Despite rumors linking crock pots to black-magic rituals, barbecue remains the most mystifying of the Six Meat disciplines. Though 21st-century science remains unable to explain how barbecue's combo of sweet and savory can invoke ESP in some subjects, today's Groupon lets you take a shot at the most delicious of food riddles. For $7, you’ll get $15 worth of barbecue and drinks at Captain John's Barbecue.
Captain John's menu comes fully loaded with a selection of sauced wonders that will warm the heart of even the most callused barbecue veteran. The barbecue dinner plate, the belle of Captain John's Barbecue ball, comes loaded with either pork ($7.99) or beef ($8.29), tangy sauce, and coleslaw on a toasted bun with a side of barbecue beans and fries. Bone nibblers need look no further than the half-slab rib plate (complete with beans, slaw, potato salad, and a toasted bun, $11.95), while the smoked turkey leg ($6.39) is a rustic feast ideal for menacingly pointing at terrified peasants in the style of your favorite tyrannical 13th-century meat baron. Wash it all down with an apple- or peach-fired pie ($1.99), the only dessert clinically proven to combat post-barbecue depression, or, as it's known colloquially, the sauce-fits.
Shane Johnson, Captain John's owner and general meat maven, carries the torch of his parents Ron and Linda by embracing the old-style pit smoking they perfected. This style creates an abundance of crunchy bark while keeping the meat extremely tender and juicy. With a staff that includes people who've worked at Captain John's for nearly 30 years, the store's warm, friendly atmosphere is welcoming to large families, church groups, and amateur cryptozoology societies.
106 U.S. 72
Collierville, Tennessee 38017Get Directions