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The Bar-B-Q Shop

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
+1 901-272-1277
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“spaghetti” (38 reviews)
“beans” (62 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by The Bar-B-Q Shop after seeing it on Food Paradise. It felt like we found a local gem! The service was great, our waitress was so helpful and the food.....oh my goodness! My husband had the sampler, he couldn't say enough about the...More

Thank Suzy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were on a road trip and we spent the day in Memphis and I had looked for several places to eat to try some BBQ and we came across this place, Bar-B-Q Shop. He ended up ordering the Large Bar-B-Q Pork...More

Thank April I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Memphis we decided to have ribs three nights!! Memphis is known for their dry rub ribs so we wanted to try it at several locations. Without a doubt these were absolutely the best ribs!! The dry rub was delicious and the ribs were...More

1  Thank Jackie4951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Rome, well, we did. We asked locals for a good BBQ place they go to and I know why now. Sample plate was good. BBQ spaghetti was an unexpected treat. Ribs, wet and dry, were great. BBQ beef and pork as well.

Thank Peepye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a place! Great Atmosphere, Excellent Service, Super Fantastic Ribs, Burgers and Salads! I tried the half and half - half wet and half dry rub - these ribs are great, hot and spicy. Wow! Everyone loved the food, burgers, salad and ribs. Highly...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the wife went in for good ribs while traveling through Memphis. We seen some good ratings and they have something unusual, BBQ Spaghetti. So we ventured in. Nice people. We ordered the Slab of Ribs for two. Came with baked beans, slaw and...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on my cross country trip and boy was it amazing! Had always heard about barbecue spaghetti but never had I ever thought Id be able to enjoy it until I came here. I got the half plate of spaghetti and a half plate...More

Thank InASenseLost0909
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The interior has that Memphis Bar-B-Q Joint vibe. Be sure to walk around the huge oak Bar & view the preserved Memorabilia on top that goes a long way back. The Blues music playing was gen-u-wine Memphis. Server Shaneika was obviously happy to be @...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place by googling best restaurants in Memphis. We decided to take a chance and try it. It was a very good choice! Parking is in the rear and a bit hard to find but after traveling around the block we found it....More

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Overnighting in Memphis, first time and found The Bar-B-Q Shop on Trip Advisor. We hear from friends that Memphis has the best BBQ. Well, after eating at the Bar-B-Q Shop, we are now in agreement. We split a full rack with baked beans, Cole slaw...More

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Deborah N
17 December 2014|
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Response from 17thky | Reviewed this property |
See their FB page under The Bar-B-Q Shop. All items can be ordered sans sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1277
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