Great bbq. The place looks a bit run down but don't let that fool you. They are a great group of people.
This restaurant has some of the best barbecue I have ever had on a sandwich. the portions are large and the mustard slaw is an incredible flavor boost--almost too good to express! If you are looking for a fancy restaurant this is not the place – but if you're looking for awesome barbecue sandwiches – this is the place. I... More
After visiting Stax a couple of friends and myself decided to try this iconic BBQ joint. The setting was scruffy, but we knew that coming in. We all 3 ordered the BBQ plate and the service was quick and the food hot. The meat was mushy and I didn't care for the sauce at all, it was just too sweet.... More
You can probably google an article or two about this place, so going in you know it has to be good. It's in a weird run down kind of neighborhood in an old gas station. Not to be deterred, hubby stayed in the RV and I went in to place an order to go. As soon as I walked in,... More
I have passed by this place for years and didn't stop. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!! I've tried many of the bbq restaurants in Memphis and hands down, Payne's is the best. If you're looking for fancy dining, this aint your place. But if you're looking for some delicious bbq, Payne's is what you want. The pulled pork sandwich was incredible--great smoky flavor,... More
Do a youtube search on Payne's and you will see what a great, down home, place this is - absolutely nothing fancy - just great BBQ cooked right in the little kitchen. We bought a bottle of the great sauce which she poured out of a big jug into a ketchup bottle and we used it on other BBQ the... More
restaurant looks like crap, but food was awesome, price was ok , bathroom was scary. was so good we went back the next day. don't turn nose up at place from looks. no bar at all, but who cares you can get that anywhere. not open on sunday
Loved the pulled pork. Wonderful crispy bits of bark with a sweet and slightly tangy sauce. Huge portions... cheap prices... great owners.... Payne's been doing smokin right for generations. I want some more right now.
and so do I and my husband. Before our trip, someone from Memphis recommended two places to us, one for tourists (Rendezvous) and the other for locals with two three branches in town. Apparently we would not go to the one for tourists. At our first dinner at Memphis, we were not impressed by the local one either. So in... More
Great chopped pork sandwich with a good slaw. No frills, dimly lit place with the smell of smoking meat permeating the place. Get your fix and go!
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