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Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

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  • clb239
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    • Oct 2016
    • 693
    • Farmville, Va
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    Suggestions - Nashville - Memphis

    I am going to be traveling through Memphis and Nashville next month...Probably only one night in each city...looking for BBQ suggestions;

    Nashville I am considering Pat Martin's BBQ Joint

    Memphis I am considering Memphis BBQ Co. - I know it is just outside Memphis or The Rendezvous....

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...I will be pictures and comments from my travels...

  • Spacecase
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 126
    • Florida
    • Proud owner of: PK 360, 18 inch Weber Smokey Mountain, 22 inch Weber Kettle, Weber Jumbo Joe, Weber Smokey Joe, Weber E-310, and Rec Tec Trailblazer.

    It's not BBQ, but save room for a trip to Gus's in Memphis. http://gusfriedchicken.com/


    • clb239
      clb239 commented
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      Malcolm Reed mentioned Gus's on his podcast. Unfortunately my trip to Memphis will be extremely brief. i may go for some fried chicken to give me a break from BBQ.
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2875
    • Republic of Texas

    Nashville hit up Prince's Hot Chicken, and yes, you gotta hit Rendezvous!


    • clb239
      clb239 commented
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      Prince's or Hattie B's is on the list for some Hot Chicken...

    • texastweeter
      texastweeter commented
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      clb239 go with the original, Prince's. Do yourself a favor and go ahead an put the toilet paper in the freezer.
  • xaugievike
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 644
    • Chicagoland
    • Weber Genesis 300 series
      Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
      Weber Performer w/SNS
      Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
      Ooni Pro Pizza oven

    Nashville - Loveless Cafe. Thank me later.


    • clb239
      clb239 commented
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      This will likely be my B-Fast stop...the breakfast menu looks awesome...

    • grantgallagher
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      Second this. I was there with the wife in september. Biscuits are phenomenal.

    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      Loveless Cafe FTW!!
  • grantgallagher
    Club Member
    • Feb 2018
    • 974
    • NJ

    Trying to remember the name of the bbq place we hit up when i was there in spetember. I think it was jacks. I remember being disappointed. Also, dont even think about trying to go anywhere on broadway...its a zoo.


    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2216
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

      For Memphis, we really enjoyed Central BBQ. Rendezvous was pretty good, not great.


      • JonnyB
        Club Member
        • Feb 2016
        • 120
        • Clarksville, TN
        • JonnyB
          Old Country BBQ Pits Over and Under stick burner
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          Creator of Son of a Butcher Barbeque Apparel

        In Nashville, Martins and Peg Leg Porker are really good. Puckett's Grocery is good too, if you are in the downtown area. Jack's on Broadway was pretty good when I last had it, but that was several years ago. I'd rather walk around the corner and go to Puckett's now. Stay away from Jack's on Trinity Lane. There are also some good pop-up bbq places, Zilla's BBQ being one. You can find him on Instagram. If you want company, hit me up and I'll make the short drive down! lol
        In Memphis, I had Central BBQ but was not impressed. Maybe it was just an off day or it could have been the cockroach sitting on the windowsill next to me. But there are a ton of choices in Memphis, so throw a dart at the map. I go through Memphis on my way home to Texas, but I'm usually saving myself for the meat coma that starts when I hit Texarkana and continues all the way to Lubbock.


        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 3037
          • Tennessee

          I have had Central and Rendezvous, but it was some years ago. If memory serves, I liked Rendezvous a little better, but I didn't think either of them lived up to their reputations. Can't remember any others - I am usually visiting family, and I have some serious pitmasters in the Memphis branch of the family. Next time I am out there I will post some pics.


          • VideoWolf88
            Club Member
            • Mar 2018
            • 236
            • Rickman, TN
            • Charbroiled Tru Infrared gas grill
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Maverick digital thermometer

            If you're coming in on I-40 and need to stop in middle Tennessee, Moogies in Cookeville isn't a bad trip. Big fan of their fresh pork rinds.




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