2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN | Directions 3813835.086388 -89.810197
Mon. - Thu. 8am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 8am - 9:30pm;Sun. 11am - 8pm
Neighborhoods: Germantown, Germantown P D
Good, but NOT the best – VERY crowded, very dirty. Food is average for BBQ. We recommend Corkeys or Interstate for a great Memphis dinner
An eating experience – This place is an eating experience; the crowded, rustic atmostphere's probably part of what contributes to the attraction. There have been 4 to 6 of us each visit and we have tried about everything and liked it all. My favorite is the pig fries--french fried sweet potatoes. My 30-something daughter's favorite is bar-b-que nachos of all things! The food is worth returning for. We ask to go here every time we visit our daughter and son-in-law since they took us there after their move to Memphis. The wait staff can be brusk, rude (?) as in don't say you don't want anything on your sandwich then ask for mustard or ketchup. No condiments are kept on the table and causes at least one waitress great consternation when you ask for them after your order comes.
What's all the fuss? – After all of the great things I heard about this place, I have to say I was a bit let down. As a Memphis native, I am very particular to BBQ especially IN the Memphis area. I had the 2 meat plate which came with a small slab of ribs and chopped BBQ. The ribs were not bad, but nothing to write home about either. The Chopped BBQ was mushy and rather tasteless. The service was quite rude and seemed bothered by any sort of request. The place is rather small - so when it begins to get busy, one begins to feel crammed in and pressured to hurry out. This place is wayyyy over-hyped! If you are visiting Memphis, avoid this place. Try Interstate BBQ, Payne's, or even Central BBQ. That is the real Memphis deal! And they are NICE people!
Good eats, but management was rude when we had an issue with our bill. They treated us pretty bad and it was an error on the part of our server.
Great food! Coconut Cream Pie is Amazing...the perfect end to a great meal! – Food here is great..no doubt. The smell when you walk in is wonderful and the place stays crowded. Crowds can be a negative thing, but not in a restaurant...they are doing something right if they keep the seats filled. My 5 year old loves going to eat there, so does my husband and so do I. We all win! There is something on the menu for everyone and you should go just for the experience if nothing else. The place feels like history must have happened there and the guests that frequent the place are all nice people. The Boss Man salad is wonderful, the sauce is great and the banana pudding is simply marvelous!
The only area of concern in this place is the inconsistent service we get. I saw another review about some of the wait staff being intimidating...I would have to agree. Even so, the ladies at the front counter are always gracious and courteous. Besides, there are always a few bad apples in the bunch.
good food, but the service is interesting.... – Food is always delic, but there are a few servers there that almost make me scared to ask for anything extra..... rough and tough.... certainly makes the experience less than enjoyable.
BBQ must eat – i work at a hotel in germantown and this is the only place i ever recomend for the guests to go. they always come in looking for "real memphis style BBQ" with teh idea that Corky's is that. this is a farce. if you are in the area, that is the tristate area, you simply must have this BBQ.
Long way for so-so BBQ. – Flew 1850 miles and drove 30 miles just to get ?so-so? BBQ. This place it rated as perhaps the ?Q? in Memphis but I didn?t see it. My lunch was pork ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were dry and hard; the silver skin on the backside was like tough paper. The pulled pork was very good and their sauces were on the upside as far a sauce goes. The sweet potato fries were a little too sweet with spice. Ok would I go back? No!
Loyal locals pack this cozy Old Germantown favorite for heaping servings of hickory-smoked barbecue. – The Scene
Tucked away behind the tracks, this glorified shed bustles with business lunchers treating out-of-town clients and locals greeting servers by name. Hanging lanterns offset the wooden plank walls covered with snapshots of Tennessee's finest. The help is full of "sweethearts," but short on time, so be prepared for prompt service and little else after the food arrives.
Standards that would do any Memphian proud (think pulled pork and delightfully crispy dry ribs) are smoked through the night and served with warm baked beans, crispy slaw and a deviled egg. The expansive menu is littered with standouts, including homemade Brunswick stew, tender doughy tamales and plump barbecue shrimp. But the real star is the sauce, served mild or hot. For dessert, banana pudding is served like Grandma used to make it--packed with banana chunks and whole Nilla Wafers.
Love the Texas Smoked Sausage – Ribs are the best, pulled pork excellent but my favorite is the smoked sausage sandwich! If in the area is a can't miss place! Fortunately my daughter and family live in Germantown and the Commissary is my first stop when there.
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