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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
+1 713-659-1245
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 22:30
Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Saint Petersburg
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Want a quick BBQ fix, then this is the place in the downtown area. No long lines, but excellent flavor in the beef ribs and chicken combo. Food quantity was enough for the next day, but you can easily "pig-out" there.

Thank Hayden C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have huge baked potatoes stuffed with all the goodies. We order potatoes and/or barbecue at least twice a month here. Love the sauce. Tangy and not too sweet. I usually hit the drive-thru on my way home. Very convenient.

Thank Marshall M
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch is great here. Parking is somewhat of a hassle because they are so busy. The food is delicious and they serve and get you thru the line fast.

Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Quick and easy place for dining. One of our favorite Papas to go to. Close to our home. Nice and clean.

Thank Esquivel02
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 5. Pulled pork sandwiches were delicious. Fries were fresh, hot & tasty. 2 got rib plates. Ribs were extremely moist, tender, seasoned just right & delicious. I got the half chicken + 1 rib and the chicken was super moist & delicious. Their side salad is huge compared to other places. The yams were good.... More 

Thank 42PinkGirl
South Bend, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is another one of those diamonds in the rough that would be rated a five if their food was served at the table rather than in a cafeteria style. Their food is a five, the setting is a two plus but enjoyable because the food is so good!

Thank Joe B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Stuck in Houston due to a canceled flight this was the perfect place to pig out. Be ready for Texas sized portions.

Thank Jennifer N
Mashpee, MA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Second annual visit to this place and very satisfied. Big selection of food including combos the side orders. The pull pork is very good by itself, in a sandwich or combined with half a chicken. There is a salad bar with condiments, including choice of BBQ sauce. I will definitely eat there again.

Thank Mickey20
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, the decor down home Texas, the decor in the men's room had me in stitches. The portions were ample (our lunch lasted through dinner). Definitely a place to visit if you're into meat.

Thank Bob M
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Make sure your to-go-orders are correct before you leave. When I called to inform the manager that my to-go-orders were not what I ordered, that this is not the first time it has happened. He mentioned that the "cashiers are very busy." When he was that told that, "I am busy too," he amended by saying, "after the restaurant closes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-659-1245

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