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Shane's Memphis Faves

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Shane's Memphis Faves

Sightseeing and Activities
This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert.
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Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl
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This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert.
A must-see for Elvis fans. Graceland is a time capsule of Elvis’s life, career and family. Self-guided iPad tours allow guests to view at their own pace and linger where they wish. Lots of Elvis memorabilia available in multiple gift shops.
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Graceland
Elvis Presley Boulevard
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A must-see for Elvis fans. Graceland is a time capsule of Elvis’s life, career and family. Self-guided iPad tours allow guests to view at their own pace and linger where they wish. Lots of Elvis memorabilia available in multiple gift shops.
Beautiful gardens in a peaceful setting. Take a stroll through 26 specialty gardens, including a whimsical children’s space, or attend season-specific events.
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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Beautiful gardens in a peaceful setting. Take a stroll through 26 specialty gardens, including a whimsical children’s space, or attend season-specific events.
Springtime in the garden is especially breathtaking with an abundance of tulips and azaleas. The year-round gallery has temporary exhibits and permanent displays including works by Renoir, Monet, Cassatt and Matisse. You’ll have a beautiful stroll indoors and out. Pro tip: Saturday mornings admittance is free.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
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Springtime in the garden is especially breathtaking with an abundance of tulips and azaleas. The year-round gallery has temporary exhibits and permanent displays including works by Renoir, Monet, Cassatt and Matisse. You’ll have a beautiful stroll indoors and out. Pro tip: Saturday mornings admittance is free.
Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo, Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and a 126-acre Old Growth Forest State Natural Area. Three gateways have been enhanced with sculptural elements, including the colorful iconic bicycle entrance, which is just steps from the bungalow.
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Overton Park
1914 Poplar Avenue
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Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo, Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and a 126-acre Old Growth Forest State Natural Area. Three gateways have been enhanced with sculptural elements, including the colorful iconic bicycle entrance, which is just steps from the bungalow.
Experience one of the largest urban parks in the country via bike, in the treetops on zip lines, on the water with kayaking, paddle boats or fishing, playground and splash pad for the kids, or simply say hello to the buffalo. At 4,500 acres and with 20 bodies of water, many different experiences are offered, so grab a picnic, plan to stay all day and experience a breathtaking sunset.
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Shelby Farms Park
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Experience one of the largest urban parks in the country via bike, in the treetops on zip lines, on the water with kayaking, paddle boats or fishing, playground and splash pad for the kids, or simply say hello to the buffalo. At 4,500 acres and with 20 bodies of water, many different experiences are offered, so grab a picnic, plan to stay all day and experience a breathtaking sunset.
Whether you want a humorous, participatory and informative music mojo tour, an historical walking tour or a spine-tingling evening ghost tour, Backbeat Tours give all the options with knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining tour guides. Tip: Ask for Andrew for your ghost or music tour host.
Backbeat Tours
197 Beale St
Whether you want a humorous, participatory and informative music mojo tour, an historical walking tour or a spine-tingling evening ghost tour, Backbeat Tours give all the options with knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining tour guides. Tip: Ask for Andrew for your ghost or music tour host.
The Pink Palace Museum includes a 3D theater and planetarium on site. The museum displays the history of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store along with cultural and natural history of the Mid South on permanent exhibit, along with short-term and seasonal featured exhibits.
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Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
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The Pink Palace Museum includes a 3D theater and planetarium on site. The museum displays the history of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store along with cultural and natural history of the Mid South on permanent exhibit, along with short-term and seasonal featured exhibits.
Stop by at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to see the famed Peabody Ducks on parade. Cuteness abounds, and history of the hotel and 90-year duck tradition are shared. Tip: arrive at least 20 minutes ahead to get a great view, or have iced tea or a cocktail in the lobby bar, where the John Collins cocktail was invited in 1869, for a truly up-close view.
Peabody Hotel Valet & Drop-Off
Stop by at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to see the famed Peabody Ducks on parade. Cuteness abounds, and history of the hotel and 90-year duck tradition are shared. Tip: arrive at least 20 minutes ahead to get a great view, or have iced tea or a cocktail in the lobby bar, where the John Collins cocktail was invited in 1869, for a truly up-close view.
Hop aboard one of the three vintage restored trolley lines and travel historic downtown Memphis for $1 per ride. This is the classic Memphis experience juxtaposing rich, fascinating historical sites with a totally modern city.
