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Interstate Barbecue

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2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109-2566
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Grapevine, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service. Great BBQ with generous portions. Loved the rib tips (reminded me of growing up in Chicago), the ribs and the hot link sausage.

Thank Kimberly D
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast. Chopped beef was excellent. Sauce is original sweet and tangy. Loved it! Baked beans were SOO good! Give it a try if you're visiting Memphis!

Thank MyShell68
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,723 reviews
1,070 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,419 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Memphis airport has very poor food offerings and settled on the interstate bbq. Had a pork sandwich. Very tough and dry, did not appreciate it. Also service is slow and even though I was getting take out took them 20 minutes to give me the sandwich. Would not go back.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this barbeque restaurant located in the Memphis airport during a long layover. What a great find! The friendly waitress recommended the pulled pork sandwich. It was so huge that there is no way I could have handled it, so cut it in half and left most of the bread behind. The portion of pork alone was enough for... More 

Thank 2395Deb
Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a solid BBQ joint that's been around a long time. Not fancy but good service with many choices of Q - pork, beef, ribs, chicken, turkey, sausage, etc. I ate the ribs this time and last time had the chipped pork sandwich - both are included in the pictures. The sides were very good and the beverage was 32... More 

Thank Markie1929
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about this place so we gave it a shot. We ordered the rib tip and the BBQ spaghetti. The rib tips were great. The spaghetti was good also. I never thought about ribs and pasta, but now that has changed! Going to try the home version of this!

Thank coreygrubb
Rochester, IN
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well we thought it would be a nice place, local flavor and good service since it was on Food Network, and famous name. Well it is dirty, a scary location and poor service. The food was no different than eating anywhere else in Indiana but I had a hard time getting past how dirty it all seemed. Was sorry we... More 

Thank Sunnytanner07
Axel, The Netherlands
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Loved the bbq pork in this restaurant but cannot say that the fries nor the bun were as good as I am used to. The atmosphere in this restaurant is nice; it feels like an old times place with ok staff but that fits the type of food. Great for lunch. Spend some time exploring the walls to look for... More 

Thank DdeKerf
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ordered small rack of ribs with 2 sides; potato salad and baked beans. Ribs were very fatty with decent taste and good sauce. Potao salad was very good, while baked beans were ok. Service was slow and indifferent. Will not return unless I am convinced Interstate has improved close to its original excellence.

Thank Michael S
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Went to Interstate Barbecue because someone recommended it. Not sure why they did. A side of BBQ spaghetti sounded great. Our server was nice and polite. Our order came out one or two items at a time instead of everything coming out all together. Food was just warm, not hot. I also heard another table speak up to the server... More 

Thank Denise Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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?