Houston >Food & Dining > Pappas Bar-B-Q
1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.748284 -95.368847
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Pappas Bar-B-Q has been a Texas favorite for slow-smoked, pit barbecue with all the trimmings for over 45 years. With a lively atmosphere and true Western hospitality, Pappas Bar-B-Q offers high quality meats, spice rubbed and slow-smoked, fresh from the pits all day. Everything at Pappas Bar-B-Q is homemade – from the pecan pie, chunky potato salad and crispy slaw to the savory sauces and bold ranch beans. Even the salads are fresh cut daily! If you’re having a party, meeting or a big family get-together and don’t want to cook, pick up Pappas Bar-B-Q’s Value Packs, with pounds of high-quality, slow-smoked meats and fresh, homemade side dishes your Guests will love.
For breakfast, lunch or a family night out, Pappas Bar-B-Q delivers delicious Texas-sized portions at an unbeatable value; fast and friendly from our family to yours. Pappas Bar-B-Q - slow-smokin' since 1967.
BBQ-there is no better ANYWHERE. – Other BBQ joints sadly idle away making themselves believe that they know BBQ. Their misguided patrons will never know authentic BBQ excellence unless they indulge in the heavenly pleasures at Pappas BBQ. Pity to those who will never share in the ambrosia that is Pappas. To those who know true BBQ, indulge in what my wife will drive 250 miles for. Those who don't know any better settle for the Tom's Ribs and Bill Millers of the world. Not all have true taste and a palate that demands only the most delectable of BBQ perfection.
Barbeque Heaven – I love Pappas Bar-B-Que. As a native Houstonian I grew up earting barbeque often. In fact, it is my number one comfort food. Pappas consistently offer delicious and tender brisket. Their sides are all good but I especially like their pinto beans and potato salad. Oh yes, yummy fries. It's the only bar-b-que in town that I crave, except for my dad's. Enjoy.
The Best Burgers in Town – The Bar-b-q is excellent. The Beef Ribs are GREAT! The french fries are cooked to perfection. Very good ranch beans, cucumber salad and yams. The Best made to order hamburgers in town. But, the bar-b-q sauce on the side is not good. The bar-b-q is prepared with the best rub and sauce , so extra sauce on the side is not necessary. Go eat and enjoy!!! Also my mother thinks the Baby Back Ribs are to die for, if she can stand not having her Cheeseburger, which she has at least twice a week.
Oh , and don't forget the great chef salads with beef, and ham suasage or chicken and ham.
Worst BBQ Sauce – The price is good and the food is good, unless you use the BBQ sauce. I have frequented this establishment quite a bit and after the second time I ate there I just had to stop using the sauce. I hate to have my BBQ dry but when eating there it is a must.
Don't understand – Why Pappa's is considered a high-end BBQ restaraunt. My experiences have less than stellar. I thought the brisket was fatty and of poor quality and of small portions. However, the service was excellent and the sides much better than the main courses. If you want good bbq, this West Texan says go elsewhere.
Good BBQ – I'm not a huge BBQ fan, but I enjoyed Pappas. The food looked and tasted good, especially the fries, nice friendly atmosphere, except for the stuffed animals littering the place. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back.
Best BBQ in Town – I've never eaten BBQ anywhere where you get so much that is so good you happily gorge yourself because you just can't get enough.
Simply "the best of the best" – I've a native Houstonian and over the past 40 years I've eaten at every BBQ joint in this town and 75% of those in Texas. Pappas is the best of the best when it comes to Texas BBQ. I travel 80% of time on business and I love the different types offered in every part of the country. Memphis, KC, Cincinnati, the Carolinas, Georgia, they are wonderful. But when it comes to Texas BBQ, Pappas wins hands down...no question about it.
Good Brisket – I think this place is superior to Goode Company. Pappas' brisket is more tender with less fat, and I like the sauce more (it's sweeter and thicker). After eating at both restaurants within a week, I found Goode Co. lacking "oomph." While Goode Co. has the atmosphere, Pappas has the flavor. They are both good restaurants, though.
synthetic & mass procuced – nothing original here. just copy cat stuff, except the fries. I gotta say they are good! They have poor service, but nice ambience. erratic quality...one time good the next time horrible. On a good day they are real good, but how do you know in advance? Oh, yeah, also good cheesecake!
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