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Germantown Commissary

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2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138-5931
901-754-5540
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 436
    Excellent
  • 192
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best smoked chicken in the south

Attended due to previous reviews. Almost didn't go to warnings about limited parking and long lines. We had no difficulty with either. We have been traveling south and have had a lot of bar-b-q. This was by far the best smoked chicken. Plenty left over for lunch the next day. Nachos were great too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LJJ1060
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended due to previous reviews. Almost didn't go to warnings about limited parking and long lines. We had no difficulty with either. We have been traveling south and have had a lot of bar-b-q. This was by far the best smoked chicken. Plenty left over for lunch the next day. Nachos were great too.

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Thank LJJ1060
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second time visiting. I was disappointed the first time (see review in October 2015), but my husband (who had never eaten there) and I were in the area and I thought I would give it a second try...maybe it was an off night that first time. Nope. We got the pulled pork and the meat was incredibly... More 

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Thank greshbr
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great barbeque meal here and are planning to go back tomorrow (february 2016). I love a good deviled egg and they have 100's ready to go because of their volume. Old building that many celebs and golfers attend because of the atmosphere and food quality.

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Thank Clint V
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We asked the employees at Stax Records to give us a recommendation for a great BBQ place. They sent us here; so glad they did. Their beans actually had pieces of brisket in the. The ribs and chicken fell off the bone. Bought 2 bottles of sauce to bring back to California.

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Thank Deborah1225
New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with three colleagues and we ordered pulled pity, ribs and chicken. All of which were tasty-/ especially the pulled pork and beans. We really wanted a salad or collards or something green but they don't have anything like that so its super heavy stuff.

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Thank Dari K
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife to this quaint east Memphis area Bar-B-Q resteraunt. The Germantown Commissary is located in a nice area along side a railroad track. We walked into this small establishment and got on the list. After about 15 minutes we were seated and the waitstaff was very attentive. We ordered the Bar-B-Q nachos for an appetizer (large enough to... More 

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Thank AnneGreg1
southeast
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152 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got into the Memphis area late and made it before it close. We didn't have to worry. The line was out the door. The waiting for seating was unbelievable. We got the order to go and it was ready pretty quickly. We got the pulled pork plate and the BBQ nachos. The nachos were the best and what I... More 

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Thank cometexp
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very crowded on Wednesday night. We sat by the side where the restroom is located and it was freezing cold. No one took off their coat. I got nachos and they were ok. Cheese appeared to be Velveeta. The meat was good and had a nice flavor. I was not impressed with restaurant at all. Bathrooms were filthy.

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Thank heidiespey
Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, her husband, my wife, and I ate here on Sat. Jan. 16th, 2016. It came highly recommended. Parking can be some what of a problem because it is limited. The place is small on the inside, so you might have to wait 15-20 min on a busy Sat. night like we did. There many items on the menu... More 

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Thank David J
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After years of business trips to Memphis I finally got a chance to eat at the "Commissary" that my friends had always suggested. It's small, cramped, there's almost no parking...all good signs of a storied BBQ joint. The atmosphere was great and we dined on a Wednesday night so we actually got a table right away. The food is good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138-5931
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 901-754-5540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?