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Food and Dining in Memphis

Southerners know all about good food -- cooking it and eating it. And Memphians are no exception to this. From fast food to fine dining, gourmet cooking to grilling out, here is all you need to know about dining and cooking in Memphis.
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  2. Sweets and Treats (4)
  3. Barbecue (22)

Best Patio Bars in Memphis
Guide to bars in Memphis with the best patios. Best bar patios to enjoy weekends and happy hours. Links to descriptions of each bar and where to enjoy an outdoor margarita or a pint.

The Majestic Grille Patio in Downtown Memphis
Description of The Majestic Grille's patio, located in downtown Memphis. Majestic Grille has one of the best patios in Memphis. The spacious patio on downtown Memphis’ Main Street trolley line offers prime people watching and breeze catching.

The Silly Goose Patio
Brief description of the atmosphere offered by The Silly Goose patio, one of the best patios in Memphis. This lounge is on the list for best bars in Memphis with Patios

The Happy Mexican Patio
Brief description of what the patio at Happy Mexican is like. Roomy patio, highly recommended for margaritas. The Happy Mexican is one of the best patio bars in Memphis.

Cafe Ole Patio
Description of Cafe Ole's patio atmosphere. One of the best patio bars in Memphis. Recommended for margaritas and happy hour in Midtown Memphis.

Boscos Squared Patio
Description of the patio at Boscos Squared in Midtown Memphis and the atmosphere it offers. Voted one of the best patios in Memphis, Boscos is recommended for beer lovers.

Celtic Crossing Patio
Description of patio at Celtic Crossing in Midtown Memphis and the atmosphere it offers. Irish pub patio great for crowd watching and drinking a pint. Extra long happy hour.

Circa Patio
Description of patio at Circa in downtown Memphis and why it is one of the best in Memphis for enjoying happy hour. Circa has a sophisticated patio for wine sipping and is great for watching downtown nightlife.

Fresh Slices
Information and reviews for Fresh Slices in Bartlett, TN

Blues City Cafe
Blues City Café is one of the rare Beale Street clubs that is frequented by both tourists and locals. This Beale Street mainstay attracts with regular live music and some of the best barbecue ribs in town. Blues City is a non-smoking establishment with a late-night kitchen, full bar, and great local bands.

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
Review of Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Memphis. Dining at Flight is all about options. Surprisingly affordable menu of flights, varietal tastings of food, wine, and liquor.

The Best Late-Night Grub on Beale and Beyond
Guide to the best late-night Memphis food. Downtown Memphis offers some good late-night grub. Refer to this guide to find the best late-night meals near Beale Street in Memphis.

Spindini
Information and reviews on Spindini in Memphis, Tennessee

Frank Grisanti's
Information and reviews on Frank Grisanti's restaurant in Memphis, TN

Coletta's
Information and reviews on Coletta's restaurant in Memphis

Thanksgiving Dinner in Memphis
Where to go for Thanksgiving dinner in Memphis, TN

Best Bets for a Quick Meal in Wolfchase
The Wolfchase area of Memphis is almost always crowded. Unfortunately, that means there is often a wait for a table at many restaurants. If you don't want to wait for a table but you can't bear the thought of eating at McDonald's, the following are your best bets for a quick meal in the Wolfchase area.

Ernestine and Hazel's
Information and reviews on Ernestine and Hazel's in Memphis, TN

Memphis Area Farmers Markets
There's nothing like the fresh fruits and veggies of summer. Farmers markets are the next best thing to picking your own produce and there are three of them right here in Memphis.

Memphis' Best Restaurants and Bars with Patios
When the weather is nice, there's just nothing like enjoying a good meal or drink outside. For that reason, many restaurants and bars provide patios for those who want to dine outdoors. Not all restaurants (or patios) are created equal, though, so below you will find a listing of some of Memphis' best restaurants and bars with patios.

Pick Your Own Fruit
These Memphis area farms allow you to come in and pick your own fruit and berries.

