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Pappy's Smokehouse

Map & Directions 3106 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
  • Barbecue
  • Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Sat 11am-8pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Meters, Street


Riverfront Times' Description

Mike Emerson has cooked with Super Smokers founder Skip Steele at the prestigious Memphis in May barbecue contest, but midtown St. Louis is the big winner now that he's opened Pappy's Smokehouse. The modest joint is more restaurant than shack, but utterly unpretentious. Servers wear T-shirts that say "The Hog Whisperer," and the pulled pork and pork ribs - cooked dry and slow over apple and cherry wood - are nothing short of extraordinary. Even beef brisket is practically fork-tender. Sides are simple and delicious. Pappy's closes when each day's barbecue sells out, so call ahead if you're headed out late.

Member Reviews

  • TheBarbecueFiend
    on 10/18/13

    The Pappy's website had a quote from their owner front and center which read, "We've got nothing to hide so the sauce is on the side!" He seemed like a man after my own heart, so that was enough to solidify my choice to eat here.

    I got to Pappy's bright and early around 10:30am to avoid any problems with long lines. I was on a bit of a time crunch and really couldn't afford a... More >>

  • lwrightenator wrote a review for Pappy's Smokehouse
    on 12/22/10

    This is BBQ to die for! You can never have too much butt!

  • on 11/30/10

    Best. BBQ. Ever. Seriously, it really is. Plus, Mike, the owner, is always there to say hello and make sure that you think it is awesome. I love this place!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Riverfront Times on 11/15/10

    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Barbecue

  • Travel Channel on 11/07/11

    Make room for the Big Ben; a 6-lb. medley of pulled prok, beef brisket, chicken, loin ribs and 4 sides. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.

  • Stephen B. on 10/22/09

    Wait in line - it's well worth it.

  • Monica B. on 12/30/11

    The ribs are off the charts!

  • Go! Magazine on 12/01/10

    Feeding a family? Try carry-out Special No. 1: two slabs of pork ribs, 2 quarts of baked beans, slaw or potato salad, and sauce. (Evan S. Benn)

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