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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
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Hull, Massachusetts
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994 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even though I'm a NC fan (vinegar based), the pulled pork was quite good. It was melt in your mouth good. The ribs were good but a bit too fatty. Definitely worthy of the 4 stars.

Thank Edelan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing. I had the pulled pork, I don't know if there are enough words in my vocabulary to describe how good it was. Also had the fried corn on the cob, it was super excellent. Had regular steak fries, they were okay, nothing amazing. And I was too full from the pork and the corn to care.

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Forestville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite literally THE best ribs I've even had! The smell alone will get you, and then there's the world class Blues music... If you go to St. Louis and for some reason don't go to Pappy's, you will regret it!

Thank bdklak
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've heard so much about St. Louis BBQ and Pappy's. I got the 1/2 slab and brisket combo with sweet potato fries and slaw. The ribs were out of this world, knock your socks off, FANTASTIC! The best ribs that I've had the pleasure of wrapping my lips around. The vinegar slaw was nothing short of being on point. Best... More 

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

I haven't had pulled pork this delicious since old Sam's BBQ on 161/Old Lincoln Trail shut down (burned down) about 30 yrs ago. The first time I had it, I nearly wept. You do NOT want to miss this joint on Olive. Be forewarned, they get VERY busy any time after 11:15 am. The wait just to order can be... More 

Thank Lori P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ride a Harley for fun. Our travels always include a BBQ stop. I regret that Pappy's is downtown St. Louis because I don't like to ride in the city. That being said - you can find my Harley frequently at Pappy's -they are that good. Go early - the lines can be long, but move fast. My fav is... More 

Thank 115gene
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lines there can turn the mood, but overall, it´s woth the wait! delicous and simple food! Don´t expect fancy service, but definitly a MUST when visiting St. Louis

Thank Rachel d
Alton, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy just amazing food! There were 4 of us. We tried the pork, chicken, turkey and ribs. All were nothing short of fabulous. Moderately priced for the generous portions, great service and the quality of the food. Besides the meats which you can smell smoking outside in their giant smokers, the have a nice choice of equally tasty side!... More 

Thank Sandy S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although you will probably need to wait in line, unless you get there about 15-20 minutes before they open, it's worth it. they simply make the best bbq in the St. Louis area. The ribs are exceptional, but the pulled pork is great too. It's a must go for visitors to STL. The sides are good too, especially the sugared... More 

Thank Deb R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps the best ribs in St. Louis, Pappy's sells them out every day. Brisket, pulled pork and sides are also very good…but it's the ribs, baby! And Pappy's is the place!

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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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?