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Entertainment & Dining Guide

99 Cents Soul Food Express

414 S. Main, 207-5124


317 N. Main, 523-0200

Aldo’s Pizza Pies

100 S. Main, 577-7743

Alfred’s On Beale

197 Beale, 525-3711

Arcade Restaurant

540 S. Main, 901-526-5757

Memphis’s oldest cafe is on the trolley line in historic South Main arts district. Glowing neon signs and 1920s architecture transport to the past, but pesto, feta, and walnut pizza bring taste buds to the present. Country ham, sweet-potato pancakes, hot plate lunches, cheeseburgers and fries, specialty sandwiches, pizzas. Family-owned for three generations, listed as a historic landmark, and featured in many movies. Private dining room. 7am–3pm daily.

Arepa & Salsa

662 Madison, 433-9980

Automatic Slim’s

83 S. Second, 525-7948

BB King’s Blues Club

143 Beale • 901-524-5464

Inspired by an authentic Delta juke joint, this club at Second and Beale includes B.B. King photos and memorabilia, along with a reputation for fun, food, and music. Live music nightly with the world’s finest musicians, including the energetic solid rock, soulful, groovy house band, All Star Bands. Casual dining with a variety of Southern comfort food fused with flavors from around the globe. The lip-smacking BBQ ribs and white cheddar mac and cheese are legendary.

Bangkok Alley

121 Union, 522-2010

Bardog Tavern

73 Monroe, 275-8752

Beale Street Tap Room

168 Beale, 527-4392

Belle Diner

117 Union, 433-9851

Belle Tavern

117 Barboro Alley, 249-6580

The Bistro At Court Square

75 Jefferson, 522-2200

Blue Monkey Bar & Grill

513 S. Front, 527-6665

Blue Note Bar & Grill

341-345 Beale, 577-8387

Blue Plate Cafe

113 Court Square South, 523-0332


135 S. Main, 528-1010

Blues City Cafe

138 Beale • 901-526-3637

Open early for lunch and late night for dinner. Dine in or carry out. Enjoy the best meal on Beale, from BBQ ribs and catfish to the best steaks in town. Live entertainment nightly in the Bandbox. Cadillac Room available for 10 or more. Featured on The Travel Channel’s “A Taste of America,” The Food Network’s “Bobby Flay Show,” Bon Apetit magazine’s “BBQ Issue”, and Southern Living magazine.

Bluff City Coffee

505 S. Main, 405-4399

Bogie’s Deli

80 Monroe, 525-6764

Bon Ton Cafe

150 Monroe, 525-0883

The Brass Door

152 Madison, 572-1813

Brinson’s Downtown

341 Madison, 524-0104

Burrito Blues Mexican Grill

156 Beale, 528-1055

Cafe 7/24

94 S. Front, 590-3360

Cafe Keough

12 S. Main, 509-2469

Cafe Pontotoc

314 S. Main, 249-7955

The Cake Gallery Baketique

164 Madison, 654-3425

Capriccio Grill

The Peabody, 149 Union, 529-4199

Catherine & Mary's

272 S. Main, 254-8600

Center for Southern Folklore

At the Peabody Place Trolley Stop

119 S. Main • 901-525-3655

Mon–Sat 11am–5pm. Live lunch concerts Thursdays and Fridays, noon–1pm. A place where delicious Southern specialties and live music make lunch a great experience. Showcasing the best regional music, books, and artwork. Coffee and beer bar features espressos, cappuccinos, milkshakes, and Southern and ethnic delicacies, such as Ella Kizzie’s homemade peach cobbler, greens and hot-water cornbread, and more. Smoke-free.

Central BBQ

147 E. Butler, 672-7760

The Cheese Cake Corner

113 East G.E. Patterson, 525-2253

Chez Philippe

The Peabody Memphis,

149 Union, 529-2253

Court House Deli

22 S. Main, 527-2253

Coyote Ugly Saloon

326 Beale, 888-UGLY

Cozy Corner Restaurant

745 N. Parkway, 527-9158

Cupcake Cutie, Etc.

