I know it's strange, but when it comes to barbecue (Bar-B-Q, BBQ, etc.), I can really take it or leave it. (I know, I know. A BBQ-less Memphian.) But, my husband and my mother both love it. I believe that my mother's plan is to visit every barbecue joint in the city of Memphis. Every time she visits, we hit at least 3 barbecue restaurants, and I don't believe we've done the same one twice.
During her last visit, we decided to go to Jim Neely's World-Famous Interstate Bar-B-Q. Jim Neely is renowned in Memphis and heads a lineage of barbecuers from here to East Tennesse to Mississippi.
My mom, the hubs and I ordered a sampler platter (Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Links, Beef Brisket, Pork Shoulder, B-B-Q Spaghetti, Beans, Slaw and Bread.)
We also grabbed a plate of rib tips. (My mom's favorite)
The food was okay. Better than some barbecue we've had, but not as good as some, as well. However, the service was friendly and attentive, even though the dining room was quite busy.
If someone were to ask me for recommendations on Memphis' best barbecue, Interstate probably wouldn't be my first nomination. But, prices are reasonable and service is good. So, if you're on the south side of town, it's not a bad place to grab a meal.
2265 South Third Street
Memphis, TN 38109
Average Sandwich Price: $3-$6
Average Entree Price: $7-$14
Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am