The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Photo courtesy of Craig Thompson/Memphis Tourism
The Bar-B-Q ShopA classic Southern smokehouse, the Bar-B-Q Shop is reputedly where the Memphis specialty known as barbecue spaghetti was invented. Riffing on traditional spaghetti with meat sauce, the dish features a mountain of pasta topped with pulled pork and tangy barbecue sauce. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it, though there are also more traditional smoked meats, from dry ribs and beef brisket to decadent beef bologna, for the less adventurous. If you fall in love with a particular flavor, know that the Bar-B-Q Shop sells its rubs and sauces at several grocery stores around the region.