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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
(901) 360-1963
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Ranked #84 of 1,282 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our family was driving through Memphis, but made a point to stop at Leonard's Pit BBQ. We weren't disappointed. The ribs and pork shoulder were very good. Be warned- the servings are large! I usually try to skip the bread basket... But not a Leonard's! Delicious buttery rolls.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the place where the neighbors eat. The staff is great! It would be close quarters for someone that has mobility issues. The food is good, not great, but good. I had the buffet. The variety was o.k. I liked that they had both dry and wet ribs on the buffet. The banana pudding was the best part of... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Found it on a Food Network review and wanted to try real Memphis BBQ. We are from Kansas City, the capital of BBQ, and this one missed the mark. Sauce was 'scratchy' and ribs were small. GREAT BISCUITS!!

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Merriam, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Being from Kansas City I'm not easily impressed with BBQ when I'm on the road however I have to confess their food is absolutely great; meat smoked to tender perfection and a variety of sauces to satisfy different tastes. We had ribs, pulled pork, sweet potato fries, cole slaw (one of the very best I've ever had) and excellent iced... More 

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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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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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