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Showboat Barbecue

3200 Hickory Hill Rd, Memphis, TN 38115-2542
+1 901-366-0242
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“bbq sandwich” (3 reviews)
“okra” (2 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
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3200 Hickory Hill Rd, Memphis, TN 38115-2542
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure what it is about Showboat’s bbq but it has always been a favorite of our family. There is nothing special about it other than it is just good decent bbq. We love their sandwiches and baked beans. If you like a good...More

Thank BellaPennyOdie
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The people were friendly. The bbq awesome an sauce I asked for mine spicy an it was delicious, this is a gem of a place.

Thank kim m
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Good portions that aren't over the top. Great flavor and came out fast. The okra was a great side dish. They know how to make it! !

Thank mmclaughlin22017
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite bbq places. The food is always good and is very consistent. Portion size is plentiful. Drive thru service is available

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

From the smoky pulled and rough chopped pork to the vinegar-based sauce with a sweet and sour kick to the creamy and crunchy homemade coleslaw on the fresh bun ... you will experience culinary nirvana from the first bite to the last. Get the barbecue...More

1  Thank LKimK
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

Thank WandaGFauth
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.

Thank 901Michael901
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!!

Thank Cortney C
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,...More

Thank cavatica
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.

Thank JpDrumr
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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