Memphis Main Street Trolley
547 N Main St
Hop aboard one of the three vintage restored trolley lines and travel historic downtown Memphis for $1 per ride. This is the classic Memphis experience juxtaposing rich, fascinating historical sites with a totally modern city.
The Lichterman is a peaceful place to stroll and learn more about flora and fauna of The Midsouth. Take the Buckman Water Science Trail or spend time in the beautiful Backyard Wildlife Center. Love birding? This is a premier place to spot 120 species throughout the year. Binoculars and field guides are provided at no charge. Worth a short drive to southeast Memphis for an all-natural getaway.
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
The Lichterman is a peaceful place to stroll and learn more about flora and fauna of The Midsouth. Take the Buckman Water Science Trail or spend time in the beautiful Backyard Wildlife Center. Love birding? This is a premier place to spot 120 species throughout the year. Binoculars and field guides are provided at no charge. Worth a short drive to southeast Memphis for an all-natural getaway.
An important part not of only Memphis history, but that of our nation, as well. Tragically, this is the site where Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. It is now an esteemed educational and cultural institution. Plan to spend several hours up to half a day.
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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An important part not of only Memphis history, but that of our nation, as well. Tragically, this is the site where Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. It is now an esteemed educational and cultural institution. Plan to spend several hours up to half a day.
Music
Sun Studio is the birthplace of Rock and Roll with famed artists Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King recording here. Take the tour to get fascinating details on these artists’ time in the studio.
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Sun Studio
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Free concerts with a variety of music artists and genres most Thursday-Sunday evenings spring through fall. Bring a blanket and a picnic, sit back and enjoy.
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Levitt Shell
1928 Poplar Avenue
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Free concerts with a variety of music artists and genres most Thursday-Sunday evenings spring through fall. Bring a blanket and a picnic, sit back and enjoy.
Soulsville Museum with all the history and legendary music of Memphis’s Stax Records. Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and many more recorded here. Music tracks play while you view vintage recording equipment, watch video interviews of artists and learn the history of soul music. Stage costumes from Ike and Tina Turner, among others, are featured, as well as the gold plated Cadillac and the academy award belonging to Isaac Hayes.
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Stax Museum
926 East McLemore Avenue
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Soulsville Museum with all the history and legendary music of Memphis’s Stax Records. Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and many more recorded here. Music tracks play while you view vintage recording equipment, watch video interviews of artists and learn the history of soul music. Stage costumes from Ike and Tina Turner, among others, are featured, as well as the gold plated Cadillac and the academy award belonging to Isaac Hayes.
Food scene
Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed.
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The Arcade Restaurant
540 South Main Street
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Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed.
Don’t let the shack fool you, the food is the real deal. Be sure to try the BBQ pizza, fish tacos and the blue cheese jalapeño coleslaw.
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Elwood's Shack
4523 Summer Avenue
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Don’t let the shack fool you, the food is the real deal. Be sure to try the BBQ pizza, fish tacos and the blue cheese jalapeño coleslaw.
Gibson’s is so good! They have it all: cake and yeast donuts a plenty plus fritters, donut holes, cinnamon rolls, and éclairs. Local favorites are red velvet cake, blueberry, and the New Orleans buttermilk donut. Open 24 hours, and the line moves quickly, so go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth day or night!
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Gibson's Donuts
760 Mount Moriah Road
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Gibson’s is so good! They have it all: cake and yeast donuts a plenty plus fritters, donut holes, cinnamon rolls, and éclairs. Local favorites are red velvet cake, blueberry, and the New Orleans buttermilk donut. Open 24 hours, and the line moves quickly, so go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth day or night!
Homemade ice cream in huge servings, paletas in fresh, juicy or creamy flavors, and specialty treats, all made in the traditional Mexican style. If you crave something chilly and sweet in any season, this is it!
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La Michoacana
4091 Summer Ave
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Homemade ice cream in huge servings, paletas in fresh, juicy or creamy flavors, and specialty treats, all made in the traditional Mexican style. If you crave something chilly and sweet in any season, this is it!
Succulent ribs (the *best* in Memphis) great sides and fantastic desserts in a fun atmosphere with friendly waitstaff. Tip: order the ribs “dry” and add BBQ sauce if you want, but you won’t need it. They’re that good!
