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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” (61 reviews)
“spaghetti” (37 reviews)
“beans” (63 reviews)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs- fall off the bone tender, but not smoky enough for my taste. Coleslaw- cinnamon?? Sweet and good! Beans- may be canned, not sure Sweet tea- good, but light (better with moonshine in it). Bread- buttery and delicious Bbq spaghetti-- jury is still out on...More

Thank Rebecca I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always eat here when I visit family in Memphis. I went this time for lunch and had the bbq beef nachos. They were excellently prepared and very delicious. I was unable to eat all of the plate as the serving size is large. Looking...More

Thank TerryW2215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend who has family in Memphis suggested we go for ribs at the BBQ shop. Wow, excellent, fall off the bone ribs. Served with texas toast, cole slaw, beans. Can be with just rub, just sauce or glazed. Our waitress, Shay, was so much...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Memphis, met a local at a tour who recommended this place as other top places were becoming too tourist rich and waits were long. To our surprise, no line, clean, good atmosphere and kind staff. Food was amazing. I had...More

Thank daniellV2429GV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've passed this restaurant almost on a daily basis and had never been. It came highly recommended by co-workers and even the security guard at the Civil Right's Museum. Maybe we came at a bad time or something but I was not impressed at all...More

Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live about 20 minutes outside of Memphis and retired about a year ago. Whenever I go meet former colleagues for lunch, I always suggest The Bar-B-Q Shop, and nobody ever turns me down. My most recent trip was earlier this month with a colleague...More

Thank glrob54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend has always said this is the best bbq in Memphis & he was right! Ordered the beef nachos & a side of the bbq spaghetti. OMG! Could not finish it all! SO, SO good! We even recommended to other people at our hotel...More

Thank loomjam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two pork sandwiches and were impressed with the great flavors and juiciness of the bbq. Even more impressed with our waiter Carl, who was the best in terms of service. He was attentive and was there with refills even before we had to...More

Thank JLZMcFarland
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by The Bar-B-Q Shop after seeing it on Food Paradise. It felt like we found a local gem! The service was great, our waitress was so helpful and the food.....oh my goodness! My husband had the sampler, he couldn't say enough about the...More

Thank Suzy F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I were on a road trip and we spent the day in Memphis and I had looked for several places to eat to try some BBQ and we came across this place, Bar-B-Q Shop. He ended up ordering the Large Bar-B-Q Pork...More

Thank April I
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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