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The Bar-B-Q Shop

) #42 of 1,241 Restaurants in Memphis €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“texas toast” (58 reviews)
“spaghetti” (36 reviews)
“beans” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ribs are some of the best ever. Got a half and half ribs with beans, Texas toast and slaw. Everyone loved their food. Pulled pork sandwich was a hit. Draught beers made this perfect.

Thank rjmoser187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved the good st this place! Went there for lunch & had the full rack (1/2 glazed & 1/2 dry). They just fell off of the bone and both were equally delicious! The side were good too--had the beans, slaw (very unique recipe) &...More

Thank Scarlkj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. I have found my rib spot in Memphis. I believe it is the best like it is advertised. My family enjoyed everything.

Thank Kersten M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you wants to try Memphis ribs, then look no further than The BBQ Shop. Fun woody atmosphere with super friendly staff. The food here is the star. Ribs of all kinds done right...Memphis style. Free parking out back. Maybe the best ribs I've eaten,...More

Thank barymad
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I went with a group to The Bar-B-Q Shop and was impressed. This is the sort of local dive you love to discover. It is totally unpretentious. The staff are great. And the food is excellent BBQ. Here's the thing: GET THE RIBS. You may...More

Thank Theologator
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Arguably one of the BEST Barbeque places in Memphis! All their ribs are great, but their glazed are the best. A must if you're visiting Memphis. Pretty crowded at lunch time, so either get there early or for a late lunch.

Thank A6Gator
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were told to go here by Shannon at 901 Comics. He did not steer us wrong. The food is make your mouth water good. We got the ribs for 2 for $30! Instead of the BBQ sauce we got the glaze on the ribs....More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great service. The BBQ was nice but tasted like it had been cooked earlier and then reheated so wasn't as hot as could be. Yummy sauces

Thank louisemV3476YD
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place was recommended to us. Maybe we just didnt order the right thing. The sandwich pulled pork was very dry. But the slaw & tater salad were FABULOUS. Would be willing to give this place one more try & eating something different next time...More

Thank Tinker58
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love their pulled pork with slaw sandwich! We've had several lunches catered by BBQ shop & always had an outstanding experience. My favorite in Memphis!

Thank McBazz
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Deborah N
I would like to see the menu other than the bar-b-que sauce.
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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