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 is 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.
Our list is actually based on quite a bit of research, which means we've eaten multiple times at each of these barbecue restaurants. Everyone in the city tends to play favorites, meaning that they have a favorite barbecue joint for ribs, another for pulled pork sandwiches, maybe a third for the sausage and cheese plate - you get the idea.
So, you ask, how does yours truly fashion her list? Here we go: Central is my overall favorite, Payne's for the pulled pork sandwich, the Rendezvous for best atmosphere and sausage and cheese plate, Corky's for ribs. Truly, any dish at any one of the barbecue restaurants on this list will leave you wanting more.