Best BBQ in Memphis

Check out the top BBQ in Memphis, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
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85 local reviews
2249 Central Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-272-9377
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Alison And Andrew
Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and has taken top honors ten…
Debbie And Joel
One of the most common answers to the question, "What is the best BBQ in Memphis?" This location is in…
April
Memphis is known for BBQ & Central BBQ doesn't disappoint. Where do the locals eat? We definitely love Central…
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
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85 local reviews
2249 Central Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-272-9377
Alison And Andrew
Alison And Andrew
Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and has taken top honors ten times. Central BBQ slow smokes…
Debbie And Joel
Debbie And Joel
One of the most common answers to the question, "What is the best BBQ in Memphis?" This location is in Midtown - close to Cooper Young and…
April
April
Memphis is known for BBQ & Central BBQ doesn't disappoint. Where do the locals eat? We definitely love Central BBQ. It's close (3 miles…
2. Central BBQ (Downtown)
2. Central BBQ (Downtown)
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39 local reviews
147 East Butler Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-672-7760
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Cailyn
THE BEST PULLED PORK IN MEMPHIS (in my opinion)! My favorite item on the menu is the BBQ Pork Nachos…
Corky
Inconsistent but this is my favorite BBQ ribs when they are at their best. Some visits I get undercooked or…
Stay Alfred
Central BBQ is a top-notch local favorite and frequent winner of the Best in Memphis title. Their BBQ…
2. Central BBQ (Downtown)
2. Central BBQ (Downtown)
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39 local reviews
147 East Butler Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-672-7760
Cailyn
Cailyn
THE BEST PULLED PORK IN MEMPHIS (in my opinion)! My favorite item on the menu is the BBQ Pork Nachos. Honestly, the small portion is massive…
Corky
Corky
Inconsistent but this is my favorite BBQ ribs when they are at their best. Some visits I get undercooked or overcooked and I wish they'd be…
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred
Central BBQ is a top-notch local favorite and frequent winner of the Best in Memphis title. Their BBQ amazing, but you should also try…
3. The Rendezvous
3. The Rendezvous
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38 local reviews
52 S 2nd St, Memphis
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 901-523-2746
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Michelle
The Rendezvous is the FULL BBQ EXPERIENCE in town. It is located in Downtown and is a Memphis Institution!!…
Jessica
Can be difficult to locate the entrance as it’s down an alley, but follow the smell of smoked pork and you’ll…
Debbie And Joel
More Memphis BBQ - this one is also a common favorite amongst Memphians. More touristy than Central and…
3. The Rendezvous
3. The Rendezvous
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38 local reviews
52 S 2nd St, Memphis
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 901-523-2746
Michelle
Michelle
The Rendezvous is the FULL BBQ EXPERIENCE in town. It is located in Downtown and is a Memphis Institution!! They are smoking ribs in this…
Jessica
Jessica
Can be difficult to locate the entrance as it’s down an alley, but follow the smell of smoked pork and you’ll get there. We sit at the…
Debbie And Joel
Debbie And Joel
More Memphis BBQ - this one is also a common favorite amongst Memphians. More touristy than Central and service and food quality is said to…
4. The Bar-B-Q Shop
4. The Bar-B-Q Shop
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32 local reviews
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-272-1277
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Alison And Andrew
According to Food Network, The BBQ Shop’s ribs are the best in America! The show “Top Five Restaurants” did a…
Martin
They've got the best bbq meat in town. The setting is casual and spacious. The sauce is pretty good but not…
Corey
Yet another awesome BBQ restaurant here in Memphis. They invented BBQ Spaghetti. The sausage and bologna plate…
4. The Bar-B-Q Shop
4. The Bar-B-Q Shop
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32 local reviews
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-272-1277
Alison And Andrew
Alison And Andrew
According to Food Network, The BBQ Shop’s ribs are the best in America! The show “Top Five Restaurants” did a BBQ tour through America to…
Martin
Martin
They've got the best bbq meat in town. The setting is casual and spacious. The sauce is pretty good but not as good a selection as Central…
