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The Bar B Q Shop Restaurant



1782 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

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(901) 272-1277

Cuisine: Barbecue Restaurants, Bars

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4.7 of 5.0 from 86 reviews

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  • Tiffany Tastes on Aug 06, 2013

    If you're a frequent reader of Tiffany Tastes, you might remember that I'm not expert on BBQ. For someone who lives in Memphis, this is probably unheard of, but it's really something...

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  • cocolove reviewBARBEQUE BEANS/SLAW The barbeque was very tender, Iasked for wet ribs but I received dry ribs with cold sauce poured on top, not spreaded, not mopped just poured. Everyone does not like onion in there slaw if you include them at least have them minced not chopped there is a difference.

    22222 by cocolove


  • cocolove reviewbarbeque beans were like pork-n-beans wth sauce added very bland. Everyone d not lke onion in there slaw the regular ingredients is enough. I asked for wet ribs I received dry ribs with cold sauce squirted on top.

    22222 by cocolove


  • atikaharir reviewTasting is believing! It is definitely the best barbeque place is this area. You probably won't have to wait for a table either. Dancing Pigs Sauce is now on the market shelves - a hands down winner.

    44444 by atikaharir


  • Sergio MThe veggie burger is awesome, even if you aren't veggie

    55555 by Sergio M


  • J.J. MDynamite spot. Ribs were wonderful just right. Coleslaw delicious and great atmosphere. Highly recommend

    55555 by J.J. M


  • Bill AOne of the top 2 bbq pork sandwiches in Memphis! Ribs and bbq spaghetti are awesome as well You can't go wrong eating here.

    55555 by Bill A


  • Brent CDry ribs are best in town

    55555 by Brent C


  • MarioAmazing BBQ. Try the rib tips!

    55555 by Mario


  • Ricky S.Forget the places that the tourists go. This spot had some of the best BBQ I have had in a long time. Get the "shop special" & a rip tip sandwich for the full experience.

    55555 by Ricky S.


  • Matt LDry or wet. You cant go wrong with the ribs! You will be licking the bare bones!

    55555 by Matt L


  • Jeremy F.Half glazed (not wet) and half dry ribs, BBQ spaghetti, pig sandwich, surprisingly good potato salad, great sauce

    55555 by Jeremy F.


  • Robert JPulled pork is best in the city. My wife likes the bbq bologna.

    55555 by Robert J


  • Tiffany L.Among the top BBQ restaurants in town. You can get your sandwiches on Texas toast (do it!)

    55555 by Tiffany L.


  • Allen W.Best BBQ in Memphis....hands down!!!

    55555 by Allen W.


  • Nils KBest BBQ in Town. Go for the ribs with slaw! Great Homemade food.

    55555 by Nils K


  • Eric HerrenBBQ sandwich is really good, along with the ribs. Get sweet tea to drink!

    55555 by Eric Herren


  • Bob JThe ribs are phenomenal! And the staff is great.

    55555 by Bob J


  • Matt F.Pork Sandwich

    55555 by Matt F.


  • Michael W.Fantastic BBQ with not just regular buns but also the choice of Texas Toast. Try the BBQ Spaghetti too if you want something new.

    55555 by Michael W.


  • Jim A.Try the Pulled Pork in Texas Toast - I had my toast in the side. Pulled pork at the BBQ Shop in Memphis. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Jim A.Try the Ribs - Awesome! Best Q of my trip! Thanks to AFP Memphis for giving me what I need. (Best BBQ in Memphis.) LOVE this! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Alexandra W.Get the barbecue pork sandwich plate, slaw on the sandwich. And don't even think about getting a bun in lieu of toast!

    33333 by Alexandra W.


  • Libby EWe had the ribs, shoulder sandwich and the beef brisket just under 1 hour ago. The sauce is mouth watering. DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS, and more DELICIOUS!!!!!!

