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Pappas Bar-B-Q

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1217 Pierce St
Houston, TX 77002
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(713) 659-1245
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Reviews

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Best

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 heavenl...

Worst

They should have kept the sauce and beans recipes from Luther's The meats are bland but passable. The beans are terrible. The real problem is the sauce. This sauce is just awful!!...

Save the BBQ!! 3/7/2012

They should have kept the sauce and beans recipes from Luther's The meats are bland but passable. The beans are terrible. The real problem is the sauce. This sauce is just awful!! It is WAY too sweet (like pure molasses) and swimming in grease. This is not Texas style BBQ sauce. If you eat here, order the sauce on the side. Trust me, you don't want this sauce touching your meat. It's better without it. I see that the Willowbrook store closed down. Think they will get the hint and fix the sauce before they all close? I doubt it. Pappas, I know you can do better... more

Not worth going to 3/30/2011

I have tried many top Bar B Q places around the state and this is the worst tasting out of any place I have every been. I am not sure what they use for sauce but it tastes terrible. more

OK Food, Horrible Service 10/21/2009

I love BBQ and unfortunately this is the closest BBQ joint I know of close to where I live and work. I've been there maybe 5 times total since moving to Houston Nov 08. Three horrendous experiences overall, the other two were not stellar but tolerable. One experience I actually stood in the ""line area"" and yelled ""AM I F#$@ING INVISIBLE!!"" There's no deliniation as to a to-go line or a eat-in line. The staff is horrendous, the manager acts like he doesn't care. They have a menu that when you call to place an order they seem not to know what you're asking for. My recent pork rib plate togo order took two attempts by phone to place and then when my coworker brought it to me at work, all I had was a huge bag with a side salad. How the eff do you forget the BBQ?! I won't fault my coworker for not checking (which we will do should we go there again) since you expect the main order to be there not the side! If you choose to go, expect to be mistreated, check your order for accuracy, good luck figuring out where to stand to place your order. Pros: So so BBQ Cons: Staff, Manager more

Contaminated Food 2/13/2009

My boyfriend and I ate at this disgusting resaurant almost a year ago in the humble area. It was the worst, greasiest, tasteless food I had ever eatten. It was so bad that we had our money refunded and left after only a few bites. ugh gross! My ""forgive and forget"" boyfriend decided he would try a different location last night before heading to class. I 100% advised against it but he said he was craving Bar-B-Q and it was close to school. Well... he came home last night looking very pale with cold sweats to go along with his sickly look. Come midnight he was throwing up among other things all through the night and into this early afternoon. So thank you Pappas Bar-B-Q for making my boyfriend deathly ill with your contaminated food the night before Valentines Day!!!! Pros: Nothing, it is a disgusting place! Cons: contaminated food causing your to become very ill more

Horrible to-go service 12/16/2008

I work in downtown and me and several of my coworkers ordered from here for the first time. I called in the order and gave them about 10 minutes before I left, so I got there about 20 minutes after I phoned in the order. They said it wasn't done, so I sat down. I ended up waiting for over 40 minutes before my order was ready. Then when I said I wanted to pay for everything seperately, the cashier looked at me like I was requesting something odd. I finally left this place and about half a block down, I realized that there was no sauce in the bag, so I have to turn around and request some sauce. What kind of bbq place gives you bbq but no sauce? Cons: VERY slow for to go orders, dry meat, rude staff. more

BBQ 2/14/2008

Part of the Pappas group of places, Great bbq and moderate to high on pricing. The sliced Brisket and Ribs are the best on the menu. Save room from plenty of delicious sides...Got try it, Its great.. more

Not Real Texas BBQ 1/25/2008

All the Pappas places serve excellent food except for this one. I guess they bought all the Luthers and turned them all into these. I have been to a few differnt locations to see if maybe its just one location but they have all been dissapointing. The location on 1960 has the worst serivce ever. The meats taste like they have been been reheated in the oven. The sauce is awful, I have no idea how they can serve it. I can't believe that people think that this commercial chain is real Texas BBQ. The sides can be good but are not that good, I do like the bread there. I thought it was going to be good because all the other Pappas are great. I really hope they will improve because they have so many locations. Cons: worst sauce ever more

The Sauce is horrible... 11/20/2007

We just had Pappas cater brisket and sausage and we were not impressed. The meat was ok, not dry but not all that flavorful. The sauce is the worst I have ever tasted. I guess if i were trying to come up with a unique bbq sauce, this might be one of the worst I could think of. Oh well, the rest of the food is fine, but not something you would ever need to brag about. Not sure where the other commentors are coming from except they don't eat much good bbq. Go elsewhere for good BBQ. more

Worst BBQ in Texas! 12/5/2006

This BBQ is greasy and inconsistant. I live in Texas and I have had a ton of BBQ from west Texas to east Texas and I currently live in south Texas. Pappas should stick to doing what they do the best-- Seafood, and nothing else! Pros: nothing Cons: don't eat here more

Crimes Against BBQ 9/20/2006

I really, really tried to like this place, because it's on my way home from work, and it has a drive-thru. But, I got a chopped beef po-boy and the bread was tough, and the meat was soggy. I said soggy! The chopped beef tasted like it had been stewing in grease and BBQ sauce for hours, destroying its texture and flavor. Absolutely criminal, and ultimately unforgiveable. It reminded me of the Sysco barbecue sandwiches from school cafeterias. I tried again another night and got sliced brisket and turkey. They were OK. Sides are OK. But that doesn't make up for the lousy greasy stewed chopped beef sandwich. Pros: drive thru Cons: soggy, greasy chopped beef stewed in sauce more

BBQ-there is no better ANYWHERE. 4/30/2006

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. more

Barbeque Heaven 5/12/2004

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. Pros: Delicious food, Large portions, Good variety Cons: , Parking more

The Best Burgers in Town 5/10/2004

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. Pros: Inexpensive, Lots of seating, Great atmosphere Cons: , side bar-b-q sauce more

Worst BBQ Sauce 8/11/2003

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. Pros: Food is not bad. Cons: Horrible BBQ sauce., Crowded condiment lin more

Don't understand 2/23/2003

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. more

Good BBQ 2/7/2003

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. more

Best BBQ in Town 1/9/2003

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. Pros: average priceing, great food, lots of choices more

Simply ""the best of the best"" 9/19/2002

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. Pros: Best brisket, Wonderful potatoes, Good value Cons: Waiting in line, Noisy more

Good Brisket 9/2/2002

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. Pros: Lean & tasty beef, Good Parking, Inexpensive more

synthetic & mass procuced 8/31/2002

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! Pros: nice ambience Cons: erratic quality more
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Owner Message

  • 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...

Editorial

  • The Scene
    A mainstay of the Houston barbecue circuit since 1967, this chain (formerly known as the Brisket House) faithfully follows the big portion/small price formula shared by other...

  • 11/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sun-Thur:1030am-10pm, Fri-Sat:1030am-11pm
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    Master Card, Cash, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Central

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