Best restaurant

Pappy’s Smokehouse
3106 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103

Located in a midtown parking lot tucked away off Olive St., Pappy’s is known for its almost absurdly delicious Memphis-style ribs.

“Pappy’s is the single best meal you can get in St. Louis. By far the best barbeque I have ever had. It’s all about the ribs,” said senior Adam Savaglio, a frequent diner.

The restaurant has won prestigious awards on several occasions. It’s been voted Best BBQ In St. Louis since 2008 by the Riverfront Times and was featured on Adam Richman’s Man vs. Food during his visit to St. Louis. On your way to the ordering counter, you’ll also see three massive pig-shaped trophies championing the restaurant’s success in whole hog competitions.

Your trip to Pappy’s will begin by taking your place in line. Be sure to plan your trips during off hours; the line can be out the door during lunchtime. And be wary of the dinner trek: Pappy’s only serves its amazing barbeque until it’s gone.

There’s no question about it—Pappy’s is an adventure, and one well worth it. Make it an all-day event, because all that awesome barbeque will put you into a food coma like you’ve never experienced one before.