Today I and my mother went to Memphis Barbecue Co. for the first time and for the most part it was okay but there was an issue. The issue started with our server Kirsten, when she took our sandwich order I made the statement "All burgers and sandwiches come with fries so for my side I'll.." She interrupted me and said "No, that's a side and you only get one side item".So I chose fries and mom chose BBQ beans, for our sandwiches mom ordered a regular Pulled Pork sandwich and I ordered the Memphis Burger which comes with 6oz. of pulled pork or sub for brisket, she never asked which one I wanted. When I got the check I noticed "Memphis Brisket Burger" was listed, that's not what I ordered but I was charged for the wrong item.No big deal, I brought this up with our server, I showed her the receipt, told her I didn't order the brisket and asked her to correct it. She said "Well they all come brisket now and that was the only option I found when I put in the order and the toothpick in the middle means its brisket". I showed her a picture of the menu on my phone where it was optional as a sub.She replied "Well our online menu isn't the same as the menu here" I told her "No, this is the Horn lake menu so its right" she paused for a moment, smiled and said "I'm sorry" and just stared at me, she didn't correct it like I asked nor did she offer to correct my check. So I paid and left.A few hours later I called the restaurant to ask them a few questions and tell them about my experience. The woman I talked to was named Jennifer.(Very nice, very helpful)First I asked if burgers and sandwiches are served with fries and a side or served with fries or a side of choice. I was told the latter, that's not made clear on the menu, most places give you two sides w/ a sandwich(even Tops BBQ). I was told fries are a "courtesy" and can be subbed for any side item and additional sides are extra. That's not a problem but again it needs to be made CLEAR on the menu and in PRINT. SERVED WITH FRIES OR ONE SIDE.Next I told her about the issue of being charged for the wrong item and how it wasn't corrected. I asked her how could I tell if I was served pork or brisket. She mentioned that it would have been marked with a toothpick w/ a colored flag and that all sandwiches have a "burger pick" in the middle(because their tall). I told her I only had the "burger pick" and no other tooth picks.Jennifer apologized for being charged for the wrong item and for my server not correcting it when I asked. She then asked for my contact info so the manager could call me tomorrow.In the end, good food, poorly drafted menu, bad service from the server but good customer service when I called the restaurant.
Good food and good service. Ribs and barbecue spaghetti was great. My daughter loved the donut burger. Friends say smoked wings are good.
Very good food. Prompt friendly service.
So, the restaurant was recommended as a local person's favorite. I grew up in Central Texas, and have an opinion about brisket. Skeptically, I tried it...WOW. Extremely good. The baby back ribs, dry, are the closest to what I make at home that I have ever eaten. When I took my GF, she said, "those are just like yours"! This IS my favorite BBQ place in Memphis. Not a big fan of their cole slaw or corn bread, but that;s just a style thing. I recommend this place to everyone! The service and atmosphere makes me a welcomed guest every time. Thanks y'all. Seriously.
best brisketgreat service. great atmosphere.
Excellent barbecue Memphis style! Great service, good prices, and great music
November 2008. We had to wait in line for our name, (4 of us), to be called so that says how busy they were. Our booth was clean and too the mens restroom. Dress for comfort, relaxed atmosphere, peanuts to munch on and throw shells on the floor if you wish. Had a prime rib which could not have been better. Service exceptional, professional and amiable. No complaints or negative comments. When I go back I will be prepared to provide a better critique.