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Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642 (Midtown)
901-272-1277
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Ranked #20 of 1,264 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not the best bbq we had in Memphis but pretty damn close. But, the baked beans here were the best - smoky with a hint of sweetness. Parking on the street.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This place is worth moving to Memphis .....so I get eat there all the time! We tried several things and everything was magnificent. Pulled pork was smoked to perfection. I grabbed a rib from my daughters order of glazed and dry ribs......both were outstanding! Cole slaw and potato salad are great complimentary sides but do not leave this place without... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place never disappoints. I have been here three times over five years and the food quality is consistent and the place is great in a neighborhood restaurant kind of way. My BBQ platter had a knife with it for what reason I can't comprehend. The BBQ is so tender it almost melts in your mouth. Great smoked flavor. I... More

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ribs: Got the dry rubbed. BBQ sauce was great. Service : What I have come to expect in the southern US. Friendly, warm, chatty, and fun. Other: Coleslaw was great, beans great, pulled pork great, brisket great. All in all very good. Not too smoky but cooked perfectly. You need to look for it because from the outside or front... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Holy crap this place is amazing. I'm literally sitting here writing the review. From the environment to the awesome food, you can't go wrong. My friend and I are passing through and this place was recommended by our B&B innkeeper. Just come though, you won't be disappointed. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and my friend got the brisket. Both... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband likes vinegar sauces. I like molasses, sweet sauces. So we never EVER agree on barbecue sauces.....until now! This sauce is so amazing that it is now both of our favorite sauce. It's like an explosion of flavors rolled into one. Carl C. was our waiter and he so helpful and never let our glasses get empty. His recommendations... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've eaten them all & Memphis has lots of great BBQ restaurants. You really can't go wrong but The BBQ ShopIs What pulled Pork should be. Always moist. Always favorable. Just the right amount of smoke. Just the righty amount of fat. If you want added sauce, BBQ shop's sauces are superb. You can get it on a bun but... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One of Memphis' smaller Bar-B-Q places, but certainly not small in flavor! For lunch, try the BBQ pork on Texas toast instead of a bun. True to southern tradition, your sandwich will come with a glob of cole slaw on top, unless YOU tell them not to. Some servers ask, most do not. Fries and onion rings are delicious, too,... More

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were visiting Memphis and noticed this nearby. It smelled great. If you like a 1.5 lunch then go for it. We ordered BBQ spaghetti, brisket sandwich, chicken strips and bbq nachos. Both the bbq pig and brisket was cold. The chicken was frozen. The restaurant is very cozy but this was not a meal that would make me come... More

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Zachary, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So glad we found this place during our stay in Memphis. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the touristy barbeque chain restaurants. We were looking for local flavor and atmosphere and boy did we find it. Great Memphis Barbeque!!

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