Best Barbecue Restaurants in Memphis

Expert recommended Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Memphis, Tennessee. All of our barbecue restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2249 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 Directions

Since 2002

Half-Slab of Ribs, Slab of Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Turkey Breast, Pulled Chicken, Smoked Turkey, Portabella, Smoked Sausage, BBQ Bologna, Smoked Hot Wings, Pork BBQ Nachos, Marinated Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork, Tortilla Chips, Bleu Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Jalapeños, Sliced Beef, Chopped Beef, Cheese Plate, Cheese Sauce, Sides & BBQ Chef

Central BBQ-Midtown has been regarded as the number one spot for BBQ in Memphis. It was founded by Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp. Their knowledgeable staffs are continues to serve their guests with top priority. The restaurant secret success for using for hickory and pecan woods, along with their delicious piece of meat you have ever eaten with or without the sauce. Central BBQ grills are born and raised in the fires of barbecue competition, so you can get only the absolute best was good enough. The restaurant and founders have appeared on numerous national TV programs, including pitmasters. Their genuine delivery teams still always to deliver one-of-a-kind BBQ served by friendly faces. They are also serving in four locations within Memphis.

Price: Starts from $3.90


Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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52 South Second Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Directions

Since 1948

Barbecue Nachos, Jumbo Pork Shoulder Sandwich, Pork Ribs and Shoulder, Jumbo Chopped Chicken Sandwich, Charcoal-Broiled, Meatless Red Beans, Pork Shoulder Plate, Lamb Riblets, Vegetarian Barbecue Nachos, Chicken Breast, Ham and Cheese, Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheese and Sausage, Mama’s Real Greek Salad & Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Charles Vergos' Rendezvous has over 70 years of experience in this barbeque industry. The Vergos family has been serving their signature dry rub ribs in a basement through a downtown alley across from the Peabody Hotel. Vergos has produced a rub based on the seasoning from his father's original Greek chili recipe and the cajun flavorings he discovered on visits to New Orleans; that is a famous recipe for the barbeque restaurant. The restaurant reservations for party hall seated up to 8 to 275 customers with a variety of unique spaces to create your dinner more specific. Car parking is available for your convenience.

Price: Starts from $2.90

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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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5259 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119 Directions

Since 1984

BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Smoked Sausage Sandwich, BBQ Pork Shoulder Sandwich, BBQ Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Spaghetti, Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders, Fried Delta Catfish Platter, Pulled Pork Slider, Creamy Mac and Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Corn on the Cobb, Southern Green Beans & Seasoned French Fries

Corky's Ribs & BBQ is an authentic Downtown traditional barbeque restaurant. It has a warm and welcoming ambiance that can be provided to its respectable clients. Their teams are specialized in slow-cooked and Memphis-style barbecued meat and ribs. Corky's Ribs & BBQ menu based meat is exceptionally dense and smoky that includes all the favorites you would expect. Their experienced catering team will help you to pick out the perfect menu for groups. Dont forget to try their fantabulous half slab of ribs and brisket combo, BBQ nachos, smoked chicken Drummies, fried chicken Drummies, catfish nuggets, and BBQ smoked sausage. They are also serving in Brentwood, pigeon forge, Little Rock, and more locations.

Price: Starts from $3.80

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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri & Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm

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