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Tastin' 'Round Town

175 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN 38103
901.870.1824
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Ranked #4 of 31 activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Join us for a Memphis BBQ Tastin' Tour or a Downtown Memphis Food Tour. Our Chef-guided food tours sample a variety of the great food offered in... more » Owner description: Join us for a Memphis BBQ Tastin' Tour or a Downtown Memphis Food Tour. Our Chef-guided food tours sample a variety of the great food offered in Memphis. It's a slice of the best food in town served with a heapin' side of Memphis history. Each Food tour includes appetizer size portions at various family-owned and award-winning local restaurants. Our Tastin' 'Round Town tour guides provide stories of Memphis heritage, history, architecture and entertainment- or should we say...."Eatertainment!" « less
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Tacoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

When we met up with Lance for the tour we were told that the other people in the tour were not going to make it. That was fine except that left a LOT of food for my daughter and I to eat. Lance was very knowledge and maybe a little opinionated (it is after all his town). We never had... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

First of all, hear me now: DO NOT EAT LUNCH. Small plate samples of BBQ in 6 different restaurants and by the end of the tour we were waddling. Lance provides loads of interesting stories, tying together the history of local politics, slavery, the blues, economic changes, the assassination of MLK and it's effect on the evolution of Memphis BBQ.... More

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Norcross, GA
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Lance, the tour guide is passionate about BBQ. He is a competition judge so he knows what he is looking at and eating when it comes to BBQ. One thing that you should be aware of- go hungry. This is equivalent to going to eat a meal over 3-4 hours so plan accordingly. Most of the places you can get... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you have a day or multiple days, I highly recommend you fit this tour into your itinerary somewhere. Definitely, take this tour and see Memphis through the experience and expert knowledge of Carol and Lance. With each stop on this tour, the food just got better and better! So come with that hungry appetite and go home insanely satisfied!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was the highlight of our memphis tour. The guide provided a tour of amazing, local barbecue along with insight into the local culture and history. If you do one thing in Memphis (aside from a few drinks on Beale street) this is it! Great way to experience a variety of authentic memphis barbecue and understand the nuances in barbecue.... More

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Tulsa, OK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

You will more than get your money's worth from this tour. It is 3 hours plus with five or more stops. Lance, the tour guide, can easily speak for hours on barbeque and the history of Memphis. Really great mixture of information, and Lance helps judge competitive barbeque so he can speak about it at length. The type of barbeque... More

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Frisco, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We pre-scheduled the 3-hour tour for the afternoon we arrived in Memphis. Carol met us at the Hampton Inn and began our food orgy with chopped smoked beef from A&R BBQ (it was raining so she picked up the food and we enjoyed it in the lobby of the hotel). Next, we visited Blues City Cafe just up Beale Street... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My mom and I visited Memphis back in April. So, why write a review four months later? Because Carol and Lance deserve the praise for their knowledge, dedication, and kindness. We came across this tour after checking into our our hotel room. Knowing only the tour name, we called to book last-minute tickets. We were told we'd have to contact... More

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Sadieville, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This 3 hour tour is an absolute must! Lance our guide was an exceptional spokesman for BBQ and the perfect ambassador for the city, you can't miss him, he has a giant whisk in hand. He went into great detail explaining the various methods used by each of the 6 different BBQ places we stopped at to sample their food.... More

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Alabama
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

the review was fantastic 5 stars from everyone. everyone mentions about how full they were and etc. thinking, i'm going to be getting one dish from every restaurant. but no, it was very small samples from each restaurants. don't be fooled its not 6 full dishes! we had to split one dish for 2 of us and then the tour... More

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