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The Bar-B-Q Shop

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“texas toast” (65 reviews)
“spaghetti” (42 reviews)
“beans” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a Memphis native this was my secret joint before it became world famous. A pulled pork sandwich with fries and a side of barbecue spaghetti is my go to dish. A must do for locals or tourists. The staff has been here forever and...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I have had lots of BBQ - especially because I'm a local. We decided to try out The BBQ shop based on other readers reviews. We had the BBQ bologna plate for our appetizer- it was good. We ordered "ribs for two." We had...More

Thank 2lowd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal at the Bar B Q Shop!! Large portions and great service. Try to eat here every time we come to Memphis.

Thank NancyK1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With the hundreds of choices in Memphis, it can be a dice roll. This meal was solid. Great service and great food.

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling through Memphis and like to eat where the locals go then let me suggest the BBQ Shop. The Vernon family has owned this restaurant for over 30 years and it awesome BBQ. Great pulled pork sandwiches on Texas toast as well...More

Thank BellaPennyOdie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place for Bar-B-Q spaghetti! And pork sandwiches. And great local beer. The mixed plate for two is good and there are great french fries, too.

Thank CabanaWoman
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My wife & I ordered the House special with a sample of, wet ribs, brisket, pulled pork, spaghetti, Texas toast beans & onion rings...... Coming from Australia where Smoking BBQ is starting to get some legs.....was dying to try authentic Tennessee BBQ.... We were seared...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We met some locals and asked where to go for the best BBQ. They recommended this and the Ribs and brisket were some of the best we had ever had. Since it was a busy post bowl game crowd, the service was a little slow...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We asked the desk clerk at our hotel for a recommendation and this was his pick for the best BBQ in Memphis and he was spot-on! I ordered the brisket dinner with beans, potato salad and their "world famous Texas toast". I had the option...More

Thank Judi7758
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a rib joint where thy keep you waiting for 40 minutes in your table after you order only to come back and tell you that they are out of ribs and brisket. Seriously???? That's not a responsible way to handle a restaurant. I'm...More

Thank Andres A
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Deborah N
17 December 2014|
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Response from 17thky | Reviewed this property |
See their FB page under The Bar-B-Q Shop. All items can be ordered sans sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1277
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