5 spots for barbecue in DeSoto County

10 May / 2023

Barbecue is part of Southern culture, and the Mid-South is known to be a haven for ‘cue lovers. Whether you prefer brisket, pork, ribs or chicken, these spots in DeSoto County, Mississippi, are sure to satisfy.

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Memphis Barbecue Company - Horn Lake
Memphis Barbecue Company uses traditional Memphis-style cooking techniques and recipes. Owned by renowned pitmaster and TV starlet, Melissa Cookston, this spot delivers a welcoming atmosphere and delicious barbecue.

Central BBQ - Southaven
One of Silo Square’s newest restaurants, Central BBQ offers a variety. Think ribs, pulled pork and chicken and more. Loved by locals and tourists alike, its menu includes award-winning barbecue nachos made five different ways.

Tops BBQ - Southaven & Olive Branch
Since 1951, Tops BBQ has been serving Mid-Southerners quality products cooked the same way – with hardwood, charcoal and green hickory. Come for the mouth-watering, slow-cooked barbecue and stay for the fresh ground hamburgers, cheese fries and apple turnovers.

Corky’s - Olive Branch
In addition to ribs and beef brisket, Corky’s extensive menu features a range of downhome sides, such as baked beans, potato salad, mac and cheese and you guessed it – barbecue nachos! The lively atmosphere has an array of memorabilia on the walls and many televisions throughout the restaurant.

Old Style Bar-B-Q - Olive Branch
Founded in Olive Branch in 1976, Old Style Bar-B-Q serves all kinds of barbecue, plus Southern-inspired extras like turnip greens and baked potato salad. Guests can enjoy table service, order at the counter or hit the drive-thru.

From slow-smoked pork and tender brisket to fall-off-the-bone ribs and nachos galore, barbecue in DeSoto County is the real deal!