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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 May 6, 2017 via mobile

Had the Big Lou sandwich. Not bad, but just ok. Son had the ribs and it was like they were from the day before and warmed up. Dry.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Peepye
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Dating back to 1922 then forward to the 80s, when someone mentioned "Leonard's," that was 1 of the few well-known Memphis BBQ places. Now the proliferation is mind-boggling. I had not been there in quite a while due to geographic differences. That homey feeling just...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Have to make the Tues or Thur Buffet because they have both ribs and catfish. Can't decide which is best so have to go when they have both. Came from Oklahoma for their ribs and catfish.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank mwcnicks
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Stopped in back in January 2017 to try out their BBQ and boy it was worth it. Sat next to the old green Dodge catering van, got the buffet and I can tell you everything on it was spectacular. I had BBQ sausage, BBQ chicken,...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank vettemania77
Reviewed March 19, 2017

A BBQ buffet with everything you could want!! Ribs, chicken, brisket and all the trimmings. Even had lemon iced box pie for dessert. The unique atmosphere is incredible. My kids and I loved it. Every time we go near East Memphis we go to Leonard's....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank TrainMan424242
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Can't review due to open hours...it being well known, surprised it was open 11-4. guess you can say "Lunch Only"

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank JCWebb54
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

We got there shortly after the Sunday lunch crowd. It was a bit of a wait but when the food was served.... wow!!! The best barbecue sandwich ever! The service was fantastic and when I'm back in Memphis I will definitely stop here again.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank bamawolf2001
Reviewed February 22, 2017

My husband and I ate lunch at Leonards today and it was amazing! We ate from the buffet, fried catfish, beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, assorted veggies and homemade Lemon Icebox Pie MMMMM MMMM! Every bite was better than the last! Leonards is listed...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Laura B
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This was our first bbq place of a few we visited in Memphis. We came for lunch and I got the brisket platter and others got the buffet Food overall was good. The chicken on the bone on the buffet was very tasty as was...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank AlcoholProf
Reviewed February 2, 2017

The barbecue is great, the all you can eat buffet has almost everything you can think of from Catfish to pulled pork. Greta service and SWEET Tea. What more could you ask for.

Date of visit: January 2017
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