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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 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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St. Louis
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26 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well....we got here about 5:30 and guess what.....only a 5 minute wait. Different from all of our other tries when it was a 2 hour wait. Ordered our food, it arrived at our table within 5 minutes......And we had the best ribs EVER. I would definitely recommend, but it is hard to get in.....so I do not appreciate the wait.

Thank 11GAIL_E
Jakarta, Indonesia
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127 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I stood in line here for about 45 minutes, but after we paid we waited only 2 or 3 minutes before our amazing food was delivered. The BBQ is incredible, the sauces are amazing, and this is a must-eat locally joint. Everyone we met told us to eat here and we had no regrets.

Thank Michelle J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

DO not miss eating here. It has become our Thanksgiving traditional fare for several years now. Forget Turkey and stuffing this is by far more satisfying.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my 3rd trip to STL and the first time I've gotten to try some proper BBQ. Holy wow was it worth the wait! I got the half slab of ribs with a 1/4 lb of pulled pork, beans and sweet potato fries. The fries were some of the best I've ever had. And the meat was for sure... More 

Thank Courtney F
Mora, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for inexpensive BBQ? This is the place. The best service! Food ready quick! BBQ place type surroundings. Recommend highly! Don't miss the t-shirts. $ 15 is a bargain. So are the hats - same price!

Thank moratraveler
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dad finally got burnt ends !! Woo. It is good. I love the atmosphere and the place if business. The owner came and made sure we had everything we needed. It is delish and would recommend to others

Thank brockoli86
Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a professional B-B-Qoligist. I know a thing or two about B-B-Q. I take a lot of pride of knowing good BBQ from bad because I've had a lot of overrated (bad) BBQ than I've had of good BBQ. When talking about BBQ, there are three things to really consider: 1) are you talking about the entire meal (including the... More 

Thank MarylandVacation
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few miles to the east of downtown St. Louis, this spot is fantastic! We had the combo platter and that was enough for 4! The pulled pork was great, but the brisket killer. The place is spacious with tons of celebrities lining the halls of this very speedy BBQ joint (unheard of speed). This is the perfect end to... More 

Thank slammin1salmon
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about Papy's from just about everyone when asking where to eat in STL. We heard that the line was usually out the door and around the corner but we went at 2pm on a Thursday and there was no line at all. We walked right up to the counter and the food was out very quickly. The ribs... More 

Thank Ricky W
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?