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Memphis Minnie's BBQ

Memphis Minnie's BBQ

BBQ Joint · Lower Haight
576 Haight St (at Steiner St), San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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Based on 281 votes

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    Jack H.
    "You get pulled pork and brisket, both are phenomenal."(23 Tips)
    Richard D.
    "other day get the Southern Star"(3 Tips)
    Michael A.
    "Wednesday is "Pastrami Wednesday" and the pastrami sandwich is terrific. But..."(2 Tips)
    Beau R.
    "For the best BBQ in SF check out Memphis Minnie's."(2 Tips)

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  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • Southern food
  • southern star
  • ribs
  • sandwiches
  • mac & cheese
  • fried chicken
  • pulled pork
  • casual
  • meats
  • banana pudding
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
  • cozy
  • sweet tea
  • burgers
  • cheese grits
  • cornbread
  • chili cheese fries
  • Hannah G.

    Great smoked pork, fried chicken, and sides!

    Hannah GM · 2 weeks ago
  • Vansi

    The brisket sandwich is good.

    Vansi · February 24
  • Bastian K.

    Yes, go for it!

    Bastian Koell · January 28
  • Pei 👻 W.

    Cute cozy joint on Haight St. Order the two-way combo barbecue with pork ribs and beef brisket, and finish with the banana pudding. Calorie overload, but who cares.

    Pei 👻 Wen · January 25
  • Clare

    The smoked fried chicken and cornbread muffins are great

    Clare · November 18, 2015
  • Chuck R.

    Just get the meat—don't bother with the sandwiches.

    Chuck Roslof · November 8, 2015
  • Efrén F.

    True, honest and authentic bbq place. The brisket sandwich was delicious, and the lady behind the counter was super friendly

    Efrén Fernández Abeledo · October 26, 2015
  • Thomas D.

    Beef brisket sandwich is amazing

    Thomas Donahoe · October 24, 2015
  • Amanda A.

    Tender meat with great mustard and sweet sauces. The mac and cheese is incredibly rich and creamy - mmm.

    Amanda Appiarius · October 20, 2015
  • Dave C.

    The roast pork outshines the brisket

    Dave Cummings · September 22, 2015
  • Ashi S.

    I don't know about their BBQ but it's definitely the best fried chicken I've ever had.

    Ashi Soni · July 19, 2015
  • Tori R.

    Great the grit sticks but everything is good you cant go wrong!

    Tori Radcliffe · July 18, 2015
  • Bflyy 0.

    Rib tips and Tom's fine ass!

    Bflyy 007 · July 15, 2015
  • Nancy T.

    When I went they had a special combo that came with sides and easily fed two people.

    Nancy Tran · July 7, 2015
  • Brian L.

    Mix vinegar and spicy sauces for a flavor blast.

    Brian Longtin · February 14, 2015
  • SFGate

    The brisket is fantastic at this casual "cue" house. The pulled pork is delicious, as is the killer banana pudding. Read more

    SFGate · January 28, 2015
  • Josh P.

    Double mac and cheese is the only way to go

    Josh Pyles · November 16, 2014
  • Carlos A.

    St Louis style ribs are amazing!!

    Carlos Andrade · October 18, 2014
  • Ian B.

    Amazing brisket and sauces

    Ian Barber · October 1, 2014
  • Hilary S.

    Delicious beef brisket sandwich. Skip the sauces--the meat is so good, you don't need them!

    Hilary Stone · August 28, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chef David Bazirgan eats here on his nights off. He loves the Two-way combo barbecue. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Raj S.

    Beef brisket. Side of Mac and cheese. Cole slaw. Pulled pork is one of the best this side of the Mississippi.

    Raj S. · August 17, 2014
  • SFist

    Arm yourself with a six-pack of regional sauces and you can tweak your meat to your preferred temperature or hometown style. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • Thrillist

    Home to one of 2013's best sandwiches in SF, this Memphis-style BBQ spot focuses on dry rubbed meat and BBQ sandwiches. They offer fantastic sauces like the mustard-based South Carolina-style sauce. Read more

    Thrillist · May 21, 2014
  • Nick R.

    bad. it's bad. it tastes bad when you eat it.

    Nick Robinson · April 11, 2014
  • Luc H.

    Just combine all sauces. It's the best

    Luc Hancock · January 6, 2014
  • Peter K.

    I'd say something about the food but the people who work here are so nice, the tip should really be for them. So leave a tip.

