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Captain John's Bar-B-Que

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

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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
Twolip29
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Collierville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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1 helpful vote 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Very good food! Everyone was very friendly a very good place for lunch. fast srevice .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

The bbq nachos r new n they r great give a lot of meat. The bbq sandwich plates r good n on Friday the catfish is to die for. Overall I would eat there everyday love it all n its worth the pay.

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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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