Located a short drive from Rhodes campus is the well-loved and always delicious Bar-B-Q Shop. I first visited there over parents weekend, and it’s a favorite for many Rhodes students, for good reason.
The walls are a lovely shade of pink, and the pig-themed decor was carefully selected to match the restaurant’s house barbecue sauce bottles, but what stands out to me as a vegetarian is their menu’s inclusion of a vegetarian BBQ sandwich! My expectations were low when I first ordered it, but it’s seriously awesome.
That being said, I can’t speak for their actual barbecue, but based on the reactions of my friends, I’d say it’s a pretty great. Besides, it sure beats my usual options at barbecue restaurants: grilled cheese or a strange combination of all the side dishes on the menu. :)
I’ve never personally tried it, but the Bar-B-Q Shop is also known for their Barbecue Spaghetti. Another bizarre BBQ favorite in Memphis? Barbecue Nachos from Central! But more on that later…