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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

#60 of 1,214 Restaurants in Memphis
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5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
(901) 360-1963
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 66
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!!

The staff was great. Atmosphere was good; loved the car. The pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
325Diane
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Arkansas City, Kansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Arkansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The staff was great. Atmosphere was good; loved the car. The pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw was delicious.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First thing I noticed was dirty tables everywhere. Service was kinda slow and nothing really special about the food.

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Memphis, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The personnel from the time you walk in the door until you leave are extremely friendly, very helpful, and go out of there way to make your dining experience unforgettable. The food on the buffet is fresh, hot and extremely tasteful. The food reminds you of eating at home in days past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been going to Leonard's for years. It is one of my favorite places to eat. They have the best ribs in Memphis as far as I'm concerned. Wet or dry your choice. The catfish is wonderful to. You can order from a menu or partake of their great buffet. The lunch buffet on Tuesday and Thursday has ribs.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Started with BIG beautiful hand dipped onion rings served HOT n crunchy. twp of us got sloooow cooked pork shoulder drizzled with d cayenne smoky bbq sauce...no fat n al, meat! dry rubbed ribs all meat n tasty! Thick,seasoned steak fries, bbq beans n meat, zesty ?inced coleslaw to round it out. Just fanulouz! c,edn. Friendly. Comfortable n ez access... More 

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Finger Lakes Area, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The rib buffet is Tuesday and Thursday! Wow! I'm not usually into ribs but these are great! I highly recommend checking this place out. The staff was very friendly. Just go! Trust me! Watch the hours because they're just open during lunch hours.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Leonard's Pit Barbeque was awesome! My coworkers and i were working close by, so we decided to try it on a thursday. Good grief! I've never seen such a buffet. My plate was almost full with the sides/vegetables, but i managed to throw on some dry ribs and barbeque before sitting down and absolutely being a pig at the table.... More 

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Westland, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We came here for bbq after my brother did some research for us before our trip. We each had the pulled pork and half rack of ribs. Both were good, but the ribs were outstanding! I had beans and spaghetti for sides and they were very good as well. Definitely check out Leonard's for some delicious bbq in Memphis!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Delicious! Leonard's was suggested by an employee of the hotel I was staying at and was great. Lots of variety, good food, and cool atmosphere. Server was rude, but the food was great....so it was all oaky.

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Banning, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

For the past forty years I have been without my favorite BBQ....so, we all went out to Leonard's. We should have left when they served us refried onion rings. We asked the server to ask the cook to make us a fresh batch....in early morning they pre-fry and then refry to order. We thought we were eating jerky, it was... More 

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Additional Information about Leonard's Pit Barbecue

Address: 5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
Phone Number: (901) 360-1963
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 360-1963

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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