pappy's smoke house
3106 olive street
st. louis, mo 63103
Hours: Mon - Sat 11-8
Let's get one thing clear right of the gate, Pappy's knows BBQ! The moment you walk in, your nose is enticed with the smell of delicious ribs and fried corn on the cob (don't judge, it's incredible!). Don't let the long line dishearten you, it is well worth the 10-30 min wait (depends on the line). The inside has a great indoor picnic feel with the wooden base walls and picnic tables drapped in the ever so familiar red and white checkered table cloths. You instantly get that great comfortable feeling of knowing that know one will judge you if you choose to get the full slab of ribs instead of the half. ;)
Just know, there is one rule when it comes to the ribs at Pappy's...do not add any sauce! Believe me when I say this, you will not need it! The rub on these ribs is incredible. Why ruin it with BBQ sauce? If you absolutely have to have it, they have 3 different sauces for you to sample on the perfectly smoked ribs. The ribs aren't the only thing delicious in this quaint little joint. They also offer some of the most delicious smoked pork known to man. If you are feeling like you need some chicken in your life, they give you a leg the size of an infant! Where do they find such big chickens? I digress.
If you are ever getting the craving for some delicious BBQ and happen to be in the downtown St. Louis area, look no further than Pappy's Smoke House. Oh, if you are feeling like you can eat a horse, see if you can take on "The Adam Bomb" as made famous by Adam Richman from Man vs. Food. Six pounds of food! Do you dare? Let us know if you do and take some pictures!