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Apr 12, 2010 05:04 PM

6 days in Memphis

Hi All,

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.


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  1. 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.


    1. 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.

      Peabody Place.............

      Hooters 523-9464

      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



      Dyer's Burgers
      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

      South Philly
      250 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103

      Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
      150 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103

      Peabody Place
      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

      1. 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

        1. Spindini would be a few blocks walk but I think it's worth the effort.

          383 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

          1. If you want some good advice from a Memphian, DON"T go to the Rendezvous. It's nothing but a tourist trap.

            2 Replies
            1. re: southernbelle

              Mrs. Sippi is a born and raised Memphian. It's the first place she'd direct people.


              1. re: southernbelle

                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.