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Payne's Bar-B-Que

1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
+1 901-272-1523
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cole slaw” (15 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Ribs were great. Beans were really good. I never had mustard slaw before. It was good too. It was an old garage, but the ribs were good.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a native Memphian. Quite an experience of Memphis style bbq in this old garage with bullet impact in the front window, remodeled with smoker inside. Got the ribs. Nice little burnt pieces enhance the texture. Nice smoke and vinegar based sauce. Beans made...More

Thank Frenchhoosier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed my Memphis BBQ pulled prok dish, no frills, just good solid food. Excellent coleslaw and beans as sides, big portion. Basic restaurant, many locals but friendly to visitors!

Thank TGSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a dive! But the chopped pork sandwich is soooo tasty! The price is reasonable and the service was friendly! A great stop after visiting Graceland, perhaps?

Thank Wolveslad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had our Uber driver take us to Payne's after Graceland and on our way to Beale Street. This was the real deal. It's a converted three-bay garage with a kitchen. They chop the pork to order. We got the jumbo platter - it was an...More

Thank GJC1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I first ate at Payne's in 1977 when Horton Payne was running the pit and his wife and kids were up front. This is ethereal barbecue, truly close to the roots, and very special in each of the critical elements. Payne's is not a touristy...More

Thank Texzilla H
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Have Been to several places in Memphis but Payne's has the best pulled pork sandwich . They give you a choice of hot sauce and this addition and a type of mustard base Coleslaw make it the best. Eat it with a for as messy....More

Thank djembetycoon
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing chopped pork sandwich. Quality service. Clean kitchen and dining area. Treats you like family. Loved the sauce and the way the meat was tinder. Great all around. Would definitely eat there in the future and recommend it to anyone!👏👏

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Food and service amazing! We loved it! Sauce wasn't needed but it was exceptional. No frills just good food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband had heard from friends that this was the place to go for Memphis BBQ, so we set out to find them on July 4th, before we dropped our daughter at the airport. Not only were they closed, (nothing mentioned on the website--only a...More

2  Thank Lisa S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1523
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