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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

#75 of 1,226 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, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very, very good RIBs!

I gave this place four stars ONLY because it isn't the best in Memphis. It isn't fair. I know. But, it is what it is. So, the dry rub was great. The food was plentiful. And, the homemade sauce was tasty. If you are like me, you want to try every BBQ place in the city. I recommend Leonard's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
floydtrane
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I gave this place four stars ONLY because it isn't the best in Memphis. It isn't fair. I know. But, it is what it is. So, the dry rub was great. The food was plentiful. And, the homemade sauce was tasty. If you are like me, you want to try every BBQ place in the city. I recommend Leonard's sooner... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having been born in Memphis we are very familiar with Memphis style pulled pork BBQ. Leonard's is one of the original BBQ restaurants in Memphis. The one in East Memphis is the only one left. We now live in Texas the home of BBQ brisket, but we always eat at Leonard's when we are in town. It is and always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went tnere after hearing about it on Diner's Drive-in's and Dives. It was excellant. We ordered the full rack of ribs for two. We had half wet and half just rub. I liked them both, but my wife can't stop raving about the rub only. The ribs fell off the bone and the portion was large. It came with... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

OVER PRICED! the buffet I have to say i find Golden Corral better food , Ordered ribs brought out less then 5 min and it was not fresh very disappointing. left overs where taken back to the kitchen so that" Buffet leftovers" was not put in left over box. felt like being treated like criminals

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food Network, Triple "D" had been there and we love to visit those places. Food was very good, we got the Ribs for 2 and had them cooked half dry and half wet. We both liked the wets ones better but must admit they were both very good. Coleslaw was very good baked beans, OK.

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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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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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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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?