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Pappas Bar-B-Q - Pierce St.

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1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
+1 713-659-1245
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 22:30
Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Krefeld, Germany
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 6 persons went to Pappas with a hole in our stomach. Plentiful good food was the result on our table. Chicken, ribs, potatoes and salad was awesome. For a modular restaurant like buffet, the quality was very good. Sitting outside for a diner is always the best, particular in Houston downtown with a nice skyline in front.... More 

Thank Thorsten A
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We went there last week. And the food was not what we expected. It was not as delicious as in the pictures.

Thank debbie s
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was a nice experience with the service. Staff was friendly. But the food was not as good as we expected. Need to improve more

Thank Jessie j
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This place was actually pretty good. Loved the food! Great fries! The sausage was very good! Loved the barbecue sauce too! A great place to go worth the family.

Thank Marcella H
Saint Petersburg
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Want a quick BBQ fix, then this is the place in the downtown area. No long lines, but excellent flavor in the beef ribs and chicken combo. Food quantity was enough for the next day, but you can easily "pig-out" there.

Thank Hayden C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

They have huge baked potatoes stuffed with all the goodies. We order potatoes and/or barbecue at least twice a month here. Love the sauce. Tangy and not too sweet. I usually hit the drive-thru on my way home. Very convenient.

Thank Marshall M
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch is great here. Parking is somewhat of a hassle because they are so busy. The food is delicious and they serve and get you thru the line fast.

Houston, Texas
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Quick and easy place for dining. One of our favorite Papas to go to. Close to our home. Nice and clean.

Thank Esquivel02
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 5. Pulled pork sandwiches were delicious. Fries were fresh, hot & tasty. 2 got rib plates. Ribs were extremely moist, tender, seasoned just right & delicious. I got the half chicken + 1 rib and the chicken was super moist & delicious. Their side salad is huge compared to other places. The yams were good.... More 

Thank 42PinkGirl
South Bend, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is another one of those diamonds in the rough that would be rated a five if their food was served at the table rather than in a cafeteria style. Their food is a five, the setting is a two plus but enjoyable because the food is so good!

Thank Joe B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002-8213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-659-1245

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?