Corey
Corey
Yet another awesome BBQ restaurant here in Memphis. They invented BBQ Spaghetti. The sausage and bologna plate is one of the best in town…
5. Cozy Corner Restaurant
5. Cozy Corner Restaurant
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24 local reviews
735 North Parkway, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-527-9158
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Leanna
Family run restaurant located in a part of town that has seen better days. Food is served on paper plates…
Karen
If you're into BBQ, you must try this place, because it's like no other. On the menu in addition to classics…
Tammy
Being a vegetarian, I do not partake... BUT some of my best friends are BBQ afficiandos and THIS is one of the…
5. Cozy Corner Restaurant
5. Cozy Corner Restaurant
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24 local reviews
735 North Parkway, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-527-9158
Leanna
Leanna
Family run restaurant located in a part of town that has seen better days. Food is served on paper plates. Known for the Cornish game…
Karen
Karen
If you're into BBQ, you must try this place, because it's like no other. On the menu in addition to classics such as pulled pork sandwiches:…
Tammy
Tammy
Being a vegetarian, I do not partake... BUT some of my best friends are BBQ afficiandos and THIS is one of the best-kept secrets. 10 minute…
6. Germantown Commissary
6. Germantown Commissary
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12 local reviews
2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-754-5540
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Corrie
You can't leave Memphis without good BBQ. The Germantown Commissary is our favorite. Everything there is…
Robert
Where locals eat Memphis BBQ! Sampler plate allows you to try a bit of everything. Reliable quality here…
Leanna
BBQ is the main attraction but they are also known for their smoked sausage and pork tamales. Save room for…
6. Germantown Commissary
6. Germantown Commissary
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12 local reviews
2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-754-5540
Corrie
Corrie
You can't leave Memphis without good BBQ. The Germantown Commissary is our favorite. Everything there is good. It can get crowded, so go…
Robert
Robert
Where locals eat Memphis BBQ! Sampler plate allows you to try a bit of everything. Reliable quality here. Sometimes have to wait for a…
Leanna
Leanna
BBQ is the main attraction but they are also known for their smoked sausage and pork tamales. Save room for the homemade desserts including…
7. Payne's Bar-B-Que
7. Payne's Bar-B-Que
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15 local reviews
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 901-272-1523
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Missy And Nick
If you want hole-in-the wall BBQ, then this is it. We don't really know what their hours are, but you know…
E. J.
It's a bit out-of-the way and it's only open during the day, but you haven't completed your BBQ journey…
Paul And Jonathan
Payne's is one of the great BBQ places that only Memphians really know about. It's a hole in the wall, but…
7. Payne's Bar-B-Que
7. Payne's Bar-B-Que
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15 local reviews
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 901-272-1523
Missy And Nick
Missy And Nick
If you want hole-in-the wall BBQ, then this is it. We don't really know what their hours are, but you know they are open when they have…
E. J.
E. J.
It's a bit out-of-the way and it's only open during the day, but you haven't completed your BBQ journey through Memphis without a visit to…
Paul And Jonathan
Paul And Jonathan
Payne's is one of the great BBQ places that only Memphians really know about. It's a hole in the wall, but they make some of the best BBQ in…
8. Central BBQ
8. Central BBQ
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11 local reviews
4375 Summer Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-767-4672
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Rob & Grace
Not only is this the best BBQ in East Memphis, it's our favorite BBQ restaurant anywhere. Two other location…
Terry
Famous Memphis BBQ close to the guesthouse. The BBQ nachos, ribs, bbq sandwich, all are great here.
Valerie
One of the best Memphis BBQ places, try the honey gold BBQ wings.
8. Central BBQ
8. Central BBQ
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11 local reviews
4375 Summer Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 901-767-4672
Rob & Grace
Rob & Grace
Not only is this the best BBQ in East Memphis, it's our favorite BBQ restaurant anywhere. Two other location in Midtown and Downtown. Try…
Terry
Terry
Famous Memphis BBQ close to the guesthouse. The BBQ nachos, ribs, bbq sandwich, all are great here.