    Peter Kazanjy · December 13, 2013
  • Hao L.

    Smokey Mountain wings

    Hao Le · August 25, 2013
  • Asinine D.

    Best brisket I ever had the honour to meat

    Asinine Duplicity · July 31, 2013
  • Eric P.

    Fried chicken on Saturday. 4 pieces and 4 BBQ sauces. A fried chicken bouquet.

    Eric Pan · June 23, 2013
  • Jeremy K.

    As a southerner who was born and raised in the South. This is the closest to the real deal BBQ you will find in SF! Also the carry mustard BBQ sauce! A+++ in my book.

    Jeremy Kneessi · June 23, 2013
  • Jeff W.

    Two meat platter with greens and Mac and cheese. 4 types of sauce on the table. Must mix BBQ and spicy.

    Jeff Weinstein · April 4, 2013
  • Ann O.

    They make the best Southern fried chicken I've ever had, but it's only available on Saturdays!

    Ann Oyama · March 6, 2013
  • Aaron D.

    Order the beef brisket plate and sample each of the different sauces.

    Aaron Draczynski · February 21, 2013
  • Seth H.

    One of the cooks is kind of an asshole. Was a bigger guy. He seems like he could be the owner. Didn't care much for the BBQ either.

    Seth Hall · January 16, 2013
  • Ambere S.

    Now closed on Mondays for lunch :'(

    Ambere StDenis · June 25, 2012
  • Nick B.

    Best BBQ in SF. If it's your first time here, get the Southern Star with slaw and try all the sauces.

    Nick Baum · June 21, 2012
  • Andy S.

    Get a pound or a half of brisket, they'll give you sauce but honestly, you won't need it.

    Andy Smith · May 20, 2012
  • Ann O.

    Oh and get the mac & cheese side!

    Ann Oyama · March 9, 2012
  • Ann O.

    The best Texas Beef Brisket in SF!

    Ann Oyama · March 9, 2012
  • Brett K.

    Call ahead to see of they have Beef Ribs since they literally run out of them daily.

    Brett Kaufman · February 22, 2012
  • Dina B.

    Best mac n cheese ever.

    Dina B · February 19, 2012
  • Sam B.

    The Tuesday Texas Cheese Steak is FAN-tastic!

    Sam Bear · February 15, 2012
  • Jeremy J.

    Try the Tri-Tip And Beef Briscuit Combo Plate - Awesome (by SF standards anyway)!! Wouldn't expect anything less...

    Jeremy Johnstone · February 12, 2012
  • Juan Camilo R.

    Order the Minnie's taster to share among 2 or even 3 if not super hungry

    Juan Camilo Ruiz · January 23, 2012
  • Scuba S.

    How can y'all be a BBQ place and NOT have BBQ baked beans?! Take the Memphis part outa the name until y'all service some southern BBQ. Other than that everything else is SOLID!

    Scuba Steve · January 20, 2012
  • Niall M.

    12/03 perfect bbq for a faux winter day..:-)

    Niall Murphy · December 3, 2011
  • Scoutmob

    Memphis Minnie's says no to gas and electricity when it comes to their BBQ. Everything is cooked over white oak.

    Scoutmob · November 28, 2011
  • John C.

    Btw the brisket is oven roasted as per the employee 's statement. Big Nate's is worth the drive

    John Cannon · November 7, 2011
  • Joshua S.

    For the love of god people, stop sitting down before you've ordered. Not fair. Not all of us bring company.

    Joshua Slayton · October 2, 2011
  • LeO S.

    The girl working here is foine!!

    LeO Sunga · September 23, 2011
  • Rob W.

    Don't resist the up-sell of Southern smoked fried chicken special ;)

    Rob Wills · September 18, 2011
  • Richard D.

    Don't miss the Reuben when it's on special, any other day get the Southern Star .... THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!

    Richard Davis · September 10, 2011
  • Sha A.

    great BBQ. fantastic beef brisket. awesome sauces on the table to soak up the meat in .... yum.

    Sha Akbar · September 10, 2011
  • David K.

    Get the chili cheese fries.... They might be laced with crack because I was full 10 minutes ago and I am still eating them

    David Kellerman · September 10, 2011
  • jason m.

    It is hard not to overeat here - the combos are tempting and the portions are large.

    jason moore · August 28, 2011
  • Courtney J.

