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.