Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis is nothing short of barbeque perfection. Since its opening in 2008, the restaurant’s success has skyrocketed. With the motto, “we’ve got nothing to hide, so the sauce is on the side”, the place is always jammed with hungry mouths, and it’s well worth the wait, because they know they will get true quality without skimping on quantity from these pitmaster chefs.
Restaurant goers know that if they want a taste of the most authentic barbeque in the city, they must arrive early. Pappy’s has no set closing time, so they shut their doors whenever they sell out! That could mean some days will end as early as 4pm if there’s such a large crowd, which is hardly surprising.
Above all, this restaurant doesn’t fail in serving deliciously awesome eats. Some fan favorites include the exceptionally tasty dry-rubbed ribs smoked with cherry and apple wood, along with their famous combos like The Big Ben that is a full rack of ribs with a brisket and pork sandwich on top of a quarter chicken and four sides.
Don’t worry; this restaurant has not gone unnoticed. The Travel Channel voted Pappy’s one of the 101 Best Places to Chow Down in America, as well as being featured on one of their shows, Man v. Food. Additionally, Zagat named Pappy’s as one of the top barbeque joints in the country, along with Huffington Post including it in their top ten rating for the best barbeque.
So if you’re in the mood for succulent unforgettable barbeque, this is one place you can’t pass by.