Guidebook for Memphis

Jenny
Guidebook for Memphis

Food Scene

Good, super cheap breakfast in a divey hole-in-the-wall, decorated with lots of Memphis sports memorabilia from years past.Try the biscuits and the short stack with house made syrup!
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Barksdale Restaurant
237 Cooper St
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Good, super cheap breakfast in a divey hole-in-the-wall, decorated with lots of Memphis sports memorabilia from years past.Try the biscuits and the short stack with house made syrup!
A casual French bistro-style place with excellent, reasonably priced brunch. Delicious Bloody Marys! They also have a nice hidden patio in the back.
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Cafe 1912
243 Cooper St
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A casual French bistro-style place with excellent, reasonably priced brunch. Delicious Bloody Marys! They also have a nice hidden patio in the back.
Cajun/Creole bar and restaurant. Great po'boys, fried pickle spears, and oyster benedicts! Open late, serves brunch on Sundays.
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Bayou
2094 Madison Ave
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Cajun/Creole bar and restaurant. Great po'boys, fried pickle spears, and oyster benedicts! Open late, serves brunch on Sundays.
Local favorite. Sandwiches and pizza slices made to order.
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Memphis Pizza Cafe
2087 Madison Ave
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Local favorite. Sandwiches and pizza slices made to order.
Amazing, authentic Italian. Try the cheese plate!
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Bari Ristorante e Enoteca
524 Cooper St
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Amazing, authentic Italian. Try the cheese plate!
Consistently voted the best restaurant in Memphis. Romantic setting in an old Victorian house.
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Iris
4550 Monroe Ave
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Consistently voted the best restaurant in Memphis. Romantic setting in an old Victorian house.
Good coffee, breakfast/snack foods, free wi-fi, plenty of seating. Beer and live music at night.
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Otherlands Coffee Bar
641 Cooper St
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Good coffee, breakfast/snack foods, free wi-fi, plenty of seating. Beer and live music at night.
Many imitate, none ever duplicate. The name says it all. This is the best fried chicken you will ever have in your entire life! They serve 40s, too! What's not to love?!
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
310 S Front St
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Many imitate, none ever duplicate. The name says it all. This is the best fried chicken you will ever have in your entire life! They serve 40s, too! What's not to love?!
Cool building, good bbq and the best potato salad ever known to man! It's a bit of a trek but worth stopping in if you happen to be out east. Check out their site. http://commissarybbq.com
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Germantown Commissary
2290 S Germantown Rd
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Cool building, good bbq and the best potato salad ever known to man! It's a bit of a trek but worth stopping in if you happen to be out east. Check out their site. http://commissarybbq.com
Great authentic Mexican food. Over stuffed burritos the size of bricks. Try the goat tacos and the melon juices.
La Guadalupana
4818 Summer Ave
Great authentic Mexican food. Over stuffed burritos the size of bricks. Try the goat tacos and the melon juices.
Voted best burger in Memphis. The potato soup and veggie black bean burger are amazing. You can draw on everything and shoot toothpicks into the ceiling with a straw. Open fairly late.
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Huey's Midtown
1927 Madison Ave
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Voted best burger in Memphis. The potato soup and veggie black bean burger are amazing. You can draw on everything and shoot toothpicks into the ceiling with a straw. Open fairly late.
Try the spicy pulled pork on Texas toast. You will never go back to buns again! BBQ spaghetti is also available if you are looking for something a little different.
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The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Ave
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Try the spicy pulled pork on Texas toast. You will never go back to buns again! BBQ spaghetti is also available if you are looking for something a little different.
Great sushi menu and a friendly staff. Try the Jacksonville or the SP Roll if you are craving a little heat. But, don't worry if it is too hot, because they have delicious cold sake.
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Sekisui
25 S Belvedere Blvd
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Great sushi menu and a friendly staff. Try the Jacksonville or the SP Roll if you are craving a little heat. But, don't worry if it is too hot, because they have delicious cold sake.
Delicious Thai food, lovely patio.
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Bhan Thai
1324 Peabody Ave
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Delicious Thai food, lovely patio.
The only vegetarian-friendly BBQ place in Memphis. Try the portobello sandwich, house-made potato chips, and supremely unhealthy house salad. For meat lovers, there's delicious ribs and pulled pork.
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Central BBQ - Midtown
2249 Central Ave
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The only vegetarian-friendly BBQ place in Memphis. Try the portobello sandwich, house-made potato chips, and supremely unhealthy house salad. For meat lovers, there's delicious ribs and pulled pork.
Best value for lunch in Memphis! AYCE buffet w vegetarian options. Try the lemongrass tofu and curry soup.
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Pho Binh
1615 Madison Ave
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Best value for lunch in Memphis! AYCE buffet w vegetarian options. Try the lemongrass tofu and curry soup.
Best Indian restaurant in Midtown. Good lunch buffet and vegetarian thalis!
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Golden India
2097 Madison Ave
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Best Indian restaurant in Midtown. Good lunch buffet and vegetarian thalis!
Delicious, affordable Ethiopian food. One of our favorite spots!
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Abyssinia Restaurant
2600 Poplar Ave
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Delicious, affordable Ethiopian food. One of our favorite spots!

