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Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

#40 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Midtown
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1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
901-272-1277
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Real Deal

We went there as result of the restaurant being named the number 1 Barbecue place in America. We went around 4 PM as an early dinner. The place was about 1/4 full so didn't have to wait and found parking a few door down the street. At our waiters suggestion we ordered the combination plate and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Wildwood, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went there as result of the restaurant being named the number 1 Barbecue place in America. We went around 4 PM as an early dinner. The place was about 1/4 full so didn't have to wait and found parking a few door down the street. At our waiters suggestion we ordered the combination plate and a 1/2 rack of... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went here upon the recommendation of our waitress at Huey's Downtown. We have tried most of the recommended BBQ near The Peabody where we were staying. I hadn't noticed it on Trip Advisor on this trip our previous trip to Memphis. We were seated fairly quickly on a Friday night. It looks like the restaurant expanded into the place... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place was rated #1 for bbq in the nation by Food Network recently. We were in the area recently & decided to ck it out. Worth the trip! Delicious ribs & really liked the bbq spaghetti. You read this correctly, bbq spaghetti. Ribs were fork tender. Overall delist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We love good BBQ but didn't know how good BBQ could be! I love brisket & The BBQ SHOP has the best I have EVER HAD! We shared two players because we wanted to try it all & we did! Brisket A+ Pulled Pork A Ribs wet A++ dry A+ Slaw B+ Baked Beams A Greens B+ Omg if your... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ordered the slab of ribs and wet. The ribs were cooked perfectly and the sauce was outstanding! Together, they were awesome!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My friends had the dry and wet ribs and both examples were tender and delicious. The portion is decent and includes two sides and texas toast. I had the barbecue chicken which stated it was 1/2 of a chicken. It was small, tasty but a little tough as if it was still frozen when it was placed on the barbecue.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The truth is I wasn't looking forward to eating in Memphis, but as soon as I tried these ribs I was happy, happy, happy !!! We ordered The Slab of Ribs for two (asked to have them combined). My 13yr old had a pork bar-b-q sandwich and it was flavorful and delicious! The staff is great and friendly ! You... More 

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houstonburbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

At the suggestion of the Food Channel, we went to find out the hype of another Memphis BBQ stop. Not too sure why this place was judged as a great place to visit, but we did not find this place to be good. We experienced overly "rubbed" ribs--extremely salty with this rub, an over cooked sandwich that should have never... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend my wife and I stopped here to get our "que" on... The Bar-b-q shop did not disappoint. The vinegar based sauces are excellent and they have a slightly different potato salad than most places... I highly suggest you try it. I loved the fact I could get my bbq bologna on Texas Toast... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Good food, good ribs. Best in Memphis? No. But this is certainly one of the top places. I like the Boss Slab - order it you won't regret it. Texas toast makes everything better!

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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, Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 901-272-1277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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

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