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Heartbreaksoup

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Memphis on a Sunday Sat, 03/17/12 9:13 PM (permalink)
I'm sure Memphis has been covered and covered again and recovered here before, but before I start phoning every BBQ joint and rib shack in the city (and in West Memphis AR), can any of you good people tell me which of the great barbecue places around the town are open on Sundays?  I know that quite a few of the good ones aren't - the amazing Bar-B-Q Shop is not - but, sadly, Sunday will be the only day that I will have free on a forthcoming long weekend to go exploring and eating.  Any thoughts?
<message edited by Heartbreaksoup on Sun, 03/18/12 5:31 AM>
 
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    MetroplexJim

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    Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sat, 03/17/12 10:10 PM (permalink)
    Rendevous is closed Sundays.
     
    Corky's locations are open:  http://www.corkysmemphis.com/
     
    It's all tasty eatin'.
     
    #2
      blackirondude

      Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 1:04 AM (permalink)
      You can always go to Gus's Fried Chicken. 
       
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        Heartbreaksoup

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        Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 5:22 AM (permalink)
        Gus's is on the agenda for Saturday night, thanks.  I'm looking for BBQ on my day to explore.
         
        #4
          buffetbuster

          Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 10:54 AM (permalink)
          Unfortunately, my favorite Memphis bbq shop, Cozy Corner, is closed on Sunday.  But, I have eaten at A & R BBQ and Interstate BBQ on Sundays in the past.
           
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            Littleman

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            Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 12:07 PM (permalink)
            Marlowe's Restaurant and Ribs @ 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 901 - 332 - 4159.
            http://marlowesmemphis.com/
            Central BBQ @ 2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 9377.
            http://www.cbqmemphis.com/
            Germantown Commissary @ 2290 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. 901 - 754 - 5549.
            http://www.commissarybbq.com/
             
            Here's a couple that are open on Sunday.
             
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              Littleman

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              Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 12:14 PM (permalink)
              Interstate BBQ @ 2265 S. Third St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 775 - 2304.
              http://www.interstatebarbecue.com/
               
              Interstate's open for lunch on Sunday.
               
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                wanderingjew

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                Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 12:19 PM (permalink)
                I doubt that my favorite Memphis BBQ joint, Payne's is open on Sundays.

                I would avoid Rendezvous and Corky's any day of the week.
                 
                You might want to consider Coletta's  for BBQ Pizza- they are open on Sundays.
                 
                I really wanted to check out Central BBQ, hopefully I will have the opportunity next year when I plan to revisit Memphis & Mississippi
                 
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                  mbrookes

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                  Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 5:14 PM (permalink)
                  Let me know when you will be in Mississippi. Maybe we can get together.
                   
                   
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                    MilwFoodlovers

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                    Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 5:27 PM (permalink)
                    Littleman


                    Marlowe's Restaurant and Ribs @ 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 901 - 332 - 4159.
                    http://marlowesmemphis.com/
                    Central BBQ @ 2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 9377.
                    http://www.cbqmemphis.com/
                    Germantown Commissary @ 2290 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. 901 - 754 - 5549.
                    http://www.commissarybbq.com/

                    Here's a couple that are open on Sunday.

                    It took me several years to try it but the BBQ Bologna at Central BBQ is now a must for me.
                    I like the hot sauce and slaw on mine. If you were to get only one item, this wouldn't be it but if you are sampling a number of items, I'd say give it a try.
                    If you have time, the biscuits, grits, eggs and country ham at Bryants for breakfast is my idea of a good breakfast.
                    http://bryantsbreakfast.com/
                     
                    #10
                      blackirondude

                      Re:Memphis on a Sunday Sun, 03/18/12 6:29 PM (permalink)
                      Bryants and the Germantown Commissary are excellent recommendations.
                       
                       
                       
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                        Heartbreaksoup

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                        Re:Memphis on a Sunday Mon, 03/19/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
                        I appreciate all the suggestions!  I see that Leonard's, on Fox Plaza Drive, is also open Sundays for lunch.  They were on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Have any of y'all been there?
                         
