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Tom's BarBQ and Deli

#165 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
#174 of 1,325 Places to Eat 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 - 8:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
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Don't let the outside fool you! Thanks to TripAdvisor, we found this place near the airport on one of our trips through Memphis. This is barbecue is the real deal. The ambience consists of a shed with some picnic tables. The staff is great, the food is better. Southern barbecue at its finest!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
neilm707
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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De Soto, Kansas
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Friendly service. Nice dry rub. Large menu. Rib tips was reason for visit. Sauce was very good but spicy was very spicy. Memphis bbq

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Can't believe triple d recommended it. Ribs tasted boiled not enough smoke or flavor. Potato salad so so, coleslaw really different (but my husband said it was the only thing worth eating). They put coleslaw on my sandwich the description didn't mention it and they didn't ask. We left there during a storm driving strange streets and don't know which... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We both had the pulled pork Sandwich today, the sandwich was pretty tasty but hard to tell because there was too much sauce. The bun was soggy because of the excess sauce. I would suggest getting food to go since the atmosphere was a dive and request the sauce on the side.

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MS
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've been in Memphis 5 years and enjoy BBQ all over the South and this is not BBQ. The ribs were nothing special and lacked flavor. In fact it was tasteless missing what you expect from BBQ-smoky goodness. My husband had the rib tips and they were completely over loaded with sauce and not in a good way. The sauce... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wow. I guess my second biggest mistake was coming here after going to Germantown Commissary and Central BBQ in the same week. My first biggest was coming here at all. The ribs were DRY DRY DRY. Almost no amount of sauce could have fixed it. To go along with the dryness was no flavor, I mean no spice or smoky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don't let the outside fool you! Thanks to TripAdvisor, we found this place near the airport on one of our trips through Memphis. This is barbecue is the real deal. The ambience consists of a shed with some picnic tables. The staff is great, the food is better. Southern barbecue at its finest!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is the first time we had tried a DDD recommendation. I had read the reviews so was prepared for the dining experience. I was not prepared for the food. Maybe I was thinking of beef tips, I didn't expect the rib tips to have bones in them. Maybe showing my nievate but I probably ate some bones before I... More 

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Regina, SK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went because we had seen this restaurant on DDD, and it didn't disappoint. We were unsure what to get for dinner and just ordered pork sandwiches. The young man behind the counter told us we can't come to Memphis from Canada and just have pork sandwiches. He made us up an amazing platter of shoulder, ribs, "Tennessee Round" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really nice people. Welcomed our unit with open arms and filled our stomachs with great food! If I come back to tennesee i will definately eat here!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So, I have heard about Tom's BBQ since I moved here from the old IloveMemphis blogger. She said: eat these rib tips. I finally went (it is literally on the border of Tenn and MIss, which isn't really far but seemed that way). And, I am going to go back because she also said the pork chop sandwich is amazing.... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?