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The Best Restaurants In Memphis - Right Outside Your Door

Memphis is a major destination for foodies and our location on the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Court Street puts you right in the center of it all. The best restaurants in Downtown Memphis are literally right outside our door. Try some of the world's best fried chicken at Gus's World Famous, enjoy a innovative southern menu at McEwens, and dance it all off (or indulge some more) at Blues City Cafe. Open until 3:00 am during the week and 5:00 am on the weekends, Blues City one of the best late night restaurants in Downtown Memphis. And after a fun night out you'll be glad to remember your bed is just a quick walk away. 
117 Prime

117 Prime

117 Prime is Downtown Memphis' premiere steakhouse. Enjoy the best prime cuts with one of the best bourbon selections this city has to offer. If you thought they had you at "Steak & Bourbon," just wait until you try their raw oyster bar with an amazing selection of Gulf and Pacific oysters. Fine dining. None of the frills.
Sunrise Memphis

Sunrise Memphis

It's what breakfast by grandma should taste like.  Sunrise is open to everyone; the quick moving executive needing a cup of coffee and biscuit sandwich on their way to work, the casual breakfast meeting of the minds before a presentation, or classic lunch to satisfy all midday appetites.

Sweet Grass

Sweet Grass

Sweet Grass is a neighborhood bistro offering Low Country style cuisine with local ingredients. It is important that their guests feel at home in their dining room. They hope guests feel like they can stop by for a cocktail or snack, and also feel like they can celebrate important memories with them.

Next Door Memphis

Next Door

Sharing a chef and a kitchen, Next Door is the casual sister to Sweet Grass. The perfect place to grab a drink after work, catch the game, or have a Friday night dinner where you don't need a reservation (in fact, they don't take them!). They pride themselves on their local and craft beer menu and their premier bourbon selections.

Central BBQ Downtown Memphis

Central BBQ

GO WHERE THE LOCALS GO.  Memphians know great BBQ. And since it opened in 2002, Central BBQ has been ranked as the number one spot for BBQ in Memphis. They use hickory and pecan woods, along with their intricate dry rub and a whole lot of patience, to craft the most tender, delicious piece of meat you've ever eaten— with or without the sauce.

Tennessee Hotel McEwens


A neighborhood favorite, McEwens serves a sophisticated southern menu and plenty old old-school charm. Great for a casual lunch at the wood paneled bar or a memorable dinner. 
Memphis Hotel The Rendezvous

The Rendezvous

You haven't really had ribs until you've been to Rendezvous, a Memphis classic. Seasoned with their signature dry rub and slow-smoked, this is the ultimate rib joint. 
Blues City Café at Memphis Hotel

Blues City Café

Open late every night, this is the hot spot in Downtown Memphis for soul food and live entertainment. Come in for dinner and stay for the dancing until the wee hours of the morning. 
Majestic Grille at Memphis Hotel

Majestic Grille

With an upscale setting and sophisticated menu, this neighborhood restaurant is a favorite for dinner and weekend brunch. Favorites include their filet mignon and signature flat breads.
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken at Tennessee Hotel

Gus's World Famous Fried

Founded in the tiny town of Mason, TN, Gus's is now world-famous for their incredible fried chicken. Crispy, tender, and with a slight peppery kick, there's a reason it's world famous.