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Payne's Bar-B-Que

1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
+1 901-272-1523
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in town looking for a new place to grab some bbq, usually we go to Central, so we ventured out. It’s was a no frills place, can sodas and limited options for sides. It was okay, glad we tried something new, but probably wouldn’t...More

Thank Arachne44
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this renowned memphis hidden gem; it did not disappoint! Amazing mustard slaw is unique in Memphis, & I could not get enough. Both sandwich & plate options (chopped pork) are huge portions & very reasonably priced. Thin sauce is unusual...More

Thank 737openroad
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Never tried their smoked sausage before, and it was delicious! But be prepared to eat it with a knife & fork b/c the bun can't keep up. The pull pork/chopped pork is always a winner too. Must admit though. It wouldn't hurt too much if...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Drove over from Hot Springs, AR en route to Minneapolis. 3 hours in a driving rainstorm, but it was worth it. The pork and slaw sandwich (2 of them cost us $10.50) is, IMHO, not simply the best sandwich in America but also the best...More

1  Thank jetsly
Reviewed 3 November 2017

You will not find a less curb-friendly barbecue place in Memphis, or at least, not one you want to visit. It doesn't look like much, a plain cinderblock building with a few signs. There are only two that matter, the big one up top. PAYNE'S,...More

5  Thank Cotty C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a little hole in the wall BBQ joint. No frills in decor but it’s clean, the staff is friendly and the BBQ is super tasty. The chopped pork is the best. There are also kid friendly options like hot dogs.

1  Thank TheTravelerSees
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Ribs were great. Beans were really good. I never had mustard slaw before. It was good too. It was an old garage, but the ribs were good.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a native Memphian. Quite an experience of Memphis style bbq in this old garage with bullet impact in the front window, remodeled with smoker inside. Got the ribs. Nice little burnt pieces enhance the texture. Nice smoke and vinegar based sauce. Beans made...More

1  Thank Frenchhoosier
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Enjoyed my Memphis BBQ pulled prok dish, no frills, just good solid food. Excellent coleslaw and beans as sides, big portion. Basic restaurant, many locals but friendly to visitors!

1  Thank TGSA
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The place is a dive! But the chopped pork sandwich is soooo tasty! The price is reasonable and the service was friendly! A great stop after visiting Graceland, perhaps?

1  Thank Wolveslad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-1523
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