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Pappy's Smokehouse

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$$ - $$$
Grand Center / Midtown
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3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1213
+1 314-535-4340
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Y'all...I've eaten a lot of bbq in my life. From Vitek's in Waco, TX to The Salt Lick or Franklin's in Austin, TX, to Kreuz Market in the little town of Lockhart, I know what good bbq is. Come to Pappy's. If you're looking for great Memphis/Midwest style bbq (think burnt ends), this is the only place you need to... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We showed up early. This place supposedly will sell out. The ribs were fine. My favorite part was the Fritos pie. (It is not a pie.) It is a big plate with chips, backed beans, cheese, and meat. Awesome! We had a great time here.

Thank lasttryatscreenname
El Paso, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You might have to wait in line, but the food is worth it. I love BBQ and Pappy's is a must every time we visit St. Louis.

Thank Stanley A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not exaggerating when I say that this were the best ribs that I eaten in my whole life! The service, the waiting time and everything was on point! If you are going to visit Saint Louis you should go to Pappy's.

Thank Marifer R
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is amazing bbq. There was no line when we arrived. The food was great. My favorite was the burnt ends! I would want to eat here once a week if I loved close!

Thank IowaBell
Tinley Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made this our first stop while visiting St. Louis. Ordered the Big Ben which includes a little bit of everything. The brisket sandwich was good; ribs were plain; chicken was good and the pulled pork was just ok. The only thing that saved lunch that day was the sweet potato fries.

Thank MaryH81
Aurora, Illinois
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

These ribs are so good you don't need sauce! Simply delicious. Be sure to get there early. The first time we eat there they were out of ribs. The second time we got there early and loved every bite. The pulled pork and brisket is good too. I must stop while in St. Louis.

Thank John G
Dousman, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived around 1:30pm on a Thursday and NO line!! They have a lunch special mon-fri / pork/chicken sandwich and a side with drink for $8.99. Portions are huge. Had to order the ribs since everyone raved about them. Good pick , ribs great. I didn't even use their sauces as the ribs didn't need it. Good thing because I didn't... More 

Thank HCFamily
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here right before the lunch rush and enjoyed some sandwiches and got carryout. Some amazing brisket and burnt ends - and the best part, no lines! Cole slaw is one of the best and their staff is helpful and friendly. Glad we got a chance to get Pappy's this trip - a definite must when in town!

Thank audiiowa
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Pappy's every time we visit St. Louis. Excellent BBQ and great staff. On this visit we were seated by a hostess after placing our order and we appreciated this assistance. In the past we would be on our own to find seating. I like that they have improved their service. Everyone is very friendly every time we... 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?