    55555 by Libby E


  • Alfredo BThe pulled pork was pretty good.

    33333 by Alfredo B


  • Marc E.Food Networks #1 Best BBQ - pork ribs

    55555 by Marc E.


  • Nicha C.Order the BBQ platter so you get a little bit of everything. Spaghetti pulled pork is to die for.

    55555 by Nicha C.


  • Miles MThe ribs were great. Tender and meaty.

    55555 by Miles M


  • Patrick BaskinDry ribs are tender and delicious + that Texas toast is mmm mmm good! Potato salad and cole slaw leaves some to be desired

    55555 by Patrick Baskin


  • Thomas ALove the pulled pork dinner. The bbq spaghetti is a hit or miss for most, but you still have to try it at least once. I recommend mixing it with some pulled pork.

    55555 by Thomas A


  • Allison K.Get your sandwich on Texas toast instead of a bun. Much better.

    33333 by Allison K.


  • James H.One of the places in Memphis to experience world class BBQ. The pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast is the way to go. The ribs are also amazing!

    55555 by James H.


  • Liz HarknessAwesome ribs!

    55555 by Liz Harkness


  • Eli MF C.Best baked beans in the universe.

    55555 by Eli MF C.


  • Robin R.Check your bill! Our server added a 20% gratuity and there were only two of us eating!

    11111 by Robin R.


  • Alyssa O.BBQ spaghetti ftw! Definitely the only BBQ place I go to in Memphis

    55555 by Alyssa O.


  • Serious EatsThe dry vs wet ribs debate is one that has split this city long before I was born and will continue long after I'm gone. I prefer to not take sides so I get my full rack of ribs served half and half.

    33333 by Serious Eats


  • Joshua W.Best bbq in Memphis.

    55555 by Joshua W.


  • Jackson LThe pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast is killer!

    55555 by Jackson L


  • BramduffBeing from out of town, the idea of BBQ spaghetti is definately new to me. So glad I tried it. It is delicious.

    55555 by Bramduff


  • Katina G.Love the BBQ spaghetti!

    55555 by Katina G.


  • Ben W.Get a side of their bbq spaghetti. It's worth it.

    55555 by Ben W.


  • G BSausage, bologna and cheese plate is ridiculously good. Ribs best in Memphis. Sauce is too.

    55555 by G B


  • DowntownGranOur server needs to learn how to not only smile but a pleasant attitude would definitely help her tip-wise.

    33333 by DowntownGran


  • Matt B.The bbq spaghetti is good but very rich. It's not for everyone. Need to give it at least one try - you can order it as a side.

    55555 by Matt B.


  • Satyen V.Fn A. Brisket sandwich is the best. Spicy sauce is the way to go. Well done, crew.

    55555 by Satyen V.


  • Emily O.Incredibly fast and friendly service. Get any/all sandwiches on Texas toast or you're doing it wrong!

    55555 by Emily O.


  • Hunter M.Get the pulled pork and BBQ baked beans!

    55555 by Hunter M.


  • Brandon W.You cannot beat the BBQ nachos from this place. Amazing!

    55555 by Brandon W.


  • Claire L.Glazed ribs and pulled pork combo. Don't debate it. Order it.

    55555 by Claire L.


  • Stan H.The ribs were better than good. If I lived in Memphis I would be back!

    55555 by Stan H.


  • Matt B.Get the bbq salad! Awesome deal.

    55555 by Matt B.


  • Matthew C.Decent BBQ, the sauce isn't quite my style, prefer Central to this place, but its worth a try. Avoid the spaghetti, and the beans and slaw were also so-so. Try the pulled sandwich and the ribs.

    55555 by Matthew C.


  • Sarah S.The BBQ spaghetti is bad. The slaw is bad. The ribs And pulled BBQ are ok. The sauce leaves something to be desired. There are many other great BBQ places in this city to eat at like Central BBQ

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Emily B.Best BBQ in Memphis. Glazed ribs are to die for. Make sure you ask for your pork pulled instead of chopped on a sandwich. And get Texas Toast, not a bun.

