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best BBQ in Memphis (besides rendevous)

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  1. It's definitely not rendezvous...

    My personal opinion:

    1) Central BBQ
    2) BBQ Shop
    3) Germantown Commissary
    4) Cozy Corner
    5) Payne's (sandwich only)
    6) Rendezvous (ribs and atmosphere; the pulled pork is pretty limp)

    I may be forgetting one, but I'm pretty solid with the top 4

    Worst:

    -Interstate BBQ (I can't understand how people like this place; the meat is drenched in so much sauce)

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    Central BBQ
    2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

    Cozy Corner Restaurant
    745 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105

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    1. re: klebb

      I agree with both you and Littleman- *but* Interstate is great, but you have to order the sauce on the side- then it is wonderful!

    2. The best BBQ in Memphis, TN can be found at A & R. BBQ Shop, Central, Rendezvous, Cozy Corner, Interstate, Neely's, One and Only and Payne's.

      A & R Bar B Que @ 1802 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 901 - 774 - 7444.

      http://www.aandrbbq.com/

      BBQ Shop @ 1782 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1277.

      http://www.dancingpigs.com/

      Central BBQ @ 2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 9377.

      Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous @ 52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 523 - 2746.

      http://www.hogsfly.com/

      Cozy Corner @ 745 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 9158.

      http://www.cozycornerbbq.com/

      Interstate BBQ @ 2265 S. Third St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 775 - 2304.

      http://www.interstatebarbecue.com/

      Neely's BBQ @ 670 Jefferson St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 521 - 9798.

      http://www.neelysbbq.com/

      One and Only BBQ @ 1779 Kirby Pkwy., Memphis, TN 901 - 751 - 3615.

      http://www.oneandonlybbq.com/

      Paynes BBQ @ 1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1523.

      The BBQ Shop and One and Only are my favorites but Payne's is famous for their pulled pork sandwich.

      Incidentally Interstate just reopened after a huge renovation.

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      Central BBQ
      2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

      Cozy Corner Restaurant
      745 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105

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        1. Payne's (for the sandwich), BBQ Shop, Central (for the ribs), A&R (for the sandwich), Cozy Corner - these are my favorites.

          I also found Interstate to be very over-rated.

          And I love BBQ Fest (have been there as both a spectator and on a cooking team), but one thing you should know about all competition BBQ is that unless you are a judge or you know someone on a team, you will NOT be sampling the barbecue, no matter how good it is! Still can be fun to watch, though.

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          Cozy Corner Restaurant
          745 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105