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Captain John's Bar-B-Que

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106 W US Highway 72, Collierville, TN 38017-2994
(901) 853-8004
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Just the basic barbecue which is what I like. Pure product right from the pit. Love the sides, too. Friendly staff.

Thank GrammyRose2013
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Friendly people. Good food. Reasonable prices. What more could you want? The loaded bbq potato was more than I could eat. There aren't many places a family can eat for under $25, but this is one!

Thank drwatson32
LaPlace, Louisiana
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229 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We ordered a family pack to go. The potato salad and baked beans were very good, but the meat was way too dry and I did not like the vinegary sauce. My husband said he liked it fine and would probably go back. Atmosphere is what you would expect in a local bbq place. The staff is not particularly friendly... More 

Thank grip652
United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The problem with getting barbecue around Memphis is that it also frequently comes with inflated prices and hype, usually coupled with mediocre food. The barbecue here is delicious. The sauce has less sweet and more spice than most places around here, so if you really like a sweet sauce you may want to go elsewhere. The beans and potato salad... More 

2 Thank Kyle_in_rure
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This local restaurant has been going ever since I can remember and I am 29. I have dined in before along with getting it to go in the drive thru. All of my experiences have been pleasant and the food is very tasty. I like supporting the establishments that aren't a chain and this is well worth the money. The... More 

Thank SnapOn86
Collierville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We like to go to Captain Johns. The BBQ is always good. They have great baked beans & potatoes sald. Tea is good too. My husband loves their fries, I would rather have the potatoes salad. The slaw is real good. People working they have always been nice. We get the dinner platter. It is so much on it we... More 

Thank Twolip29
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this place.......rightly priced, for great tasting food! I gave a party and served the pic- nic package pork shoulder, it was the hit of the party! This BBQ is great with white wine or any beer of your taste. 5 stars.......for the Pic- Nic Package! Would recommend this place to anyone!

1 Thank Tracy G
Collierville, TN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've eaten a ton of BBQ in my day, all over the South, and I can say without hesitation or hyperbole that this is my favorite spot. Their pulled pork is delicious and the ribs are excellent, but what puts this place on the map is the sauce. The staff is very friendly and the clientele is about as diverse... More 

1 Thank Hernando_De_Soto
Bartlett, Tennessee
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This one is truly a TREASURE! Somewhat hidden off the beaten path. The barbecue is excellent . Love their sauce, too. Very informal dining area where the locals are called by name by a friendly staff. Be sure and try out Friday's special: Fried Catfish. That is if you can get in. You may have to wait a minute or... More 

2 Thank GrammyRose2013
Memphis, Tennessee
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Captain John's was one of the first places I ate when I first moved here. No offense to the famous chains around Memphis, but nobody does cue like the local mom and pop joints. I absolutely love this place. Whether you're ordering in, driving through, or grabbing a family pack to take with you, you will not be disappointed. This... More 

1 Thank KOCM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W US Highway 72, Collierville, TN 38017-2994
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: (901) 853-8004

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