Road to Branson: BBQ at Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis

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Before heading down to Branson, MO to take a test ride on Outlaw Run, I asked Facebook followers for a great place to grab some BBQ in MO, and Brian Princer suggested I hit Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis.

How could I resist?

I hit Pappy’s at 3106 Olive Street around 2 p.m. The place was pretty full with just a few tables left. It’s your typical BBQ smokehouse style joint – walk up to the counter, place your order, and they’ll bring it to your table.

I ordered the Beef Brisket platter with sweet potato fries and deep fried corn as my sides. The biggest surprise was how fast it came out to my table. I barely had my coat off and a tray was down right in front of my face. As you can see in the photos, the brisket has a nice, subtle smoke ring and plenty of smokey flavor. I like to eat most of my brisket without sauce to get the full experience of the meat, but the Pappy’s Original Sauce was quite nice – a bit thicker than I like, but it had the perfect amount of heat.

Here are some photos….

If you’re in the area, I’d recommend giving it a try. I don’t get down south very much, so I’m always looking for great southern BBQ suggestions. Let’s get something started in the comments below – where is the best place to get great BBQ….WAY south of Chicago?

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  • Pink

    While the brisket is good, the ribs are better. Your buddy should have told you about the ribs. They are baby backs, not spares and will easily compete for the best ribs you have ever had.