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Bar-b-q Shop Restaurant

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642 (Midtown)
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Ranked #37 of 1,267 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Memphis, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is actually one of my favorite BBQ places in Memphis....along with Rendevous, Central bbq and Commissary. The food is great, but some edges are cut that make it less than it could be. The service is great to poor. No issues on service unless you get the lady with the short blonde hair. She treated us like young parents... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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