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Payne's Bar-B-Que

1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
+1 901-272-1523
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cole slaw” (17 reviews)
“beans” (24 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Very good bbq sandwich. I got the mustard slaw (tangy that complimented the sweet bbq)on the side and the best baked beans I’ve ever had. This is a hole in the wall location.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank FoodiefmKY
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Stopped here to get carry out for lunch. I got a chopped pork sandwich and beans. The sandwich comes with slaw and BBQ sauce. The slaw is very yellow but good. The sandwich was piled high with meat. The beans were excellent. Prices were very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 13betty
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped into Payne’s BBQ based on reviews and they were right great food! It used to be cash only but they take credit now. I had the chopped pork plate with beans, and cole slaw. The pork was a little fatty but good. Beans were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This is where you expected to eat a good sandwich. The place seems to came directly from a movie. The pork chopped and sliced sandwiches are delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank deb0r0hh
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Everyone in this town has an opinion on who serves the best bbq around. It’s this place!!! The mustard slaw makes this sandwich and the “just right” amount of crisp on the pork. It’s simply the best!!! There’s other bbq that’s good for “patio dining”...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank david r
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you want real, good, nothing fancy BBQ - this is the place! Their mustard slaw is to die for and amazing on the pulled pork. Their sauce is great. Ribs - so good! You can't go wrong with a stop into this joint for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank skeeter716
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Old school , i loved it . We wher there at end of day, and getting fresh chopped pork shoulder , ribs , bologna Sausage 100 % will back for more My #1 spot in memphis for Q #porkmafia inda house

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy here, just great old school Memphis BBQ. Get a plate dinner. It comes with an unique slaw with a mustard color and flavor. The baked beans are wonderful. And the meat is slow cooked greatness. The building was a service station back in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 646benjaminp
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Payne’s was one of the places on my list to try while in Memphis. Ambiance is not what you’ll get here. This is a bare bones BBQ joint that serves up a good pulled pork sandwich. All sandwiches come with a mustard based cole slaw...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank hounds75
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I went to Payne’s for the 1st Time on Saturday & I ordered the pull pork & a half rack of ribs. They were both GREAT. I will be back soon!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank hogjohn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1523
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