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Tops Bar-B-Q

1286 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3414
+1 901-725-7527
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“sandwich” (17 reviews)
“cole slaw” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (6 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue
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1286 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3414
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Sometimes go during lunch. Fast service. Good bbq. Would like to see space expand for more room. Convenient to work and downtown area.

Thank moluvlee
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Popular in the neighborhood, giving ample portions. Just had the rib sandwich and coleslaw with tea for a beverage. Parking can be tight, but there's a security guard outside watching and keeping panhandlers away.

Thank Andre M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you like mustard in your slaw and in you're BBQ sauce, you'll prob like this place... We chose this place because it was close to our hotel. We ordered pork shoulder sandwich plates and an Idaho Pig potato. Prices were pretty good and service...More

Thank muralpainter37
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There is nothing wrong with this restaurant and there is nothing outstanding either, it is simply average.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I love the sandwiches at Tops. I eat there every time I'm in Memphis and have done so for 40 years. They are also a good value. It's Tops for sandwiches and beans, Corky's for ribs for me. You won't go wrong.

Thank TheBladerunner
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were told by some locals to try Tops Bar-B-Q - it was average - nothing that just says its the best bar-b-q ever. My son and I got the deluxe pork sandwich - and it tasted good - i had beans and french fries...More

Thank SDSmith87
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The dining area was littered in trash & no one seemed to have responsibility for policing the area. With all of the BBQ option in Memphis you would think they would do a better job of blocking & tackling

Thank Texasleaguer
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stopped by tops on my way home from work last week, great big pork sandwich for me and a bigger beef bar-b-q sandwich for my guy. Food was good but sure wish they had given us some sauce for those sandwiches-make sure if you are...More

Thank mmemphis2016
Reviewed 11 September 2016

empty and poor service, already a great start. we got two brisket sandwiches, beans and potato salad. i opened up to sandwich to see more then 50% of it was just fat. the rest of the meat was dry and take like dog food the...More

Thank CharlottesWorld
Reviewed 7 August 2016

You don't have to go anywhere fancy to get good barbecue in Memphis. Tops has been around forever. I remember going when I was little often. Most recently visited the Tops on Union Avenue while my dad was int he hospital. The sandwiches were as...More

Thank Jimmy G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:45
Monday
08:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:45
Thursday
08:30 - 23:45
Friday
08:30 - 23:45
Saturday
08:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1286 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3414
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-725-7527
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