    Great Southern BBQ! Not everything on the menu is always available, so have a few choices ready. Read more

    Courtney James · August 23, 2011
  • has a BBQ flair so the stop in SF is Memphis Minnies. You'll find lots of options such as their tasty Memphis ribs. They also pair BBQ with sake! More at · August 22, 2011
  • Xian X.

    Beef brisket yummmmmm & ask for the cheese grits if you're lucky! Om nommmm

    Xian Xian · August 17, 2011
  • Kristin K.

    Best Fried Chicken in TOWN but they only serve it on Saturdays. Smoked and fried in the Haight. Perfect.

    Kristin Kramer · August 13, 2011
  • Peter W.

    I got my sticker! It's sooooo sick!!

    Peter Walters · July 29, 2011
  • Leilani C.

    First time here - place was packed and everyone devouring - a great sign for a great food experience. Ask for a great recommendation at the counter, and you shall receive!! Read more

    Leilani Carrara · July 11, 2011
  • The Feast

    Barbecue lovers gather here for fall-apart brisket, ribs, and juicy fried chicken with classic sides like mac and cheese and potato salad. But don't miss the BBQ pork egg rolls. Read more

    The Feast · June 13, 2011
  • Jonah H.

    Best burger in the lower haight

    Jonah Horowitz · May 22, 2011
  • Alec H.

    Okay try anything - but the beef ribs go quick

    Alec H · April 18, 2011
  • Jack H.

    If it's your first time there you can't miss with the Southern Star and a sweet tea. You get pulled pork and brisket, both are phenomenal.

    Jack Hogan · March 3, 2011
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST BARBECUE

    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
  • AskMen

    Not to be schizophrenic about it, but there’s a time for laughter, a time for crying, a time for vegetarian food, and a time for Texas beef brisket that’s been smoked for 18 hours. Don't miss out. Read more

    AskMen · February 10, 2011
  • Derek W.

    Monday special: Brisket cheesesteak! For realz!

    Derek Wolfgram · January 31, 2011
  • Happychingchi G.

    I like the Rib Tip. Also the chili

    Happychingchi GYRH · December 30, 2010
  • Haighteration

    Anchor Steam on tap. Ummm, Anchor and ribs. -Josh K.

    Haighteration · November 21, 2010
  • Gloria K.

    can't wait to go back! their homestyle sauces are super yummy! Tried the Pulled Pork sammy with baked beans...delicious!

    Gloria Kobow-Garner · July 13, 2010
  • Sosia B.

    Banana pudding. Yum!

    Sosia Bert · March 20, 2010
  • Michael A.

    Wednesday is "Pastrami Wednesday" and the pastrami sandwich is terrific. But even better is the pastrami Reuben, incredible. Only on Wednesdays.

    Michael Alderete · March 9, 2010
  • Beau R.

    For the best BBQ in SF check out Memphis Minnie's. Love this place. Read more

    Beau Roberts · February 9, 2010
  • Andrew G.

    Brisket is always great. Mac & cheese & coleslaw are the ultimate sides. For non-beef & pork folks, fish sandwich is tasty.

    Andrew Gomez · January 16, 2010
  • Bryce B.

    It's all about the North Carolina Vinegar BBQ sauce on delicious pig. Oh pig, why are you so delicious?

    Bryce Byerley · November 24, 2009
  • Tim B.

    Hanging out w/ BBQ & Brew (Strategy Session)

    Tim Bryan · September 28, 2009
  • Roman N.

    Get the pork ribs here. They come right off the bone. Also, the best honey mustard sauce in the world.

    Roman Nurik · August 10, 2009
  • Glenda B.

    Wednesday is pastrami day!

    Glenda B 🙌 · July 10, 2009
  • jon l.

    try out pastrami wednesdays

    jon lorenz · June 8, 2009
  • Jonathan P.

    14. Beef brisket at Memphis Minnie's (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die |

    Jonathan Paull · May 21, 2009
  • Chris H.

    BBQ & sake! Don't miss the sausage either.

    Chris Heathcote · April 8, 2009
  • Leonardo R.

    Las mejores hamburguesas que he probado en mi vida! Las sirven con una salsa riquísima y las papas son excelentes! Yo la pedí para llevar y subí 3 cuadras y la comí con la vista de las alamo square

    Leonardo Rodriguez · October 8, 2015
  • Enrico P.

    Ottimo chili, clima amichevole. Piatti di carne grigliata buoni ma non speciali.

    Enrico Ponta · November 10, 2012

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