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106 US Hwy 72 W, Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-8004
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food.

We like to go to Captain Johns. The BBQ is always good. They have great baked beans & potatoes sald. Tea is good too. My husband loves their fries, I would rather have the potatoes salad. The slaw is real good. People working they have always been nice. We get the dinner platter. It is so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Collierville, Tennessee
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United States
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The problem with getting barbecue around Memphis is that it also frequently comes with inflated prices and hype, usually coupled with mediocre food. The barbecue here is delicious. The sauce has less sweet and more spice than most places around here, so if you really like a sweet sauce you may want to go elsewhere. The beans and potato salad... More 

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Columbus
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This local restaurant has been going ever since I can remember and I am 29. I have dined in before along with getting it to go in the drive thru. All of my experiences have been pleasant and the food is very tasty. I like supporting the establishments that aren't a chain and this is well worth the money. The... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We like to go to Captain Johns. The BBQ is always good. They have great baked beans & potatoes sald. Tea is good too. My husband loves their fries, I would rather have the potatoes salad. The slaw is real good. People working they have always been nice. We get the dinner platter. It is so much on it we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this place.......rightly priced, for great tasting food! I gave a party and served the pic- nic package pork shoulder, it was the hit of the party! This BBQ is great with white wine or any beer of your taste. 5 stars.......for the Pic- Nic Package! Would recommend this place to anyone!

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Collierville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've eaten a ton of BBQ in my day, all over the South, and I can say without hesitation or hyperbole that this is my favorite spot. Their pulled pork is delicious and the ribs are excellent, but what puts this place on the map is the sauce. The staff is very friendly and the clientele is about as diverse... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This one is truly a TREASURE! Somewhat hidden off the beaten path. The barbecue is excellent . Love their sauce, too. Very informal dining area where the locals are called by name by a friendly staff. Be sure and try out Friday's special: Fried Catfish. That is if you can get in. You may have to wait a minute or... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Captain John's was one of the first places I ate when I first moved here. No offense to the famous chains around Memphis, but nobody does cue like the local mom and pop joints. I absolutely love this place. Whether you're ordering in, driving through, or grabbing a family pack to take with you, you will not be disappointed. This... More 

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United States
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place surpasses many of the more "talked about" barbecue places in the area. They have a spicy vinegar based sauce that tastes excellent. Nice and friendly staff as well.

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Collierville, TN
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Captain John's doesn't have any ambiance, but it does have good BBQ. It is not the best in the area, but ALL Memphis BBQ is wonderful. Here you get good sized portions at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly. You order and then pick up your food, so there is a fast food atmosphere, but it is good... More 

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Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Eating inside is not great, but they have a very convenient drive up window. Ribs and barbecue sandwiches are excellent.

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Additional Information about Captain John's Bar-B-Que

Address: 106 US Hwy 72 W, Collierville, TN 38017
Phone Number: (901) 853-8004
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 US Hwy 72 W, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: (901) 853-8004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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