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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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APPETIZERS
4.75
Homemade Onion Rings
original recipe as featured in southern living magazine.
7.5
Chicken Basket
deep fried chicken tenders with wedge fries. barbecue & mustard dipping sauces.
SALADS
salad dressings - hidden valley ranch, thousand island, blue cheese, honey mustard, oil & vinegar, light italian, light ranch.
Large 7.95
Small 6.95
Deep South Salad
the original bbq salad. fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomato wedges, olives and pepperoncinis topped with chopped bbq pork.
5.95
Combination Salad
meatless deep south salad.
SANDWICHES
4.5
Mr Leonard
5.5
Big Leonard
our famous pork shoulder sandwiches are served the memphis way topped with mild bbq sauce and slaw.
4.5
Chicken Breast
boneless, skinless breast with bbq sauce and slaw.
5.5
Bbq Beef Brisket
chunks of brisket simmered in a hickory sauce.
Jumbo 6.5
Bbq Beef Brisket
chunks of brisket simmered in a hickory sauce.
4
Bbq Bologna
a thick slice of pit smoked bologna with mild bbq sauce.
BBQ SPECIALTIES
we use only premium quality fresh pork shoulders and loin back ribs, slow-cooked over hickory and charcoal. our ribs are served either wet, glazed with mild sauce or dry, topped with our own blend of spices.
12
Half Slab Rib Dinner
served with beans and slaw.
19
Full Slab Rib Dinner
served with beans and slaw.
21
Slab Of Ribs For Two
served with beans and slaw for two.
12
Ribs And Bbq
bbq pork loin ribs and bbq pork shoulder served with beans and slaw.
Large 8.95
Small 7.95
Bbq Dinner
bbq pork shoulder piled high on a platter with beans, slaw and wedge fries.
Jumbo 7.95
Small 6.95
Bbq Sandwich Plate
bbq pork shoulder sandwich served with beans and wedge fries.
PASTA AND COMBINATION PLATES
4 oz. extra meat sauce - $1.50.
Large 6
Small 5
Italian Spaghetti
topped with our homemade sauce, served with slaw.
9.5
Italian Ravioli
five meat pies topped with homemade sauce and served with slaw.
Large 8.95
Small 7.95
Bbq And Spaghetti
bbq pork and italian spaghetti served with slaw.
9.5
Bbq And Italian Ravioli
bbq pork and italian ravioli served with slaw.
8.5
Spaghetti And Ravioli
italian spaghetti and ravioli topped with meat sauce, and served with slaw.
11
Spaghetti And Ribs
pork loin ribs and italin spaghetti served with slaw.
12
Ravioli And Ribs
pork loin ribs and italian ravioli served with slaw.
SIDE ORDERS
1.75
Bbq Bean Pot
1.75
Wedge Fries
1.75
Honey Apples
1.75
Curly Fries
1.75
Slaw
1.75
Potato Salad
1.75
Side Salad
1.75
Side Spaghetti
DESSERTS
2.5
Homemade Lemon Icebox Pie
2.5
Southern Pecan Pie
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server took us on a tour of the restaurant! That was the first thing she did upon our arrival and learning we were first timers. The buffet was amazing. The catfish and pulled pork was delicious. The peach cobbler and banana pudding was amazing....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jtackshack
Reviewed April 23, 2019

The service and food were outstanding, when you look at the building you'll be completely surprised at what you're going to experience inside.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Mizzoumeg
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Ribs were perfect, meaty deliciously sauced with just the slightest tug off the bone. Pulled pork sandwich was hugmongeous. Pork was lean, had a nice bark that the sauce rode well. Impressive buffet that had we succumbed to temptation would have required a wheel barrow...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed January 18, 2019

We were looking for something to eat after arriving. Landed on Leonard's and choose to do the buffet because neither of us really wanted to look over the menu. There were a lot of options to choose from. Granted it's a buffet and we were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank J A
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

After several visits, we’ve tried a dozen different barbecue joints in Memphis and no question this one was, and is, the clear standout. The ribs, both wet and dry, beat all the others for thick intense bark and flavor. The catfish was a real surprise:...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had the buffet. Plenty of items to choose from. Bar b q was excellent. Sides where also good. Service was good. Desert was included in the buffet.. Price was very reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 752raymondd
Reviewed September 14, 2018

If you want the best BBQ ribs that Memphis has to offer, check out Leonards! It's actually the oldest BBQ restaurant in Memphis and it still uses the original recipes!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank awake2018
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

On Labor Day Monday (09/03/18) my two friends from Alabama who were room-mating with 'yours truly' at 'Mephit Fur Meet' brought me here to Leonard's Pit Barbecue near downtown Memphis. We arrived post-con on a Monday Buffet special ($14.95 per person). I had SO MUCH...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank goriajk
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Very well done guys. Quick, courteous service and great BBQ. I got the ribs dry with side of sauce and some pulled pork. Liked the ribs better than the pulled pork. Both were great though.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank davidhR8629KB
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

My family had lunch here for Fathers Day and we all got the buffet. The food is pretty average but the selections are plentiful. Our server was very good and was attentive. It was pretty crowded for lunch that day and the weather was extremely...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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