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Where to Eat & Drink in Memphis | Food, Cocktails, & Breweries

The Gray Canary - go chicks! barsol pisco, yellow chartreuse, golden beets, cardamom, orange, lime

Every year, Beale Street Music Festival brings thousands of music fans and hungry tourists (and locals) to a festival packed with music, crafts, and food. The music, dancing, and activities around the festival can certainly work up an appetite. These are some of our most celebrated spots to eat and drink around Memphis, Tennessee.

A bun, patty, onions, cheese, pickle, and “Soul Sauce” are all that’s needed to make the Soul Burger delicious

Earnestine & Hazel's Soul Burger

531 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

The things that make Earnestine and Hazel’s the best dive bar in the country are, and will always be, rooted in Memphis. Located downtown on S. Main Street, Earnestine and Hazel’s welcomes you to enjoy the greatest jukebox in the country, taste their nationally recognized Soul Burger, and check out the ghost tours. They have been featured in nine movies and is deemed one of the most haunted places in America.

Earnestine & Hazel's Soul Burger

205 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

Memphis’ oldest and famous hamburger restaurant, Dyer’s Cafe is more than a burger, but a piece of history. The burgers are cooked the "old fashioned" way in "ageless grease" in a skillet. The legend has it that the famous Dyer’s grease hasn’t been changed for over 40 years.

Doc’s Original - Served Old Fashioned w/ Mustard, Pickle & Onion or All the Way with Lettuce and Tomato. All burger patties are 3oz. 100% USDA Choice Beef

2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109

What makes it so great? Best tasting barbecue in Memphis. First to put the Neely name on the Memphis BBQ scene. Specially built BBQ pits keep meat fall-off-the-bone moist. The Interstate Bar-B-Que secret sauce.

Bar-B-Q Spaghetti - An Interstate Original! B-B-Q Pork in a Mixture of B-B-Q Sauce, Spices, and Spaghetti pasta

A Trip to Hog Heaven! Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Links, Beef Brisket, Pork Shoulder, B-B-Q Spaghetti, Beans, Slaw and Bread.

52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103

While the meat is the calling card, a big part of what makes The Rendezvous special is the experience. The smoky aroma is grilled meat and barbecue shake. The sounds of Memphis soul and delta blues, cut with clinking beer mugs and laughter. The taste is perfectly seasoned southern heaven. It's a meal that turns into a party you think about for the rest of the year. It's a great time with friends old and new.


RENDEZVOUS SPECIAL Ham, Cheese, Salami, Sausage, Pickles & Peppers

301 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103

The Gray Canary is located in The Old Dominick Distillery in the South Main Arts District of Downtown Memphis. rom the very start, Chefs and owners Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman stayed true to a dream of a restaurant in Downtown Memphis that encompassed energy, excitement, and fire. From the raw bar to the hearth, The Gray Canary is full of surprises. With a cocktail menu built from scratch by our beverage director Nick Talarico and a wine list curated by our wine director and sommelier Ryan Radish, the drinks reflect adventure in the same way that the food and the atmosphere do, all working collectively to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Oysters - pickering passage / Pickering Passage, WA flapjack point / Eld Inlet, WA chico bay / Dyes Inlet, WA

Established and Beautiful - old dominick southern gin, cocchi americano, galliano, lemon, strawberry, sparkling rosé.

The Startled Rabbit - suntory whiskey, madeira rainwater, bizan shochv, dill

272 S Main St Ste 105-A, Memphis, TN 38103

Catherine & Mary’s in downtown Memphis opened in September of 2016 and brought together a blend of born and bred Memphians, Chef Andy Ticer and Chef Michael Hudman's, grandmothers cooking, Italian philosophy of dining, and southern ingredients to the heart of the city.

Salumi Board local charcuterie, pickled vegetables, horseradish-dijon, breadsticks & Cheese Plate (choice of 3) benne crackers, brown butter almonds

And then distortion - old dominick vodka, creme de poire, cilantro, celery bitters, prosecco

Catherine & Mary’s Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Hog and Hominy - MIXED GREENS - black garlic, radish, sweet potato agrodolce, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds

707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN 38117

Hog & Hominy, is a wood burning, neighborhood eatery and was named one of the top new restaurants by GQ Magazine, Southern Living, and Bon Appetit as well as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation. Chefs: Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman

'SHROOMS PIZZA - mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, arugula, cream, garlic, and topped with a fried egg

WOOD FIRED OYSTERS parmesan, calabrian chili, butter, lemon

361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Memphis' First Gastropub. Located in the South Main Arts District.


2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112

WISEACRE is a brewery committed to top quality, uniquely flavorful beer that appeals to passionate & progressive people through education & good times. Brothers Davin & Kellan Bartosch dreamed up WISEACRE many moons ago & have been on an extensive quest procuring top-notch experience from around the globe to deliver the crunkest brewery possible in their groovy hometown of Memphis, TN.

Unicorncopia and Ananda IPA



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