From a lifelong Memphian. No order and I'll add to this as I think of or visit new places
  1. Central BBQ 🐷
    BBQ nachos on the house chips
  2. Deja Vu ⚜
    Delicious Cajun food and seriously the NICEST people. Every single person who works there is just a delight. Go to the one on Main. Po boy: half shrimp/half hot sausage.
  3. Flight
    "Flights" of 3 smaller portions of their dishes. Also flights of wine. 🍷🍷🍷
  4. Babalu
    GUAC WITH BACON. Also that burger and the dranks 👌🏻
  5. Cafe Keough
    The atmosphere is delicious. So are the croissants at breakfast and the soups at lunch.
  6. Bayou Bar & Grill
    For brunch (Macmosa!) and/or football viewing. 🏈
  7. Gus's Fried Chicken 🐔
  8. Cafe Palladio
    Chicken salad sandwich, best coconut cake in existence
  9. Pyro's 🔥
    A pizza for $8.30 with as many toppings as you like. I do: pesto, mozzarella, roasted chicken, bacon, roasted garlic, spinach.
  10. Aldo's 🍕
    Vodka pie!
  11. Arcade
    Sweet potato pancakes at Elvis's old stomping grounds.
  12. Schweinehaus
    Schnitzel y'all
  13. Jerry's Sno Cones 🍧
    Make the drive and get a wedding cake supreme sno cone PLEASE
  14. Restaurant Iris
    Had the most amazing meal of my life here. Get anything and everything, can't go wrong
  15. Second Line
    Slightly more casual version of Restaurant Iris, same incredible food.
  16. Porcellino's
    Coffee, a chocolate croissant, or their chicken biscuit
  17. Young Avenue Deli
    Those fries 🍟
  18. Fuel Food Truck
    Bison tacos or grilled cheese/bacon/egg
  19. Bhan Thai
    All the apps, pad thai, spicy fried rice
  20. Slider Inn 🍔🍔🍔
    Original Memphis and Chick-N-Fill-Ay
  21. Westy's
    For lunch in the Pinch District. Their wild rice combos are good and omg that hot fudge pie...
  22. Brooklyn Bridge 🌉
    The tiramisu!