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Lita from Los Angeles asked

Best BBQ in Memphis?

Coming to Memphis for the Hip Hop Weekend and I'm staying a couple extra days to take advantage of the city's offerings.  What I would really like to try is some real deal BBQ.  Can someone point me in the right direction?  

By the way, thought I want to try Memphis BBQ, I'm also down to try any other food that Memphis is known for, so suggestions for that would be great, too!

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Keith from Denver

I don't know what Hip Hop Weekend is, but I know my Memphis BBQ!  When I used to live in Memphis, BBQ joints held a special place in my heart because they were where you could find me on my cheat days.  So yeah, I know them well :)  Anyways, here are some of my favorites:

  • The BarBQ Shop: You can order anything here and it's guaranteed to be good.  If you want something special, try BBQ spaghetti.
  • Central BBQ: There are three locations.  The newer one on Butler is the most spacious one.  Do the pulled pork, ribs, and nachos.  Their homemade kettle chips are so good.
  • Cozy Corner Restaurant:  Have to get the ribs.
  • Payne's Bar-B-Q: Do the chopped pork sandwich with a side of baked beans.  The mustard slaw on the sandwich is out this world.
  • Rendezvous Charles Vergos: Again, ribs.
  • Jim Neely's Interstate BBQ: Order these three things: ribs, baked beans, and BBQ spaghetti.
  • Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken: this isn't a BBQ place, but I'm throwing in this place because they have amazing fried chicken and everyone needs to try it!

I got hungry just writing this.


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Lita
Wow, awesome. I'm getting hungry, too! I don't know what BBQ spaghetti is but it sounds like something I have to try. Thanks for the suggestions!
 

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Lance
This answer is spot on. In downtown you can take the trolley line to get to the south main historic arts district where central bbq has a new location, or take it along Madison Avenue to its end and walk a short bit to get to the BBQ Shop. And of course Rendezvous is downtown.
 

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Keith
Yes, Lita, you'll have to try that BBQ spaghetti. It's definitely a Memphis treat! Thanks, Lance! Good suggestion on the trolley. Definitely the way to go.
 
 
 

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  1. The BarBQ Shop (restaurant)
  2. Central BBQ (restaurant)
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  4. Payne's Bar-B-Q (restaurant)
  5. Rendezvous Charles Vergos (restaurant)
  6. Jim Neely's Interstate BBQ (restaurant)
  7. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken (restaurant)
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Andrew from Minneapolis

You have to go to Bar-B-Que Shop, Memphis for barbecue spaghetti – it's a Memphis specialty.  And FYI, Charlie Vergos Rendezvous serves charcoal-broiled ribs that are dry rubbed and based with vinegar that are touted as the best in Memphis.


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Scott from Memphis

Recommendations all depend on what you are going to order.

Here are some suggestions  Central BBQ (multiple locations)  Bar-B-Que Shop, Memphis  Germantown Commissary 


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