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Interstate Barbecue

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2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109-2566
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After hearing about this place on Food Network and the Travel channel, I was looking for some great BBQ but end up with nothing more than average BBQ. Ordered the sampler plate so I could try everything (pulled pork, beef and pork ribs, hot links and brisket). The best thing on the plate was the hot link. The rest of... More 

Thank pxalpha97
Fort Worth, TX
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a good meal. I tried the pulled pork and ribs. Both were drenched in a sauce that was way too sweet. The beans had the same issue...almost like candy. The coleslaw was so overpowered by the sweet dishes that it was almost like eating only cabbage.

Thank Eric P
Rockport, Texas
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dead set on eating baby-back ribs but Interstate doesn't do baby back, we were told. So, we split a large order of port spare ribs plus an order of french fries. Two sides came with the order, potato salad and beans. Service was good. Prices are reasonable. Food was hot although bean portion was mighty small. There is... More 

Thank David B
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After just spending the past 3 weeks in the southwest, we were so happy to cross into the Tennessee border and have some real barbeque! And if you want good barbeque, this is the place to go! Even my oldest daughter who rarely eats meat devoured her pork BBQ sandwich! We had BBQ in Texas on our trip and every... More 

Thank BlueheavenTennessee
Swansea, Illinois
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323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A BBQ joint known for their chicken wings? Apparently so... and the wings are more like turkeys than chickens. Large and flavorful. Various rubs and sauces available. Many BBQ choices on the menu. Pork, beef, chicken, sausages etc. No shortage of choices. Old school sitting area, great sweet tea, and super service. Yum.

Thank David F
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Saw and heard about this restaurant on the Travel Channel so I had to come to Memphis and try it while I was here. Nevertheless I wasn't too impressed with the chicken little. But I will give them credit about besides potato salad and baked beans where the best around Memphis but the chicken Didn't Do It For Me

Thank Marc T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I had the BBQ bologna sandwich and it was fantastic. Prices were good and service was prompt. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Crich426
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We actually had a very good dinner when we stopped here. The food was delicious, especially the sides. The waitress didn't come back to the table but once, however, the food was something I would go back for. No complaints! Chopped pork was what I got!

Thank KLoBell
Poughkeepsie, New York
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Good service. The sides were the best. The barbaque was alright. It wasn't anything to brag about it. I was looking for my meat to fall apart. It was a good stop for that night

Thank Rafiki_11
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited the original interstate bbq. The service was rough, fountain drinks down. When I asked for butter for my bread, the waitress who had been mostly mia looked at me crazy. She said ahe had never heard of that request and they did not have butter. The food was okay, small potions for a bbq spot.

Thank Amy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109-2566
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-775-2304

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?