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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 #34 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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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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English first
Rockford, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

On a recent Mission Trip with 30 teens and 10 adults, we found ourselves in Memphis looking for dinner on a Friday night. It was awesome how the staff allowed us to mosey in without much warning- and took great care of us! Most of us ordered the bbq sandwiches or meals and all of us tht it was a... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of the best bar-b-que I have ever had. A very good local friend recommended his bar-b-que, It hit the mark, either a full or half rack, he bar-b-que spaghetti, the pulled pork sandwich and even the brisket was out of this world. I even met some local blue musicians there!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was an old favorite of mine until: (1) Central BBQ spoiled me (2) had such terrible service here on my last visit. I loved BBQ Shop food and have recommended this place to friends in the past, however after my last experience here I have stopped telling people to go here. The staff had a horrible attitude, in fact... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Based on other reviews, we ordered the pulled pork sandwiches with slaw and the pulled pork nachos. The nachos were movie theater style with canned cheese. Not my favorite. One of the sandwiches came with slaw and one did not. The waitress suggested Texas toast instead of a bun and it came out as dry bread, not toast. And then,... More

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Bartlett, TN
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were hear for a pre rehearsal dinner for a wedding. The out of town guest seem to enjoy it. Soon after we got there a storm came up and knocked the electricity out. They set candles on the tables and everyone kept eating. They could not toast any bread since they used electric ovens. I liked the dry ribs... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I grew up three hours north of Memphis, and grew up eating the best BBQ in the country, then moved to Memphis, home of legendary Q. I was underwhelmed with almost everyplace except two, and the BBQ Shop tops them all. Great smoky flavor, something lacking in many places here, and the meat is pulled, not chopped to a pasty... More

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Memphis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have dry, saucy and glazed ribs. - My favorite is to get a 1/2 and 1/2 order of the dry and glazed. Slab for two is perfect for two people but come hungry. Service is great - family run, Folks are down to earth and come to enjoy great food. Even if your new to the neighborhood or just... More

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West Yorkshire, UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A 10 minute drive from downtown Memphis. Great BBQ food - the ribs were delicious! Friendly service. Nice to have a proper bar on the premises - Becks Dark went down well with the BBQ food.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

First time eating stone mill grits & boy were they good served with lemon marinated shrimps. Appetitizer of fried skin chips with bar-b-sauce to dip them in. The best part of it all was customer service was A1., i would recommed this as a good place to eat!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This is the best barbecue in Memphis. We are glad it is not cloned, duped and on every corner like a McDonald's, because you need frozen food in trucks to ship the canned freight to their doors. The real thing, sui generis, this is the real deal ! A father and son operation with great food and service, their sauces... More

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