Pappy's Smokehouse, St Louis
Pappy's Smokehouse is a very well respected BBQ restaurant in St Louis and has been voted the number one restaurant in the city on Urbanspoon. Pappy's pork ribs - cooked dry and slow over apple and cherry wood - have been making mouths water since 2008.
It's frequently voted the best barbecue restaurant in the state and boasts a delicious range of barbecue food including baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, burnt ends, turkey breast and sausage. It's best to call ahead if you're planning on going out late as Pappy's closes when each day's barbecue sells out.
Pappy's has also been featured on Season 1 of "Man vs Food" for it's "Big Ben" meal which includes a full slab of ribs, 2 sandwiches, a quarter-chicken, and 4 side dishes. Numerous celebrities have visited the restaurant, including Jimmy Kimmel, Willie Nelson, and Flavor Flav.
"Even if you have to wait in a queue which stretches from the counter where you place your order, to outside the restaurant, it is well worth the wait!"
"Very relaxed, family atmosphere, you eat off paper carton plates - everything is disposable. The ribs are out of this world, accompanied by sweet potato fries, baked beans, green beans, etc... Fantastic experience!"