                        Interstate and Colletta's I visited in 2010 and enjoyed them lots.  A&R is actually a great suggestion, as I wanted to go on that visit, but one of our hosts finds its home neighborhood (Elvis Presley Blvd) too sketchy for visiting.  No problem for me taking a lunch on my own, though.  BBQ bologna at Central also sounds good.  Thanks, everyone.  Hopefully, between Gus's on Saturday, all this BBQ on Sunday and Bryant's for breakfast on Monday, we'll climb our blog back from #25 on Urbanspoon Memphis closer to the city's top ten.
                         
                        Mbrookes, we're going to detour from I-22 over to Oxford and visit Phillips Grocery on our way up and then cut over to I-55; otherwise, we won't be in Mississippi long at all.  (It's a family reunion thayng, and the goal is to get to Memphis ASAP and maximize family time... not a *proper* road trip at all, y'see.)  This'll be the first Saturday in May.  Drop me a PM if you (or anybody else!)'d like to meet up!
                         
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                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Memphis on a Sunday Mon, 03/19/12 3:21 PM (permalink)
                          Heartbreaksoup-
                          Color me green with envy, it sounds like you are going to be doing some fabulous eating in Memphis.  Agreed, I have had no issues with going to A & R Bar-B-Q by myself.  Have a great time!
                           
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                            kevincad

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                            Re:Memphis on a Sunday Mon, 03/19/12 3:59 PM (permalink)
                            Heartbreaksoup


                            Gus's is on the agenda for Saturday night, thanks.  I'm looking for BBQ on my day to explore.


                            The Rendevous.
                             
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                              Heartbreaksoup

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                              Re:Memphis on a Sunday Wed, 05/9/12 3:07 PM (permalink)
                              Just to follow up, I did not make it to Bryant's, nor to Willie Mae's Rib Haus in West Memphis.  I even phoned on Saturday to confirm they would be open, and drove out to find them closed!
                               
                              We visited Leonard's, A&R and Central - not the original location, which had a line around the back of the building, but the second location, in an old Red Lobster on Summer(?) Avenue.   A&R was not bad at all, about as good as Interstate, I would say, and that bologna at Central really was something.  I enjoyed both!
                               
                               But Leonard's!  Holy anna, I had the "ribs & BBQ" combo with chopped pork and ribs, and that was a completely amazing meal.  Those might've been the best ribs that I've ever had, just perfect.  Plus, mustard slaw!!  This business opened in 1922, and the present owner, who became such in 1993, started working here fifty years ago.  Everybody should be singing this place's praises.
                               
                              Other joints visited: Gus's, Republic Coffee, Boscos, Beauty Shop and Gibson's Donuts, plus Ajax Diner in Oxford MS on the way up and Klingler's in Birmingham AL on the way back.  Quite a good trip, with many good meals.  Now for four long weeks stuck back home in Atlanta before we make our way back to Brunswick and SSI again for our next family trip.
                               
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                                wanderingjew

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                                Re:Memphis on a Sunday Wed, 05/9/12 3:20 PM (permalink)
                                Heartbreak Soup
                                 
                                I'm glad your Sunday wasn't a complete wash out
                                 
                                I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Leonard's. When I went there a few years ago with the glee club, I opted for the buffet- unfortunately it was one of the worst roadfood meals I've ever had. Big lesson- order off the menu and not the buffet.
                                 
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                                  mjsneddon

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                                  Re:Memphis on a Sunday Thu, 05/24/12 11:18 PM (permalink)
                                  Consider this additional votes for Interstate BBQ, Leonard's Pit BBQ and Gus's Fried Chicken.
                                   
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                                    MilwFoodlovers

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                                    Re:Memphis on a Sunday Fri, 05/25/12 9:02 AM (permalink)
                                    Heartbreaksoup,
                                    Thanks for the update.
                                    While many sings praises for my home town Milwaukee as a great Roadfood town (and it is), I think Memphis is one of the best I've visited for road food.
                                     
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