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Tom's BarBQ and Deli

#67 of 1,204 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 - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    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
Surprisingly Good BBQ!

I stopped at Tom's BBQ in West Memphis, AR about three years ago. I was on my way to Chicago from Little Rock so I didn't go all the way into Memphis but passed through West Memphis. I stopped at Tom's BBQ on I-55 just as a quick meal on the go. I was traveling alone so I didn't dine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
concorde9615 .
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stopped at Tom's BBQ in West Memphis, AR about three years ago. I was on my way to Chicago from Little Rock so I didn't go all the way into Memphis but passed through West Memphis. I stopped at Tom's BBQ on I-55 just as a quick meal on the go. I was traveling alone so I didn't dine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent ribs and BBQ. One of my favorites when I work in Southaven. Great atmosphere. I love their hot BBQ sauce. When you get close to Tom's the smell alone will make you stop and try it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This wasn't the closest bar-b-que place, but it was worth the adventure. The bar-b-que was outstanding. We shared sides until we were stuffed.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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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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?