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Valentine's Day weekend in Memphis

jl0328 Jan 14, 2014 10:40 AM

We are not usually fans of dining out for Valentine's Day but since we'll be visiting Memphis that day we have no choice. We are planning to stay around Beale St (without a car). Looking for restaurants within walking distance or short cab ride. All food and price types welcome!

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    Clarkafella Jan 15, 2014 09:04 PM

    If it were me, I'd go to Flight and afterward travel next door to Bar Dog Saloon...

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      bulldogx2 Jan 17, 2014 12:16 PM

      I would second Flight. Also would consider Majestic Grille and McEwens. Maybe DeJaVu for something more casual (BYOB).

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        Ross B Jan 18, 2014 03:29 PM

        Reservations will be key. I'm sure that you probably know, but it will be crowded most places.

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          latertater Jan 22, 2014 09:41 AM

          I was just in Memphis for a conference. I loved McEwen's, which is a southern-infused menu. You can take the trolley there. Or it is maybe 7-10 minute walk from Beale Street.


          Other conference attendees enjoyed Flight, where you can order flights of tastes and wine.


          Majestic is a very nice room, big space and the menu looked good too - that's also close by.

          Majestic Grille

          All of these places are right near the trolley line.
          Have a great time!

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          1. re: latertater
            jl0328 Jan 27, 2014 05:15 PM

            Latertater - do you have any recs for breakfast or lunch?

            1. re: jl0328
              Ross B Jan 30, 2014 11:34 AM

              What are you in the mood for? Do you want BBQ? Many folks would suggest Gus's for a non-BBQ lunch.

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                latertater Jan 30, 2014 01:11 PM

                Alas, I mostly got up early and went to the conference which started at 8 am each day...if I went back I would definitely go to Alcenia's, which wasn't far away.


                My husband loved Westy's. Their menu is pages long. Get something with wild rice.


                Have fun!

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              jl0328 Jan 22, 2014 07:19 PM

              Thanks for the recs! We decided to rent a car and go to Graceland for Valentine's Day so since we'll have the car we're going to go to Andrew Michael's for dinner. Then it's off to Majestic Grille on Saturday night and Flight on Sunday.
              Now to decide where to eat our other meals!

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              1. re: jl0328
                Ross B Jan 30, 2014 11:40 AM

                If you like Andrew Michael and you want to get out of Downtown again then you might want to try Hog & Hominy for lunch on Saturday. It's right across the street.

                Other non BBQ lunch suggestions:

                Soulfish (Midtown & East)
                Fino's (Midtown)
                Gus's (Downtown & East)
                DeJAVU (Downtown)
                Alcenia's (Downtown)
                Bon Ton (Downtown)

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                Ross B Jan 24, 2014 12:27 PM

                Have fun and let us know how it turns out.

                1. crasher12 Feb 5, 2014 09:09 AM

                  Since your meals have already been decided, check out Kwick Check #10 on Madison for a casual lunch on Saturday and get the Bi Bim Bop... you'll be glad you did... Go to Bosco's, Brother Juniper's, Beauty Shop, or Alchemy for Sunday Brunch (unless you want NOLA-esque style buffet, then head to Owen Brennan's).
                  The sweet potato pancakes from The Arcade will blow your mind and stay with you all day!

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