Memphis

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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Memphis

Chez Phillipe

The Peabody’s palatial dining room is a Memphis highlight. Its sweeping wine list allows perfect pairings with dishes like Chilean snapper with Portobello mushrooms from its classic French- and Asian-accented menu.

149 Union Ave., TN, 901-529-4188, www.peabodymemphis.com
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | hotel restaurant | notable wine list | french

Cielo

Tucked away in an atmospheric mansion, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner or a quiet night with friends. This eclectic restaurant combines Victorian décor with jazz music and wonderful, Asian-tinged French food.

679 Adams St., TN, 901-524-188
Tags: romance | expensive | american | jazz

Joe's Crab Shack

Tuck into seafood in this old Mississippi-side warehouse with river views so good they’ll distract you from the solid Gulf Coast menu.

263 Wagner Place, TN, 901-526-1966, www.joescrabshack.com
Tags: moderate | seafood | views

Marlowe's Ribs and Restaurant

Marlowe’s sends a pink limousine to Graceland area hotels and campgrounds to pick up diners and deliver them to this hectic, Elvis paraphernalia-adorned barbecue restaurant.

Elvis Presley Blvd., TN, 901-332-4159, www.marlowesmemphis.com
Tags: family | budget | local favorite | bbq

Neely's Bar-B-Que

Securing Memphis’ reputation as the pork barbecue capital of the world, Neely’s serves all sorts of finger-licking fare including pork, chicken, and ribs.

670 Jefferson Ave., TN, 901-521-9798, www.neelysbbq.com
Tags: family | budget | local favorite | bbq

The Beauty Shop Bar

Sidle into a salon hairdryer chair and devour Asian-influenced Caribbean and Southwestern specialties, such as the Thai Cobb, at this quirky, retro beauty shop turned nightspot and eatery.

966 Cooper St., TN, 901-272-7111
Tags: moderate | trendy | caribbean | local favorite

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