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Memphis, TN: Tom's Bar-B-Q & Deli?

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Tom's Barbeque which has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, recently opened a second location in Oakland, CA. I have no clue why. However, it seems like they are trying to stick pretty close to the food served at the Memphis location.

So, I was just wondering if Chowhounds who have been to the Memphis location have tips on the best things to order ... or things to avoid.

I know there are other good bbq joints in Memphis, but because we only have Tom's out here, that is all I'm interested in.

Also, I read somewhere that there is some Greek influence in the rub Adam uses. Is that true?

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Tom's Bar-B-Q
1605 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS 39201

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  1. I tried Tom's based on a recommendation from a couple of people I know. Personally not my favorite.

    That's one person's opinion. The two people that recommended it to me list it as their favorite.

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    1. I've heard that their rib tips are excellent.

      Also, the rub you are speaking of.....not sure about Toms, but I know Rendezvous' has a Greek influence in it.