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Showboat Barbecue

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3200 Hickory Hill Rd, Memphis, TN 38115-2542
+1 901-366-0242
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were mixed reviews out there but I decided to give it a shot as it was close to the hotel I was staying at. The barbeque sandwich was too saucy and not very tasty. French fries were good.

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Thank WandaGFauth
Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The best catered Thanksgiving turkey and dressing and fixings I have found. The turkey is smoked so good that even the white meat is tender.

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Thank 901Michael901
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork bbq sandwich was great, beans were amazing. The place itself was quaint and had some great old pic covering the walls... not the best neighborhood but so glad we areating adventure eaters!!

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Thank Cortney C
Boston
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I discovered Showboat from reviews, looking for a BBQ place within 10 minutes of my East Memphis hotel that was more authentic than Corky's. Boy, does it deliver. It's just a takeout counter and a few tables in a very un-touristed part of the city, and quite possibly the best ribs I ever had -- moist, smoky, and perfectly sauced.... More 

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Thank cavatica
Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Made a 1st visit, and was pleasantly surprised with the facility, & the food. We had Carry-Out, which was very well "ready to roll" to its destination. The various Barbecue items were "pleadin to tha pallet," as was the jugs of tea.

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Thank JpDrumr
Muncie, Indiana
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869 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We got the local favorite BBQ & "Fixins" and couldn't ask for better food, service, or atmosphere, for the type of eaterie. Recommend by a friend, we had a great experience, our first trip here.

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Thank JpDrumr
Memphis, Tennessee
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Their nothing better than getting Memphis BBQ, which lately is Showboat BBQ Plate. The bbq is great, the Slaw is great, and the Fries are good

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Thank James D
St. Louis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I wish we would have tried more items! It was close to our hotel with good ratings so we gave it a try and glad we did!! Ribs are phenomenal! Chicken was slightly dry but still good. Baked beans were very unique but great. Coleslaw is lightly flavored but complemented the beans wonderfully. The customer service was fantastic! Such a... More 

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Thank Sierra P
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

The other places are tourist traps. How do you tell a tourist trap? They sell t-shirts. This place has the honest, pit smoked, slaw-covered, sauce smothered, juicy pig sandwich. The beans are also mandatory...best in town. They are friendly and unpretentious. I had a jumbo BBQ, beans, and a coke. Heaven!

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Thank Railfan64
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

One of my fave deals for a pound of pulled, cooked pork (2 tubs sauce come with it), plus a pint of slaw. I take it home and put it on bread me and my wife like -- usually oat bread. One order for the two of us, maybe 2-4 meals, depending on how you count. :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 Hickory Hill Rd, Memphis, TN 38115-2542
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-366-0242

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