*We go out of town for three days, with posts written and ready, and BOOM, the post written for today, about a lovely restaurant, closes. But, according to Southward, it’s a temporary close as they are reformatting for an exciting new concept. Also, they are still taking reservations for large parties. We had heard rumors of this Monday but had hoped it would stay open through fall. We will report back with more on the new concept as soon as it’s revealed! In the meantime, you can see from these photos that no matter what, we will be in good hands and are excited to see what is next!
Southward is a great hideaway tucked in an East Memphis corner of the Regalia Center that is, for this bustling location, absolutely peaceful! The setting is a contemporary take on Southern charm. Be sure to take advantage of comfortable outdoor dining on the Regalia patio at Southward during the mild fall months.
Award-winning Executive Chef Ryan Trimm and his staff offer a menu that is recognizably Southern, but never typical. Enjoy a fresh take on regional cuisine at one of Memphis’ many delectable dining experiences. Here are a few of our favorite items:
Along with an extensive selection of libations at Southward, enjoy fun specials, especially during happy hour and on the weekends.
Whether you are stopping by for lighter fare and a libation, or staying for dinner or Sunday brunch, the creativity of Chef Trimm’s menu begins here.
Main Course Musts
The Salmon, Catfish Cakes, Pork Chop and Weekend Sliders, in a rotating selection of beef, lamb, chicken, pork, catfish and oysters, are all tops, but be sure to ask about seasonal features.
Don’t Split Yet!
The Banana Split at Southward is made with three flavors of gelato from Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream in Clarksdale, Mississippi. It’s always available and a fun option for celebrating any late afternoon on the Regalia porch with family and friends.
Inside or Out
The setting is spacious and modern, and a scenic outdoor patio is always available, weather permitting, for alfresco-style seating. Inside, take note of the wonderful artwork by Southern painter Bradley Gordon.
Southward is open Monday through Saturday starting at 3 p.m. for lighter fare and libations, with full-service dining for the evening starting at 5 p.m. Brunch is served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Photography (all restaurant and food images except for the martini, Dirty Pig Fries and Weekend Sliders): Russell Hays photography
- Design, art and architecture: cs studio
- Southward Fare & Libations: eatsouthward.com