Showboat Barbecue

Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Check back in the future for a full review. If you’d like to read more about it sooner, comment to let me know. Until then, don’t miss my Quick-Fire Guide below. Also check out full reviews and Quick-Fire Guides of other bbq restaurants from my BBQ Guide.

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Here are a few notes about the ‘que:


  • Ribs-Were sloppy tender as though they had been parboiled.
  • Shoulder-Was tender and moist, but maintained proper texture. It included some bits of bark, but I would’ve liked more.


  • Ribs-Lacked any discernable smoke flavor and was completely smothered in sauce.
  • Shoulder-Did have some decent smoke flavor, but I like more. The shoulder sandwich is similar to the one from Tops BBQ, only, not as good. Overall, I did enjoy the bbq sandwich though.

Sauce-Tangy style, similar to the one used by Tops BBQ, which is actually Blue Plate BBQ sauce, from the same company that makes Blue Plate mayonnaise.

Slaw-Was a finely chopped crunchy, sweet and tangy slaw that complimented the sandwich.

Barbecue Stew-Supposedly a recipe from 1900. I wasn’t impressed at all. My wife and I both felt that it was simply a doctored up can soup. And to be a bbq stew, it had no smoke flavor. I didn’t taste terrible, but for what it is marketed to be, it fell way short for us.

Thanks for visiting my Memphis bbq blog! Comments, rants, raves, disagreements and downright bbq feuds are welcome below. Tim ShirleyShowboat Barbecue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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