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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

#83 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
+1 901-360-1963
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11:00 am - 9:00 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
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Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best. This is BBQ at its finest, and most refined. THE definition of BBQ. I say this as a BBQ fiend who has lived in Texas, North Carolina and Memphis (if I ever move to Kansas City, I'll have the BBQ Capitals all locked up). I didn't have ribs this visit, but I have in the past and... More 

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Thank TGilmer75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pit BBQ. The slaw on the sandwich had just a touch of mustard, which was a first for me, but loved that bit of tang. Onion rings were homemade and delicious. So many the two of us could not finish. A wonderful check mark for our Diners, Drive Ins and Dives tour!

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Thank Jeanine6
Spring, Texas
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Texas so... I was skeptical but the BBQ was good. I had ribs and pulled pork. The plates are huge it one food than 1 person can eat.

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Thank Cyndee G
Mount Morris, Michigan
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happened to find this gem for lunch. BBQ sandwich, slaw, beans and don't forget the sweet tea. Food came out fast and tasted great.

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Thank Jmj2970
Chesapeake, Virginia
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very good BBQ. We had the buffet and it was excellent. Plenty of choices including non-BBQ items. They also have a menu tha tyou can order from

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Thank JerseyJim7
Little Rock, Arkansas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pulled pork sandwich with Leonard's famous but unusual yellow Cole Slaw. Milder, Sweeter que than most, but not too sweet. Their own label hot sauce is on the table if you need some spice to offset the sweetness. Sandwich had a melt in your mouth quality. Great baked BBQ beans, and they had a good looking home cooking style... More 

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Thank swwtheman
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The location and facility looks a little sketchy from the outside but we were reassured when we saw at least four patrol cars parked with a couple of locals, a county and state policeman having lunch... Seriously not that bad looking but one of the first of the really local places and the area was a bit rough to us...... More 

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Thank Todd P
united states
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went to lunch at this BBQ place on our last day in Memphis and was not disappointed. Not only was the service friendly and nice but the dry-rub BBQ was awesome! Definitely a place worth visiting when you're in Memphis.

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Thank pestman
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The bbq is good, but the buffet is even better. Be sure to wear your "fat" pants, because EVERYTHING is good. It's not cheap, but you definitely get your money's worth.

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Thank Mandy S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

our service was good......we done the buffet......they had the best white beans that I have ever had.................Lemon pie and the peach cobbler was decilious............

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-360-1963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?