Guidebook for Memphis

Rob & Grace
Guidebook for Memphis

Food Scene

This is THE best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant in Memphis, hands down! We love the lamb and beef shawarma and hummus & falafel plate, but you can't go wrong. Just don't miss the amazing tea!
Casablanca Restaurant
5030 Poplar Avenue
This is THE best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant in Memphis, hands down! We love the lamb and beef shawarma and hummus & falafel plate, but you can't go wrong. Just don't miss the amazing tea!
We rarely dine at chains, but Houston's is a category buster. If you're looking for upscale, this is the place. Their food is always fantastic, no matter the city. Call ahead for reservations.
Houston's Memphis
5000 Poplar Avenue
We rarely dine at chains, but Houston's is a category buster. If you're looking for upscale, this is the place. Their food is always fantastic, no matter the city. Call ahead for reservations.
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Memphis. Known for gourmet pizzas, fantastic salads and a great bar, don't let the strip mall location fool you, this place is awesome.
Ciao Bella Italian Grill
565 Erin Drive
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Memphis. Known for gourmet pizzas, fantastic salads and a great bar, don't let the strip mall location fool you, this place is awesome.
Three words: Maple Bacon Donut. Gibson's is a Memphis institution. Don't miss it. (And they have lots of donuts without bacon!)
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Gibson's Donuts
760 Mount Moriah Road
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Three words: Maple Bacon Donut. Gibson's is a Memphis institution. Don't miss it. (And they have lots of donuts without bacon!)
Upscale, local and fantastic. These guys are on the cutting edge of the farm to table movement. Check out their other spot, Hog and Hominy, also on Brookhaven Circle, for less $$$.
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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
712 W Brookhaven Cir
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Upscale, local and fantastic. These guys are on the cutting edge of the farm to table movement. Check out their other spot, Hog and Hominy, also on Brookhaven Circle, for less $$$.
BBQ is the king of foods in Memphis, but Gus's is making Memphis known for fried chicken the world over. If you like yard bird, you'll love Gus's.
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
730 South Mendenhall Road
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BBQ is the king of foods in Memphis, but Gus's is making Memphis known for fried chicken the world over. If you like yard bird, you'll love Gus's.
Booksellers is a great bookstore, restaurant (try the pear and gorgonzola salad) and coffee shop.
The Booksellers Bistro
387 Perkins Extd
Booksellers is a great bookstore, restaurant (try the pear and gorgonzola salad) and coffee shop.
Not only is this the best BBQ in East Memphis, it's our favorite BBQ restaurant anywhere. Two other location in Midtown and Downtown. Try the sausage and cheese plate, BBQ nachos, ribs and wings!
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Central BBQ - Summer
4375 Summer Avenue
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Not only is this the best BBQ in East Memphis, it's our favorite BBQ restaurant anywhere. Two other location in Midtown and Downtown. Try the sausage and cheese plate, BBQ nachos, ribs and wings!
This is our favorite sushi spot in Memphis. The Joyce and Mexico rolls are both AMAZING, and one of each is enough to satisfy two diners!
Sakura Japanese Restaurant
4840 Poplar Avenue
This is our favorite sushi spot in Memphis. The Joyce and Mexico rolls are both AMAZING, and one of each is enough to satisfy two diners!
The best breakfast place in Memphis. Jonathan and Pauline (and their grown kids) will treat you to an amazing meal, but be prepared to wait on the weekends.
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Brother Juniper's
3519 Walker Avenue
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The best breakfast place in Memphis. Jonathan and Pauline (and their grown kids) will treat you to an amazing meal, but be prepared to wait on the weekends.
In the mortal words of former University of Memphis coach John Calipari, "It is, what it is." Also, it is close.
Starbucks
5201 Poplar Avenue
In the mortal words of former University of Memphis coach John Calipari, "It is, what it is." Also, it is close.
Nuf said.
Chick-fil-A
4916 Poplar Ave
Nuf said.
Awesome pizza. The original location is in the uber hip Broad Avenue District, but the pizza here is just as good.
Broadway Pizza East
629 South Mendenhall Road
Awesome pizza. The original location is in the uber hip Broad Avenue District, but the pizza here is just as good.
The most AMAZING cupcakes you'll ever taste. Great little desert spot.
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Muddy's Bake Shop
5101 Sanderlin Center
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The most AMAZING cupcakes you'll ever taste. Great little desert spot.
This local brewery has a taproom that is second-to-none. We highly recommend a visit to Wiseacre.
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WISEACRE Brewing Co.
2783 Broad Avenue
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This local brewery has a taproom that is second-to-none. We highly recommend a visit to Wiseacre.

