Slow Smokin' Since 1952

70+ years of Bar-B-Q in Memphis, Tennessee.

Since our humble beginnings in 1952, TOPS has been serving up mouthwatering, hickory-smoked goodness that has kept locals and visitors alike coming back for generations. Our commitment to quality, authenticity, and hospitality has made us a beloved staple in the Memphis community.

At TOPS, we take pride in our time-honored cooking methods and secret family recipes passed down through the years. Each cut of meat is carefully seasoned and slow-cooked on site with hickory wood, infusing it with that unmistakable Memphis flavor that barbecue enthusiasts crave. Whether you’re sinking your teeth into our famously delicious and juicy burgers, savoring the tangy goodness of our signature sauces, or enjoying a plate of our fall-off-the-bone ribs, every bite at TOPS is an experience worth savoring.

We aren't just about the food. We're also about the people.

Our team is dedicated to providing friendly service and creating a welcoming atmosphere where guests feel like part of the family. From our bustling dining rooms filled with the aroma of smoked meats to our convenient drive-thru and online ordering  services for those on the go, we strive to make every visit to TOPS Bar-B-Q a memorable one. Want tops at your next event? We cater!