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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
713-659-1245
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stuck in Houston due to a canceled flight this was the perfect place to pig out. Be ready for Texas sized portions.

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Thank Jennifer N
Mashpee, MA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second annual visit to this place and very satisfied. Big selection of food including combos the side orders. The pull pork is very good by itself, in a sandwich or combined with half a chicken. There is a salad bar with condiments, including choice of BBQ sauce. I will definitely eat there again.

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Thank Mickey20
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, the decor down home Texas, the decor in the men's room had me in stitches. The portions were ample (our lunch lasted through dinner). Definitely a place to visit if you're into meat.

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Thank Bob M
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Make sure your to-go-orders are correct before you leave. When I called to inform the manager that my to-go-orders were not what I ordered, that this is not the first time it has happened. He mentioned that the "cashiers are very busy." When he was that told that, "I am busy too," he amended by saying, "after the restaurant closes,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We went and husband ordered all you can eat ribs. My daughter and I ordered the 3 sample plate brisket ,turkey, and chicken. I loved the chicken and turkey and mac and cheese was the best I have had in a restaurant . Husband ate his share of ribs. All in all it was a comfortable atmosphere and a good... More 

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Thank JudyE65
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This restaurant provides you so many options in BBQ. It is setup like a cafe where you go down the line and tell them what you want. Desserts, drinks, BBQ and atmosphere is for most people.

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Thank RADPrincipal
Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I asked the concierge @ at the downtown Hyatt where a good BBQ place might be - since it was late night they directed me to Pappas on Pierce, just a block or two from the hotel. @ first my heart sank - It looks kind of like a cafeteria. I was in the mood for some good Houston ribs.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I admit I am from the southwest desert and was not born and bred on "authentic" BBQ but I have had more than my fair share of BBQ and was sorely disappointed at the Pappas BBQ I have heard so much about. I had the BBQ brisket sandwich, it was decent and the fries were average. Since we were eating... More 

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Thank Itsadadslife
Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I had a meat special. Unfortunately the meat was cool, overcooked and pretty tasteless. , the ambiance was unappealing and the only beer the served at the time I was there was Bud Lite...

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Thank swassner
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We've gotten BBQ from here several times, but this time our Pulled Pork had lots of fat. I got the Green Beans as a side and was VERY disappointed. My potato salad was pretty good. Husband sides were slaw, which he liked and BBQ beans which were just average.

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Thank Rosalyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Pierce St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-659-1245

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