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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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American, Barbecue
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank 737openroad
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Never tried their smoked sausage before, and it was delicious! But be prepared to eat it with a knife & fork b/c the bun can't keep up. The pull pork/chopped pork is always a winner too. Must admit though. It wouldn't hurt too much if...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Drove over from Hot Springs, AR en route to Minneapolis. 3 hours in a driving rainstorm, but it was worth it. The pork and slaw sandwich (2 of them cost us $10.50) is, IMHO, not simply the best sandwich in America but also the best...More

1  Thank jetsly
Reviewed 2 November 2017

You will not find a less curb-friendly barbecue place in Memphis, or at least, not one you want to visit. It doesn't look like much, a plain cinderblock building with a few signs. There are only two that matter, the big one up top. PAYNE'S,...More

6  Thank Cotty C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a little hole in the wall BBQ joint. No frills in decor but it’s clean, the staff is friendly and the BBQ is super tasty. The chopped pork is the best. There are also kid friendly options like hot dogs.

2  Thank TheTravelerSees
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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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