pappy's smokehouse photo by greg rannells

A 2nd Pappy’s Smokehouse will open in St. Peters in October

Pappy’s Smokehouse is bringing the St. Louis barbecue scene up a notch with a second location slated to open this fall in St. Peters.


The new spot will be in the former home of Blaze Pizza at 5246 N. Service Road, near Mid Rivers Mall Drive and I-70, one of the busiest intersections in St. Charles County.


John Matthews, managing partner, is excited for the anticipated increase in foot traffic for Pappy’s. 


“We're really looking forward to coming out and treating the folks out in St. Charles County with some good barbecue,” Matthews said. “It should be a pretty cool venue for people rolling down highway 70 or in that neck of the woods.” 


The menu will feature all the classic meats and sides available at the Midtown location, with the exception of anything deep-fried like the sweet potato fries and fried corn. Ideas for alternative starches are in the works, including cornbread and biscuits, though nothing is decided yet.


“For now, anyway, we have no hood system in place,” he said. “Who knows what could happen six months from now?”


Pappy’s has been serving the St. Louis community for over 12 years and hopes to continue the legacy. “We try to provide a unique experience and make sure everyone walks out of there and kind of says, ‘You know what, we could have gone to a lot of places, but I'm glad we went to that place,’” Matthews said. 


The St. Peters location is set to open in early October and will offer curbside pickup, as well as dine-in service. If demand warrants it, delivery via Postmates may be added. The space, slightly bigger than half the size of the flagship restaurant, is 2,800 square feet with room for about 75 seats. There’s also a small patio that seats roughly a dozen.


“We’re going into a spot that isn’t quite what [the Midtown] Pappy’s is, but we’ll find some redneck paraphanelia to throw up on the walls for a taste of Pappy’s,” he said.