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A&R Bar-B-Que

1802 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN - (901) 774-7444
Just a few blocks north of Graceland, A&R is one of the greats, offering ribs (wet or dry), catfish dinner, hot tamales, meatballs on a stick (!), and that only-in-Memphis treat, barbecue spaghetti.
75% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Bologna Sandwich
Strawberry Cake
pig sandwich
ribs
bbq spaghetti
Ham Biscuit

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Correspondent Sdakin wrote us here at roadfood.com to say that the pulled pork sandwich at A&R is “simply the best in the USA.” As we drove up to the ramshackle smoke house a few blocks north of Graceland, we had very good vibes. All the signals were right: the parking ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1802 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN
(901) 774-7444

http://www.aandrbbq.com/

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
With slaw is the Memphis way to make a barbecue sandwich. It is an inspired combo, albeit unbelievably messy.
"With slaw is the Memphis way to make a barbecue sandwich. It is an inspired combo, albeit unbelievably messy."
Michael Stern





Lots of good-looking desserts are available, but the bright pink strawberry cake caught my eye.
"Lots of good-looking desserts are available, but the bright pink strawberry cake caught my eye."
Cliff Strutz


Take a slab of bologna, smoke it, grill it, and then add the slaw, and you have a delicious combo!
"Take a slab of bologna, smoke it, grill it, and then add the slaw, and you have a delicious combo!"
Gregg Pill


If you can eat it, Memphis cooks will barbecue it. Barbecue spaghetti is a fairly common side dish in many of the city's pork parlors.
"If you can eat it, Memphis cooks will barbecue it. Barbecue spaghetti is a fairly common side dish in many of the city's pork parlors."
Michael Stern


There is a soothing hush about so many barbecue restaurants: suitable ambience for the dreamy state of mind that good barbecue induces.
"There is a soothing hush about so many barbecue restaurants: suitable ambience for the dreamy state of mind that good barbecue induces."
Michael Stern


Having a clever motto bragging about your own food is always good form for a Southern BBQ parlor.
"Having a clever motto bragging about your own food is always good form for a Southern BBQ parlor. "
Cliff Strutz


Pictures of extraordinarily happy pigs frequently adorn the walls and signs of barbecue parlors throughout the south.
"Pictures of extraordinarily happy pigs frequently adorn the walls and signs of barbecue parlors throughout the south."
Michael Stern


If you are visiting Graceland, this restaurant, just north of Elvis's mansion, is a great place to stop for a real Memphis meal.
"If you are visiting Graceland, this restaurant, just north of Elvis's mansion, is a great place to stop for a real Memphis meal."
Michael Stern



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