It was a little pricey, but you pay for quality. Alot of food, couldn't finish it all.

Thank rjconi
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Come early like 10am or noon. Always has a line going out the front door. Often sells out of burnt ends. These 2 statements alone, tell you the food is worth coming back for. Different tastes for different folks. I have enjoyed the ribs, the burnt ends and the brisket. For me= I LOVE THE BRISKET the Best.

Thank Layne V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go have dinner at Pappys. The pulled chicken was great ... the ribs were AMAZING ... you must try the baked beans and the FRIED CORN ON THE COB !!!!! I loved it ... but go early cuz when they run out of food they close.

Thank Barbara D
Niles, MI
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I visited Pappy's after a really long day at the hospital. We really enjoyed the food, but we did not find it a relaxing place to eat. We had to stand in line a long time to order and then we had a hard time finding a seat. When we did find a seat, we were side... More 

Thank jeannieMB1
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing. I would guess its always crowded and there was a huge line upon arrival. Though staff are quick and efficient. You order before you find a table, which works surprisingly well. Our food was on the table within about 5 minutes of sitting down. Very speedy service. Loads of food combination options. We had the pulled... 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?