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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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  • 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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