Memphis black owned BBQ shop shares a unique history

The Bar-B-Q Shop wasn’t always in the spot in Midtown Memphis, TN. The restaurant used to be named Brady and Lil’s on South Parkway in Memphis. This restaurant was known for its BBQ spaghetti.

The Food Network named the Bar-B-Q shop one of the top five shops in the nation for the best BBQ. The network also named the restaurant an honorable mention to the top three BBQ restaurants in the nation.

Memphis may be known for BBQ but this particular shop is African American owned. The shop was owned by the Vernon family in Memphis and is still a popular BBQ shop to eat.  According to several reviews on Facebook customers agree that the food is good and the service is good. The restaurant received 4.6/5.0 stars on Facebook.

The restaurant still stands in Midtown Memphis on Madison Street.