Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Memphis

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Memphis

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Memphis on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#30. Pork With An Attitude

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 167 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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#29. Blues City Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (3,500 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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#28. Neely's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7209 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125-2149
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#27. Interstate Barbecue

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (547 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109-2566
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#26. Arnold's Bar-B-Que & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 337 Madison Ave Suite 2, Memphis, TN 38103-2727
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#25. Tops Bar-B-Q - Macon Rd

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 6130 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38134-7502
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#24. Pollard's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 4560 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-7108
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#23. Big Bill BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4101 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-5826
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#22. One & Only BBQ - Timber Creek

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 153 Timber Creek Drive, Memphis, TN 38018
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#21. Vernon's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3466 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-4332
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#20. Arnold's BBQ

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6721 E Shelby Dr, Memphis, TN 38141-7846
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#19. A&R Bar-B-Que LLC

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1802 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106-6951
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#18. Pig On Beale

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (864 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 167 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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#17. Elwood's Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (288 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4523 Summer Ave In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
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#16. Central BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6201 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-4714
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#15. The Rendezvous

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-2628
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#14. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (198 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2359 N Germantown Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38016
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#13. Payne's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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#12. Tom's Barbecue & Deli

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4087 New Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118-6016
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#11. Leonard's Pit Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5465 Fox Plz Dr, Memphis, TN 38115-1501
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#10. One & Only BBQ - Perkins Extd.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 567 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN 38117
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#9. Charles Vergos' Rendezvous

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (5,146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 52 S 2nd St Our front door and entrance is located on Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley, Memphis, TN 38103-2628
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#8. Central BBQ Summer

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (354 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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#7. Marlowe's Ribs & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,700 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-6407
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#6. One & Only BBQ - Kirby Pkwy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (393 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1779 Kirby Pkwy #1a, Memphis, TN 38138-3666
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#5. The BBQ Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (538 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2642
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#4. Central Bbq

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,504 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 147 E Butler Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4399
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#3. Central BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5507
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#2. Corky's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,529 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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#1. Cozy Corner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (455 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 735 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105-2033
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