Best ribs in Memphis

Check out the top ribs 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
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-272-9377
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Sabe
Slow smoked Memphis Style. Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. This locally owned barbecue chain features juicy, wet,…
Carol + Jeremy
Best ribs in Memphis! Order them dry rubbed, and get sauce on the side. You can even order full slabs vacuum…
Elizabeth
This is truly the best barbecue in town, especially if you like ribs. The atmosphere is friendly and the patio…
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
1. Central BBQ - Midtown
host-0host-1host-2
85 local reviews
2249 Central Ave, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-272-9377
Sabe
Sabe
Slow smoked Memphis Style. Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. This locally owned barbecue chain features juicy, wet, or dry-rubbed ribs, saucy…
Carol + Jeremy
Carol + Jeremy
Best ribs in Memphis! Order them dry rubbed, and get sauce on the side. You can even order full slabs vacuum sealed so you can travel with…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
This is truly the best barbecue in town, especially if you like ribs. The atmosphere is friendly and the patio is great. There can be long…
2. The Rendezvous
2. The Rendezvous
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38 local reviews
52 S 2nd St, Memphis
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 901-523-2746
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Alison And Andrew
For over 60 years, the Vergos family has been serving their signature dry rub ribs in a basement through a…
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…
2. The Rendezvous
2. The Rendezvous
host-0host-1host-2
38 local reviews
52 S 2nd St, Memphis
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 901-523-2746
Alison And Andrew
Alison And Andrew
For over 60 years, the Vergos family has been serving their signature dry rub ribs in a basement through a downtown alley across from the…
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…
3. The Bar-B-Q Shop
3. The Bar-B-Q Shop
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32 local reviews
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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…
Leanna
Award winning vinegar based sauces come in hot or mild. Recommend the mild sauce covering a dry seasoned…
Timothy & Jessica
Voted #1 ribs in America by the Food Network’s “Top Five Restaurants” It is a place known for real-pit…
3. The Bar-B-Q Shop
3. The Bar-B-Q Shop
host-0host-1host-2
32 local reviews
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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…
Leanna
Leanna
Award winning vinegar based sauces come in hot or mild. Recommend the mild sauce covering a dry seasoned ribs. Dinner plates come with…
Timothy & Jessica
Timothy & Jessica
Voted #1 ribs in America by the Food Network’s “Top Five Restaurants” It is a place known for real-pit barbecue with old fashioned barbecue…
4. Cozy Corner Restaurant
4. Cozy Corner Restaurant
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24 local reviews
735 North Parkway, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-527-9158
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Corky
This place does not look like much but I love the rib tips. You won't win a doctors approval for your health…
Faith
4-6 rib bone dinner with sides or a slab will get you where you need to be. The best ribs that you can…
Corey
Another great family-run BBQ restaurant in Memphis. Pork ribs are some of the best in the world!
4. Cozy Corner Restaurant
4. Cozy Corner Restaurant
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24 local reviews
735 North Parkway, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-527-9158
Corky
Corky
This place does not look like much but I love the rib tips. You won't win a doctors approval for your health but your soul will feel good…
Faith
Faith
4-6 rib bone dinner with sides or a slab will get you where you need to be. The best ribs that you can buy...hands down.
Corey
Corey
Another great family-run BBQ restaurant in Memphis. Pork ribs are some of the best in the world!
5. Central BBQ (Downtown)
5. Central BBQ (Downtown)
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39 local reviews
147 East Butler Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-672-7760
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Corky
Inconsistent but this is my favorite BBQ ribs when they are at their best. Some visits I get undercooked or…
Olivia
Downtown's outpost of the famous Central BBQ local franchise. Likely the inventor of BBQ nachos. Seller of…
Michelle
Smoked meat emporium offering Memphis-style eats, from dry-rub ribs to hot chicken wings.
