- General Washburn Alley off Monroe Street (near the Peabody)
First find the
alley, then the stairs leading to this cellar like space with just
"stuff" all around. Ask for a table and start with tasty
cheese and sausage plate (best to graze here) then move on to charcoal-broiled
tender pork rib, with a side of the Rendezvous' own barbecue sauce,
beans and a mustard-based coleslaw. Hope that your companions order
the (monstrous) pork shoulder sandwiches, the chicken with crispy
skin and lamb riblets, be sure to ask for some of each. Alternatively,
just get a cheese plate, beer and a plate of ribs. Eat em and get
out. "It's all about the food". Or stick around at the
bar the bartenders are friendly, though the waiters are rough around
the edges but in a good-natured way. Opened 1948, it's a tourist
attraction but you'll find people who know each other hanging in
the corners! Open till around 11PM or so.
Butcher Shop Steak House 101 S Front St Memphis, TN 38103-2905
Phone: (901) 521-0856 It's typical of most steak houses -- it's
dark with wood everywhere and feels like a guy's kinda place. And
here you get to prove it .. cause.. You get to grill your own dinner
over hickory briquettes on a pit barbecue. It's a group kinda thing
too... from families looking of the "The family that grills
together... " to company fun night out, to the couple who what
to do something different for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th date. The dining
room grills are big, so you don't have to wait for your food. Steak
choices vary from eight to 24 ounces and include tenderloin, T-bone,
ribeye, and New York and Kansas City strips. There's also chicken
and salmon off the menu, house salad, baked potato and Texas toast
round out the meals. They got good homemade cheesecake, too!
- 263 Wagner Pl Memphis, TN 38103-3808 Phone: (901) 526-1966 Seafood?
In Memphis? Isn't that like .. What ? Steak in Ethopia? We don't
go here for the food, but it is worth a visit for the VIEW! The
river is center stage and isn't Memphis about the river anyway?
OK enough questions... Since you are here try the Mahi Mahi, pretty
hard do mess up this fish and the shrimp are pretty good too. We
suggest the stuffed ones. The bread is good and the sauces plentiful.
Memphis Pizza Cafe 2089 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104-6501
Phone: (901) 726-5343 or 5061 Park Ave. 684-1306 and 7604 W Farmington
753-2218. Thin crust pizza with lots of topping Choices at this
favorite neighborhood pizzeria. On Overto Square. There is a high
and plenty of space to have one of Memphis' traditional "Pizza
Parties" . There's music from a jukebox with plenty of music
choices. Over 25 toppings including the unusual like artichoke hearts,
and Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, and blackened chicken . Calzones,
sandwiches and salads.
Formosa 3735 Summer Ave 38122 A great and pleasant wait staff,
simple and appropriate atmosphere, plenty of choices and sauces,
all the old standards and some. Try Formosa duck.
local Back Yard Burgers are the best and a must try for the
visitor or newly transplanted. Casual, cute and perfectly done.
Try the seasoned fries, or chili.
Buntyn Cafe 4972 Park Ave Memphis, TN 38117-5613 Phone: (901)
458-8776 Opened in 1927 this Southern style cafe has served Memphis
and its visitors southern hometyle comfort food. Rolls, cornbread,
macaroni & cheese, fried chicken all in extra large portions.
This kind of food has made this restaurant a Memphis tradition.
Place for a First Date: Cielo
- 679 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38105 Phone: (901) 524-1886 A Victorian
Mansion in a historic area with a creative chef and plush, elegant
surroundings. Hmmmm not a bad idea. Throw in a baby Grand piano,
some music, soft candlelight and a Gold leaf ceiling and what's
not to make the date memorable. Maybe the jazz, maybe the food we
don't know what it is but it works for us. There's foie gras, grilled
sea bass & beef tenderloin, great bread & fresh mozzarella.
Oh.... and a great wine list.