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Payne's

1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN - (901) 272-1523
Payne's is one of the great barbecue pits of Memphis, known for its "pig sandwich" of hacked up pork, judiciously sliced, piled into a bun with cool, crisp cole slaw. A magic combination!
84% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
pig sandwich
Barbecue Bologna

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When you order a pork shoulder sandwich at Payne's, a sufficient amount of meat is heated then vigorously chopped on a wooden block and piled on a bun mixed with your choice of hot or mild sauce. Atop the pork goes a layer of pickly-sweet slaw. The sandwich, available ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN
(901) 272-1523

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Payne's serves the classic Memphis barbecue sandwich: chopped meat mixed with sauce and topped with slaw.
"Payne's serves the classic Memphis barbecue sandwich: chopped meat mixed with sauce and topped with slaw."
Michael Stern





The wonderful cole slaw and bbq sauce sauce also star on the bologna sandwich.
"The wonderful cole slaw and bbq sauce sauce also star on the bologna sandwich."
Cliff Strutz


One of Memphis' premier pig sandwiches!
"One of Memphis' premier pig sandwiches!"
Cliff Strutz


Menu board.
"Menu board."
Cliff Strutz


I elicited chuckles from the staff while photographing the tip box.  But in my defense, how many look like a Christmas present and say 'everybody loves pig' on the side?
"I elicited chuckles from the staff while photographing the tip box. But in my defense, how many look like a Christmas present and say 'everybody loves pig' on the side?"
Cliff Strutz


Payne's interior is big and informal.  Just order your barbecue at the window and tote it yourself to a table.
"Payne's interior is big and informal. Just order your barbecue at the window and tote it yourself to a table."
Cliff Strutz


Payne's Bar-B-Q should be on your short list during any visit to Memphis.
"Payne's Bar-B-Q should be on your short list during any visit to Memphis."
Cliff Strutz



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