10 Memphis Barbecue Joints You Have to Visit

Each spring, more than 75,000 people descend on Memphis for the World Championship of Barbecue. We scoured the Grind City to find the most a

The Bar-B-Q Shop

Halfway between downtown and Midtown’s booming Overton Square district, you’ll find find the Bar-B-Q Shop. Drivers on Madison Avenue can’t miss its neon lights, which beckon BBQ fans to pull over and take a dive into the land of the "Dancing Pigs." Inside, visitors will find a bar filled with authentic, Memphis memorabilia.

What’s popular: Though the entire menu is worth sampling, the chopped pork sandwich is king at the Bar-B-Q Shop. Sandwiches here come wedged between slices of buttery Texas toast. Order like a Memphian and leave the slaw on your sandwich. Then, load it up with your choice of house-made sauces available by the bottle at your table.

Unique treats: Try the potato salad. The Bar-B-Q Shop serves up a sour cream-based potato salad that’s an unstoppable side when partnered with their homemade baked beans. Take notice: this Midtown cornerstone also serves up some of the best sweet tea in the South.

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