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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

#60 of 1,204 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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Southern_Native
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Oh my, this was amazing food. We decided to head here after Graceland and we were not disappointed. We ended up eating their buffet and it was Amazing. You can tell this is truly home cooked food. The sides were seasoned perfectly and the ribs, oh my the ribs were the best we have ever ate. We didn't eat anything... More 

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were in Memphis for a soccer tournament and found the Leonard's had been visited by Triple D (Diners, Drive ins and Dives). We know that he goes to some great places so we had to check it out. Buffet was good and had everything on it for a Friday night. We walked right in and sat down with 9... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Leonard's has some of the best BBQ in Memphis; best known for the Big Leonard sandwich, which I would suggest for first-timers. I haven't had a chance to sample the buffet yet, but judging by what I've eaten there, I'm sure it would be great. Whatever you do, get the baked bean pot. Baked beans + pulled pork = AWESOME!

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?