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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
+1 314-535-4340
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I looked up option to try out STL BBQ. I had only one night in the City. I had looked a few locations but some were too far out (no car) and another closed after lunch. Pappy's was a great location for an inexpensive Uber ride from downtown on Washington Street. It was a nice place...get in line and figure... More 

Thank Brian R
Alma, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there Saturday night after being told there was a 2-hr wait at another local BBQ joint. Glad we did. The pulled pork was excellent and served on fresh bread that will melt in your mouth. Beware...they do run out of certain meats so go early. When we got there around 7, the pulled pork was about our only meat... More 

Thank bearnstar
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second pick for a BBQ restaurant and I'm glad we hit this one, outstanding food, great portions and priced reasonably

Thank Ralphbogn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Pappy's smokehouse on a trip to St Louis. Of course being in St Louis we had to have St Louis ribs which were the best ribs I have ever had. We had seen the place on Man Vs Food and as we had stopped off at a few Man Vis Food places on a trip across the US... More 

Thank Bluechaos1405
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go hungry. Leave with a smile. Everything is great, but the ribs are world class the line will be out the door but they will find a table when your o see is ready

Thank Ralph P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded a long wait when we went. The food is very good. We enjoy the barbecue in St. ALBANS MISSOURI. It's sort of a easier drive for us. The country Heads store has the barbecue when we stopped in.

Thank Linda R
Findlay, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not describe the food but it's awesome! Who said you can't park a 35' motorhome in front a Pappy's. We drove from Ohio to Yellowstone and circled through Denver, down to Branson and on the way home we stopped a Pappy's. We got our food to go and ate our ribs in the motorhome. That was 5 years... More 

Thank fishjcc
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pappy's has the Best BBQ in STL and it is second only to Rendezvous in Memphis... get there early because lines can get long

Thank Chase K
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner (fulll rack, beans, slaw) at Pappy's and enjoyed the meal very much. The ribs were good, not the best I've had, but good. We went early to beat the crowd. Service was very good and attentive. Friend had the pulled pork - said it was very good. I'd recommend a visit if you're nearby.

Thank Jim M
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs were undercooked and tough. I had heard all of the great reviews about this place, but I was not impressed. Had to wait in line, and the seating arrangement was very poor. Should have gone somewhere else.

Thank harrison774

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Grand Center / Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Center / Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 314-535-4340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?