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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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Parrish, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently stopped at Pappys on a trip to St. Louis for a hockey tournament. Would highly recommend Pappys. The ribs were fall off the bone and the sandwich platter I had was just delicious. We were fortunate to have stopped here during an ice storm and found no line, as I hear the lines can be very long and... More 

Thank floridanatters
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love to eat BBQ especially ribs. We travel all over the country and go to all the top rated places as well as other bbq eateries looking for a gem. Pappy's is the place to beat! None better. Food is consistent, atmosphere works well for the place and the staff is always right on top of things and knowledgeable... More 

Thank Patricia P
Roanoke, Virginia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Being 51 years old and being from the Carolinas it feels a little weird saying this was some of the best barbecue I ever had but it's true. Went for lunch and had the pulled pork and the brisket. I was told to try and get the burnt ends but they were all out. This was good, I mean really... More 

Thank riverhouse103
Canton, Michigan
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a few different types of BBQ here. Ribs were the best I've ever had! Brisket, pulled pork, etc. was ok. RIBS!

Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

STL has a lot of good BBQ places but I would have to say this is one of the best. The line is almost always out the door but I've learned to call in and just take out. The loaded baked potato is so tasty.

Thank JamesSchroer
St Louis Missouri USA
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't panic about the line or the tables. The line moves quickly and there are always tables when you need them. The food is amazing, have eaten there dozens of times and have always been thrilled. Beans are a fave side dish although my sons love the sweet potato fries and fried corn. Brisket will melt in your mouth.

Thank julnilsmith
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived there was a long line and a great aroma you could smell all the way down Olive so I knew we were in for a treat. When we got there it was nice that we were greeted and welcomed by the owner. The meal was decent but not worth the hour and some change wait. I'm in... More 

Thank retailtrail
Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coworkers took me here to experience the St Louis BBQ scene. Big portions, very casual, counter service and a meat lover's paradise. My 4 stars instead of 5 is really due to the fact I tend to be a "healthy & light" eater. Not the place for that! But, I and my entire group likes their food a lot and... More 

Thank Nancy D
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual dining experience. Get in the line, which moves faster than you think, and then find seating. There's more around the back. Food is focused on standard barbecue fare, with sides such as corn and coleslaw. Barbecue is truly some of the best in the universe. Yum!

Thank Corgi_Oh
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GET THERE BEFORE 1! The food is first come first serve and there's a line out the door at 10 am before the place is even open! We got there in time to get some of the last ribs and pulled pork and it was PHENOMENAL. Coming from someone who isn't huge on bbq too! The Janes Sweet BBQ sauce... More 

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?