Restaurants in Memphis
Memphis restaurants run the gamut of the culinary world: from award-winning barbecue shacks to sophisticated, upscale dining, there’s something for everyone’s tastes and budget. Dig in at some of our favorite restaurants in Memphis.
Of all the choices of Memphis restaurants, be sure to visit at least one barbecue spot. Memphis-style barbecue primarily features slow pit-cooked pork ribs, which are prepared either “wet” (with sauce) or “dry” (using a rub). It’s hard to go wrong with either style or at any of the local spots, but keep an eye out for Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Neely’s or Central BBQ. For a more upscale affair, check out Restaurant Iris, voted “Best Chef”, “Best Service,”and “Best Restaurant in Memphis” by Memphis Magazine, this fine dining gem offers is helmed by James Beard-award winning chef Kelly English. The spot specializes in French-Creole cuisine. While many of its dishes, like the lobster “knuckle sandwich,” are famous, you can also put your dinner in the chef’s hands with a tasting menu meal.
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