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Pappas Bar-b-q

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8560 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017-5025
+1 713-947-9927
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking forward to some good Texas Q but boy was I disappointed. I know BBQ is very subjective but this food experience left me marking this brand off my list. The ribs were bland and sauce dependent. That being said, the sauces were terrible. The brisket had no smoke flavor at all. The sides (I had potato salad... More 

Thank R L
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fries are great and the burgers were superb. We also got a salad and everythign was very fresh and crisp. Was a bit crowded but thats a good thing. Great place dont hesitate to stop by for some grub.

Thank bigdaveindubai
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, excellent service, great prices! The food was delicious. This place was recommended to us by our hotel shuttle driver. We were not disappointed. The prices were great-it's not often that a family of 4 can eat out for around $50.

Thank 4cookiesrwe
Murrieta, California
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554 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop at Pappas for Texas BBQ on our way to the airport. The food was bland and dry and I waited more than 17 minutes for a cup of coffee. 17 minutes! Just because the people behind the counter didn't feel like making any, and then the manager made it but didn't even have the courtesy to... More 

Thank Alexandra T
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there one evening on our way through Houston. Found the portion sizes very good, and service was fair. The sides were very nice, especially the coleslaw (Nice and fresh tasting). However for my taste the barbecue was slightly too smoky.

Thank 777sherip
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long fans of Pappas Seafood restaurants, we tried the barbecue for the first time now. We didn't expect much but were very surprised to discover that we had been missing out for all this time! The selections were very diverse, from platters to sandwiches and it was not easy to choose. We tried the two-meat platters and the meats were... More 

Thank Arthur G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner and the service was great, good prices too. But the meat and sauces were really too salty. Ribs, turkey and brisket weren't tender at all. Pulled pork was fall apart but just too salty. On the plus side, the pickled carrots were outstanding and the coleslaw was fresh and not overloaded with mayo.

Thank Beth R
Phoenix, Arizona
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The meat selections are great and flavorful. The sauce was amazing. They do offer desserts but I didn't try any. The service is friendly and fast. I will return here the next time I am in the Houston area.

Thank papamikeinaz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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487 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Pricing was very reasonable for what we ordered. Large group, and plenty of room. Ordering process was difficult for our large group, but there are also pros to ordering cafeteria/line style. Pork Trio and Baked Potatoes were EXCELLENT!

Thank WarEglTX
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had the 1/2 chicken and pulled pork platter, pulled pork sandwich and 1/2 rack baby back ribs. Our sides were mac-n-cheese, green beans and potato salad. The pulled pork was good but the pint of BBQ sauce they gave us made it great. The potato salad had nice large chunks of potato and not drowning in liquid. We asked... More 

Thank ericmarvi2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8560 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-947-9927

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