Kids Eat Free in Memphis - Reader Tips
Reader tips on where kids eat free in Memphis

Easter Brunch in Memphis - Reader Tips
Memphis area restaurants serving Easter Brunch

Spaghetti Warehouse
Information and reviews on the Spaghetti Warehouse in Memphis

Young Avenue Deli
Information and reviews on the Young Avenue Deli in Memphis, Tennessee

Easter Brunch in Memphis
For many people, Easter brunch is an annual family tradition. It is a nice way to bring the whole family together on a holiday that doesn't get quite as much fanfare as Christmas or Thanksgiving. If you don't want to put out a whole Easter spread yourself, there are a number of Memphis restaurants who will do the work for you. Some of these...

Most Romantic Restaurants in Memphis
Memphis' best fine dining establishments

Jarrett's
Reviews of Jarrett's Restaurant in Memphis, TN

Interim Restaurant and Bar
Reviews on Interim Restaurant and Bar in Memphis, TN

Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Asian Restaurants in Memphis
All too often, people miss out on terrific dining experiences because a restaurant does not have the budget to advertise and will therefore go unnoticed by potential customers. Other times, people overlook restaurants that appear to be “holes-in-the wall” or just not as upscale as they might desire. I am here to tell you, though, that some of the best food in town can often be found in those …

Bartlett Restaurants
Here are some of the restaurants that the Bartlett locals love and that visitors may rarely discover.

Kids Eat Free in Memphis
A listing of Memphis restaurants that offer free or very cheap kids meals

Memphis Menus Online
A listing of Memphis restaurant menus that are available online.

Restaurant Review Submission Form
Tell us about the best and worst places to eat in the Memphis area.

Irish Pubs in Memphis
Information on Memphis' Irish pubs and bars

Huey's
A review of Huey's restaurants in Memphis, TN

Tower Room American Grille
A review of the Tower Room American Grille in the Clark Tower in Memphis, TN.

Old Venice Pizza Company
A review of Old Venice Pizza Company in Memphis

Texas Roadhouse
Review of Texas Roadhouse in Memphis

The Pancake Shop
A review of The Pancake Shop in Memphis, TN.

Understanding Restaurant Reviews on this Site
Explanation of stars given on restaurant reviews at memphis.about.com.

Old Millington Vineyard and Winery
A review of Old Millington Vineyard and Winery.

Top 10 Places to Get a Cup of Coffee
The top places in the Memphis area to enjoy a great cup of coffee.

The Silver Caboose Restaurant and Soda Fountain
Review of the Silver Caboose Restaurant and Soda Fountain

Where to Get a Great Thanksgiving Dinner in Memphis
If you don't want to cook for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of places in the Memphis area that will cook for you. From take home meals to eat-in restaurants, find a turkey dinner to be thankful for!

The Arcade Restaurant
Review of Memphis' oldest dining establishment, the Arcade Restaurant

Charlie's Meat Market
Review of Charlie's Meat Market, located in Memphis, TN

The Half Shell
A review of The Half Shell in Memphis, TN

Golden India
A review of Golden India restaurant in Memphis, TN

Health Department Restaurant Scores
The health department inspects restaurants for cleanliness, food preparation safety, and more. Find the most recent score for any Tennessee restaurant here.

My Pyramid
The official U.S.D.A. website which allows you to customize the food pyramid to your individual needs.

The Memphis Food Bank
A non-denominational organization dedicated to fighting hunger in the mid-south.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace is a health food store with products for all of your natural and organic recipes.

Williams Sonoma
The self-proclaimed "place for cooks," Williams Sonoma has all the tools any chef could want. Shop online or in our local store in Germantown.

Pearl's Oyster House
Description of Pearl's Oyster House and its patio atmosphere. Pearl’s Oyster House is a gem of a New Orleans-style restaurant on South Main in downtown Memphis.

Harry's Detour Restaurant- South Main
Review and rating of Harry's Detour Restaurant in South Main Memphis. Harry's Detour has a well-established reputation for great food with its long-time Midtown location, but you'll want to keep the cozy Harry's Detour on South Main your little secret.

