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Captain John's Bar-B-Que

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106 US Hwy 72 W, Collierville, TN 38017-2994
+1 901-853-8004
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07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Roland, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you are looking for an inexpensive BBQ meal, Captains John's the place. You could tell this was where the construction/blue collar men ate lunch. Parking lot was packed with 4x4 work trucks. The price was the selling point. There are obviously better BBQ in Memphis, but when you need a quick cheap fix. Captain John's will work. They've been... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

There has to be better BBQ in Memphis. Not much flavor to the meat and slathered in a below average sauce. And the sides were below average...Mustard coleslaw? No thank you.

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Thank Jay H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is great. The BBQ has a the greatest true pit BBQ taste. I always get the dark bark meat. You will have try this place if you are nearby.

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Thank Brad S
Bartlett, Tennessee
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Just the basic barbecue which is what I like. Pure product right from the pit. Love the sides, too. Friendly staff.

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Thank GrammyRose2013
Oklahoma
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171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly people. Good food. Reasonable prices. What more could you want? The loaded bbq potato was more than I could eat. There aren't many places a family can eat for under $25, but this is one!

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Thank drwatson32
LaPlace, Louisiana
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277 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We ordered a family pack to go. The potato salad and baked beans were very good, but the meat was way too dry and I did not like the vinegary sauce. My husband said he liked it fine and would probably go back. Atmosphere is what you would expect in a local bbq place. The staff is not particularly friendly... More 

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Thank grip652
United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

The problem with getting barbecue around Memphis is that it also frequently comes with inflated prices and hype, usually coupled with mediocre food. The barbecue here is delicious. The sauce has less sweet and more spice than most places around here, so if you really like a sweet sauce you may want to go elsewhere. The beans and potato salad... More 

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Columbus
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

This local restaurant has been going ever since I can remember and I am 29. I have dined in before along with getting it to go in the drive thru. All of my experiences have been pleasant and the food is very tasty. I like supporting the establishments that aren't a chain and this is well worth the money. The... More 

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Thank SnapOn86
Collierville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We like to go to Captain Johns. The BBQ is always good. They have great baked beans & potatoes sald. Tea is good too. My husband loves their fries, I would rather have the potatoes salad. The slaw is real good. People working they have always been nice. We get the dinner platter. It is so much on it we... More 

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Thank Twolip29
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I love this place.......rightly priced, for great tasting food! I gave a party and served the pic- nic package pork shoulder, it was the hit of the party! This BBQ is great with white wine or any beer of your taste. 5 stars.......for the Pic- Nic Package! Would recommend this place to anyone!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 US Hwy 72 W, Collierville, TN 38017-2994
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: +1 901-853-8004

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?