Memphis may be best known for its barbecue, but that’s not all that’s going on in the food scene. There is fabulous food of all types for all budgets going on in the 901. Whether you’re craving an elegant night out, or some down-home grub, or a meal on the go, there is a wealth of options to choose from! Check out our list of the best restaurants in Memphis.
The Best Restaurants in Memphis
Here at StyleBlueprint, we make sure to partner with the best businesses and showcase them in our SB Guide. Below is a list, from our SB Guide, of the best restaurants in Memphis.
2519 Broad Ave., Memphis TN, 38112 • (901) 410-8131
Emphasizing local ingredients and regional flavors, Bounty on Broad offers sophisticated but approachable cuisine with a hip atmosphere. They use only the highest quality meats, seafoods and cheese, and all of their produce is fresh and seasonal. From fried gulf oysters and vegetable-laden sides to beautiful cuts of beef and pork, there is something for every foodie to relish on this menu.
52 South 2nd Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 • (901) 523-2746
For 60 years, Charles Vergos’ Rendevous has been serving up their famous ribs to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike. Offering a true Memphis experience you can’t find anywhere else, Rendezvous is a lively spot for families to gather. With lots more than just mouth-watering ribs, they also pride themselves on delicious brisket, chicken, salads, homemade southern sides and more served to you by an experienced, caring and dependable staff.
2625 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 249-2406
City & State is an art-focused boutique and coffee shop that searches near and far to bring quality, hand-made and fair-trade goods to your fingertips .This full-service coffee shop offers gourmet, ethically-sourced coffee and treats and is the perfect spot for am morning meeting. A relaxing place to browse eclectic, artful items, City & State always has something to brighten up your mood.
5101 Sanderlin Center, Memphis TN, 38120 • (901) 729-7687
City Silo Table + Pantry offers gourmet comfort food utilizing fresh, healthy ingredients. Their innovative dishes include house made dressings and aioli, a wide range of gluten-free, plant-based options as well as organic dairy, eggs and chicken. With an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine, they strive to use local, sustainable ingredients and techniques as much as possible.
1585 Overton Park, Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 410-8200
Nestled in the Evergreen Historic District, Ecco on Overton Park is an intimate bistro where flavors abound. Largely influenced by European culinary culture, Ecco offers a delicate lunch menu of artisanal salads, homemade soups and gourmet sandwiches. Following Mediterranean tradition, the fabulous dinner includes cheese plates, house-made pastas, carefully braised meats, and boutique wine and beer.
551 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 762-8200
Established in 1977, this Memphis family favorite pairs fine dining and relaxed southern hospitality all under one cozy roof. Offering prime steaks, fresh seafood and over 250 different wines, we think it’d be rather folly not to visit this Memphis original. Earning the title “Best Steak House” time and time again, Folk’s Folly strives to deliver an unparalleled fine-dining experience. The Cellar Lounge provides a great atmosphere for drinks, famous (and complimentary!) fried pickles and nightly live grand piano music Monday through Saturday.
553 South Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 612-2720
Founded by a couple who is passionate about nutrition, I Love Juice Bar is a one-stop shop for a fresh fruits and veggies, cold pressed juices and amazing snack and salad blends. With a great assortment of super foods and additives, they let you customize your drink to get what’s best for your own unique body and diet. In addition to pressed juices, I Love Juice Bar makes smoothies loaded with fresh fruit with proteins, pollens and other boosters added upon request.
2877 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111 • (901) 672-7000
Le Jardin keeps Memphis well-fed with its ever changing selection of precooked, gourmet, not-your-average meals to go. Available by pick up or delivery, the finesse of fine dining is brought to your home by Chef Karen Roth — formerly of Erling Jensen’s, Alchemy and more. Convenience is a major plus with Le Jardin, as not only are all products in oven-safe and microwave-safe trays, but delivery to a wide area in Memphis is complimentary.
