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Elwood's Shack

4523 Summer Ave, In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
+1 901-761-9898
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish tacos” (57 reviews)
“steelhead trout” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (29 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
4523 Summer Ave, In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
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Reviewed today via mobile

Elwoods is one of those local places that excel. Don’t let the dumpy surroundings keep you from eating here. Good BBQ sandwich stands out on extensive menu.

Thank David P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious!!! The portion was huge and the price is excellent. We enjoyed getting to sample ribs, chicken, brisket, pork and wings! This can easily be shared with the family and was the perfect choice for us.

Thank roundthaworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner. Unless you know of this place you will not find it. The place looks like a dive. The BBQ was fantastic. Smoked to perfection. Only problem is the BBQ sauce has no spice to it. Highly recommend. Rating... outstanding.

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for the first time for a work lunch and it was delicious. The restaurant is small with limited seating inside but there are picnic tables outside as well. I ordered the BBQ quesidilas and they were divine. The brisket inside the quesidilas...More

Thank Laquentus J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place. Incredible dry rub ribs. Friendly and fast service. Easy access to parking in the Lowes parking lot right off the interstate. A must stop if you are passing through

Thank vawaterdr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a burger. Fresh product, reasonable pricing, friendly staff. We would eat there again.

Thank arniko
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The service is great. Ribs are amazing...get the dry rub. Chicken is fantastic. Pulled pork and brisket are ok. We’d definitely comeback for the ribs and chicken. Had a great experience.

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Elwood's is not much to look at but it is definitely an out of the way gem. The BBQ is legit. The ribs were my favorite but the nachos are also very good.

1  Thank Norwood51
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you want real barbecue while in Memphis check this place out. Knocks spots off better known restaurants. Park in Louws car park, it's over on the right

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had a little trouble locating it, so look for Lowe's and wander around the parking lot till you find Elwood's. Cheap eats cooked to perfection. Wonderful fish tacos. Quick, efficient service. Worth the drive. I wish I had one of these where I live.

1  Thank BobMyr
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30 June 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Of course always welcome on the patio we even have dog bowls
19 June 2016|
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Response from treese0140 | Reviewed this property |
They have veggie wraps, grilled cheese and a few other vegetarian option son menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4523 Summer Ave, In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-761-9898
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