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“Good BBQ”
Review of Neely's Bar-B-Que Restaurant - CLOSED

Neely's Bar-B-Que Restaurant
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Havent been in a while but the food was always good as expected from a Memphis BBQ joint. Would go back again for sure.

Thank Billy W
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I was in Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival. I was hungry (again). What to eat for dinner? Yeah, I know, I have eaten bbq already twice this trip...but then, I am in Memphis. So I drove over to Neeley’s BBQ - the one on Jefferson Street - a place that my wife and I visited one time previously a few years ago. I didn’t want to eat the same stuff as last time (brisket) so I ordered their smoked turkey along with potato salad and macaroni & cheese. I drank some un-sweet tea. $17.00.

Downsides: 1) I could have used more sauce on my smoked turkey and 2) They serve their food in plastic baskets, the meat being placed on a layer of waxed paper - unfortunately, the act of cutting up the meat quickly turns this piece of paper into shreds.

All in all, pretty good; I’d go back again. NOTE: I read just recently that both Memphis locations are closed for "remodeling". That sounds suspicious to me - why would you close both places at the same time if, in fact, all you were planning to do is remodel?

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Thank joan&mike
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We all have our likes and dislikes, but for us we were happy. Waiters and Waitresses are very sensative to customers personalities. Sort of a mirror image, if you know what I mean.

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1  Thank Bernard K
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Before arriving in Memphis I saw a Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives segment about Neely's. I had also seen some if their cooking shows on TV. But what a disappointment. Our waiter was not exactly happy or helpful. We ordered a sampling platter which was smothered with generic tasting BBQ sauce. It seemed to have been cooked a day or two before and reheated. We left most of it. We should have listened to our hotel's recommendation against it.

Thank CTRTeach11
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stop at the Neely's BBQ in the Memphis airport everytime I am changing planes in Memphis. Even the BBQ in the darn airport is as good as the best BBQ in most towns! I have never been to the main restaurant in Memphis, but it defintely is on my to-do list one day.

2  Thank Wedgewood
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