Top Choice Barbecue in Memphis

Payne's Bar-B-Q

We'd say this converted gas station has the best chopped-pork sandwich in town, but we don't want to have to fight anyone.
Top Choice Barbecue in East Nashville

Edley's Bar-B-Que

This barbecue joint, with its simple, down-home decor and some seriously great aromas wafting from the kitchen, is a Nashville staple. The pork platter is the obvious choice: meat that melts in your mouth and a pepp…
Barbecue in Memphis

Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous

Tucked in its own namesake alleyway off Monroe Ave, this subterranean institution sells an astonishing five tons of its exquisite dry-rubbed ribs weekly. The ribs don't come with any sauce, but the pork shoulder doe…
Barbecue in Memphis

Cozy Corner

Slouch in a torn vinyl booth and devour an entire barbecued Cornish game hen ($11.75), the house specialty at this pug-ugly cult favorite. Ribs and wings are spectacular too, and the fluffy, silken sweet-potato pie …
Barbecue in Memphis

Bar-B-Q Shop

Chopped pork on grilled Texas toast and barbecued spaghetti (just try it) are house favorites at this friendly neighborhood spot, whose spacious wooden booths are popular with families.
Barbecue in Downtown

Peg Leg Porker

This good-time Gulch addition serves affordable old school Memphis-style barbecue. It's pretty much pork ribs (wet with sauce or dry-rubbed) and succulent pulled pork, all smoked by a cancer-surviving BBQ lifer. Thi…
Barbecue in Franklin

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant

This Franklin institution serves up some of the best barbecue around. Order the BBQ platter for a classic 'meat and three', or for something lighter, try the sliders. Here mac 'n' cheese ain't no side – it's saved i…
Barbecue in Midtown

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

The redneck taco? It's barbecue stuffed in cornbread (called a hoe-cake) and topped with slaw and BBQ sauce. It's a beloved choice at this packed-tight hotspot where families and small groups crowd in for a pit-cook…