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Tom's BarBQ and Deli

#74 of 1,288 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
One of the best pulled pork sanwiches ive ever had

I wanted some Memphis BBQ and happened to find this place. Saw it was a hole in the wall and all the truck drivers were stopping there. Really neat place, deli style ordering. Downside? No Mac & Cheese. Otherwise a HUGE menu with fair prices. The pulled pork was AMAZING!!!!! Some of the best ive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
DaysofThundr46
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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140 reviews 140 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I wanted some Memphis BBQ and happened to find this place. Saw it was a hole in the wall and all the truck drivers were stopping there. Really neat place, deli style ordering. Downside? No Mac & Cheese. Otherwise a HUGE menu with fair prices. The pulled pork was AMAZING!!!!! Some of the best ive ever had. Slaw & Sauce... More 

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped here after seeing it on Diners and Drive ins. Very close to our next stop which was Graceland so it was perfect for lunch. The portions are huge- the staff friendly- the food delicious. The prices were very reasonable. If your looking for classy dining this isn't it- if your looking for great, quick awesome food- here is your... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I heard about this place thru D,D & D, so had to give it a try as we drove thru Memphis. I've eaten ribs for over 50 years, and I have to say that I think these were the best I've ever had! The ribs were very meaty, and the meat was juicy, and fall-off-the-bone tender. The spice rub was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Co Workers told me about this spot and it's close to my job so I had to stop. Now once you park your car and walk in the door you find yourself staring at the face of Guy Fieri. You kind of have a little maze effect ie turning one corner and another and another before finding the HUGE menu... More 

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Willow Springs, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the 3rd BBQ Restaurant I have tried in Memphis (the others were Jim Neeleys Interstate BBQ and Charlie Vergos Rendevous)....although, TOMS was the best out of the three, it still wasn't very good. The rib tips were very bland and dry, the potato salad tasted like it came from a grocery store deli. The sauce is good, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Several BBQ foodies got together for a Memphis "BBQ crawl". We had an AWESOME time with Adam and his friendly, capable staff. Loved the food with a little Mediterranean flare! Some of the best variety and best cooked non-competition BBQ fare around! The smoked gyro was amazing! His hospitality can't be beat! Will definitely be back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Traveling across I-40 headed back east. Decided to check Guy Fiery ' s recommend for rib tips. Tom's was recommended. Went out of our way to get there. Definitely dive, however not a problem. Had the the "rib tips" more like rib jerky. Dry and tasteless, without sauce they would have been hard to swallow. Service was friendly and the... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I took the advise of TA and visited Tom's. The food was excellent. The ribs were done with a spicy rub and they had great flavor. You can tell these folks do BBQ the right way because you can taste the fire in the meat.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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154 reviews 154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Exactly what you would expect for a BBQ restaurant. Nothing fancy. Just straightforward. I recommend it for lunch if you are out by the Memphis Airport. Sandwich Combo with one side and a soft drink for under $8.00 is not bad. Sandwich and side come in a nice paper bag with your order written across the front of the bag.... More 

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Millington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I know when you read this if you are not from here you will say "I thought that place downtown in an alley way" is supposed to have the best ribs? Well I have lived in the Memphis area for over 20 years now, and by far Tom' has the most flavorful, tender ribs and BBQ around! They even have... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?