Memphis City Taste
Memphis City Taste offers 63,000 square-feet of every kind of food from area restaurants. In addition to cooking demonstrations, competitions, live music, and cigar rolling, there will be a beer tasting, vodka tasting, and a cocktail party for you Epicurean nightlifers.

New Year's Eve Restaurant Recommendations
New Year's Eve is a special night, so what better time is there to enjoy a romantic or special dinner with those you love. Below is a list of recommended restaurants for a special New Year's Eve dinner.

Majestic Grille Holiday Suppers & a Movie
The Majestic Grille is hosting special Holiday Suppers & a Movie. Chef Reilly will offer specials such as Neola Farms Beef Pot Roast and Lamb Osso Bucco in addition to the regular menu. Enjoy a great dinner and a classic holiday movie on the big screen.

Memphis Restaurants on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Memphis is no stranger to Food Network. Our city has been featured on the channel countless times and some Memphians--like the Neely's and Claire Robinson--even have their own shows. And why not? Memphis knows good food. It's no wonder, then, that a number of Memphis restaurants have been featured on the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins...

Memphis Restaurants on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
Memphis is no stranger to Food Network. Our city has been featured on the channel countless times and some Memphians--like the Neely's and Claire Robinson--even have their own shows. And why not? Memphis knows good food. It's no wonder, then, that a number of Memphis restaurants have been featured on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I...

Easter Dinner To-Go
Want to serve Easter dinner but don't feel like cooking? These Memphis area establishments offer holiday dinners to go.

Best Memphis Steakhouses
A list of some of the best steakhouses in Memphis.

Where to Get a Great Thanksgiving Dinner in Memphis
Where to get a great Thanksgiving dinner if you don't feel like cooking.

Submit a Memphis Steakhouse - Best Steak Houses in Memphis
Readers share their favorite steakhouses in the Memphis area.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Review
A review of Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Readers share their experiences at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken.

Memphis and Shelby County Restaurant Scores
How to find the current restaurant score for any restaurant in Tennessee.

Zinnie's
Reviews on Zinnie's in Memphis, TN

Best Memphis Restaurants for Prom Night
Where to go for dinner on prom night in the Memphis area.

Gourmet Gifts From Memphis
If you'd like to send something a little taste of Memphis, here are some of the yummiest gifts available.

Soup Sunday

Little Tea Shop
Reviews of the Little Tea Shop in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Memphis area restaurants that are open on Christmas Day.

Wiseacre Brewery
Beer drinkers congregate at Wiseacre Brewery's taproom, a hot spot in the Broad Avenue Arts District where the focus is on quality Memphis-made beer.

Where to Watch Grizzlies Games
On the lookout for where to watch Grizzlies games in Memphis? There is no shortage of bars and restaurants, highlighted by these favorites.

Cafe Keough
Café Keough brings casual French food and coffee in an old-world setting to Downtown Memphis' Main Street.

South of Beale
South of Beale is Memphis' first gastropub, bringing unique food and drinks in a comfortable neighborhood setting in the South Main Arts District.

Best Beer Bars in Memphis
Memphis is coming into its own as a beer town, and these bars are leaders of the pack for the best selection of quality beer.

Bleu Restaurant & Lounge
Bleu Restaurant & Lounge in Downtown Memphis provides a sophisticated and sexy setting for a fine-dining experience sourced on regional produce.

Memphis soccer bars
Looking for a bar or restaurant to watch soccer in Memphis? Check out this list of Memphis soccer bars.

Hog & Hominy
Hog & Hominy has become one of Memphians' favorite spots for a great meal out in a fun space where great food is offered up with even better service.

Central BBQ
Central BBQ has quickly become one of the favorite Memphis barbecue restaurants since the first of three locations opened in 2002.

Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
Charles Vergos' Rendezvous has been serving its world-famous ribs from the alley in Downtown Memphis since 1948. But that's just one reason to visit.

Memphis Barbecue Restaurants
In Memphis, barbecue is king. A visitor can't go wrong with any of the city's restaurants, but this list of Memphis barbecue restaurants will help.

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