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One and Only BBQ

#27 of 1,206 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1779 Kirby Parkway, Suite 1A, Memphis, TN 38138
+1 901-751-3615
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was 9:30 on a weeknight and other restaurants were closed. Sometimes servers not happy at last minute guests but we were greeted by 3 people with smiles and welcomes. We were given samples of potato salad and banana pudding and the food was as great as the people working there. Loved the ribs and was order envy of the... More 

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Thank Lynda F
Germantown, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first glance, this place is a hole in the wall. The size is relatively small, and there's nothing special about the atmosphere. But then you taste the food...amazing! In a BBQ city full of recognizable names, this place is a gem. People should be be coming here in droves. Super kind management and personable, attentive employees. Love this place!... More 

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Thank Cheri S
jackson ms
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this based on reviews and it's nearness to our hotel. We went on a Saturday night and there was no wait. There are maybe 10 tables - most were 2-3 people. Lots of carry out business, too. You're right on top of other diners, but that's ok with us. We ordered a brisket plate, chicken tenders and pork... More 

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Thank LetsMaketheMostofIt
Hazelwood, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the locals go ! Best BBQ in Memphis, bar none ! I have made many trips to Memphis and I will NOT go back without a trip to The One and Only ! You have to try the BBQ bologna appetizer, it's the best thing ever ! Small place HUGE portions, friendly staff and BBQ that melts... More 

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2 Thank Chris J
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, unique BBQ experience. Memphis boasts some of the best wet and dry rub BBQ. However, their offering is unique because of their use of charcoal to cook the meats. The brisket is the best I've had in town. The staff was very friendly, including our waitress Jurnee Taylor. She put the cherry on top of our experience. They offer... More 

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Thank Brent P
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite of my daughter's family so they naturally wanted us to try it. Glad we did! The BBQ pork was outstanding - this from a Carolina BBQ fan. I had the pulled pork dinner with Texas toast, baked beans and coleslaw. Everything was scrumptious. After dinner we got a banana pudding to share and it was out... More 

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1 Thank Jim S
Bristol, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had family in from three states and wanted to do something new and different for barbecue. Read reviews and picked this place. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The best part however was our waitress , Jurnee! We had also read online how good she was ! Would recommend this place to anyone!!

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Spring, Texas
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live in Memphis a number of years ago. I don't get back often, but when I do, I MUST have BBQ. One and Only is new to me, but the Trip Advisor reviews and the proximity to our hotel led us to try it. David was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the Ribs and 3 meats... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter just got engaged and she wants some BBQ at her reception. Our wedding planner told me to try One & Only BBQ. My husband is a die hard Germantown Commissary man. I went straight from the meeting to One & Only BBQ on Kirby Parkway and ordered a pulled pork sandwich plate and the BBQ quesadilla to go.... More 

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Alan K, Owner at One and Only BBQ, responded to this review

I usually do not respond to great reviews such as yours but I had to take a minute to say, "you made our day". What a kind, beautiful review. We want to say thank you for taking the time to tell others how you enjoyed our product. Happy holidays! Sincerely, Alan Katzen Owner One & Only BBQ 901-219-5435 More 

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another Corp dinner. The Chicken is Smoked on the outside and as soon as you pull back the skin it is almost raw. I advised my co-worker that we could not eat this raw chicken it will make you ill. The Beans and Cole slaw has no FLAVOR at all.

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Thank ousleymary56
Alan K, Owner at One and Only BBQ, responded to this review

Hello ousleymary56, I apologize about your poor experience at One & Only BBQ. We guarantee our food and service. If you will send me your home or work address, I will gladly send your a giftcard, so you may return at our expense. Under-cooked chicken is not acceptable and we are disappointed in our performance. It is obvious from our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1779 Kirby Parkway, Suite 1A, Memphis, TN 38138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-751-3615
Description
Memphis Style barbecue restaurant with outdoor patio seating. Full service, dine-in or take-out, full catering and free delivery. Smoked meats including baby back ribs, pork shoulder, chicken, turkey, polish Kielbasa. Specialty BBQ items such as BBQ quesadilla, smoked drummies, chicken wings, BBQ pork or chicken nachos, fried pickles, BBQ bologna, hotdogs & hamburgers. Famous for Millie's house-made banana pudding and twice-baked potato salad! Excellent side dishes and desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?