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The BBQ Shop

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“texas toast” (64 reviews)
“spaghetti” (42 reviews)
“pulled pork” (56 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed yesterday

During our recent trip to Memphis we ate a lot of great food. This was our favorite BBQ place. Nice location and great staff!

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had tried various bbq places around town with mixed reviews. However, this place has got it down. I had chopped brisket and it was tender and tasted smoked unlike Central. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but you’ll be pleasantly surprised when...More

Thank Dylan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best ribs in Memphis I've experienced to date. Located in the downtown area. Had the half rack of (dry rub) ribs and they were spectacular. My brother and myself try different bbq places in Memphis when we pass thru. This...More

Thank mihapias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family owned restaurant has won numerous awards locally and nationally for its exceptional bar-b-que. In fact they offer some of the best bar-b-que in the USA!!! Couple this with some of the most gracious, attentive "down-home " staff and you have the recipe for...More

Thank Cecil J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love ribs, like really love ribs, and I’ve had them all over the place. I’m not a dry rib person, I like them really juicy and saucy. And these delivered. Honestly my favorite ribs I’ve ever had, get the regular wet ribs. Just outrageous!!...More

Thank LightPacker581724
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My Dad and i were passing theough Memphis on our way home from a long trip and decided we wanted to give Memphis another try for barbeque. I was glad that we did when we found this spot. It was a little bit of a...More

Thank A P
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying downtown but drove out to BBQ Shop on strength of the TA reviews and ratings. It was an OK experience but not great. The food was barely warm and although flavoursome not the best BBQ I have had (the best bizarrely was...More

Thank TRITdidsbury
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The beef brisket dinner came as 7 ounces of extra lean smoked beef chopped and piled along with beans, slaw, and Texas toast. Absolutely delicious! My wife had the regular ribs, which also were super lean and delicious.

Thank jhridge2018
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Well after only having a light breakfast and having to drive 3 hours from Nashville to Graceland and visit Sun Studios by the time I got to eat it was almost 5 pm. I knew that it was a long drive back so I didn't...More

Thank Hellochuman
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Seriously, they have some great ribs. Best I have ever had. Got mine "dry," but you can get them wet or glazed. It was a bit warm inside, the AC was struggling. Stay away from their BBQ Spaghetti. Had it as a side, was not...More

Thank davel622016
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Deborah N
17 December 2014|
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Response from 17thky | Reviewed this property |
See their FB page under The Bar-B-Q Shop. All items can be ordered sans sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1277
  • E-mail
Home of the DANCING PIGS Bar-B-Q Sauce and Seasoning. Serving the Same Recipe for over 50 Years. "Our Pork Bar-B-Q & Beef Bar-B-Q are cooked on a real Bar-B-Q Pit, and our Mild & Hot Sauces are made from Scratch!!" - From the Owner, Frank Vernon
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