Everything's Swine in Memphis
Trying to find the best Barbecue in Memphis? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Central BBQ, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like The Bar-B-Q Shop. We also help you find areas where Barbecue are prominent - the Midtown area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Memphis's best.
Local Expert Tip: "Barbecue joints in Memphis tend to close shop earlier than most other restaurants, so be sure to arrive at Central with plenty of time to enjoy your meal - by 8:30 most nights, as the restaurant closes at 9 daily."
Local Expert Tip: "The entrance is actually in the alley behind the address, just across Union from the Peabody. Don't be put off by this unconventional welcome to the 'Vous."
Local Expert Tip: "This is a cash-only spot, and your meal is best eaten in the sunshine, using the hood of your car as your dining table. "
Local Expert Tip: "The way to go may just be the full Monty, so to speak - the special, a giant plate of pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, spaghetti, beans, coleslaw and Texas toast."
Local Expert Tip: "Meats are available in bulk, and sides range from pint to gallon-sized - perfect for take away parties."
Local Expert Tip: "Arrive by 5 p.m. to avoid a wait, which can be lengthy on weekend evenings. "
Local Expert Tip: "Sweet Jim Neely is uncle to the more famous Neely's - Pat and Gina, co-owners of Neely's and Food Network stars."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't be put off by the decaying neighborhood - the restaurant is worth the trip. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you like what you eat, take comfort - you can ship Corky's home. Alternatively, you can now find franchise locations in Louisiana, Indiana, and Atlantic City -- and a homegrown outlet in the Memphis International Airport, near gate A23."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're lucky, you can check with the counter help and see if any skins are available; at $2 a pop, they're a delicious departure from the usual."