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Interstate Barbecue

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2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109
901-775-2304
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Underwhelmed

I went on a recommendation by a friend who had lived in Memphis for many years. I was pretty underwhelmed for the most part. I got ribs, which didn't have much smokey flavor or good texture. They tasted more like they had been cooked in a slow cooker than a smoker. The food was fine, but when... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Adam G
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Euless, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Down in Memphis for a business trip. Wanted to try some famous Memphis barbecue. Decided to try the Unterstate Barbecue. It was a Wednesday night. Place was empty. That should have been our first clue. Tried the large rib special. What a disappointment. Ribs were tender but lacked flavor sauce was horrible. Really disappointed. Would not go back

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Euless, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I went on a recommendation by a friend who had lived in Memphis for many years. I was pretty underwhelmed for the most part. I got ribs, which didn't have much smokey flavor or good texture. They tasted more like they had been cooked in a slow cooker than a smoker. The food was fine, but when you go to... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not sure what has happened but the food quality has become average compared to previous years of visiting this restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I expected the food to be great especially since it is a Neely establishment. The pulled pork was nothing special; it was huge but served on a tiny plate. The price is average and the food was nothing to even post on face book. The most exciting part was the pictures around the restaurant. The review is boring because the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I had wanted to visit after watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The food was decent, big portions, lots of fun people. I had some ribs and hot links and my gal had pulled pork sandwich. It was worth the trip.

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food was great! The employees were VERY friendly & helpful. They worked with u to get it the way we wanted it! Good atmosphere.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is OUTSTANDING you have to try a little of everything you can't go wrong. I will go there each and every time when I go back to Memphis.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tried rib tips and would have them again. Stopped on way to gulf vacation and close to interstate (duh!) nothing pretentious of this place just good BBQ, reasonable prices, and great staff. Take out area was bust the entire time we were there.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Away from Beale St. This has great ribs. The pork ribs were meaty and tasty and fell off the bones. The beef ribs were tasty as well. Great portions that come with beans and so so coleslaw. Service for take out not very effusive. in fact when we went the wrong way from the dining room to take out we... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Have made several trips to Memphis but Interstate is the one BBQ joint I had not made it (to). My buddy and I arrived about 9 pm during the week and it was not crowded. We were greeted warmly by the lady at the counter and seated in the dining area where so many famous people have visited for Jim... More 

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Additional Information about Interstate Barbecue

Address: 2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109
Phone Number: 901-775-2304
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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