Valerie
Valerie
One of the best Memphis BBQ places, try the honey gold BBQ wings.
9. One & Only BBQ
9. One & Only BBQ
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5 local reviews
1779 Kirby Parkway, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-751-3615
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Katherine
Memphis is known world wide for the best BBQ in the south. One & Only is in the top 5 BBQ restaurants of…
Peter And Lesley
Neighborhood BBQ place with great ribs, pulled pork, and the best potato salad in Memphis! Takeout is…
Lana
Some of the best BBQ in Memphis is right up the street! Quick service, delicious food.
9. One & Only BBQ
9. One & Only BBQ
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5 local reviews
1779 Kirby Parkway, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-751-3615
Katherine
Katherine
Memphis is known world wide for the best BBQ in the south. One & Only is in the top 5 BBQ restaurants of Memphis. And you are in luck. It…
Peter And Lesley
Peter And Lesley
Neighborhood BBQ place with great ribs, pulled pork, and the best potato salad in Memphis! Takeout is available. Just over two miles from…
Lana
Lana
Some of the best BBQ in Memphis is right up the street! Quick service, delicious food.
10. Whole Foods Market
10. Whole Foods Market
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15 local reviews
5014 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-969-4368
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Laura
This store is further out in the ‘suburbs’, but this is a good one. There is a BBQ & Beer counter in the…
Rob & Grace
This location just opened in 2013. It's a large store with lots of fresh food, all the groceries you'd except,…
Jared
Good organic stuff! Expensive though! Also, they've got a BBQ restaurant in the store. 9 dollar sandwiches and…
10. Whole Foods Market
10. Whole Foods Market
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15 local reviews
5014 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-969-4368
Laura
Laura
This store is further out in the ‘suburbs’, but this is a good one. There is a BBQ & Beer counter in the middle of the store where you can…
Rob & Grace
Rob & Grace
This location just opened in 2013. It's a large store with lots of fresh food, all the groceries you'd except, a nice coffee shop with wifi…
Jared
Jared
Good organic stuff! Expensive though! Also, they've got a BBQ restaurant in the store. 9 dollar sandwiches and 12 dollar plates! Good beer…
11. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
11. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
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10 local reviews
5259 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-685-9744
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Laura
Great Memphis BBQ! The location near us has a drive-thru if you don't want to get out of your car.
Bek
It's kind of far, but I highly recommend this place for BBQ.
Juliet And Ed
One of our favorite BBQ restaurants.
11. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
11. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
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10 local reviews
5259 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-685-9744
Laura
Laura
Great Memphis BBQ! The location near us has a drive-thru if you don't want to get out of your car.
Bek
Bek
It's kind of far, but I highly recommend this place for BBQ.
Juliet And Ed
Juliet And Ed
One of our favorite BBQ restaurants.
12. One & Only BBQ
12. One & Only BBQ
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4 local reviews
One & Only BBQ, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-249-4227
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Leanna
BBQ is marinated for at least 24 hours, then slow cooked at 225 degrees. Ribs are offered wet or dry, while…
Bethany & Jonathan
The closest GREAT BBQ and they do curbside pickup! The chicken is really great, so is the twice baked potato…
Larry
Best BBQ in my opinion in Memphis
12. One & Only BBQ
12. One & Only BBQ
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4 local reviews
One & Only BBQ, Memphis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 901-249-4227
Leanna
Leanna
BBQ is marinated for at least 24 hours, then slow cooked at 225 degrees. Ribs are offered wet or dry, while pork shoulder is pulled or…
Bethany & Jonathan
Bethany & Jonathan
The closest GREAT BBQ and they do curbside pickup! The chicken is really great, so is the twice baked potato salad and the beans!
Larry
Larry
Best BBQ in my opinion in Memphis