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Corky's Ribs & BBQ
5259 Poplar Avenue
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Succulent ribs (the *best* in Memphis) great sides and fantastic desserts in a fun atmosphere with friendly waitstaff. Tip: order the ribs “dry” and add BBQ sauce if you want, but you won’t need it. They’re that good!
Shawarma, falafel, tabbouleh, kabob, and the hummus are outstanding! Tip: be sure to order the ginger honey mint tea hot or cold. It’s uniquely refreshing.
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Casablanca Restaurant
1707 Madison Ave
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Shawarma, falafel, tabbouleh, kabob, and the hummus are outstanding! Tip: be sure to order the ginger honey mint tea hot or cold. It’s uniquely refreshing.
Sweet and luscious, made from scratch cupcakes are the specialty at Muddy’s. Our favorites are Pucker Up- lemon, Strawberry Fields Forever, Grasshopper-chocolate mint, and Prozac-double dark chocolate. Daily special flavors, brownies, cakes, pies and specialty coffees are all amazing, as well!
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Muddy's Bake Shop + Coffee
585 Cooper Street
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Sweet and luscious, made from scratch cupcakes are the specialty at Muddy’s. Our favorites are Pucker Up- lemon, Strawberry Fields Forever, Grasshopper-chocolate mint, and Prozac-double dark chocolate. Daily special flavors, brownies, cakes, pies and specialty coffees are all amazing, as well!
The BBQ nachos on tortilla chips are the best in Memphis and try the spicy wings, as well. Live music on the deck most weekend nights during spring through fall and local brews add to the fun.
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Central BBQ - Midtown
2249 Central Avenue
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The BBQ nachos on tortilla chips are the best in Memphis and try the spicy wings, as well. Live music on the deck most weekend nights during spring through fall and local brews add to the fun.
Thai perfection found in this old house converted to a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere. Perfectly spiced food and a nice wine list make this our top pick for a date night or evening out with friends.
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Bhan Thai
1324 Peabody Avenue
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Thai perfection found in this old house converted to a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere. Perfectly spiced food and a nice wine list make this our top pick for a date night or evening out with friends.
Tender, perfectly spiced chicken and delicious sides. Not too spicy, just spicy enough! On the go? Order plenty for the best picnic ever!
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
310 South Front Street
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Tender, perfectly spiced chicken and delicious sides. Not too spicy, just spicy enough! On the go? Order plenty for the best picnic ever!
Tender lamb shank and vegetable platter eaten with injera flatbread are favorites. The spicy lentils, salad and greens are delicious. A colorful, full-wall mural and helpful waitstaff make Stickem (formerly called Blue Nile) an inviting stop for lunch or dinner.
Blue Nile Ethiopian Kitchen
1788 Madison Ave
Tender lamb shank and vegetable platter eaten with injera flatbread are favorites. The spicy lentils, salad and greens are delicious. A colorful, full-wall mural and helpful waitstaff make Stickem (formerly called Blue Nile) an inviting stop for lunch or dinner.
Super fine “sno” ice and amazing variety of flavors are found at Jerry’s. Tip: get your sno cone with cream (soft serve ice cream) for an extra chilling, creamy upgrade.
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Jerry's Sno Cones
1657 Wells Station Road
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Super fine “sno” ice and amazing variety of flavors are found at Jerry’s. Tip: get your sno cone with cream (soft serve ice cream) for an extra chilling, creamy upgrade.
There will likely be a line to get in for breakfast, but so worth the wait. The omelets, custom coffees and the cinnamon pancakes are not-to-be-missed.
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Brother Juniper's
3519 Walker Avenue
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There will likely be a line to get in for breakfast, but so worth the wait. The omelets, custom coffees and the cinnamon pancakes are not-to-be-missed.
Choose a gorgeous evening in Memphis and head out with a group to Carolina Watershed for reimagined Southern classic dishes, beer, creative cocktails and lots of fun activities. The outdoor space is on a hillside with large, tiered sections. There is a waterfall and cozy corners where you can play cornhole, sit by the fire pit or even have an axe throwing contest. There is a stage for live music, as well. More than dinner, it’s an experience!
Carolina Watershed
141 E Carolina Ave
Choose a gorgeous evening in Memphis and head out with a group to Carolina Watershed for reimagined Southern classic dishes, beer, creative cocktails and lots of fun activities. The outdoor space is on a hillside with large, tiered sections. There is a waterfall and cozy corners where you can play cornhole, sit by the fire pit or even have an axe throwing contest. There is a stage for live music, as well. More than dinner, it’s an experience!
