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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 5. Pulled pork sandwiches were delicious. Fries were fresh, hot & tasty. 2 got rib plates. Ribs were extremely moist, tender, seasoned just right & delicious. I got the half chicken + 1 rib and the chicken was super moist & delicious. Their side salad is huge compared to other places. The yams were good.... More 

Thank 42PinkGirl
South Bend, Washington
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another one of those diamonds in the rough that would be rated a five if their food was served at the table rather than in a cafeteria style. Their food is a five, the setting is a two plus but enjoyable because the food is so good!

Thank Joe B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Jennifer N
Mashpee, MA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Thank Mickey20
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Bob M
Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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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168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank JudyE65
Evansville, Indiana
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Thank RADPrincipal
Greenwich, Connecticut
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank BlueFrogHops
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-659-1245

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