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4 top spots for barbecue in Memphis

DWJ 2, | Photo: Rachel L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 07, 2019.

Got a hankering for barbecue?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue hot spots in Memphis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. DWJ 2

PHOTO: Brian L./YELP

Topping the list is DWJ 2, located at 2156 Young Ave. in Midtown. The Korean spot, which offers barbecue and more, is the highest-rated barbecue spot in Memphis, boasting four stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp.

2. Elwood's Shack

PHOTO: Tasjuaii M./YELP

Next up is East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire's Elwood's Shack, situated at 4523 Summer Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 610 reviews on Yelp, the traditional American spot, which offers sandwiches and barbecue, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Central BBQ

Photo: Ashley V./Yelp

Central BBQ, located at 147 E. Butler Ave., Downtown, is another top choice. Yelpers give the Southern spot, which offers barbecue and more, four stars out of 1,589 reviews.

4. B.B. King's Blues Club

Photo: Brittanny P./Yelp

B.B. King's Blues Club, a jazz, blues and performing arts spot that offers barbecue and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 795 Yelp reviews. Head over to 143 Beale St. to see for yourself.


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