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“So good you don't need the sauce” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tom's BarBQ and Deli

Tom's BarBQ and Deli
4087 New Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118 (Quince - Oakhaven-Parkway PD)
(901) 365-6690
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Ranked #70 of 1,271 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Quince - Oakhaven-Parkway PD
Aurora, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“So good you don't need the sauce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We ate here today and LOVED IT! The smoked wings platter with macaroni salad and fries and rib tips with turnip greens and green beans were all just so damn good. The smoke and dry rub were extremely flavorful, so much you didn't even need any sauce — although that was good too. The sides were all great as well, especially the turnip greens which were on special today. The ribs and wings were seriously some of the best meat I've ever had. You order and pay up front and they bring the food to you. The staff were all cheerful and helpful. The desserts looked so good I went back for a slice of the red velvet cake with two sporks. This place is as good or better than advertised. Check it out.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southaven, Mississippi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tom's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's a hole in the wall of a restaurant with limited seating but they're working on that by enclosing the patio. The pulled pork is some of the best I've had in Memphis.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

What more can I say that hasn't been said. Found this place on Trip Advisor, it was just three miles from where we stopped for fuel. It was a bit chaotic behind the counter between the cooks and the cashier but it was all part of the experience. They were all nice to us and the food... well, absolutely delicious. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my husband had the beef brisket sandwich. Add Iced Tea and extra BBQ sauce from the table and we were 100% satisfied! Would recommend to all!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“If you have one meal to eat in memphis...this is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A humble spot off the beaten path that locals don't talk about as much-an out of town guest found it on Diners, Driver-ins and Dives' website. If you can get past the "divy" ambience you will find it a must have BBQ in Memphis. Had the beef ribs, chicken and hot links, all were tasty. As most places in the south the people were very friendly (when you initiate friendliness). The people at the next table couldn't rave enough about the ribs and the tips, everyone sitting in the restaurant were comparing dishes. They serve everything in to-go containers which just adds to the experience.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“My Favorite Memphis BBQ - Just go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Love, love, love this place. Evert time I visit or Pass through Memphis I stop here. Even if it is out of the way. EVERYTHING on the menu is yummy but my favorite it the large pulled pork sandwich with extra mild sauce on the side. I don't like slaw but I love their slaw on this sandwich and I will they would bottle and sale their sauce. Sooo good! The baby back ribs would be a close second with extra sauce on the side. They are know for their rib tips which are very good as well. They are fast and price is very reasonable. The owner is a super awesome guy named Adam and he has always been really friendly. If you meet him let him know if it is your first visit, he love to meet first timers. Yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Just go!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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