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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed March 10, 2021

Over the years, the Pappas Bar-B-Q on 290 (12917 Northwest Fwy) has been good in a pinch. Surprisingly, I thought it was better when it was Luther’s BBQ, before the Pappas company bought them out. During Covid, this location only offers curbside pickup on your...online order or sitting in a long drive through line.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

A great place to get a big plate of Texas style love. There are always combinations of entrees on the big sign while driving by & one can't help but to consider until, you find yourself pulling into the drive through or, walking in the...front door of this rockin rib shack!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Good brisket and peppery sausage. The chef's salad is a good low carb choice, topped with three meats. Good quality like all the Pappas family's restaurants. Great desserts too, especially the carrot cake

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

Food was excellent. I could smell the smoker from the crappy hotel I stayed in next door. We had the chili cheese fries, pork ribs and brisket combo. The ribs were smoky, tender , flavorful and moist. Delicious. The brisket was equally delicious and we...ended up sharing the chili cheese fries. Sides included the coleslaw which I enjoyed and the beans which were kind of bland. Overall a great meal. I was very happy and would definitely come backMore

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Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Awfull customer service, the food is always burn , the baked potato’s meat always looks like mud when I ordered chopped beef, the burger is always burns or totally raw (the meat), and when it’s time to complain the so called Manager(CALIXTO), very rude and...very NASTY attitude, didn’t want to deal with my issues said that I was welcome to call corporate office and complain about the bad service they provided for me, very unethical and unprofessional, needs management training And costumer service training to deal with clients issues..More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Pappas BBQ is a good option for fast food in Texas. Pork, brisquet chicken turkey ham are very good. Smoke food with flavour and greasy pork rib and delicious beef ribs. Some salads and Big combos.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I wanted something small, so I ordered the tossed salad with smoked chicken. Chicken was cooked to perfection! Tender and very juicy. Salad was the perfect size. Friendly and helpful staff

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Had to try BBQ while in the area, and this place was near my hotel - and very glad I visited. I had the lunch two meat special which included pulled port and pork rib. Most possibly the best pork ribs I've ever eaten. I...ordered a second pork rib platter because the one one on the lunch meal only wet my taste buds. The sides were decent as well. It's a chain since there are others in Houston, but I'll recommend this place and will return again.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

I've eaten here many times over the years, and was always pretty happy -- until last night, about 8 pm on a Friday. My wife had a chopped beef baked potato, and it was average. I had a ribs/sliced brisket combo. The ribs were so...heavily coated in black pepper as to be almost inedible. The brisket was fine, except the portion was miniscule. (Their prices are definitely not cheap, either, especially for the serving size.) The sides were good, and the staff was friendly, but I don't think I'll ever forget the ruined ribs enough to return.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I went twice in 2 days. This restaurant looks more like a diner and has a daily menu with specials. I tried the beef ribs, the pork ribs, sausage, and carrot cake. As for the side dishes, the yams were delicious with the caramelized onions....The meats were all tender and well-cooked. I liked the pink rim on the ribs and the rubbing was also tasty! The restaurant is in an area wher 4 hotels sit. It serves mostly guests that find it convenient to walk to it. Prices are moderate and portions are generous. A nice place to visit if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was only two doors down from my hotel, so I stopped in for dinner after checking in. Pappas is a cafeteria-style restaurant, and I had a pulled pork po-boy, a side of pinto beans, a salad and a drink. This was the first...time I've had Texas bbq, and the pork was delicious. Unfortunately, the beams were lukewarm and the salad dressing was watery. The woman behind the counter, Courtney, was very patient as she explained the fibbing options. The service was a solid 5 stars, but the food was only 3.5 stars. The meat is done right, but be careful of the sides.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Very convenient to our hotel and we had friends meet us for dinner. I was ready for some baby back ribs and they only had one rack left which my husband and I split. Who runs out of ribs on a Saturday night at 6...PM? Each meal came with two sides - the macaroni and cheese was gooey, cheesy goodness and the green beans were crisp and fresh. My husband tried the baked beans and said they were all right. Good dinner for two at $35. Our friends split a baked potato with pulled pork which they really enjoyed along with some of my ribs. You take a tray and order at the counter. You can see the sides before you select them, somewhat like a cafeteria but your food is dished up fresh. After paying there is the drink station where you make your own selections.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

WOW! Impressed Best Barbecue and They Have Sausage!! Fast service and friendly! I will go there again for sure!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great dining experience....the beef brisket was juicy and full of smokey flavor. They give way too much food for average diners. The prices were very good, and the staff is very friendly, and helpful! We had no idea what to expect and they took the...time to explain how they do things, and what they serve. They offered free tastes of those items that we were a little unsure about....Don't Miss This PlaceMore

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

While in line I noticed that people towards the back of the line were being helped as they moved down the food. I placed my order and kept sliding my tray forward only I wasn't getting any food. I get to the register with an...empty tray and tell the cashier that I had a pulled pork sandwich and fries. One of the kitchen workers overheard and says that she told the order taker that they were out of pulled pork. Normally I wouldn't care, it was late, normal to run out of something, but I went through the whole line that was now being held up. I then ordered another type of sandwich that took several minutes to get made because the workers continued to help people at the back of the line instead of the person at the register. I finally received my food and ordered a beer as well. After retrieving the beer from the cooler, which had no ice in it, I was further disappointed by the warm beer. My chopped beef sandwich was horrible and my fries were cold. I ate half and just left because I was done with this place. Would never recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Pappas Bar-B-Q is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5