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“Famed Memphis BBQ is a hoax!!!”

Tops Bar-B-Q - Macon Rd
Ranked #321 of 1,509 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighbourhood: Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
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Neighbourhood: Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
Reviewed 16 August 2017

All you hear is that Memphis is famous for BBQ...well if this was famous I prefer not famous! The brisket tasted as if it had been wrapped in aluminum foil and baked in the oven. They also smothered it with sauce and that didn't do it any justice. The best thing about this meal was the fries and that is sad!!! If you want the best brisket you will ever put in your mouth, travel to Palatka, FL and eat at Hawg Wash BBQ Joint. They have the awards to prove it! There are ribbons and trophies all around the restaurant and it is the absolute best brisket I have ever eaten in my life!!!

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Thank Paige M
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The staff were nice. The BBQ was fair. Our meats were served cold. LIke they were frozen and put in a microwave to thaw but didn't quite get all the way thawed. The flavor was okay but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. The sweet potato fries were good. The potato salad wasn't bad either. If you want Memphis BBQ it's best to go somewhere else. If you are in the area and are just hungry this place will work.

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Thank Pn8invalley
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Ribs needed moisture, but I really hated the flavor of the BBQ sacue. The sauce wasn't much better in the BBQ beans. On the plus side, the sweet potatoes fries were good

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Thank Mountaineer_Steve
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the bbq but I didnt like the sauce already on it.Beans and slaw were in small portions. There were alot of cary outs but the service was fast

Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is mostly a take out place although they do have some tables. Compared to barbecue we have had in other places in Memphis, this was a disappointment. The pork was tough and hard to chew and the sauce was not particularly to our taste.

Thank fheinss
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