109 S. Court, 901-249-6449

DeJavu Restaurant

51 S. Main, 505-1212

Dorothy Mae's Cafe

333 Beale, 523-2344

Dyer’s Hamburgers

205 Beale, 527-3937

Earnestine & Hazel’s

531 S. Main • 523-9754

The country's best dive bar is rooted in Memphis — along with the greatest jukebox and nationally incomparable Soul Burger. Frequented by locals and celebrities alike, E&H is more than just a cool juke joint; it's the history of Memphis, hopping in a 1930s building with ghosts, legends, and the music and menu to make it one of Downtown's most storied places to be. Ragged but right. Mon.–Fri. 5pm–3am, Sat. 11am–3am, Sun. 5pm–3am.


83 Madison, 333-1224

Evelyn and Olive

630 Madison, 748-5422

Felicia Suzanne’s

80 Monroe, Ste L-1, 523-0877

Ferraro’s Pizzeria & Pub

111 Jackson, 522-2033

The 5 Spot

531 S. Main, 523-9754

This funky but fashionable salute to down-South juke joints proves that it takes an endless amount of history to make a little tradition. Chef Kelly English continues the legacy of proprietor Russell George with the most original bar menu in Memphis — chicken-skin BLTs and Watch Yo' Head sweetbreads, for starters. It's a place you can start your night — and most certainly finish it. Make it nice. Open daily 10am - 3am.

Flight Restaurant

39 S Main, 521-8005

Flying Fish

105 S. Second, 522-8228

Flying Saucer

130 Peabody Pl at Second, 523-PINT

Flynn's Restaurant and Bar

159 Beale, 523-1940

Frank’s Main Street Market and Deli

327 S. Main at Vance, 523-0101

Front Street Deli

77 S. Front, 870-1522


520 S. Main, 800-1553

The Green Beetle

325 S. Main, 527-7337

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S. Front, 527-4877

Hamburgers and More

3 S. Main, 545-0048

Happy Mexican

385 S. Second, 529-9991

Hard Rock Cafe

126 Beale (New Location!), 529-0007

Havana’s Pilon

143 Madison, 527-2878

Hooter’s Restaurant

Peabody Place at Third, 523-9464


77 S. Second • 527-2700

Entertainment Schedule

1927 Madison, 4872 Poplar, 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy, 2130 W. Poplar, 7825 Winchester, 7090 Malco Blvd. in Southaven. Celebrating more than 43 years of blues, brews, and burgers. Voted “Best Burger in Memphis” since 1984. Delicious sandwiches, salads, and housemade soups. Shoot frill picks into the ceiling, and write on the walls! Live music every Sunday night, 8:30pm. Open Sun–Thu 11am–2am, Fri–Sat 11am–3am (kitchen closes one hour earlier).

Itta Bena

Third Floor above B.B. King’s Blues Club

145 S. Second • 901- 578-3031

Dinner daily 5pm. Tucked away worlds apart from Beale Street, this exclusive, upscale restaurant is designed after the speakeasies of the ’20s, with an unmarked, discreet entrance. Itta Bena combines upscale Southern contemporary cuisine with a Delta influence. Enjoy an intimate signature martini in the private lounge. We’re a favorite with local and visiting celebrities ... for obvious reasons. Join us.

Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk

310 Beale, 596-9378

A whole lotta shakin’ from the original Rock ‘n’ Roll rebel and the first man inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame: Jerry Lee Lewis. See his life on display, and party like a rock star if only for just one night. This raucous honky-tonk, courtyard lounge serves many of the Killer’s favorite family recipes. Live rockabilly, full bar, and a flaming fountain. Sun.–Thu. 4 p.m.–3 a.m., Fri. 4 p.m.–5 a.m., Sat. noon–5 a.m.

King’s Palace Cafe

162 Beale • 901-521-1851

Lunch and dinner daily 11am–till. Live jazz and blues nightly. Home of championship gumbo. Dining and entertainment in the tradition that made Beale Street famous. Daily blackboard lunch specials, Memphis-style BBQ, etouffee, pasta, oysters, and specialty dishes, like our famous chicken pontabla.

