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Germantown Commissary

2290 S. Germantown, Germantown, TN - (901) 754-5540
Posted By Dan Murrell on 12/15/2013 8:21:00 AM
We have lived here a long time and had not visited the Commissary until recently. It was the first stop on a progressive birthday dinner. At each, we tried ribs and a pulled pork sandwich - and whatever else struck our collective fancy.

A whole rack of ribs does indeed cover the length of a long plate and they are tender, meaty, and delicious. The pulled pork sandwich is wonderful, especially with a mix of the two sauces. The sauce in the red bottle is actually hot and spicy, as promised. The onion rings, fresh out of the kitchen, are the best I have found in Memphis in over a decade. The BBQ salad must have had a pound of meat heaped on top of the greens. Good beans and slaw. Tamales are only average. Finally, the coconut pie is incredible - it is like a huge macaroon floating on whatever cream they use. Our server was one of two who make those pies; I got up to hug her and say thank you. The pie alone is worth a trip. The banana pudding was good, but next to the pie, it was a definite second choice. Prepare for a wait at the dinner hour. Otherwise, our experience has been that it won't be more than 10-15 minutes.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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An opulent version of the great Memphis pig sandwich: the mix of sauce and slaw is magic, and the texture of the pulled pork is heavenly.
"An opulent version of the great Memphis pig sandwich: the mix of sauce and slaw is magic, and the texture of the pulled pork is heavenly."
Michael Stern





Germantown is a deluxe area east of the city; its Commissary attracts customers from miles around.
"Germantown is a deluxe area east of the city; its Commissary attracts customers from miles around."
Michael Stern


A half-and-half plate, to go: a demi-slab of ribs atop pulled pork on the left. With beans in the foreground, cole slaw and a deviled egg at the upper right.
"A half-and-half plate, to go: a demi-slab of ribs atop pulled pork on the left. With beans in the foreground, cole slaw and a deviled egg at the upper right."
Michael Stern


The interior of the Commissary is is a happy-go-lucky hodgepodge of eclectic decor on barnboard walls.
"The interior of the Commissary is is a happy-go-lucky hodgepodge of eclectic decor on barnboard walls."
Michael Stern



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