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Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642 (Midtown)
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Ranked #25 of 1,272 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The place was only half occupied when we entered in a Friday night, but after our order was taken, it was almost a half hour before the food arrived. The ribs were dry, as requested, but the exterior skin was tough and hard. My wife enjoyed the chicken, which was covered in a tomato- based sauce. This was the second... More 

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McCormick, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Food is great. It is a bar atmosphere. Service is great. Parking is easy. Staff is very friendly. Can be crowded on week nights if they do not open the second seating area.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I grew up here in Memphis. I have eaten at most of the barbecue restaurants around town. If you are a tourist looking for the Memphis experience, then you should try Bar-b-q shop. Located in an old building on Madison Ave and just down from Overton Square. Old Memphis feel inside this building, great food and awesome Blues playing. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Dry rub mixed with a glaze sauce so savory and sweet. I wish had had more sauce that's how much it complimented the ribs. The coleslaw had jalapeño in it. Great little ingredient!!!!

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Woodstock, Maryland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Two hungry couples looking for the very best in Memphis BBQ and we found it out here at The BBQ Shop. What a find it is. This food was our favorite during our trip to Memphis and it was well worth the ride to search out this spot. The ribs both wet and dry were the very best anywhere in... More 

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Banning, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a super plate of bbq spaghetti full of smoked chopped pork and a killer sauce. My friend had the chopped pork sandwich and it was huge....and so tasty. The prices are moderate and the portions are generous. Will definitely be back.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We went for the first time in 2006 when our son was looking at Universities. Just went back for the second time. It was just as good as we remembered. The dry ribs and sides were very good.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant fairly regularly for 25 years and it's always good. They have a distinctive sauce combination (savory & hot) which I prefer over the sweet sauce lavished on the Q by most Memphis shops. Each is uncommonly good, but be careful of the hot sauce (in the red bottle). A little dab will do you. I... More 

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Florissant, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

BEST BBQ. Super nice staff. Food was fall off the bone delicious. We will come back to Memphis just for this place.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hubby and I were actually heading out to Central BBQ when our doorman at Madison Hotel described his experiences at the BBQ Shop and our plans were changed. To begin, upon arrival was a bit scared about the lack of street parking but found there was a nice parking lot behind the restaurant along with a back entrance into the... More 

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Additional Information about Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
Phone Number: 901-272-1277
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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