Tom's is concerned about the Covid Protocols and strive to keep you and us safe!
Wahela Taylor and her Dad built Taylor's Grocery outside of Memphis in 1950. Tom Stergios bought the property in 1982 and began Tom's Barbecue and Deli. Adam purchased Tom's Barbecue and Deli from Stergios in 1995 and turned Tom's Barbecue into an award-winning tourist attraction as well as a local favorite. Adam added two freezers, a walk-in cooler, and two patios by 2000. What Wahela began 70 years ago and Tom further developed is now a worldwide destination!
Tom Stergios (pictured above) bought Taylor's Grocery in 1982. He had been in the Grecian Army. His uncles ran a restaurant in downtown Memphis and invited Tom to move to Memphis and learn food service.
He learned the barbecue trade in Memphis and added his Mediterranean flavor which you can still taste today.
Tom purchased the property and served many people until he suffered a stroke in the 1990s and sold the restaurant to Adam. Sadly, Tom passed away in 2005.
Adam is very particular about his food. He buys the best quality food which is the starting point for excellent tasting dishes! The barbecue is meticulously bought and prepared. After hours of smoking, the meat is placed over hot coals of Hickory wood and charcoal. Not only is the food prepared well, but guests can also count on care given for the best of hygiene.
You are like family
and we will care for you like that.
Where Friends Meat!
The original building was a
grocery store/gas station
which faced Getwell Road.
The Taylors built it by themselves.
Pictured recently are the Taylor daughters
and a grandson and friend.
They re-lived many old memories
when we had a special day for them.
Mrs. Taylor is pictured in front of her grocery. Many old timers have attested to the great taste of her sandwiches. Getwell and Raines Roads were dirt roads outside the Memphis city limits.