The Best Pit-Smoked Barbecue

Welcome to Captain John’s Barbecue


One of the treasures of historic Collierville, Captain John’s Barbecue was established in 1981 and is proud to continue serving up the best old style, pit-smoked barbecue steeped in tradition with love for the community. A trip to Captain John’s is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Collierville today. Come on by for a meal or take home a family pack to enjoy.

Captain John’s Barbecue
106 US Highway 72 East
Collierville, TN 38017


Our Weekly Specials


Philly Cheesesteak Plate

Philly Cheesesteak with freshly sliced top sirloin steak, grilled onions and bell peppers. Includes your choice of two side orders plus a free drink



Jumbo Barbecue Sandwich Plate

Jumbo Barbecue Sandwich Plate. Includes jumbo barbecue sandwich, two side items of your choice, and a free drink



Barbecue Dinner Plate

Barbecue Dinner Plate. Includes three side orders and a drink



Hamburger Plate

Hamburger Plate. Juicy 5.2 oz burger dressed with choice of condiments plus two side orders and a drink.



Catfish Plate

Catfish (Friday only) with your choice of side orders and a drink.



Pitmaster’s Choice

Saturday’s special is the pitmaster’s choice. (Barbecue Nachos shown)



What People are Saying

“Tasty pork BBQ!”

“Tasty pork BBQ! The best crunchiest onion rings, perfectly fried, not oily. Same with the fries. And the seating area is really clean and well kept. Love the old advertising art on the walls. Good deals with daily specials too.”

Gina Lowers

“Catfish is AWESOME”

“I can go any day of the week and the staff is great. On Fridays it is catfish night and it is AWESOME. The restaurant staff is friendly and courteous. I will be back again and again and again.”

Courtney Shore

“BBQ Flavor is great”

“BBQ flavor is great. The portions are very generous. Family owned and run, and they are very kind. Same great experience over multiple visits.”


“Always excellent”

“I’ve never had a restaurant be so kind, they went out of their way to apologize for the longer wait (that really wasn’t bad) and the food is always excellent!”

Walter White

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 9:00pm

10:00am – 9:00pm

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