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The Bar-B-Q Shop

1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“texas toast” (64 reviews)
“spaghetti” (39 reviews)
“beans” (65 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is famous for its bbq spaghetti so I had to try it. I think I built up the expectations so high that I ended up being disappointed. As it is outside the central restaurant city area if it is hard for you to...More

Thank Aussnowboarder
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here before. The service was excellent, I was able to park out front, and portion size was ample. But next time, I'll order without the sause poured on it. The sauce makes everything taste the same. The slaw was really good, just the...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Arkansas and I have gone to Memphis on a regular basis since the early 90's. I have never had good barbecue in Memphis so I quit trying. Recently I decided to give it another try and see if I could find really...More

Thank concorde9615 .
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was some of THE best bbq ribs I have ever eaten!! You have 3 choices of how you order ribs, I got wet. Wonderful. The potato salad was SO good, made with sour cream. The bbq baked beans were so good my husband ordered...More

Thank P5652RRkareng
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

As a Memphis native this was my secret joint before it became world famous. A pulled pork sandwich with fries and a side of barbecue spaghetti is my go to dish. A must do for locals or tourists. The staff has been here forever and...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

So I have had lots of BBQ - especially because I'm a local. We decided to try out The BBQ shop based on other readers reviews. We had the BBQ bologna plate for our appetizer- it was good. We ordered "ribs for two." We had...More

Thank 2lowd
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Always a great meal at the Bar B Q Shop!! Large portions and great service. Try to eat here every time we come to Memphis.

Thank NancyK1957
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

With the hundreds of choices in Memphis, it can be a dice roll. This meal was solid. Great service and great food.

Thank David P
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

If you are traveling through Memphis and like to eat where the locals go then let me suggest the BBQ Shop. The Vernon family has owned this restaurant for over 30 years and it awesome BBQ. Great pulled pork sandwiches on Texas toast as well...More

Thank BellaPennyOdie
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is the place for Bar-B-Q spaghetti! And pork sandwiches. And great local beer. The mixed plate for two is good and there are great french fries, too.

Thank CabanaWoman
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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