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Payne's Bar-B-Que


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible

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Slab Of Ribs
Half Slab
Rib Sandwich
Jumbo 5.5
Sliced Pork
Jumbo 5.5
Chopped Pork
Smoked Sausage
Beef Hot Dog
Plates Chopped
Plates Sliced
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Definitely off the beaten path. Sausage was amazing. All sandwiches are topped with a generous portion of coleslaw so if that's not your thing you've been warned. Friendly staff. Cash only.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cln96
Reviewed March 30, 2019

My husband had the chopped pork bun which was very tasty, portion size was large. Coleslaw and BBQ sauce also in the bun - made it a bit cold though. Only $5.50 which was cheap. No vegetarian options! The diner is a bit manky.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MariaN232
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Legendary Payne’s keeps it simple. Huge portions of amazing chopped pork barbecue and ribs with beans and slaw. Up there with the best barbecue I have ever tasted. Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall appearance put you off. Place your order at the counter with the friendly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bar2nE
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Well it was suggested to me by a friend that I was coming up to see that I try this place out. I can definitely say that it did not disappoint. The ribs were tender and delicious, the baked beans were on point, the slaw...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travelinman0war
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Great local eats. Flora Payne cooks and her daughter handles the register. Very friendly family business. You have to try Payne's if you're in Memphis

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jwillie13
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Very good bbq sandwich. I got the mustard slaw (tangy that complimented the sweet bbq)on the side and the best baked beans I’ve ever had. This is a hole in the wall location.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Stopped here to get carry out for lunch. I got a chopped pork sandwich and beans. The sandwich comes with slaw and BBQ sauce. The slaw is very yellow but good. The sandwich was piled high with meat. The beans were excellent. Prices were very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 13betty
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into Payne’s BBQ based on reviews and they were right great food! It used to be cash only but they take credit now. I had the chopped pork plate with beans, and cole slaw. The pork was a little fatty but good. Beans were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank raymondsH6439KB
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is where you expected to eat a good sandwich. The place seems to came directly from a movie. The pork chopped and sliced sandwiches are delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank deb0r0hh
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Everyone in this town has an opinion on who serves the best bbq around. It’s this place!!! The mustard slaw makes this sandwich and the “just right” amount of crisp on the pork. It’s simply the best!!! There’s other bbq that’s good for “patio dining”...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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