Pappy's Smokehouse, Missouri

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.

"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 waiting! We were there in late July 2013 and ended up waiting around 90 minutes - half of that was spent outside in 35°C (95°F) temperatures. There is no air-con inside but there are lots of ceiling fans."

"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. Pity they don't serve alcohol - a beer would have been perfect with this meal. Fantastic experience!"

Kindly recommended by Adrienne Windridge, Italy


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