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Interstate Barbecue

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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

Interstate Barbecue has a decor like no other, needs updated. Covid protocol, good staff, menu BBQ, star is BBQ spaghetti, spare ribs. Customers 80% locals evenly split on gender, maybe a few more female, medium age 50.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022 via mobile

Definitely one of the top barbecue joints in Memphis. I recommend their sampler for two people (just $22) which gets you pork ribs, beef ribs, pork shoulder, beef shoulder and a bunch of sides including barbecued spaghetti. Memphis is popularly known for its dry rub,...but spicy saucy is also big and that’s what you get here. All were meaty and fresh with good char. This is a no frills place as it should be if you are here for the meat. We’ll done!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2021

This was definitely a "hole in the wall" looking establishment. Would never have thought to try it, but did so on the recommendation of a local. It did not disappoint! Cheap eats, no healthy redeemable qualities, but the food was great. Your taste buds will...be delighted.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

Brazing hot in Memphis during August. Needed my fix of ribs and side. The ribs were so good I had them twice. Perfectly cooked and a good sauce. The beans were excellent. Slaw and potato salad are average. Plus these were cheap dinners. Well worth...the stop.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Ordered a rib tip plate. Ribs are boiled not smoked. BBQ sauce was horrible. Tasted like boiled neck bones👀😡 with sauce. Horrible experience👎🏾

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021

Ridiculous wait and dine in is closed at the Third St location. The line is backed up on the street. I try to patronize businesses in my neighborhood but it never fails Smh. Southaven is always on the ball and the manager at that location...is awesome but you shouldn't have to drive to the suburbs for good service. It's sad. I'll go to Corky's next timeMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

Bought 4 sandwiches. Very soggy and didn’t taste fresh. Called back to tell staff and they were really rude. Will never go there again.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

The beef ribs here are the size of your arm. I eat ribs all the time and I have NEVER seen anything like "em. We ordered a slab (which the two of us can usually easily put down) but we couldn't finish them. I loved...the unique BBQ sauce and would have probably given the restaurant a higher rating if the meat would have been more tender. We got there late at night, right before closing time, so that might have been part of the problem. We also got a few sausage links to try... and let me tell you... it was some of THE BEST BBQ sausage I've ever had! That alone would encourage me to go there again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

GREAT Take away BBQ. It was the most food we ate on our trip, very delicious (especially the pulled pork and the baked beans!) and the least expensive meal we had. Ordered ala carte (instead of family meal), had 2 lb meat, 2 sides, 4...buns- $36More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

This is the one place we travel across town to get the pork or beef rib tips. They have the big dinner, which is meat and two sides with bread. It’s enough for two. They have plenty of meat for the Keto lifestyle. Right off...the expressway at the Thord street exit. Well worth the trip. Ladies working the drive through is cool too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Use to be the place to each lunch.The Food I order was cold. Very disappointed with everything. Customer service is slow.as well the as paying for the food too .employees on the phone. The place needs some major renovations.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Waited long time to go there and it was worth the wait. Barbeque was great and finally got to try bbq spaghetti since seeing it on travel channel and it did not disappoint. Bought some sauce and brought home with me.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

Self-seated in dining area about 5 minutes, then went to counter. Counter wouldn’t accept my order since it wasn’t carry out, told me they had table service. Went back to table waited another 5 minutes with no service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here with another couple for dinner and we both ordered the mix grill platter. The meal came with all the usual fixings and service was good. My favourite was the pork ribs and pulled pork. Not sure if I would come back or...not. The other items on the platter were just ok for my taste buds.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Great biscuits, but make sure you add ingredients from the board. I didn’t realize I had to ask for eggs etc., so mine was a little lacking. Awesome sandwich and the missing ingredients were my fault.

Date of visit: October 2019
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I had a good experience there. THe food and the people were just as nice as they could be.
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Yes, Interstate Barbecue offers takeout services.

Interstate Barbecue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3