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“LOOOOONG WAIT, but GREAT FOOD!”
Review of Pappy's Smokehouse

Pappy's Smokehouse
Ranked #6 of 2,948 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We went on a Saturday at 3p, it was 90 minutes before we ate. Allow me to explain my experience... Wait, for anyone that might not know, as I didn't, how Pappy's works, this is an important note. To order: you go up to the counter, order your food, pay for it, and within minutes someone will run out from the kitchen holding a tray and yelling your name. However, this establishment is VERY popular. So, the line for the counter to order goes thru the entire restaurant, then down the hall where the bathrooms are and back up the hall again, then out the back entrance and down the ramp....at least, on a cold overcast October afternoon. But make no mistake, the Ribs and pulled pork were terrific, juicy and flavorful! The fried corn on the cob was different, chewy and tasted like corn/popcorn, salt and pepper brought it to life for me. Also, was so happy they had sweet tea to complete the experience for me! I am on sugar overload, and need a foot rub, but my tummy is happy!

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Make sure you get there early and be prepared to stand in at lunch or dinner times! This restaurant sometimes runs out because they can only smoke/BBQ so much meat. Well worth the wait.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Go early, they sell out for a reason. The brisket is damn near the best on earth and the sauce is killer. The cole slaw is good but after all the yum yum sounds over the different meats you really don't notice the sides. Except the mac n cheese. That is slap your Granny good.

Thank Todd K
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This the only restaurant I have eaten where I felt I had to endorse it by buying the t-shirt.

This was true St. Louis BBQ as the Beef brisket and sweet potato fries were exquisite.

There is usually a queue (no wonder) but it goes down very quickly and worth the wait.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you find yourself in a line waiting to just get in a place it is usually a sign of food worth waiting for. This is the place of just that!!! Ribs so tender the meat falls off the bone. Pulled pork and smoked turkey breast very moist and delish. I highly recommend the green beans as one of the sides, crisp and a bit of a spice to them. Enjoy!!!!

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