Sophisticated and upscale, Acre combines modern fine dining with the warmth of sharing a meal with a friend. Inventive food offerings and extensive wine list make this a perfect place for a date night or celebration.
Acre Restaurant
690 South Perkins Road
Sophisticated and upscale, Acre combines modern fine dining with the warmth of sharing a meal with a friend. Inventive food offerings and extensive wine list make this a perfect place for a date night or celebration.
Delicious upscale Latin fare made to share. Tip: go with a group and order several types of tacos and tapas for the table. A favorite starter is the guacamole made fresh at the table.
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Babalu Tapas & Tacos - Overton Square
2115 Madison Avenue
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Delicious upscale Latin fare made to share. Tip: go with a group and order several types of tacos and tapas for the table. A favorite starter is the guacamole made fresh at the table.
Icy treats made with natural ingredients in the Mexican paleta style. Flavor options vary seasonally, and the cold weather flavors are some of the best! Light, delicious and satisfying. Tip: ask for your pop to be dipped in chocolate. You won’t be sorry!
Mempops
1350 Concourse Avenue
Icy treats made with natural ingredients in the Mexican paleta style. Flavor options vary seasonally, and the cold weather flavors are some of the best! Light, delicious and satisfying. Tip: ask for your pop to be dipped in chocolate. You won’t be sorry!
A cool little bistro with a scratch bakery, specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads, and plates. Vegetarian offerings, as well. Breakfast is served all day.
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Café Eclectic
603 North McLean Boulevard
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A cool little bistro with a scratch bakery, specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads, and plates. Vegetarian offerings, as well. Breakfast is served all day.
Delicious pies with creative toppings as well as classic favorites. This location is next door to Memphis Made Taproom. There is a second location downtown steps away from the historic trolley line and a short walk to Beale Street and The Orpheum Theater.
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Aldo's Pizza Pies - Midtown
752 Cooper Street
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Delicious pies with creative toppings as well as classic favorites. This location is next door to Memphis Made Taproom. There is a second location downtown steps away from the historic trolley line and a short walk to Beale Street and The Orpheum Theater.
Catfish perfection is always in the offing at Soul Fish Cafe , along with chicken, fresh salads, and po’ boys! Sides and desserts are authentic Southern-style soul food. Cake flavors change daily. Tip: Order the Thin and Crispy Catfish, fillets heaped high! Be sure to try the fried okra and collard greens, as well.
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Soul Fish Cafe
862 S Cooper St
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Catfish perfection is always in the offing at Soul Fish Cafe , along with chicken, fresh salads, and po’ boys! Sides and desserts are authentic Southern-style soul food. Cake flavors change daily. Tip: Order the Thin and Crispy Catfish, fillets heaped high! Be sure to try the fried okra and collard greens, as well.
Your BBQ tour of Memphis is not complete without an enormous pulled pork sandwich, served with slaw, from Payne’s. Memphians flock to this tucked away, family-owned restaurant. Fans of television’s “This is Us” will recognize scenes shot here in Season 1 when Randall drives his ailing father to Memphis to discover his birth family roots, and they share a meal at Payne’s. Note: CASH ONLY accepted.
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Payne's Bar-B-Que
1762 Lamar Ave
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Your BBQ tour of Memphis is not complete without an enormous pulled pork sandwich, served with slaw, from Payne’s. Memphians flock to this tucked away, family-owned restaurant. Fans of television’s “This is Us” will recognize scenes shot here in Season 1 when Randall drives his ailing father to Memphis to discover his birth family roots, and they share a meal at Payne’s. Note: CASH ONLY accepted.
This international food hall is a great place to try many dishes not typically found in Memphis. Outstanding chefs from Sudan, Nepal and Syria are currently featured. Casual atmosphere with the manager tending the full bar.
Global Café
1350 Concourse Avenue
This international food hall is a great place to try many dishes not typically found in Memphis. Outstanding chefs from Sudan, Nepal and Syria are currently featured. Casual atmosphere with the manager tending the full bar.
Fresh and flavorful, with hand-picked ingredients, this is true Mexican cuisine. The best, by far, in Memphis! This small location may be crowded at peak times, but well-worth the wait, or pick up for the perfect picnic at Shelby Farms.
