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Germantown Commissary

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Californian, Barbecue
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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
Closed now
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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

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  • 309
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  • 148
    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 barbecue I ever ate...

This place was just phenomenal... I got the 4 meat option... Might sound gross, but it was just right portion-wise... Ribs, smoked chicken, pork shoulder, and smoked kielbasa... Simply out of this world. I'm not a big sauce guy, but I ate every bit of it and licked the plate clean to boot. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Steve A
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The pork is only ok by Memphis standards. It lacks the smokey flavor that is essential to good BBQ. The sides however are excellent.

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place was just phenomenal... I got the 4 meat option... Might sound gross, but it was just right portion-wise... Ribs, smoked chicken, pork shoulder, and smoked kielbasa... Simply out of this world. I'm not a big sauce guy, but I ate every bit of it and licked the plate clean to boot. The chocolate merengue pie with buttery, flaky... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Small and family owned, this is a restaurant that Memphians don't pass out to visitors. With seating for about 40-50, if visitors were aware of it, there would be long lines and the locals would have to wait. Routinely has lines on weekend evenings after 5 pm and sometimes on weekdays. Open for lunch and dinner, closes at 9 pm.... More 

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NW Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

One of those local places I always seek out while traveling. This one had lots of character and reasonably good barbecue. I say "reasonably" because barbecue is such a personal taste. I just know I enjoyed my meal. Kind of crowded the night we were there and the tables are pretty tight together. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. I... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had dinner here tonight, first time visiting. Had ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw. Everything was delicious. Staff were polite, service fast and prompt. Our waiter did a great job. We would definitely eat here again when in Germantown, TN.

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Fort Worth
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183 reviews 183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have a lot of great BBQ in Texas but this was really good. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Sauce is sweet and tangy with mild and hot versions available. At the recommendation of our server Tyrone (who was a hoot!) I had a combo plate with ribs and pulled pork which was great. Sides of very... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy eating at the Commissary. This trip the BBQ salad was the feature. More than one can eat. The cheese plate is always a good choice. We also had the tamales and an order of onion rings. Service was great as well as the food. Total under $40.00.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you are a visitor to Germantown, you should eat at this restaurant. It's small, but is rustic and full of character. You will have trouble parking, but you can find a place if you look around. The BBQ is always very good and so are the sides. The pies are wonderful. I often come by and pick up either... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

best BBQ in the area / consistently Good!! / also try the coconut pie - outstanding ( all pie's are made in house) the place is a little small / hard sometimes to find parking / but worth the effort!!

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Albufeira, Portugal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Amazing food with little fanfare. I had the 2 meat and had ribs/sausage with sides of Brunswick stew, baked beans and slaw. A lot of food. It was very satisfying and everything was amazing. I would have zero doubt about recommending.

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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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?