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Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642 (Midtown)
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Ranked #31 of 1,280 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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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were immediately seated. The restaurant was packed at three pm which was a good sign. The menu was simple and easy to read. My friends and I each ordered Sandwiches and drinks- the drinks stayed full and the server attentive. The food took about 45 minutes to arrive to the table which is not expected at a BBQ restaurant.... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I were looking for good BBQ while in Memphis and we stumbled across this place. I have been going to Memphis for over thirty years and the The Bar-B-Q Shop has been the best. I hate greens but my wife convinced me to try hers (she said they were the greatest she ever had) and they were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Only been here once because I'm never in the area! Although not my favorite bbq place it's def worth a try. The spaghetti was amazing.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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
63 helpful votes 63 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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