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Las Tortugas
1215 South Germantown Road
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Fresh and flavorful, with hand-picked ingredients, this is true Mexican cuisine. The best, by far, in Memphis! This small location may be crowded at peak times, but well-worth the wait, or pick up for the perfect picnic at Shelby Farms.
Lucky Cat’s ramen, bao buns, skewers, and dumplings are unbeatable! Fresh and full of flavor, the cuisine has made this a hot new restaurant that won’t fade with time. Within walking distance from the bungalow, work up your appetite on the short stroll and enjoy your meal inside, at the bar, or on the deck.
Lucky Cat Ramen
247 Cooper St
Lucky Cat’s ramen, bao buns, skewers, and dumplings are unbeatable! Fresh and full of flavor, the cuisine has made this a hot new restaurant that won’t fade with time. Within walking distance from the bungalow, work up your appetite on the short stroll and enjoy your meal inside, at the bar, or on the deck.
Delicious, acclaimed BBQ at the home of the Dancing Pigs. This place offers more than just pork, with turkey, sausage, bologna BBQ, spaghetti and Texas toast sandwich. Great little hidden gem in Midtown.
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The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Avenue
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Delicious, acclaimed BBQ at the home of the Dancing Pigs. This place offers more than just pork, with turkey, sausage, bologna BBQ, spaghetti and Texas toast sandwich. Great little hidden gem in Midtown.
Excellent Asian fusion fare. From pho, to salads, lettuce wraps to pad thai and sliders, it’s all outstanding! Pick a pretty evening to enjoy happy hour and dining on patio.
Mosa Asian Bistro
850 S White Station Rd
Excellent Asian fusion fare. From pho, to salads, lettuce wraps to pad thai and sliders, it’s all outstanding! Pick a pretty evening to enjoy happy hour and dining on patio.
Best place for barbecued chicken or turkey in Memphis! Innovative fare such as BBQ quesadillas make this a great place to branch out from traditional Memphis pork BBQ, though their pulled pork sandwich is fantastic, too!
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One & Only BBQ
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Best place for barbecued chicken or turkey in Memphis! Innovative fare such as BBQ quesadillas make this a great place to branch out from traditional Memphis pork BBQ, though their pulled pork sandwich is fantastic, too!
Delicious, perfectly spiced traditional Indian food with deeply flavored curries, delicious tiki masala and tandoori dishes. Chicken coconut korma is outstanding ordered with naan!
India Palace
1720 Poplar Avenue
Delicious, perfectly spiced traditional Indian food with deeply flavored curries, delicious tiki masala and tandoori dishes. Chicken coconut korma is outstanding ordered with naan!
This amazing little juice bar and cafe offers a great selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Healthy options from gluten free, allergy conscious, and vegetarian offerings abound, as well as everything a carnivore would love. Breakfast served all day. Tip: try the cool and creamy classic açaí bowl.
City Silo Table + Pantry
5101 Sanderlin Ave
This amazing little juice bar and cafe offers a great selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Healthy options from gluten free, allergy conscious, and vegetarian offerings abound, as well as everything a carnivore would love. Breakfast served all day. Tip: try the cool and creamy classic açaí bowl.
Farm Burger partners with local farmers and features grass-fed beef. Farm to table offerings include craft burgers, salads, and hand-cut fries along with shakes and local brews. Fresh and delicious in a cool space! Our favorite burgers in Memphis!
Farm Burger Memphis
1350 Concourse Avenue
Farm Burger partners with local farmers and features grass-fed beef. Farm to table offerings include craft burgers, salads, and hand-cut fries along with shakes and local brews. Fresh and delicious in a cool space! Our favorite burgers in Memphis!
Whimsy is the home of cookies as delicious as they are beautiful! Be sure to fill a box with both some royal icing decorated cookies and several flavors of the amazing ooey gooey cookies! Our favorites are lemon, strawberry and butter.
The Whimsy Cookie Co
4704 Poplar Avenue
Whimsy is the home of cookies as delicious as they are beautiful! Be sure to fill a box with both some royal icing decorated cookies and several flavors of the amazing ooey gooey cookies! Our favorites are lemon, strawberry and butter.
