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Interstate Barbecue

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2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Post Christmas Holiday

When you're in Memphis, you have a long list of great BBQ places to choose from. Unfortunately we tried this place first while on vacation. I'm sorry to say it wasn't that good. After reviewing the menu for a while, we opted to go with the Sampler Platter (Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Links, Beef... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Crown Point, Indiana
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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Interstate Barbecue on January 31, 2016. Should have known something was wrong. We got there at 1:00 on Sunday and there were maybe 10 people in the whole place. We got the sampler platter to share. There was plenty of food, but the BBQ was terrible. The ribs and meat were both dry and seemed to be old. The... More 

Thank Dianne A
Mount Vernon, Indiana
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been to Memphis in several years but every time I go I stop by Interstate for lunch. Food is good, but the there is not one person on the staff that is friendly. Most of the time they are down right rude.

Thank Jerry6004
Shawnee, Kansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Kansas City, I'm always looking for good BBQ when I'm traveling thru other known BBQ town. I've wanted to stop in this place for years and finally got the chance. I had brisket and pork and it was very good. They also had great fries and beans. It's not very flashy, but those are the kind of places... More 

Thank KCBeachDreamer
Crown Point, Indiana
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When you're in Memphis, you have a long list of great BBQ places to choose from. Unfortunately we tried this place first while on vacation. I'm sorry to say it wasn't that good. After reviewing the menu for a while, we opted to go with the Sampler Platter (Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Links, Beef Brisket, Pork Shoulder, B-B-Q Spaghetti, Beans,... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
Tomball, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We decided to try Interstate BBQ instead of Gus's Fried Chicken Oops BIG MISTAKE even though we have not been to Gus's we know we want be back to Interstate. The BBQ needs a lot of work, very tasteless and dry. #BBQ Grill Girl

Thank allikatpur42
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was introduced to Interstate BBQ over 30 years ago. It was the best then and still is today. Get there early for lunch.

Thank Clark H
Hodgenville, Kentucky
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Ordered Rib Tips, BBQ Chicken dinner and child's pulled pork sandwich. The portions were large and appetizing. The serving staff were courteous and friendly. Even though we arrived near closing, we were not rushed to order or to leave. The restaurant was clean with an inviting atmosphere. The prices were reasonable and I would return again.

Thank reconbiker
Hoover, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Best dry rub ribs I have ever eaten. The sides complement the meal and good desserts. I took 20 - 16 year old soccer players there and all came out full and happy. The selection of dry and wet ribs are great. Good sevice especially hitting the resturant about 30 minutes before closing.

Thank lemonbassett
Memphis, Tennessee
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great family owned BBQ restaurant! I have been going for years. Some of the best BBQ in a city known for BBQ. Beef ribs or Pork ribs so tender they fall off the bone!

Thank Steve R
Portage, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Was expecting a good BBQ meal and got just the opposite. Had the combo platter which is a little of everything they serve. Found all the meat to be extremely dry and no BBQ taste Service was lousy and all staff unfriendly. Never again.

Thank Paul H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-775-2304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?