Drinks & Nightlife

The best burger in Memphis for 30+ years, and their steak fries are unparalleled. Lots of different local craft beers, and the fudge pie is outstanding. And be sure to leave your mark in the ceiling!
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Huey's Poplar
4872 Poplar Avenue
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The best burger in Memphis for 30+ years, and their steak fries are unparalleled. Lots of different local craft beers, and the fudge pie is outstanding. And be sure to leave your mark in the ceiling!
Belmont Grill has been around since the days of commuters taking the train into downtown. The trains are gone but Belmont abides. Known for the burger and onion rings, but the ribs are excellent too.
Belmont Grill
4970 Poplar Avenue
Belmont Grill has been around since the days of commuters taking the train into downtown. The trains are gone but Belmont abides. Known for the burger and onion rings, but the ribs are excellent too.
On the 33rd floor of Clark Tower, this bar has an amazing view of the city. Formerly an executive club, the ambience leaves a bit to be desired, but the food is surprisingly good and, well, the view.
Tower Center
5100 Poplar Ave
On the 33rd floor of Clark Tower, this bar has an amazing view of the city. Formerly an executive club, the ambience leaves a bit to be desired, but the food is surprisingly good and, well, the view.
Part bar, part arcade, you have to see this place to believe it. A very cool spot with lots to do.
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Rec Room
3000 Broad Avenue
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Part bar, part arcade, you have to see this place to believe it. A very cool spot with lots to do.

Everything Else

A hot yoga studio, just around the corner from our house.
Bikram Yoga East Memphis
5101 Sanderlin Avenue
A hot yoga studio, just around the corner from our house.
Our hot yoga studio of choice, HY+ is a little farther drive, but in our opinion, worth it. Great music and awesome instructors.
Hot Yoga Plus
416 South Grove Park Road
Our hot yoga studio of choice, HY+ is a little farther drive, but in our opinion, worth it. Great music and awesome instructors.
This the Shelby Farms Greenline access point closest to our house. Just a 1 mile walk or ride from our house and then you can ride all over Memphis. http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/shelbyfarmsgreenline
Podesta Street
This the Shelby Farms Greenline access point closest to our house. Just a 1 mile walk or ride from our house and then you can ride all over Memphis. http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/shelbyfarmsgreenline
Crossfitters have to Crossfit, no matter what. This is one of the two Crossfit gyms closest to us.
CrossFit Triad
1010 Cresthaven Road
Crossfitters have to Crossfit, no matter what. This is one of the two Crossfit gyms closest to us.
Just a quarter mile down the street, Brennan is a cute park with swings, play ground and outdoor fitness area. There is also an early childhood playground next door at the school.
J. J. Brennan Park
Just a quarter mile down the street, Brennan is a cute park with swings, play ground and outdoor fitness area. There is also an early childhood playground next door at the school.
Shelby Farms is the largest municipal park in America. Home to a large lake, miles of walking/running/riding trails, an enormous playground, and connected to the Greenline, has something for everybody
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Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
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Shelby Farms is the largest municipal park in America. Home to a large lake, miles of walking/running/riding trails, an enormous playground, and connected to the Greenline, has something for everybody
Crossfitters have to Crossfit, no matter what. This is one of the two Crossfit gyms closest to us.
CrossFit Chickasaw
3096 Poplar Ave
Crossfitters have to Crossfit, no matter what. This is one of the two Crossfit gyms closest to us.

Essentials

Enormous, newly renovated grocery store, and very close by.
Kroger
540 South Mendenhall Road
Enormous, newly renovated grocery store, and very close by.
This location just opened in 2013. It's a large store with lots of fresh food, all the groceries you'd except, a nice coffee shop with wifi and a full service BBQ restaurant serving craft beer!
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Whole Foods Market
5014 Poplar Avenue
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This location just opened in 2013. It's a large store with lots of fresh food, all the groceries you'd except, a nice coffee shop with wifi and a full service BBQ restaurant serving craft beer!

Sightseeing

A beautiful oasis in the heart of the city, and their Big Back Yard is a great place to take kids.
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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A beautiful oasis in the heart of the city, and their Big Back Yard is a great place to take kids.

Shopping

Everybody needs a little Target every now and then.
Target
601 Colonial Road
Everybody needs a little Target every now and then.
This is where we get our cars serviced. Hope you don't need it while you're here though.
Firestone Complete Auto Care
5151 Summer Avenue
This is where we get our cars serviced. Hope you don't need it while you're here though.
"If you can't find it on Summer, you can't find it in Memphis." For the more adventurous traveler, Summer Ave has great BBQ, lots of authentic Mexican, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Summer Avenue
"If you can't find it on Summer, you can't find it in Memphis." For the more adventurous traveler, Summer Ave has great BBQ, lots of authentic Mexican, and just about anything else you can imagine.
This is the closest drugstore to the house.
Walgreens
5190 Poplar Avenue
This is the closest drugstore to the house.
Very reliable dry cleaners, offering same day service.
Bensinger's Fine Cleaners
4715 Poplar Ave
Very reliable dry cleaners, offering same day service.
Best place in Memphis to get your iPhone, Android or tablet screen repaired. Very fair priced.
STS Repair
4646 Poplar Avenue
Best place in Memphis to get your iPhone, Android or tablet screen repaired. Very fair priced.

Arts & Culture

Closest theatre to the house, with lots of screens. Can be a madhouse on the weekends, FYI.
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Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill And IMAX
584 South Mendenhall Road
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Closest theatre to the house, with lots of screens. Can be a madhouse on the weekends, FYI.
A little farther drive, but only four screens and more of an indie move selection. Expanded concessions include imported beers, wine and a cappuccino bar.
Ridgeway Cinema Grill
5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway
A little farther drive, but only four screens and more of an indie move selection. Expanded concessions include imported beers, wine and a cappuccino bar.