Many of our guests find us from outside Memphis due to Guy Fieri's visit and his inclusion on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We were also included in the Food Network's show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate. As well, we were featured in his book, Road Trip. Check out the videos of his visit on YouTube. You may purchase the book in the store.
With 24 years of experience cooking and serving at our corner,
Adam is excited to present his vision to you and all our guests.
Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Tom's Barbecue and Deli is available for private events:
weddings, church events, dinners, receptions, and more.
We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant.
That's why we source our fresh ingredients
from the best food service providers.
Tom' s offers: deliveries, catering, call-in orders, and in-store parties for 70+ with seating and buffet.
We saw this establishment on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and they didn't disappoint. We loved the BBQ sauce so much we had to buy two jars to take back home and share. The ribs were so moist they fell off the bone. The flavor was great. Adam and staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back on our next visit to Memphis. Richard Omahen
Best BBQ I have had in a long time! If you visit Memphis, you definitely should go visit Tom's Barbecue! I will definitely go back next time I visit and will bring some bbq back with me.
When was the building built? The original building was built in 1950 by the Taylors as a grocery store and gas station.
Who is Tom? Tom Stergios originated Tom's Barbecue and Deli. He grew up in Greece, bought Taylor's Grocery in 1982 and began Tom's Barbecue and Deli.
When did Adam purchase Tom's? 1995 after moving from Chicago.
When did Guy Fieri visit? He came in 2010; his visit and shows, (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and The Best Thing I ever Ate) still create an enormous popularity for Tom's.
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