Catherine and Mary’s, located downtown with with modern industrial decor, is a perfect place for a celebratory meal or date, but also great for families. Based on famed Memphis chefs, Andrew and Michael’s Italian grandmothers’ recipes, the food is magnificent whether it is the grandmothers’ traditional original recipes or updated versions of Italian cuisine with a southern twist. Extensive wine list and full bar.
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Catherine & Mary's
272 S Main St
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Catherine and Mary’s, located downtown with with modern industrial decor, is a perfect place for a celebratory meal or date, but also great for families. Based on famed Memphis chefs, Andrew and Michael’s Italian grandmothers’ recipes, the food is magnificent whether it is the grandmothers’ traditional original recipes or updated versions of Italian cuisine with a southern twist. Extensive wine list and full bar.
Amazing home cooked fare in true Southern style. Every single bite is delicious and filling! Tip: Call ahead with your order if you’re short on time and dine in, because the pace is slow. They seriously cook from scratch and it’s worth the wait!
Mot & Ed's
1354 Madison Avenue
Amazing home cooked fare in true Southern style. Every single bite is delicious and filling! Tip: Call ahead with your order if you’re short on time and dine in, because the pace is slow. They seriously cook from scratch and it’s worth the wait!
Amazing soul food! Everything is delicious and perfectly cooked. Our faves are the fried green tomatoes, black-eyed peas, greens, and fried fish. Cornbread muffins are served with each plate, warm, tender and slightly sweet. Staff is super friendly and this place is not-to-be-missed!
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The Four Way Soul Food Restaurant
998 Mississippi Boulevard
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Amazing soul food! Everything is delicious and perfectly cooked. Our faves are the fried green tomatoes, black-eyed peas, greens, and fried fish. Cornbread muffins are served with each plate, warm, tender and slightly sweet. Staff is super friendly and this place is not-to-be-missed!
This gelato looks amazing, but tastes even better. It is full of deep, rich flavor, and each gelato pop is fully customizable with 4 types of chocolate and a dozen or more sprinkles such as nuts, cookie crumbles or chopped candy. It is a little drive, but worth it if you love great dessert! Right next door is their European-style coffee shop with many specialties! We joke: in the winter get a gelato, warm up with coffee, cool off with gelato and on and on in a never ending loop. :)
Dipsticle Artisan Gelato Cafe
694 North Germantown Parkway
This gelato looks amazing, but tastes even better. It is full of deep, rich flavor, and each gelato pop is fully customizable with 4 types of chocolate and a dozen or more sprinkles such as nuts, cookie crumbles or chopped candy. It is a little drive, but worth it if you love great dessert! Right next door is their European-style coffee shop with many specialties! We joke: in the winter get a gelato, warm up with coffee, cool off with gelato and on and on in a never ending loop. :)
Adorable locally owned patisserie with amazing macarons offered in a dozen flavors, including seasonal favorites such as gingerbread or peppermint at Christmas. Brownies, cupcakes, cookies and French pastries are also in the case and baked on premises. The coffee drinks are quite good and this little place serves afternoon tea on china, with advance reservation.
17 Berkshire
2094 Trimble Pl
Adorable locally owned patisserie with amazing macarons offered in a dozen flavors, including seasonal favorites such as gingerbread or peppermint at Christmas. Brownies, cupcakes, cookies and French pastries are also in the case and baked on premises. The coffee drinks are quite good and this little place serves afternoon tea on china, with advance reservation.
The hummus bowls are a delicious way to try all the best offerings from this cafe. Creamy hummus with shawarma layered on top? Huge, crunchy falafel? Yes, please! Generous helpings of soft, warm pita complement everything on the menu. Pro tip: order several offerings to share family style if your party is 2 or more.
Happy Greek Cafe
The hummus bowls are a delicious way to try all the best offerings from this cafe. Creamy hummus with shawarma layered on top? Huge, crunchy falafel? Yes, please! Generous helpings of soft, warm pita complement everything on the menu. Pro tip: order several offerings to share family style if your party is 2 or more.
Souvenirs
This old time general store and museum was founded in 1876 on Beale Street. It is a perfect stop for ice cream or a cool, refreshing old-fashioned fountain drink, and unique souvenirs.
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A. Schwab
163 Beale Street
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This old time general store and museum was founded in 1876 on Beale Street. It is a perfect stop for ice cream or a cool, refreshing old-fashioned fountain drink, and unique souvenirs.
Theater
Part of Memphis’ thriving theater scene with shows and musicals year-round such as Peter Pan, Little Shop of Horrors and On Golden Pond.
