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Germantown Commissary

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American, German, Californian, Barbecue
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 322
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 50
    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
Best bar b cue in the south

This is the best bar b cue in the south. I recommend going in between the main meal times and dining inside, it is worth it all. The building is very small, and if you have to eat at the regular times then you may have to wait awhile. You can always get it to go. The six pack combo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Richard K
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the best bar b cue in the south. I recommend going in between the main meal times and dining inside, it is worth it all. The building is very small, and if you have to eat at the regular times then you may have to wait awhile. You can always get it to go. The six pack combo... More 

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San Mateo, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Germantown Commissary sounds like a buffet restaurant serving German food.. far from it, A local BBQ store that has been around since the 50s. great staff, Had brisket sandwich with fries, my wife had a great sale with shrimp.. all over the top.. a local hangout for BBQ

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Germantown, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent experience when catering for a family event at my home by Germantown Commissary. The food was delicious, home cooked, and they delivered promptly as committed. Both in town and out of town guests were very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restuarant has been around many years. When Germantown was a stand alone small town long before Memphis expanded over the years to almost encircle the little town, The commissary was in the heart of the old town across the street from the train depot and 2 blocks from the high school. The entire business district, as we called it,... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved it all!!! Not your normal BBQ place and definitely worth the wait for us. The service was good, the location too

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south
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've gone here for many years, and the BBQ is very good. We often get the 6 pack meal to go from the counter. You don't have to pre-order. It's meat, buns, slaw, beans, amd banana pudding. Yum! Fun atmosphere for dining in as well. Parking is tough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Originals old fashion place in Downtown of Germantown TN: you will not go wrong if visit this place for lunch when in the area - best example of local BBQ style and Memphis hospitality. Should try BBQ Nachos or BBQ sandwich - there are good and unique! Will defiantly come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The best BBQ I had during our whole stay in Memphis. I loved that it had a cozy home feel to it & all of the employees were very nice. If your in the area I highly recommend you check this place out!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a very cozy hometown local feel BBQ shack. Employees were very nice. I tried chicken, pulled pork, sausage and ribs. By far the ribs stole the show. The chicken and ribs had nice smoke to them. Pulled pork was very good too. The sausage links were average for me. Not bad, just didn't make me want more. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time to drive downtown for the 'famous' BBQ places so we looked on TA and found this gem located close to where we were staying. Not a lot of parking but we got really lucky and parked and got a table pretty quickly. It was small inside and very busy. We split Brunswick stew,... 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, German, Californian, Barbecue

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?