6 days in Memphis
I'll be in Memphis for 6 nights and am looking for lunch and dinner options. I'll be staying at the Peabody on Union Ave, and would most likely I'll be looking for places within walking distance. So far, Gus's and the Rendevous seem like places I have to try, but I'm looking for other recommendations.
I can probably do one night at a fairly pricey place, so if there is an awesome upscale place, I'm interested also.
FWIW, Tyler Florence was on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on the weekend up here and lauded the virtues of the Rendezvous pulled pork sandwich.
Get the Rendezvous special plate for an app.
McEwen's on Monroe @ 122 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 7085.
Charlie Vergos Rendezvous @ 52 S. 2nd St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 523 - 2746.
Huey's @ 77 S. 2nd St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 2700.
Texas De Brazil @ 150 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN. 901 - 526 - 7600.
Felicia Suzzanne's @ 80 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 523 - 0877.
B B King's Blues Club and Restaurant @ 143 Beale St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 524 - 5464.
Butcher Shop Steak House @ 101 S. Front St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 521 - 0856.
Automatic Slim's Restaurant @ 83 S. 2nd St.., Memphis, TN. 901 - 525 - 7948.
Dyer's Burgers @ 205 Beale St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 3937.
The Majestic Grill @ 145 S. Main St., Memphs, TN. 901 - 522 - 8555.
Circa @ 119 S. Main St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 522 - 1488.
Flying Fish @ 105 S. 2nd St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 522 - 8228.
Prime Time Sports Bar 543-8800
Maggie Moo's Ice Cream and Treatery 522-1912
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 526-5050
South Philly 527-0007
Texas de Brazil 526-7600
ALL WITHIN A SHORT 5/10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE PEABODY.
205 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
Texas De Brazil
150 Peabody Pl Ste 103, Memphis, TN 38103
Automatic Slim's Restaurant
83 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
250 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103
Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
150 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103
150 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103
The Flying Fish
105 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
Butcher Shop Steak House
101 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
Circa, McEwen's and Felicia Suzanne's are good bets for rather upscale places within walking distance from the Peabody. I've had some great lunches at McEwen's recently.
The most interesting food in the city is in Cooper Young, but you'd need to drive there.
Felicia Suzanne's Restaurant
80 Monroe Ave Ste L1, Memphis, TN 38103
I think it would be silly to be staying at the Peabody for SIX days and not make the short walk across the street to the Rendezvous. I wrote this in another thread about the Rendezvous...
jamiecarrol, while I agree with some of what you say, you might be a little harsh. Some folks LOVE the Rendezvous, some hate it, and some are lukewarm on it.
I think everyone should try it at least once and decide for themselves.
I don't consider it a tourist trap. Why? Because while it does attract plenty of tourists it still has a very loyal local following.
In my opinion the ribs are very inconsistent. I've had some bad racks there. However, I've also had some great racks there.
You really can't compare the ribs at the Rendezvous with Central or BBQ Shop. Totally different products. As you know, the Rendezvous cooks over direct heat and the ribs cook in about an hour and a half. Most Memphis joints smoke for 4-6 hours. It's not the same, but it's definitely still BBQ in my book.