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.
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.
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 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 knows everybody – probably because everybody loves Captain John’s! He’s working most of the time. Ask his about his hobbies, baseball and golf!
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!
SENIOR TEAM LEADER
Mickey has been with Captain Johns for over 24 years! Always friendly, and cares for the customer.
Abe always has a smile and ready to make your visit outstanding! This guy can swim almost like Michael Phelps … almost!
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 has a contagious smile and the warmest heart to match. She’ll make your day just saying hello!
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 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 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.
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.
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
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