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Restaurants in Memphis

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Memphis restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Memphis restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Memphis to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Memphis restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Memphis.

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  • A & R Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Prepare yourself for the best traditional Memphis-style ribs ever—flat-out sensational. The velvety, succulent meat at A&R simply glides away from ... More
  • Brushmark

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Central BBQ

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Open since 2002, and full of students from nearby colleges, Central has a breezy, spring-break feel and outdoor deck seating to match. Order a pork... More
  • Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    They’re not wet; they’re not dry. They’re “’Vous-style” ribs and they’re famous. Basted just before serving with a vinegar solution and followed by... More
  • Chez Philippe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Circa, Memphis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Cozy Corner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Mention to locals that you’re heading to Cozy Corner for barbecued Cornish hen—rich and moist all the way through—and you’ll get plenty of head-nod... More
  • Dyer's Burgers

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The Burger: Grease is the word at Dyer’s Burger, a Memphis institution since 1912. The pounded-thin, all-beef patties at this café are dunked in a ... More
  • Inn at Hunt Phelan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Neely's Bar-B-Que

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The dark wood paneling and oversize booths make it seem like a roadhouse tavern, until the aroma sets you straight: Neely’s means business. Don’t m... More
  • Payne's BBQ

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Rendezvous

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Restaurant Iris

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Spindini

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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