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Tom's BarBQ and Deli

#106 of 1,268 Restaurants in Memphis
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Quince - Oakhaven-Parkway PD
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4087 New Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 365-6690
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall with delicious bbq

We've been trying to hit some of the places on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives as we travel and first glance from the outside, I probably wouldn't have stopped had it not been for DDD. It's kind of in a neighborhood I wouldn't frequent, either. Setting aside all that, it really had some of the best bbq... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Yorkiemom19
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Manassas, Virginia
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Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on patrol, my partner and I again stopped at Tom's BarBQ. Despite the negative reviews from some others, the food is delicious. I haven't found one item that isn't good. The prices are typical and appropriate for the quality and amount of food that is served. Overall, delicious as usual. (PS... If you see police eating at any restaurant,... More 

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Thank Walter E
ANTIOCH
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to the owner constantly chastising his employees..... criticizing their work performance out loud and basically belittling them. A manager should not have harsh words to his employees in front of customers, it just sets a bad impression and a bad experience for the customers. With that being said..... the food experience is not the greatest either and very pricey....... More 

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Thank JEFFREY G
Manassas, Virginia
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223 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been trying to hit some of the places on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives as we travel and first glance from the outside, I probably wouldn't have stopped had it not been for DDD. It's kind of in a neighborhood I wouldn't frequent, either. Setting aside all that, it really had some of the best bbq we've had. It's... More 

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Thank Yorkiemom19
Grain Valley, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Don't be frightened by the neighborhood on your trip to Tom's BBQ. Probably not a place where most people would stop. However, the owner Adam and his staff are awesome. The baby back ribs are top notch. I have never had any better!

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Thank sandywE4799OF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

OMG!! The best bbq I have had. This place was featured on Diners, Drive-in and Dives. Just fabulous!

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Thank Melanie B
Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This place is located right in the heart of a commercial and distribution area in SE Memphis. The building is a former house and is nothing to look at as it is a dark and murky labyrinth, but that is not why people come the Tom's. The owner is very friendly and when he saw that I was from out... More 

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Thank Goatesians
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in Tom's BBQ for a bite with some coworkers, and we ordered the beef brisket, smoked wings, chicken tenders and fries.... Everything was very delicious and reasonably priced.... I have eaten here before and have always had excellent service and the food is awesome.

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Thank Walter E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The rib tips were cooked to perfection. Potato salad was great. The greens were the best I have ever had. Owner was very polite. Very fast lunch service.

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Thank Matthew P
Cordova, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday,after shopping the grand opening of tanger outlet mall n southaven miss.,decided to stop by Toms for lunch. I hadnt been there for many years. Would always pass it when it was a "quic shop and go grab a deli sandwich". Right at a busy 4 way stop,and this place stays steadily busy....WHY? The barbque sandwich was delicious and i... More 

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Thank famaddy
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Every time I pass thru I make a point to stop at Tom's! Good food! Good service. You won't be disappointed. I have stopped there 4 times in the past year. Always good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4087 New Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Quince - Oakhaven-Parkway PD
  • Neighborhood: Quince - Oakhaven-Parkway PD
  • Phone Number: (901) 365-6690

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?