Local DiningLocal Dining in Downtown Memphis

Delve deep into Memphis' diverse culinary landscape, all while soaking up the southern hospitality at these best restaurants in Tennessee.

Rendezvous

52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-2746

Mosey downtown this two-story barbecue joint with knickknack-covered walls, quaint gingham tablecloths, and a lively bar. Settle down for a generous helping of pork ribs, lamb riblets, and beef brisket drenched in their signature dry rub. 

Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877

Crowd into the casual downtown eatery, Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken, and gobble up rich fried chicken and delectable sides, including fried green tomatoes, baked beans, and mac and cheese. 

Huey’s Downtown Blue Plate Cafe

113 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 523-2050                                                              

Unwind at Huey’s, the relaxed downtown tavern known for its hand-breaded onion rings and thick burgers topped with bleu cheese crumble. On Sundays, the restaurant showcases live jazz, blues, and rock 'n' roll performances.

Arcade

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 526-5757

Travel back in time to the rockin' 50s at this nostalgic diner serving hearty breakfast and lunch fare amid 1950s-style neon signs.

Felicia Suzanne’s

80 Monroe Avenue, Suite L-1, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-0877

Stop in for some refined seasonal Southern fare with farm-fresh ingredients and decor that combines contemporary and classic Southern charm. 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

130 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-8536

Catch the local vibe at this popular taproom offering over 200 global beers and  American pub fare in a tavern-like setting. 

Kooky Canuck Chez Philippe

87 S 2nd St #3009, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 578-9800

Treats from the Great White North draw crowds to this eatery known for its jumbo burgers, gravy-smothered poutine, and drinks.

Rum Boogie Cafe

182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 528-0150   

The place to see and be seen on Beale Street, this bar and grill is decked out with celebrity-signed guitars offering live music, BBQ, beer, and rum drinks.

Chef Tam’s Underground Cafe

668 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 207-2598

Inspired by the love of fellowship and a passion for food and fare, Chef Tam's Underground Cafe uses the freshest ingredients to create home-cooked, Cajun soul food.