Captain John's Team

The Captain John’s team knows good barbecue! Most of us have worked at Captain John’s for more than 20 years. With that experience, it’s a guarantee you’ll be greeted with a friendly face and the best barbecue in town. We look forward to seeing our regular customers and making new friends every day.

Our Story

Captain John’s Story

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.

Originally opened as Coleman’s BBQ in 1974, the name may have changed, but the way of doing things has stayed the same. When the restaurant was purchased by Ron and Linda Johnson over 25 years ago, they continued the old style pit-smoking their customers loved. Now operated by their son Shane, a trip to Captain John’s is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Collierville today.

Come on by! It’s a guarantee you’ll be greeted with a friendly face and the best barbecue in town.

Our Team

The Barbecue Team

The Captain John’s team knows good barbecue! Many of us have worked at Captain John’s for more than 20 years. With that experience, it’s a guarantee you’ll be greeted with a friendly face and the best barbecue in town. We look forward to seeing our regular customers and making new friends every day.

Linda Johnson
OWNER

Linda Johnson has owned Captain John’s for over 28 years! That’s a lot of delicious barbecue mixed with tradition and love that has become a treasure of Collierville.

Shane Johnson
MANAGER

Shane knows everybody – probably because everybody loves Captain John’s! He’s working most of the time. Ask his about his hobbies, baseball and golf!

Sandra
SENIOR TEAM LEADER

Sandra has been part of the Captain John’s team since 1992! Say hello when you come in and ask about her favorite barbecue story; she has some doozies!

Mickey
SENIOR TEAM LEADER

Mickey has been with Captain Johns for over 24 years! Always friendly, and cares for the customer.

Abe
ASSISTANT MANAGER

Abe always has a smile and ready to make your visit outstanding! This guy can swim almost like Michael Phelps … almost!

Robert
SENIOR PITMASTER

Robert has been working at Captain John’s since 2010. He cooks the shoulders, ribs, and beef brisket every day. Can you say – PITMASTER!

Claudia
MEAL PREP

Claudia has a contagious smile and the warmest heart to match. She’ll make your day just saying hello!

Damian
MEAL PREP

Damian tried to sneak away from the camera! He doesn’t look mischievous at all, does he? Oh, and Damian kinda likes fishing, just a little bit, or maybe a lot!

Randy
MEAL PREP

Randy is one of our newest team members. Say hello and ask him about skydiving. We’re not sure he actually knows anything about skydiving, but it would be an interesting conversation starter.

Verneda
MEAL PREP

Verneda has worked with us for over 17 years! She cooks the catfish on Fridays. We hear that she really knows how to bust a moove on her days off! We haven’t seen it yet; there’s simply not enough room around the catfish fryer.

Christen
DINING ROOM

You’ll almost certainly see Christen in the dining room around lunch time making sure everything is perfect for your visit. We think she has a secret talent for juggling bowling pins too.

Brianna
DINING ROOM

You’ll see Brianna in the dining room or working as cashier. Brianna is currently a student at the University of Memphis.

Hours of Operation

MON – THU
10:00am – 9:00pm

FRI - SAT
10:00am – 9:00pm

SUN
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