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Home of the DANCING PIGS Bar-B-Q Sauce and Seasoning. Serving the Same Recipe for over 50 Years. "Our Pork Bar-B-Q & Beef Bar-B-Q are cooked on a real Bar-B-Q Pit, and our Mild & Hot Sauces are made from Scratch!!" - From the Owner, Frank Vernon
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place! The food was outstanding! However our wait person was the literally the worst I have ever encountered. It took 15 minutes for him to ever greet us for the first time. He got half the drink orders wrong....I don’t think he put our order in. After 30 more minutes with no food I asked the manager if he could check. Ten minutes later 1 of 4 meals came out then two more and then the last. Only 1 of the 4 meals were correct. We just ate it because we would have died of old age to get round two. The real problem I have is with management. He knew we were having problems but did nothing to offer our server help. I believe our serve may have been special needs, but they just threw him out with no help or support. I actually felt bad that he had no one helping him. If you ever order from here I would recommend take out only.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021

BBQ Shop was recommended to us by a Memphis friend. We were so glad to find the place re-opened after the pandemic. All four of us had the pork barbecue and enjoyed it immensely, but notable along with this was the the sides - potato...salad and coleslaw were excellent. Great to be able to give all menu items five stars!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021 via mobile

I stopped into The BBQ Shop in Memphis for lunch to try some legendary local bbq. I was not disappointed! I ordered the half dry rub ribs and half wet ribs. While the dry ribs were excellent, the wet ribs with the signature bbq sauce...was on another level. They was delicious and meaty. The sauce was totally unique and unlike anything I’ve had before. I had to purchase a bottle to take with me. The sides I ordered (cole slaw, baked beans, and Texas toast) were delicious as well. And not to be forgotten, they serve southern sweet tea! This was worth the trip into Memphis!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2021 via mobile

I traveled from NM. The dry rub ribs were a bucket list item for me but so poor in quality I will need a redo of “Memphis BBQ” at another establishment. To be specific the ribs were precooked, served barely warm and covered in a...seasoning salt that just fell off of them. This isn’t what dry rub is about - I’ve cooked better myself! The coleslaw was tired and uninspiring. The staff was unfriendly, the meal both overrated & overpriced. I left very disappointed thinking the BBQ Shop has coasted on their reputation too long. The rat traps along the sidewalk were also very disturbing.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2021 via mobile

Arrived on friday about 530 for an early dinner. Staff was not friendly. Only couple in the place and it took 10 minutes to be acknowledged. We were given menus and the prices were a little high but not out of range but they really...are about the money not the food. A supplement sheet showed due to beef shortage???? They increased the prices by 30% until further notice. If you want your bbq sliced instead of chopped it cost an extra 25 cent on plates $1 per lb on take out. The food wasn't good the pork had been warmed at least once probably more. Dry and tasteless.. the sides sucked poor flavor and tasted like straight from can. While I will admit to being a bit of a bbq snob this bbq was pitiful it is an insult to memphis. With so many great bbq places in Memphis dont waste your money on this dad excuse for food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021 via mobile

Great food, good service and the amount of food you get is worth the price. They were short staffed but still had really good service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

We call ourselves foodies and take pride on finding a good meal. A friend recommended the BBQ Shop so we tried it. Ribs were perfect. Beans were awesome and the Cole slaw was the best in the industry. In today’s time where good workers are...hard to find due to covid and extra federal funding, the service was spot on. Don’t believe negative reviews! Some people are just winey. Go and have the ribs or brisket and a local brew.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 11, 2021 via mobile

The BBQ Shop was excellent. We tried a little bit of everything and it was some of the best ribs we’ve eaten both dry and glazed. Spaghetti had a sweet taste to it and was surprisingly good because I’m not a spaghetti fan. The chopped...was actually really good too. Coleslaw had a pickle taste that was good and interesting. The sweet tea had a interesting black tea type flavor. Overall it was excellent. Our waiter did a great job and we really enjoyed the conversation we had with the owner. Thanks to our waiter Robert for excellent service and thanks to the owner Eric for great conversation and excellent BBQ.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 19, 2020

The food was amazing but Carl our waiter was beyond accommodating! Sooo Drew from Sun Records recommended the BBQ SHOP ! We ordered so much food ! Get the ribs ! I mentioned the spaghetti and said upwelling are good we have sooo much food...! Nope Carl brought the spaghetti and honestly I thought gross ! It was amazing but Carl was the real gem here ! Don’t miss this stop and ask for CARLMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 3, 2020

Searched for a great BBQ place on Tripadvisor and ended up here. We were told that BBQ spaghetti was a Memphis thing earlier in the day, so knew we had to try it. We ordered the Half and Half plates with chopped brisket and BBQ...spaghetti. Meat was tender and had great flavor, and sauce was very complimentary. Spaghetti was so good, what a great blend of flavors. This place has really excellent BBQ!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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See their FB page under The Bar-B-Q Shop. All items can be ordered sans sauce.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The BBQ Shop

Yes, The BBQ Shop offers takeout services.

The BBQ Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4