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Dinner Recommendations in Downtown Memphis

fatassasian Jul 27, 2010 05:49 AM

I'm from LA and I'm visiting Memphis for one night, but I don't know where to have dinner! I need some recommendations!
I'm staying in downtown near Union & 2nd St. I'm open to any type of cuisine - though it would be nice to eat something that I couldn't easily get in LA. Within walking distance of my location would be ideal (or a short taxi ride). Price: less than $65/per person (includes a drink or two and tax/tip).
Thanks!

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    Michael H Jul 27, 2010 06:02 AM

    I think you would enjoy Felicia Suzanne. It fits your budget and features fine dining with a southern flair. The fried green tomato and bacon salad is fantastic. Easy walking distance.

    http://www.feliciasuzanne.com/

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    Felicia Suzanne's Restaurant
    80 Monroe Ave Ste L1, Memphis, TN 38103

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      Littleman Jul 27, 2010 10:05 AM

      Felicia Suzanne's is an excellent choice. I like McEwen's also which is very nice and open for lunch or dinner. Automatic Slims is nice too. It's a bar with music and good food. Circa is wonderul fine dining for dinner. South of Beale is a very nice bar with good food for solo dining. You can walk to all of these restaurants.

      McEwen's on Monroe @ 122 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 901 - 527 - 7085.
      http://www.mcewensonmonroe.com/
      Automatic Slim's @ 83 South 2nd St., Memphis, TN 901 - 525 - 7948.
      http://www.automaticslimsmemphis.com/
      Circa @ 119 South Main Street #100, Memphis, TN 901 - 522 - 1488.
      http://www.circamemphis.com/
      South of Beale @ 361 South Main St., Memphis, TN 901 - 526 - 0388.
      http://www.southofbeale.com/

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        bulldogx2 Jul 27, 2010 11:41 AM

        I like all of Michael H and Littleman's suggestions, and all are pretty easily walkable from your place (South of Beale is a little further than the others but is still walk-able or an easy trolley ride).

        As far as things you can't easily get in LA, unfortunately I don't think there's a great barbecue place in the heart of downtown. If you want to go that direction, I'd suggest taking a cab to Cozy Corner on N. Parkway, a little north of downtown. Another thought would be Gus's Fried Chicken on Front St, a little south of Union & 2nd. You might want to cab or trolley that - I'm guessing it would be about a mile walk.

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        Cozy Corner Restaurant
        745 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105

        Gus's Fried Chicken
        505 Highway 70 W, Mason, TN 38049

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          bulldogx2 Jul 27, 2010 11:42 AM

          Note that the link they added for Gus's is to a different location that is probably over an hour from downtown Memphis. There is another one on Front St. in Memphis

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          Littleman Jul 27, 2010 01:02 PM

          LA......I hope you have a nice visit to Memphis. And I hope you find some food here that you don't get in LA. It might be some of the same but it will be cooked better maybe. Here's a link to a thread on CH for a single diner downtown Memphis. Skip the BBQ go with FS or McEwen's.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7104...

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