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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 #29 of 1,263 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Hours:
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
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Germantown, Tennessee
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Ordered the half and half wet/dry regular rib meal. Loved both the wet and dry rigs. Meal came with outstanding baked beans (sweet and BBQ flavored), great cole slaw, and very good Texas Toast. What more could you want??? Seated and greeted quickly. Good and attentive service. Lots of parking behind the building.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Planned a trip to Memphis with my fiancée and this was one of the places he wanted to eat at. It was a short drive (about 15 minutes) from our hotel and was definitely worth the trip. Parking was super easy (got a spot right out front) and we were seated right away. He got the combo plate of ribs... More

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Bogart, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My original review was mistakenly posted for the wrong restaurant. My review for Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee is as follows: A friend had recommended the BBQ spaghetti at the Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant in Memphis, TN. When we asked the waitress about it, she described it and offered a sample. It was delicious so I ordered the plate.

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Quick stop in Memphis for work and we wanted BBQ. They didn't disappoint. You Can not leave here without ordering the fall off the bone tender ribs. Good beer selection.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Eric and the folks at the Bar-B-Q Shop always do it right for me. Service is always friendly and accommodating and the food is oh so good. If you're in the area and want some great Q this is the spot in Midtown.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was in the area and decided to stop and grab a late lunch. Since it was close to 3 p.m. only a light crowd in the restaurant. I was greeted quickly by a waitress and placed an order for a jumbo pork and onion rings. The onion rings were the only saving grace. They were large, crispy with a... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was the first BBQ I tried when visiting Memphis. It's where all the locals recommend going. I had the pulled pork sandwich - it was very good. They could put just a little more sauce on it however. The potato salad was also excellent! I thought it was a little strange they didn't have any cornbread. But the food... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Being a local and a BBQ cooker myself I've tried all the BBQ around Memphis and I can tell you that the BBQ Shop is the real deal and is one of the top three in the town if not the number one winner. Wet or dry ribs, BBQ plates, combo plates, BBQ sandwiches and BBQ spaghetti that will rock... More

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McDonough, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Met up with a possible business associate to discuss an opportunity I am hunting - He is a local business person who suggested this restaurant and glad he did. The wait person was very friendly and made sure we had what we needed. The BBQ sandwich I had for lunch came on texas toast and was an ample portion along... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Ate part of a smoked beef sandwich. It was so dry, I had to drown it with BBQ sauce to get it down. I gave them a score of two for the excellent potato salad and the baked beans. Waiter was friendly.

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