Memphis Not Among Top 10 BBQ Joints

(Memphis) As summer rolls around, it is time to get down to business.

The barbecue business!

“That’s good stuff right there,” Jerre Lane said.

Besides music, Memphis is known for BBQ.

Our BBQ so good, even the royal princes had to check it out when they came to town.

Jim Neely, also known as Uncle Neely by his customers at Interstate Barbecue, said no one cooks the dish quite like Memphians.

“When they do a survey compiling, Memphis is always the BBQ capital,” Neely said.

Wait. Not so fast!

A new review by users put Tennessee at number five out of ten in the country.

To add insult to injury for many people who live in the Bluff City, no Memphis BBQ joints made the list of top restaurants in which to ‘pig out.’

“Wow. I don’t like that. I have to disagree with that,” Lane said.

Lane was more than shocked because he takes clients visiting from out of town to taste the BBQ all of the time, “The right sauce for it and the texture’s good.”

“We just know how to do it. We’ve probably been doing it a lot longer than most places,” Neely said.

According to, Georgia is the number one state to grab BBQ.

The website also lists Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas as the number one restaurant.

Neely said it must be a mistake, “You’d be surprised how everyday I got people coming in from all over the country that will tell me this is the best BBQ I’ve ever eaten in my life.”


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