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Payne's Bar-B-Que

1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
+1 901-272-1523
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Thank hogjohn
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

While in town looking for a new place to grab some bbq, usually we go to Central, so we ventured out. It’s was a no frills place, can sodas and limited options for sides. It was okay, glad we tried something new, but probably wouldn’t...More

Thank Arachne44
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this renowned memphis hidden gem; it did not disappoint! Amazing mustard slaw is unique in Memphis, & I could not get enough. Both sandwich & plate options (chopped pork) are huge portions & very reasonably priced. Thin sauce is unusual...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
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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