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Playhouse on the Square
66 Cooper Street
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Part of Memphis’ thriving theater scene with shows and musicals year-round such as Peter Pan, Little Shop of Horrors and On Golden Pond.
This historic theater hosts comedians, broadway musicals on tour, rock concerts and legendary performances of every variety. The lobby and performance hall have been opulently restored to the standards of its glory days with chandeliers and gorgeous gold leaf.
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Orpheum Theatre
203 South Main Street
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This historic theater hosts comedians, broadway musicals on tour, rock concerts and legendary performances of every variety. The lobby and performance hall have been opulently restored to the standards of its glory days with chandeliers and gorgeous gold leaf.
New theater with a cool, modern vibe including a lounge area with a bar and fireplace. Reserved, reclining seats make this a favorite cinema experience. Book tickets for an early afternoon Saturday movie, arrive early and browse the adjacent farmer’s market.
Malco Powerhouse Cinema Grill & Bar
540 S Front St
New theater with a cool, modern vibe including a lounge area with a bar and fireplace. Reserved, reclining seats make this a favorite cinema experience. Book tickets for an early afternoon Saturday movie, arrive early and browse the adjacent farmer’s market.
Large movie theater with regular and IMAX movie choices. Plenty of screens and comfortable seating.
Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill And IMAX
584 South Mendenhall Road
Large movie theater with regular and IMAX movie choices. Plenty of screens and comfortable seating.
Taprooms
Taste delicious craft and limited time beers at the source in the Wiseacre Tap Room. Tours given at noon on Saturdays. Plenty of indoor seating, as well as fantastic patio seating and food trucks on premises when the weather is nice, give this taproom a laid-back vibe.
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WISEACRE Brewing Co.
2783 Broad Avenue
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Taste delicious craft and limited time beers at the source in the Wiseacre Tap Room. Tours given at noon on Saturdays. Plenty of indoor seating, as well as fantastic patio seating and food trucks on premises when the weather is nice, give this taproom a laid-back vibe.
Offering three year-round and many seasonal beers, Memphis Made Taproom is a large, industrial space that has a fun, friendly vibe.
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Memphis Made Brewing Co.
768 Cooper Street
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Offering three year-round and many seasonal beers, Memphis Made Taproom is a large, industrial space that has a fun, friendly vibe.
Groceries
Full service grocery store and meat market with upscale prepared dishes, sushi, flowers, beer, wine and Starbucks at this location. Order groceries online for $4.95 pickup or delivery for $9.95.
Kroger
1759 Union Ave
Full service grocery store and meat market with upscale prepared dishes, sushi, flowers, beer, wine and Starbucks at this location. Order groceries online for $4.95 pickup or delivery for $9.95.
Fill your instacart from shop.aldi.us and have groceries delivered for $3.99 usually within two hours. Aldi has most basic and many upscale items, though stock varies. Easy, inexpensive, convenient!
ALDI
4720 Summer Avenue
Fill your instacart from shop.aldi.us and have groceries delivered for $3.99 usually within two hours. Aldi has most basic and many upscale items, though stock varies. Easy, inexpensive, convenient!
All the fantastic, organic produce and upscale groceries that are Whole Foods’ trademark. Prepared foods are outstanding, and you may order ahead for sandwich trays or platters. Look for Prime Members deals linked to your Amazon account.
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Whole Foods Market
5014 Poplar Avenue
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All the fantastic, organic produce and upscale groceries that are Whole Foods’ trademark. Prepared foods are outstanding, and you may order ahead for sandwich trays or platters. Look for Prime Members deals linked to your Amazon account.
All the Trader Joe’s goodness if you’re up for a little drive. Tip: try the cookie butter, it’s amazing!
Trader Joe's
2130 Exeter Road
All the Trader Joe’s goodness if you’re up for a little drive. Tip: try the cookie butter, it’s amazing!
This is an upscale market which is reflected in the prices. If you need specialty items, farm-fresh produce or excellent prepared options, this is the place. Tip: the Greek Take and Bake Pizza is a fresh, delicious blend of flavors.
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The Fresh Market
2145 Union Avenue
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This is an upscale market which is reflected in the prices. If you need specialty items, farm-fresh produce or excellent prepared options, this is the place. Tip: the Greek Take and Bake Pizza is a fresh, delicious blend of flavors.