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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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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Pappy's smokehouse on a trip to St Louis. Of course being in St Louis we had to have St Louis ribs which were the best ribs I have ever had. We had seen the place on Man Vs Food and as we had stopped off at a few Man Vis Food places on a trip across the US... More 

Thank Bluechaos1405
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go hungry. Leave with a smile. Everything is great, but the ribs are world class the line will be out the door but they will find a table when your o see is ready

Thank Ralph P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded a long wait when we went. The food is very good. We enjoy the barbecue in St. ALBANS MISSOURI. It's sort of a easier drive for us. The country Heads store has the barbecue when we stopped in.

Thank Linda R
Findlay, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can not describe the food but it's awesome! Who said you can't park a 35' motorhome in front a Pappy's. We drove from Ohio to Yellowstone and circled through Denver, down to Branson and on the way home we stopped a Pappy's. We got our food to go and ate our ribs in the motorhome. That was 5 years... More 

Thank fishjcc
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pappy's has the Best BBQ in STL and it is second only to Rendezvous in Memphis... get there early because lines can get long

Thank Chase K
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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162 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner (fulll rack, beans, slaw) at Pappy's and enjoyed the meal very much. The ribs were good, not the best I've had, but good. We went early to beat the crowd. Service was very good and attentive. Friend had the pulled pork - said it was very good. I'd recommend a visit if you're nearby.

Thank Jim M
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ribs were undercooked and tough. I had heard all of the great reviews about this place, but I was not impressed. Had to wait in line, and the seating arrangement was very poor. Should have gone somewhere else.

Thank harrison774
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pappy's is so consistent. We've been coming here for years and it's always great! The Frito pie thing is so good. It's worth the wait.

Thank Zuzu S
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was cool especially when we saw one of our friends from the St. Louis Steppin' scene enjoying a plate of ribs that day. The food was real good and the portion sizes sufficient. I recommend Pappy's to folks from Illinois, especially Chicago and out of town guests from all over the world.

Thank Sibbyesl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

was going to Southern, restaurant next door, but it was closed. Service was fast. I ordered food to go but they brought it out as dine-in and had to redo it, but food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

Thank gwenndolynb

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