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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could not get enough of their ribs and green beans. Lots of parking available. Atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Décor is awesome!!!

Thank Rachel R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you hear "best ribs in the country" you think yea right. But this place delivers big time! The sweet rub was just amazing and the ribs were cooked perfectly. Loved every bite!!!

Thank Jason S
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived a little after 11:00 a.m. and the restaurant was already packed. However, the staff were efficient and we did not have to wait long to order. We shared the ribs and the burnt ends with sides of baked beans, apple sauce, slaw and sweet potato fries. Everything was delicious. I enjoyed the Texas style sauce... More 

Thank LEK808
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the right time b/c the crowd came in right behind us...friendly attentive staff...my husband ordered the ribs and I had the pulled chicken..I went to the restroom while waiting on our food..I came back to the food on the table and clumsily knocked my entire meal on the floor the management replaced it free...& it was the... More 

Thank 679liznty
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here alone one day while I was waiting around the area to pick up some family. I had heard that Pappy's Smokehouse was consistently among the best barbecue joints in St. Louis. Service was quick, although you could tell from the layout that they frequently get very very busy. However, not today. I ordered brisket, pulled pork, beans... More 

Thank ktc2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a recommendation from a friend in Oklahoma, I decided to try Pappy's. They sell out of meat, then close, so you gotta check they're open or get there early for lunch or dinner. Queues are not uncommon, but it's WORTH the wait. The ribs here are the best I've tasted anywhere. You order, pick a seat and it's served... More 

Thank Raz9364
Phila. PA
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our group of 7 arrived about 11:45 for lunch and waited about 20 minutes on line to place our order. The line quickly got longer and longer but the staff had everything under control and had a system that worked out. The food is well worth any wait so make sure you have the time. This is not the place... More 

Thank BarbT_Phila_PA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With a line out the door, most of the time your looking at a LONG WAIT (OTHER PLACES). Less than 15 min, food ordered and sitting at a table. Our group had a little of everything off the menu, everything equally amazing! Staff does a awesome job, they deserve serious credit! I would think most people would be equally happy... More 

Thank Overthetopracin... O
Littleton, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It smells wonderful when you walk in and the food did not disappoint. Service was fast and everyone was helpful.

Thank Carrie L
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel like there must be something wrong with me since this place is always so highly rated. I visited with my extended family early on a Sunday and we were able to find tables inside. The atmosphere and employees were great but I didn't understand why their food is rated as one of the best bbq joints. Don't get... More 

Thank Jessica S

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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?