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Germantown Commissary

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Barbecue, Californian
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2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138-5931
901-754-5540
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 287
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Memphis BBQ at its finest

Its all about the food and they know it. Pulled pork and ribs. Try the tamales for an appetizer. Leave room for banana pudding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jeff A
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Its all about the food and they know it. Pulled pork and ribs. Try the tamales for an appetizer. Leave room for banana pudding.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First visit. Very congested but cool vibe. Wait was not bad. And it was worth the wait! Beef brisket so tender and wings were perfect. Highly recommend.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been carrying out their barbeque for years. Have always been impressed with their quality. Their recipe for baked beans is especially good. Have never had better.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have had Germantown Commissary barbecue dozens of times and it is always the best barbecue sandwich anywhere. I had ribs this past week and they were a little bit dry but still had an excellent flavor. In the past the ribs have been top notch as well. In a city known for its barbecue, the Commissary ranks as my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant based on reviews and was not disappointed. I had the 1/2 BBQ chicken and pig fries. The chicken was perfectly cooked and very juicy with just the right amount of smokiness. The pig fries (battered sweet potato) were delicious they were crisp and had a slight sweetness much like donut spice is the best way to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is the best BBQ in Memphis. Forget the tourist traps like Corkys and Rendevous. People who live here know real BBQ and this is it!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had the chicken with fries (warm, not hot) and slaw (over mayonaisey). The tamale was excellent as was the banana pudding. They ran out of unsweet tea - how does that happen?

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Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I've traveled to Memphis a couple of times of month on business for the past four months and I have made it a habit to eat here at least once per visit. The first time I tried to find it I drove by three times. It looks like an old General Store by the side of the tracks. There has... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Husband and I stopped here for dinner. Started w deviled eggs which were quite good w a cold beer. Can't beat the price - when we lived in Manhattan it was a buck a half egg and they were not nearly this tasty. Husband had the dry rub ribs and loved them. I had a variety of items to try... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Super find. We arrived early on a saturday evening and got a table immediately (only about 20). The "pig chip" were great as well as the ribs. Service fine. Food worth the wait if we had had to.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?