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The Bar-B-Q Shop

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“texas toast” (64 reviews)
“spaghetti” (42 reviews)
“pulled pork” (56 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wow. I love BBQ but have never had BBQ spaghetti - so I decided to go to the place credited with inventing it - you should also. It is very excellent. It is, clearly, a serious dish which has stood the test of time...More

Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Memphis in July, 2018, and ate barbecue FIVE TIMES! Of all the places, hands down my favorite is The Bar-B-Q Shop's Barbecue Spaghetti! Try it!

Thank Loving2Travel2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here, get the ribs. There are lots of BBQ spots in Memphis, I've been to lots of them, I think these were the best ribs I've had. I got the glazed ribs in the fat boy sized plate. Pass on the potato salad for...More

Thank michael n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read good reviews and the food did not disappoint! Yummy sauce! Little hole in the wall with great food and great service!

Thank PeasNGreens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a sign outside studying they won best ribs from the Food Network so I had to order them. I admit they are excellent. Chose 1/2 dry rub and the other half glazed but sprinkled on some dry rub. Both ways the ribs melted...More

Thank AWBoyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, food was excellent, place is clean and the ambiance was nice. Wish the bathroom was bigger, but other than that great place for lunch with the family.

Thank kittykatie92
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The service was prompt, polite and professional. Great Memphis barbecue. Had the pulled pork sandwich. Baked beans were great also!

Thank cfo2015
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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