Kooky Canuck

87 S. Second • 901-578-9800

Open daily 11am–1am; bar open until 2:30am. Locally owned in the heart of Downtown, award-winning Kooky Canuck provides a fun, unique dining experience for all ages! This comfortable lodge setting serves “Americana” food with a Canadian twist, including poutine, BBQ egg rolls, Glenna’s meatloaf, catfish, prime rib, veggie burgers, fried Cornish hens, skillet desserts, and the famous 4-lb Kookamonga burger — free if eaten in one hour! Table top s’mores, kids’ menu, private parties.

Lenny’s Sub Shop

22 N. Front, 543-9230

153 S. Main, 529-4377

Little Cafe Eclectic

111 Harbor Town Square, 590-4654

Little Tea Shop

69 Monroe • 901-525-6000

Mon–Fri 11am–2pm. Downtown workers have lunched here since 1918 for the best of Southern home cooking. Plate lunch standards include chicken pot pie, catfish, greens with hot sauce, black-eyed peas, and cobblers for dessert. Iced sweet tea is the authentic drink, and the decor, like the food, is homey and comforting in the middle of a stressful day. Works by local artists adorn the walls, adding to the feel of lunching in a cozy home.

Local Gastropub

95 S. Main, 473-9573

Loflin Yard

7 W. Carolina, 249-3046

Lunchbox Eats

288 S. 4th St, 526-0820

The Mad Earl

150 Madison, 249-2135

Madison Avenue Cafe

143 Madison, 730-1373

MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery

150 Peaboby Place, 522-1912

The Majestic Grille

145 S. Main • 901-522-8555

Open daily at 11am. Kitchen open late. Home of the “Unforgettable Sunday Brunch” 11am–3pm. What began in 1913 as the Majestic Theatre is now a1940s-style bar and grill, with an upscale, uniquely Memphis ambience and great food at reasonable prices, specializing in steaks, fresh sea-food, flatbread creations, and gourmet burgers. Located one block north of The Orpheum. Watch the trolley go by on our lush patio, enjoy a signature martini, or gaze at the intricate theatre ceiling while dining with friends … either way, you’ll enjoy great food and friendly service. Free wireless access.

Marmalade Restaurant & Lounge

153 G.E. Patterson • 901-522-8800

Dinner Tue–Thu 6–9pm, Fri 6pm–midnight. Marmalade Restaurant believes that sharing the South’s best-kept eatery secrets is one of our major contributions to Memphis’s population. Marmalade’s food offers the TASTE OF HOME. This includes our grilled steaks and pork chops, Southern fried catfish and chicken, fresh garden vegetables, seafood gumbo, cornbread, and homemade peach cobbler. Full-service bar, on-site parking, and music with R&B, Soul, and Jazz DVDs. Facilities for group meetings and dinners.

MAX’S Sports Bar & Grill

115 G.E. Patterson, 528-8600

McEwen’s Memphis

120 Monroe, 527-7085

Memphis Lighthouse

60 N. Main, 901-310-5711

Mesquite Chop House

88 Union, 527-5337

Miss Cordelia’s Grocery

737 Harbor Bend in Harbor Town • 901-526-4772

Cordelia’s Table open daily 7am–9pm. Delicious sandwiches made to order, homemade daily soups. Fresh baked breads. Authentic, fresh, fun dishes to enjoy at our table with a glass of wine on the patio, or to go. Call for catering needs.

Miss Polly’s Soul City Café

154 Beale • 901-544-7011

Open daily Mon–Thu 9am-midnight, Fri 9am–5am, Sat 7am–5am, Sun 7am-midnight. Authentic soul food heats up Beale Street! Fried chicken and waffles, home-cooked vegetables like Mamma made, and all the down-home trimmings that make soul food a Southern tradition all accompanied by soulful music from the ¹50s, ¹60s, and ¹70s.

