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“A perfect bbq”
Review of The Bar-B-Q Shop

The Bar-B-Q Shop
Ranked #41 of 1,469 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A perfect bbq”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Nothing else to say. I went there with some friends and we split in two groups because they were unable to accomodate the 9 of us. The place was crowded as it was a Sat night.
I had the brisket dinner which is a large serving of meat with slaw, beans and toasts.
It was really good and the service was excellent.
Go and try yourself if you have a chance!

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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Ribs in Memphis”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

One of the best ribs in Memphis .
Order the dry Memphis ribs,3 different sauces on the table from very hot to their own mustard base.
Ribs are well smoked,pink almost to the bone,tender and moist.
Coleslaw and baked beans very tasty.
Service attentive and efficient. Visited Saturday at Lunch time,place was packed,did not effect the service,well worth the visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“This is THE BEST in Memphis. Locals go here.”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

As I said this is where locals go to get their veins stained with some excellent BBQ.
Wet or dry ribs. I'll take the dry ribs. The best BBQ spaghetti you'll ever eat! Old wooden floor, old Memphis style. When you arrive and get out of the car , you smell it and know you have arrived at a serious no play pretend non touristy BBQ house.
Park in the back. Go on in the back corner entrance and let them take care of your ever epicurious need. Out of this world!

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memphis
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best ribs in town”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

A very tough claim with all the BBQ places in and around Memphis. I have found them to be the most reliable go-to for ribs. The meat is moist and very flavorful, It pulls off the bone nicely but doesn't just fall on your plate. I happen to be a huge fan of their regular sauce, although my wife prefers a sweeter style. (The hot is: well ; HOT !!!). The slaw is very good as well. Try a little sauce in the beans and you have a real winner. The building has been a BBQ joint for 50 plus years. The atmosphere is appropriate for an old school BBQ shop. I have always experienced good service here and good food.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank beenthere34
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best BBQ sandwich in Memphis”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Everyone has his or her favorite BBQ place. When I'm in the mood for a BBQ pork sandwich, this is where I'm headed.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank James E
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