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 25 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.
Free Fourth of July Raffle: We begin our annual Fourth of July Raffle this week.
Win a dinner for two.
Christian Mejia ate with us May 20. He is from Aruba and we traded cooking ideas.
If there is one thing you have to have to get at this place....ask for RIBS TIPS! a life experience to taste these perfectly seasoned delight...mac-cheese was awesome, cornbread was A+, beef ribs were tasty with that fall-off-the-fork consistency and juicy taste. Pulled pork was nice and moist, lightly smoked and full of taste. Although the sauce was great, these meats didn't need it, unless you wanted to have a new insight of these perfectly made dishes...Thank you guys for your hospitality and great service...this is a must stop whenever you visit Memphis!
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 and 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.
Southern Foodways Interview