Mollie Fontaine Lounge

679 Adams, 524-1886

Movie and Pizza Company

110 Harbor Town Square, 527-2233

Mr. Hill’s Southern Revue

149 Madison, 922-5559


150 Jefferson, 522-4455

New York Pizza

45 S. Main, 310-4253

Office@Uptown Cafe

594 N. Second, 522-1905

Oshi Burger Bar

94 S. Main, 341-2091


50 Harbor Town Square, 260-3300

Parkway Grill

151 Madison, 443-5868

Peabody Deli & Desserts & The Corner Bar

The Peabody Memphis

149 Union, 529-4000

Pearl’s Oyster House

299 S. Main, 522-9070

Pig on Beale

167 Beale, 529-1544

Pizza Italia

175 Peabody Place (corner Third

and Peabody Place), 527-0606

Purple Haze

140 Lt. George W. Lee, 577-1139

Qahwa Coffee Bar

109 N. Main, 800-2227


52 S. Second, 523-2746

Renee’s Sandwich Shop

202 G. E. Patterson, 525-2963

Riverfront Bar & Grill

251 Riverside, 524-0817

Memphis’s newest spot on the river serves up a tasty addition to Beale Street Landing. Affordable cuisine with a southern flair is enhanced by breathtaking views of the Mississippi River from our breezeway. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and a fully stocked bar. Complimentary parking when you spend $15 or more. Available for bookings year-round. Call or check Facebook for details before planning your trip.

Riverside Grill

694 Riverside, 527-3946

Rizzos Diner

492 S. Main, 304-6985

Rum Boogie Cafe

182 Beale, 528-0150

Rumba Room

303 S. Main, 523-50020

Russwood Park Sports Bar & Grill

Inside Holiday Inn Select

160 Union, 525-5491

Sabrosura Mexican and Cuban Restaurant

782 Washington, 421-8180

Sam’s Hamburgers and More

94 N. Main, 543-9977


106 E. G.E. Patterson, 305-8577

Silky O’Sullivan’s

183 Beale, 522-9596

The Silly Goose

100 Peabody Place, 435-6915

Sky Grille

668 Union, 521-9778

South of Beale

361 S. Main, 526-0388

The Spaghetti Warehouse

40 W. Huling, 521-0907


383 S. Main, 578-2767


201 S. Third, 334-5940

Subway Sandwiches & Salads

85 N. Main, 543-3782

61 S. Second, 900-0905

464 N. Main, 521-9753

Tamp & Tap

122 Gayoso, 207-1053

Tart Express

One Commerce Square • 40 S. Main, 725-0091

Texas de Brazil

150 Peabody Place, 526-7600

TGI Friday’s

362 N. Main, 523-1453

Trolley Stop Market

704 Madison, 526-1361


50 Harbor Town Square, 260-3344

Tuscany Italian Eatery

116 S. Front, 567-4065

200 Jefferson, 505-2291

Twelve Bar

310 Beale, 473-8144

Open Wed-Thu & Sun 4pm-3am, Fri-Sat 6pm-5am.

Named for a common chord progression of the blues, this speakeasy-type supper club sits quietly above the hubbub of Beale Street, offering a private, hidden, elegant experience that lasts into the wee hours of morning. Enjoy our classic handmade cocktails, fine dining, private rooms and balconies. Come celebrate with us.

Twilight Sky Terrace

79 Madison • 901-333-1925

2 Guys Cafe

50 N. Front, 755-7312

Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill

Bass Pro Shops @ The Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Drive • 291-8200


346 N. Main • 901-543-3278

Open daily 10–3am year-round; delivery 11am–2pm and 5pm–2am. We’re the Downtown restaurant with enough ambience that movies such as The Firm, The Rainmaker, and 21 Grams choose to film here. “Break the chain” and eat locally. We’ve served Memphis incredible food since 1983, so bring family and friends to the Pinch District and explore our extensive, diverse menu. Make sure to finish your meal with our world-famous hot fudge pie!

Wet Willies

209 Beale, 578-5650

Willie Moore’s Family Restaurant

109 N. Main, 521-4674

Wrapzody Gourmet Wrapz

99 N. Main, Ste 101, 503-9842

Yao’s Downtown China Bistro

113 S. Main, 523-2065