2022 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Memphis Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Memphis

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Memphis , presented in alphabetical order.

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Central BBQ
There’s often a line out the door at this local barbecue chain’s flagship store. See More
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Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous
Barbecue ribs at this famous spot richly deserve their international reputation. See More
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Corky's Bar-B-Q
Although the ambience is as casual as can be, the servers are decked out in crisp white shirts and bowties. See More
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Cozy Corner
This mom-and-pop joint pumps out big-flavor barbecue. See More
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Germantown Commissary
Classic Memphis-style ribs and pulled pork are served in this suburban country store-turned-barbecue shop. See More
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