    55555 by Emily B.


  • Kat D.Pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast is glorious!

    55555 by Kat D.


  • Global Private Real Estate L.Dancing Pig is the best

    55555 by Global Private Real Estate L.


  • Tom M.Excellent dry rub

    55555 by Tom M.


  • Cecile P.Try the pork sandwich - ask for it pulled or not it will come chopped. Extra .25 for pulled. Delish!!

    55555 by Cecile P.


  • Katie B.Do not get the BBQ spaghetti.

    33333 by Katie B.


  • Allen A.The platter is a great way to sample a little of everything. The pulled pork spaghetti and the meat fest is fantastic. Do not get any chicken here!!!

    55555 by Allen A.


  • Allen A.The pulled pork sandwich is a staple.

    55555 by Allen A.


  • Allen A.Get the Bar-B-Q Shop Special for a taste of the full Monty!

    55555 by Allen A.


  • Robin R.Don't order the sausage, cheese and crackers appetizer! $9.95 and you get less food than the pork dinner plate and no sides!

    33333 by Robin R.


  • Kendrick J.Number one rated BBQ in the world!!!!!

    55555 by Kendrick J.


  • Lisa W.Get the platter with everything and split it with a friend. Damn good ribs and pulled pork. Not a fan of the BBQ spaghetti, sorry Memphis!

    55555 by Lisa W.


  • Victor N.Great Beef Sandwich on Texas Toast......

    55555 by Victor N.


  • Julian A.Almost as good as Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

    55555 by Julian A.


  • mike f.Try the Dry Rubbed Ribs - Behold: the single greatest rack of ribs I've ever eaten. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by mike f.


  • Courtney C.This place is way better than Central BBQ and is consistent. We only do Central for chips and the patio.

    55555 by Courtney C.


  • ✨Desiree M.They have the best BBQ nachos ever!!! Go I ad be a fatty and get extra everything.

    55555 by ✨Desiree M.


  • Jared P.BBQ spaghetti for sure.

    55555 by Jared P.


  • Allen A.Not as good as Central BBQ down the street! Check these ribs out. :)

    55555 by Allen A.


  • Jonathan U.Awesome sweet tea

    55555 by Jonathan U.


  • Rebecca M.The rib tips are good, but even the small is HUGE.

    55555 by Rebecca M.


  • Mara P.No regional beers.

    55555 by Mara P.


  • Joseph D.The best BBQ sandwiches, ribs and rib tips in Memphis. Get the BBQ sandwich on Texas toast with the cole slaw or you're not getting it right! Their beans and cole slaw are so good on their own and I'v

    55555 by Joseph D.


  • 🎨 Sara H.Best BBQ in town!

    55555 by 🎨 Sara H.


  • Shawn M.Best ribs I've ever had!

    55555 by Shawn M.


  • DjPharmDTry the Ribs! This is the best BBQ spot in the world!!!!

    55555 by DjPharmD


  • MarksMenusEverything here is good. *Everything*.

    55555 by MarksMenus


  • The Commercial AppealA traditional BBQ sandwich is the way to go. Make sure to ask for pulled pork.

    55555 by The Commercial Appeal


  • The Commercial AppealTry the pork sandwich on Texas toast with slaw.

    55555 by The Commercial Appeal


  • Alex M.Two words: rib tips. With either sauce, the tips are amazing. A lot of people outside of Memphis don't know about tips, so make sure you try them here.

    55555 by Alex M.


  • Bob H.If you're watching your figure or pork's not your thing, go for the BBQ Turkey.

    55555 by Bob H.


  • Randal C.The sausage and cheese plate is among the best in town.

    55555 by Randal C.


  • Svend H.Go Texas toast with your sandwich.

    55555 by Svend H.


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