387 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 800-2656
At Libro, which means “book” in Italian, Chef Sabine Bachman has created an upscale, modern bistro for people who enjoy food, wine and books inside Novel Memphis. With cuisine that is Italian-inspired and Southern-rooted, the dining room at Libro is a casual and comfortable spot to grab a bite for lunch or dinner, with a wall of windows helps keep the spot light and airy.
2617 Broad Ave. Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 452-1111
For an evening of lively tapas, head to Maximo’s on Broad! While they are known for their fabulous small plates, do not forget to order one of the delicious varieties of paella for the table. Their unique wine list and dazzling array of festive tapas make it a fun spot for groups and sharing. Maximo’s on Broad’s Sunday brunch has more than your standard southern servings with everything from pulled pork empanadas to Hawaiian French toast.
120 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 527-7085
McEwen’s is a uniquely Memphis restaurant that brings together a comfortable dining experience with upscale cuisine. From classics like shrimp and grits to clever recreations like duck enchiladas, McEwen’s menu features something for everyone to enjoy. Widely popular for lunch and dinner, McEwen’s also has a great bar to enjoy craft cocktails, boutique wine and beer and delicious appetizers.
5101 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 122, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 683-0441
Tucked on a quaint corner on Sanderlin Avenue, Napa Café is a hidden gem that boasts delicious food and incredible wine. From homemade pastas to delicate salads to fresh seafood, they have mastered the culinary elegance of Napa Valley’s best restaurants. With an intimate but comfortable atmosphere, Napa Café remains a treasured destination for a casual lunch, a romantic evening out or a private party to celebrate a special occasion.
361 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 526-0388
Located in the heart of the South Main arts district, South of Beale is Memphis’s first gastropub specializing in inventive food and drink. Whether you are craving a local craft beer and a burger, or a great glass of wine and fresh salad, South of Beale has something to please every palette. A great choice for brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks, South of Beale always delivers delicious food and a lively atmosphere!
937 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN, 38104 • (901) 278-0278
Sweet Grass is a neighborhood bistro offering Low Country style cuisine with local ingredients. A superb customer experience is their top priority, and that experience begins in a warm, inviting dining room filled with local art and casually upscale atmosphere. They encourage guests to stop by for a cocktail or snack, or to feel like they can celebrate important memories with a delicious dinner prepared with their seasonal, organic produce and meats from nearby farms.
928 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 274-2556
Continually awarded for its outstanding seafood selections, Tsunami is the place to experience the fresh flavors of the South Pacific. With an emphasis on Asian and French ingredients, Tsunami offers contemporary cuisine prepared by Chef Ben Smith who brings inspiration from his world travels into every dish. With countless creative offerings from sushi to fresh salads to flavorful entrees, there is always something exciting to experience.
6641 Poplar Ave., Suite 106, Memphis, TN 38138 •
Founder Kelcie Hamm returned to Memphis after spending her college years in Manhattan with the desire to make healthy food accessible and affordable. Her vision came to fruition when she opened Wild Beet Salad Co., a chic shop devoted to fresh chopped salads and wraps. Here, customers can choose from an encompassing list of salads and wraps or build their own dish out of their favorite ingredients and homemade dressings.
more local restaurants we love…
712 W Brookhaven Circle, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 347-3569
22 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 722-2244
966 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 272-7111
272 South Main Street, Suite 105-A, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 254-8600
2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104; 4375 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122;
147 E Butler Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 272-9377
149 Union Ave. #4, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 529-4188
565 Erin Drive, Memphis, TN, 38117 • (901) 205-2500
80 Monroe Ave., Suite L-1, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 523-0877
310 S. Front St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 527-4877
707 W. Brookhaven Circle, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 207-7396
5040 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 818-0821
415 Great View Drive East, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38134 • (901) 729-9009
1215 South Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38138; 6300 Poplar Ave #115, Memphis, TN 38119 • Germantown: (901) 751-1200; East Memphis: (901) 623-3882
247 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 633-0300
1615 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 276-0006
711 W. Brookhaven Circle, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 762-6656
2146 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 590-2828
5871 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 683-9305
2144 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 590-2829
2285 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 754-5555
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