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Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive St. (N. Cardinal Ave.) Send to Phone
Memphis-style barbecue in midtown St. Louis.

Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Pappy's Smokehouse, St. Louis, MO

Pappy's Smokehouse Restaurant Review

: Hundreds of customers line up every day for lunch at Pappy's Smokehouse. They may want to start calling or faxing their orders in advance, because there’s little chance the crowds hungry for owner Mike Emerson’s barbecued pork, beef, chicken, turkey and sausage links will shrink anytime soon. The wait may explain the aura of overindulgence, with barbecue on everything from salads to potatoes to the Frito pie: baked beans, cheddar, minced onions and barbecued beef or pork atop a bed of Fritos. Pappy’s signature dish is dry-rubbed ribs smoked over cherry and apple wood, slathered in tangy, sweet or hot sauce. Emerson and company move things along quickly, though, right up until the meat runs out and the doors close.


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