Venue Info

Known For

BBQ

Dating back to 1922, when Leonard Heuberger opened a restaurant called Leonard's Lunch, Leonard's is the oldest surviving name in Memphis barbecue. Serving coleslaw on pulled pork sandwiches is a universal Memphis tradition that began there. And the restaurant has some of the best ribs in the city, including the delicious Leonard's dry rub, a classic paprika and chili powder-heavy rendition without all the sugar that overpowers a lot of modern rubs.

Memphis

Leonard's Pit Barbecue

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Dating back to 1922, when Leonard Heuberger opened a restaurant called Leonard's Lunch, Leonard's is the oldest surviving name in Memphis barbecue. Serving coleslaw on pulled pork sandwiches is a universal Memphis tradition that began there. And the restaurant has some of the best ribs in the city, including the delicious Leonard's dry rub, a classic paprika and chili powder-heavy rendition without all the sugar that overpowers a lot of modern rubs.