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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
(901) 360-1963
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Ranked #70 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The best barbecue ever. Had eaten at a place on Beal Street earlier in the week. Leonards put it to shame, I would highy reccommend trying it, you wont be sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We started off sharing the BBQ bologna sandwich and honey apples. The bologna is about a half inch thing topped with BBQ sauce and put onto a traditional hamburger bun. OMG. If you haven't had this try it. I'll never eat thin sliced bologna again. The honey apples taste like home made apple sauce but the sliced apples are still... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have never been to Leonard's for the buffet so we thought we'd try it. It was very good for mass serving but no where near as good as other well known Memphis places. They served all the usual stuff and it was good but, not enough to go back for another trip.

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Worden, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Title says it all! BBQ Buffet, pretty good selection, ribs, pulled pork and out of this world catfish! Good selection of sides, the greens are to die for. You can also order off the menu.

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Drummonds, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

After living close to Memphis almost continuously since 1964, I have to admit that we had never eaten at the landmark Leonard's Pit BBQ http://www.leonardsbarbecue.com/ until last week! We were in that area picking up some parts. Well, we fell in love w/Leonards! They offer a wonderful lunch buffet that includes their delicious ribs, both wet and dry, on certain... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

They also had a buffet one of the group tried -- very complete! The sticky sauce on theribs was incredible and the bark on the ribs -- outstanding. Great flavor. I met the owner on a prior trip -- he had worked for Leonard since a youn kid and now owns it -- his life devotion to great BBQ shows!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

So much good food at the lunch buffet. Including their famous ribs. Also had pot roast and many other tasty foods at the buffet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Buffet is a mistake. Restaurant has fallen into the trap of all buffets: lower the quality, increase the quantity. They really should consider going back to what made Leonard's special: make the best food possible and charge what needs to be charged. People will flock to your door for good BBQ. I won't pick on every little item of food... More

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Miami, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Read the reviews and headed to Leonard's Bar B Q looking forward to good food. Wrong!!! It was not. The ribs dry and not seasoned, the coleslaw was just mushy, and beans very sweet. My niece ordered a sandwich with onion rings. Well the onion rings came 30 minutes after the sandwich was served. We were all done eating before... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service was very , very friendly and good but the food was just average.I had the lunch buffet that had a wide variety of food, the food was just average at best, to my surprise the fried catfish was the best thing I tasted. I came to Leonard pit bbq for bbq not fried catfish.All the bbq on the... More

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