BBQ joints are a dime a dozen in Memphis, which naturally means they cannot be all good. But, I find that BBQ preferences are so subjective that you just have to figure out which establishment makes your heart sing. Now, I haven't done an exhaustive search of the most notable spots in Memphis, but I know there are quite a few who vie for locals' favorites (my sister's number 1, Central BBQ, the Neelys of Food Network fame, Jim Neely's Interstate BBQ (he is Pat Neely's uncle) and on and on).
My go-to supplier of bbq deliciousness has been Germantown Commissary, a small shack located near railroad tracks (and yes, trains will pass by while you're eating and in Memphis, having to wait for a train to pass is a regular occurrence when driving). According to their website, the Commissary used to be a country store (I'm guessing like a general store) for over 90 years before it was purchased in 1981. So, that's a lot of history and the restaurant looks like it was frozen in time, which is one of its many charms.
Kinda love this horse artwork.
A full rack of ribs with charred bits. Very good.
Charles ordered the half rack ribs plate and really loved the baked beans.
My pulled pork plate. Pork was tender, fantastic and got a good dose of BBQ sauce (regular and hot, which are kept on the table). Their deviled eggs and coleslaw were spot-on.
The pork is life-affirming, the servers are warm and friendly, and the sweet tea comes in plastic cups with the saying "BBQ So Good Yull Slap Yo Mama." So, yeah, I love this place. And that's it for the Memphis posts! Back to your regular LA programming.
2290 Germantown Rd S
Germantown, TN 38138