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“Delicious BBQ, Brunswick Stew, Barbecue Slaw, and Hush Puppies!”
Review of Tommy's Barbecue

Tommy's Barbecue
Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in Thomasville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: No meal brings happiness to your face year-round quite like barbecue. The smokey aroma of ribs, freshly made BBQ sauce, and beef stew fills your heart and stomach with joy. For over 43 years, Tommy's Barbecue has provided residents in Thomasville, NC, with delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making it a perfect restaurant for any time of day. At this family owned and operated restaurant, their doors are open to all who seek the savory taste of genuine BBQ. Whether you're looking for a quality pulled pork sandwich or biscuits and gravy, you'll be satisfied with your choice. Take advantage of their free wi-fi while enjoying your meal. For those planning a corporate event, wedding, or birthday party, Tommy's Barbecue provides catering services for groups of any size. From providing a warm, friendly atmosphere inside their restaurant to bringing their delicious dining options to you with their catering, you'll always be within fork's reach of amazing BBQ.
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Description: No meal brings happiness to your face year-round quite like barbecue. The smokey aroma of ribs, freshly made BBQ sauce, and beef stew fills your heart and stomach with joy. For over 43 years, Tommy's Barbecue has provided residents in Thomasville, NC, with delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making it a perfect restaurant for any time of day. At this family owned and operated restaurant, their doors are open to all who seek the savory taste of genuine BBQ. Whether you're looking for a quality pulled pork sandwich or biscuits and gravy, you'll be satisfied with your choice. Take advantage of their free wi-fi while enjoying your meal. For those planning a corporate event, wedding, or birthday party, Tommy's Barbecue provides catering services for groups of any size. From providing a warm, friendly atmosphere inside their restaurant to bringing their delicious dining options to you with their catering, you'll always be within fork's reach of amazing BBQ.
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We visited for lunch today (Saturday), and our expectations were not too high due to the recent Trip Advisor Reviews. Are we ever glad that we did not choose to go elsewhere based on these reviews?!? The barbecue, slaw, and hush puppies were absolutely delicious, and the Brunswick Stew was undoubtedly some of the best we've had. We have been on a barbecue tour for approximately 5 years now, some restaurants we have reviewed on Trip Advisor, and some not, but suffice it to say that we have visited 70+ barbecue restaurants in NC, SC, GA, VA, and TX, but primarily in NC, and Tommy's stands up to some of the very best!

We had the Chopped Barbecue Plate with Barbecue Slaw, French Fries, and Hush Puppies, with a side of Brunswick Stew. We were a party of four, each of us a barbecue aficionado, and we were pleasantly surprised by our delicious lunch.

The sweet tea was perfect, and the wait staff could not be nicer, coming back around to top off our glass every time we had a few sips! Because we were celebrating a birthday, the four of us shared a delicious homemade chocolate brownie, which we enjoyed very much!

We live an hour and a half away, but if you find yourself near Thomasville, you cannot go wrong with Tommy's! Thanks for a delicious lunch, and we hope to return in the near future.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This used to be a must visit barbecue restaurant. Under new management the food is still good however the prices have risen so high it is hardly affordable. The portion on plate is very small. They have even started charging for water. The new management should visit Speedys in Lexington NC and they may see their old customers.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This restaurant has been around for many many years and is still going strong. BBQ here is good and they have really good hot dogs. They also have the best Brunswick stew around. The only downside is that the service is really slow sometimes due to attitudes of long time waitresses.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I don't understand all the great reviews of this place. I had the sliced BBQ plate with BBQ slaw and hushpuppies. The slaw was weird, but that is just my taste, the hushpuppies were the standard food service ones. The service was acceptable as were the prices. The real disappointment was the BBQ. It was dry, chewy, had no smoke flavor and I could see no evidence of a smoke ring. You can fool some of the people some of the time but this is not BBQ. I wouldn't eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank kevin c
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I stopped her on a Friday afternoon. Restaurant was not busy. I order a chopped bbq plate. The plate came with chopped bbq, fries, hushpuppies and slaw. I asked for the bbq to be brown but it was just very wet chopped bbq...no brown. The hushpuppies were good but the bbq had very little taste. It certainly had no smoked taste. I was disappointed. I seem to remember eat at this restaurant years ago when it was better. I would not go back again.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Andy D
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