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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loaded dice speed shop, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. loaded dice speed shop
    Joined: Aug 20, 2010
    Posts: 16

    loaded dice speed shop

    making a trip to southern Ill and passing though Memphis this weekend be there on fri going to see Graceland , just wondering anyone had any favorite bbq places to eat in Memphis.
  2. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    Downtown at the Rendezvous is always good...Bring lots of ammo, though.
  3. X2...

    ...then make your way to Gus's Famous Fried Chicken for dessert (order fried chicken).

  4. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    Interstate BBQ is damn fine. BBQ sandwich with coleslaw o it. Memphis style sandwich if i recall.

  5. injunjoes
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 236


    Central bbq or rendezvous
  6. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    Another vote for Rendezvous. Interstate is good, too. Heck, I was in Memphis for a week one time and ate at a different BBQ restaurant for lunch and supper every day and it was all good.
  7. hotrodpodo
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,301


    Check out Sun Studio as well if you have the time. Very cool!:cool:
  8. Kickstarter
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 704

    from NC

    Tops and, Captain Johns bbq in Collierville, just down 385. There is also the Metal Museum down town by the river.
  9. whid
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 452


    lenards bbq,down the street from graceland was very cant leave without trying the smoked baloney sandwhich from interstate bbq.....good stuff..........dave
  10. druids62
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 188


    There is a really good rib joint about a block to the rear of the Peabody Hotel. Both the service and ribs are quite good. I can't remember the name of the place put it oozes with character. ( that's means that it looks like a "greasey spoon" but the food and entertainment is exceptional) I do believe the BB King blues bar is across the street. I wish I could remember the name of the street!?! Anything dripping in "Corkys" bbq sauce keeps me grinning!:)
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  11. WildWilly68
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
    Posts: 1,724


    Rendezvous is good if you like dry-rub ribs. Pig on Beale (Beale St. ) is a good one too.
  12. kingfishhotrods
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 202


    The BBQ Shop on Madison ave, Jim Neeley's in Jefferson, Cozy Corner on North Parkway. i'm not much into Rendezvous and Corky's. these are sort of the tourist places. if your are here on thursday night go to the corner of Stage rd./Kirby Whitten. there are usually 100 or so cars. this is the thing to do on thursdays.
    and by the way, welcome to memphis
  13. If you're going into southern Illinios on I-57, make sure you fill up with gas before you cross the Mississippi River. After crossing the river, watch your speed, county and state boys with plenty of paper to write on.
  14. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079


    Tom's BBQ treated us like royalty when we stopped in last fall. Highly recommended...

    If your interested in early Rock-n-Roll....don't forget to check out Sun Recording Studio.... its alot more "real" then graceland

    also, can't forget A&R
    they also treated us very well, we ended up eating there about 5 times during our visit to memphis...
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  15. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249


    The original owner of the Rendezvous died a couple of months ago and the place has really went down hill in service and taste since then.
  16. NVRA #84
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 361

    NVRA #84

    Beale St.
  17. loaded dice speed shop
    Joined: Aug 20, 2010
    Posts: 16

    loaded dice speed shop

    thanks guys for all the replies, heading out tomorrow . I can not believe I forgot about where it all started SUN RECORDS THANKS FOR REMINDING ME! Thanks also for the smoky update patrick2965! thankyou
  18. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    I'l throw in with The Rendezvous crowd. The dry rub is so good I ordered two dinners. The service has been terrific each time we've been.

    Somebody dissin' Graceland? Shame. Great place to pay your respects. Get off of Beale and ask the locals where to eat. They'll steer you right. Have a great time.

  19. Graceland is the world's longest-running funeral.

    Tacky as hell. You gotta go see it.

  20. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 559

    "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
    from Tampa, FL

    ^^^^^^^^^^ Im going there saturday for my first time. Its one of those bucket list type of things. I have to go to Graceland before i die. Love the avatar too...that girl makes me want to punch shit....ajhaha awesome
  21. loaded dice speed shop
    Joined: Aug 20, 2010
    Posts: 16

    loaded dice speed shop

    well went Graceland it was worth it was tacky but something worth seeing and the cars were great! we ate at Rendezvous it was fantastic and service was alright. drove by Sun Records did not have time to go in (next time), thanks for all input. O ya forgot the police all over I-57 so thanks for the info , no tickets this time!
  22. You went to Graceland, ate at the Rendezvous, & didn't get shot.

    A trip to Memphis doesn't get much better.


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