5. Central BBQ (Downtown)
5. Central BBQ (Downtown)
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
147 East Butler Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-672-7760
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…
Olivia
Olivia
Downtown's outpost of the famous Central BBQ local franchise. Likely the inventor of BBQ nachos. Seller of consistently good ribs which…
Michelle
Michelle
Smoked meat emporium offering Memphis-style eats, from dry-rub ribs to hot chicken wings.
6. Alex's Tavern
6. Alex's Tavern
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9 local reviews
1445 Jackson Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-278-9086
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Timothy & Jessica
Alex's Tavern is an unassuming, local watering hole in the Crosstown neighborhood that makes up for its…
Corey
Total dive, only locals know about it - best burgers in town! They’re Greek-seasoned burgers made with all…
Sabe
Tough to categorize this dive establishment. Great drinks, great ribs. If you are going for the ribs call…
6. Alex's Tavern
6. Alex's Tavern
host-0host-1host-2
9 local reviews
1445 Jackson Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-278-9086
Timothy & Jessica
Timothy & Jessica
Alex's Tavern is an unassuming, local watering hole in the Crosstown neighborhood that makes up for its humble-but-charming atmosphere with…
Corey
Corey
Total dive, only locals know about it - best burgers in town! They’re Greek-seasoned burgers made with all fresh ingredients. Wings and ribs…
Sabe
Sabe
Tough to categorize this dive establishment. Great drinks, great ribs. If you are going for the ribs call ahead. They only do small batches…
7. The Bar-B-Q Shop
7. The Bar-B-Q Shop
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7 local reviews
1782 Madison Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-272-1277
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Karen
Great ribs, sandwiches, appetizer cheese & sausage plates. Also serving something rarely seen outside Memphis:…
Taylor
They have the BEST ribs in the world. They blow Rendezvous out of the water. If there are two of you, order…
7. The Bar-B-Q Shop
7. The Bar-B-Q Shop
host-0host-1
7 local reviews
1782 Madison Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-272-1277
Karen
Karen
Great ribs, sandwiches, appetizer cheese & sausage plates. Also serving something rarely seen outside Memphis: BBQ spaghetti. One of the top…
Taylor
Taylor
They have the BEST ribs in the world. They blow Rendezvous out of the water. If there are two of you, order the Ribs For Two and you'll be…
8. Blues City Cafe
8. Blues City Cafe
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10 local reviews
138 Beale St, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-526-3637
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J.R.
Blues City Cafe on the corner of Beale & 2nd streets is my pick for the best "wet ribs" in Memphis. These the…
Olivia
I know, I know. You're thinking how touristy. Head to the back of Blues City to George Paul's Last Call to…
Heidi Tuba Ho
Best wet ribs in town. I LOVE THEM! Located on Beale Street across from BB Kings Blues Club.
8. Blues City Cafe
8. Blues City Cafe
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10 local reviews
138 Beale St, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 901-526-3637
J.R.
J.R.
Blues City Cafe on the corner of Beale & 2nd streets is my pick for the best "wet ribs" in Memphis. These the classic fall-off-the-bone ribs…
Olivia
Olivia
I know, I know. You're thinking how touristy. Head to the back of Blues City to George Paul's Last Call to mingle with locals. Do not pass…
Heidi Tuba Ho
Heidi Tuba Ho
Best wet ribs in town. I LOVE THEM! Located on Beale Street across from BB Kings Blues Club.
9. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
9. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
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10 local reviews
5259 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 10:45 AM
+1 901-685-9744
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Leanna
This is a sit down but does have a drive thru. Known for their ribs.
Kevin
The best dry ribs in the South!
Gary
Great Ribs and Drummies!
9. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
9. Corky's Ribs & BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
5259 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 10:45 AM
+1 901-685-9744
Leanna
Leanna
This is a sit down but does have a drive thru. Known for their ribs.
Kevin
Kevin
The best dry ribs in the South!
Gary
Gary
Great Ribs and Drummies!
10. Central BBQ
10. Central BBQ
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11 local reviews
4375 Summer Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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.
10. Central BBQ
10. Central BBQ
host-0host-1
11 local reviews
4375 Summer Avenue, Memphis
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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.