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Tom's BarBQ and Deli

#81 of 1,282 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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Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BBQ crawl

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Julie P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were very disappointed in the food here. Had baby back ribs.... very very dry with no flavor. My husband had beef nachos made from brisket which tasted NOTHING like brisket. Owner hollered at one of his employees... in front of all his customers. Very embarrassing to all on there. Bad experience. I would not recommend this place.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Toms is a little hole in the wall off of Getwell road. The brisket is to die for - and I don't even like brisket regularly. They have been featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives for their Rib Tips. The staff remembers you and always offers a smile. I am sure to stop by whenever in the area.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had the Jumbo BBQ Pork sandwich with slaw on it with Onion Rings and a fountain drink all you want . The bbq was very tasty and I was full as a tick on a coon dog afterwards. The order was processed very quickly and the folks were very friendly. for under 10 bucks it was well worth it.... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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134 reviews 134 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything was great, the wife had the brisket and I had the rib tips. In addition we shared a fried bologna sandwich. Great eats and this will be a must stop every time that we are in Memphis! Don't let this great tasting BBQ pass you up! It's a must try!

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Ellabell, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm a huge fan of local restaurants (and McDonald's, but that's only when TripAdvisor asks me if I visited one), so finding this hole in the wall restaurant was awesome. My wife loved the place by default, as she saw it on 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,' which I'm pretty sure is where they get the bulk of their business from.... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?