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. We are trying to get him to return next year to celebrate his 10th anniversary of visiting Tom's.
With almost 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.
Linda and Dennis reside in El Paso, Texas. They operate the Hair Affair Hair Salon there. They were traveling to Nashville, Tennessee and looked for a good place to eat in Memphis and they found Tom's Barbecue was popular with Guy Fieri. Their hunt was over!
If you are in Memphis and do not stop...you are missing out!!! Our family stopped on our way back to Oklahoma. Everything was delicious! Even the coleslaw was unbelievable!
And the staff was super friendly and helpful!
Donna Shaw Luster
Best catfish and rib tips I ever had And the people that work there awesome.
Thank you again so much for your southern hospitality! We greatly enjoyed our time there & it’s the best barbecue in Memphis!
Had a great time. What an amazing marketer you have on staff & the catfish was fantastic! Thank you.
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 on YouTube!