Arts & Culture

Cinema showing new releases and the occasional local film/documentary.
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Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Ave
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Cinema showing new releases and the occasional local film/documentary.
Rock club/bar with local and touring acts. Check their website and the back pg of the Flyer for listings. Great pizza and brunch too!
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The Hi Tone
282-284 N Cleveland St
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Rock club/bar with local and touring acts. Check their website and the back pg of the Flyer for listings. Great pizza and brunch too!
Larger concert venue with hookah bar. Check website for show listings.
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Minglewood Hall
1555 Madison Ave
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Larger concert venue with hookah bar. Check website for show listings.

Drinks & Nightlife

Lively bar with a big covered patio and cheap, tasty sliders. The lobster roll is flown in fresh from Maine! Highly recommended. The fries with bourbon mayo make a perfect bar snack.
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Slider Inn - Midtown
2117 Peabody Ave
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Lively bar with a big covered patio and cheap, tasty sliders. The lobster roll is flown in fresh from Maine! Highly recommended. The fries with bourbon mayo make a perfect bar snack.
Old haunted Victorian mansion turned night club. Eclectic crowd, strong drinks, beautifully decorated, and wonderfully lit. Good tapas style food. Live DJs, too. http://molliefontainelounge.com
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Mollie Fontaine Lounge
679 Adams Ave
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Old haunted Victorian mansion turned night club. Eclectic crowd, strong drinks, beautifully decorated, and wonderfully lit. Good tapas style food. Live DJs, too. http://molliefontainelounge.com
Very large and smoky dive bar. Only serves beer but you can BYO liquor/wine. Karaoke on Fridays. Pool tourney Thurs. Patio. It's like drinking in your friend's basement. Anything goes.
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The P & H
1532 Madison Ave
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Very large and smoky dive bar. Only serves beer but you can BYO liquor/wine. Karaoke on Fridays. Pool tourney Thurs. Patio. It's like drinking in your friend's basement. Anything goes.
Irish punk rock bar. 6 inch high stage. Pool table and patio. Rowdy. Check the back page of the Memphis Flyer for show listings.
Murphy's
1589 Madison Ave
Irish punk rock bar. 6 inch high stage. Pool table and patio. Rowdy. Check the back page of the Memphis Flyer for show listings.
Bar with good weeknight specials. $2 imports on Thursdays!
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Side Street Grill
31 Florence St
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Bar with good weeknight specials. $2 imports on Thursdays!
Pub-style bar and restaurant, serving locally brewed beers. Try the Midtown Brown! Nice patio, live jazz brunch on Sundays.
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Boscos Squared
2120 Madison Ave
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Pub-style bar and restaurant, serving locally brewed beers. Try the Midtown Brown! Nice patio, live jazz brunch on Sundays.

Essentials

Wonderful selection of inexpensive produce. Basic groceries. Look for local Mennonite products like milk and chocolates. Ricky's baked goods are made locally as well.
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Easy Way Food Stores
596 Cooper St
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Wonderful selection of inexpensive produce. Basic groceries. Look for local Mennonite products like milk and chocolates. Ricky's baked goods are made locally as well.
24-hr grocery store.
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Kroger
1366 Poplar Ave
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24-hr grocery store.

Shopping

Very cool video store with huge, eclectic selection.
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Black Lodge
831 Cooper St
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Very cool video store with huge, eclectic selection.
Retro and mod home decor and clothes.
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Flashback Inc
2304 Central Ave
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Retro and mod home decor and clothes.
Indy record store.
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Shangri-La Records
1916 Madison Ave
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Indy record store.