You can learn a lot about a city by sampling its eateries. In Memphis, you’ll find Southern specialties and ethnic delicacies, down-home cooking and the best in fine dining. And surely you’ve heard about our barbecue?
On the Memphis Menu
Bar-B-Q Shop: A neighborhood favorite for the best of everything barbecue. 1782 Madison. 901-272-1277.
Bhan Thai: Excellent Thai food and a great outdoor patio with live entertainment on the weekend. 1325 Peabody. 901-272-0830.
Brother Juniper′s: For Memphis Magazine’s “Best Breakfast in Memphis.” 3519 Walker. 901-324-0144.
Café Eclectic: A great place for coffee, sandwiches, or dessert within walking distance of campus. 603 N. McLean. 901-725-1718.
Central BBQ: A favorite among students for its sandwiches and barbecue nachos. Don’t forget to keep your cup! 2249 Central. 901-272-0377.
Cheesecake Corner: Holds the undisputed title for best cheesecake in Memphis, with every flavor from plain to Lemon Raspberry. Located at 113 East GE Patterson. 901-525-2253.
Do: For sushi, noodles and a true Midtown experience. 964 South Cooper. 901-272-0830.
Fino’s from the Hill: Authentic Italian sandwiches and pasta. 1853 Madison. 901-272-3466.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken: Really, the name says it all. 310 Front Street. 901-527-4877.
Happy Mexican: Great Mexican food downtown near the Civil Rights Museum. 385 South 2nd Street. 901-529-9991.
Huey’s: Their “World Famous Burgers” are no joke: the best in Memphis, hands down. 1927 Madison Avenue. 901-726-4327.
Young Avenue Deli: This student haunt features funky, deli-style lunch or dinner with local live music on the weekends. Corner of Cooper and Young. 901-278-0034.
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