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Memphis, TN

  (23 restaurants)    
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  • Barbecued Cornish Hens
4.5 out of 5
163 ratings
moved from original airing location (745 N Pkwy)
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenSee Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Video ($)
(2070 ratings)

310 S Front St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
2070 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Little Tea Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little Tea Shop ($)
(113 ratings)

69 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-6000
  • Corn Sticks
    corn bread shaped in Twinkie-sized "sticks"
  • Fried Chicken
    w/ hint of Middle Eastern flavor
  • Hoppin' John
    Southern classic consisting of lentils (rather than traditional black-eyed peas), rice, with chopped onion, celery, red bell pepper & spinach; served on rice; "that might be up there with some of the best things I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
113 ratings
est. 1918; Southern tea room serving Southern comfort food w/ twist of Middle Eastern flavors; each day serves something different
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Payne's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(233 ratings)

1762 Lamar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 272-1523
  • Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
233 ratings
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Restaurant Iris: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Restaurant IrisSee Restaurant Iris Video ($$$)
(219 ratings)

2146 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828
www.restaurantiris.com
  • Surf and Turf
    Fried Oysters Po' boy that uses a steak as its "bread" w/ blue cheese, bacon and hollandaise sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
219 ratings
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Rizzos Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(172 ratings)

492 S Main Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 304-6985
www.rizzosmemphis.com
  • Lobster Pronto Pups
    lobster version of corndog; drizzled w/ Dijon Mustard aioli; looks good
  • Chorizo Meatloaf
    Mexican chorizo-ground beef based; topped w/ green tomato gravy & served w/ garlic mashed potatoes
4.5 out of 5
172 ratings
opened in 2011; hole-in-the-wall joint serving southern inspired upscale diner food; moved from original airing location (106 E GE Patterson Ave)
7
  • Sweet Potato Cobbler
  • Cha Cha
    pickled cabbage, onion, tomato (side dish)
  • Hot Water Corn Bread
    pancake-like corn meal
  • Pork Chops
4.0 out of 5
121 ratings
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BBQ Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BBQ ShopSee BBQ Shop Video ($$)
(547 ratings)

1782 Madison Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-1277
www.dancingpigs.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best BBQ"
  • Ribs
    dry seasoned, smoked for 3 hrs & topped w/ homemade vinegar-based "Dancing Pigs BBQ Sauce"
4.0 out of 5
547 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ)
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Farmer: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Farmer (CLOSED)See Farmer Video ($$)
(24 ratings)

3092 Poplar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 324-2221
www.thefarmermemphis.com
  • Banh You, Bahn-Mi
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (roast pork, chicken, brisket or mushroom), pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, sesame aioli served on a French roll; Guy got the roast pork; looks good
  • Sloppy Joe
    Donnell Century Farms ground beef, root vegetables simmered in spicy-sweet-savory-chunky tomato sauce served on grilled bun; looks good
  • Pan-Seared Mississippi Catfish
    catfish filet, mac 'n cheese, fresh vegetable, smoked tomato broth; looks good
4.0 out of 5
24 ratings
CLOSED; since 2011; farm-to-table restaurant serving "elevated" comfort & sustainable foods; menu changes daily, weekly & seasonally based on the availability of ingredients; open Tue-Sat; moved from original airing location (262 S Highland St)
10
Four Way Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(107 ratings)

998 Mississippi Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 507-1519
www.fourwaymemphis.com
  • Fried Catfish
    coated w/ spicy kick
4.0 out of 5
107 ratings
since 1946; oldest soul food joint in Memphis; Martin Luther King was a regular here (his favorites: fried catfish, yams, collard greens & lemon meringue pie)
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Kooky Canuck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kooky Canuck ($$)
(443 ratings)

87 S 2nd St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 578-9800
www.kookycanuck.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Memphis"
  • Sasquatch Challenge
    challenge - 7.5-lb burger; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
443 ratings
Big Foot Lodge was the name at filming...they changed it to Kooky Canuck at airing; challenge is now called Kookamonga Challenge (originally Sasquatch Challenge)
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Marlowe's Ribs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marlowe's Ribs ($$)
(326 ratings)

4381 Elvis Presley Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-4159
www.marlowesmemphis.com
  • BBQ Dry Rub
  • Ribs
    top seller; smoked for 12 hours
4.0 out of 5
326 ratings
local and tourist favorite; Other Recipes: "Black Magic" (Seasoning)
13
  • "Jack and Coke" Bread Pudding
    homemade Jack Daniels ice cream, bread pudding & topped w/ cola syrup
  • Duck Fried Rice
    topped w/ egg sunny-side up; looks good
  • House Popcorn
    complimentary w/ meal; air-popped, buttered & house-spiced; looks good
4.0 out of 5
380 ratings
Memphis' first gastropub; Other Recipes: Maple Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts
14
Toms Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(306 ratings)

4087 New Getwell Rd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 365-6690
tomsbarbq.com
  • Pork Rib Tips
    looks good
  • Rag Bologna Sandwich
    smoked bologna
  • Rib Tips
    popular
4.0 out of 5
306 ratings
long lines
15
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; chicken is fried and dipped in buffalo wing sauce; looks good
  • Whole Fried Chicken
4.0 out of 5
404 ratings
"if you live 300 miles within with joint, you should be getting yourself over here"-Guy Fieri
16
  • Fried Chicken
    chicken brined for 10 hrs; served w/ turnip greens & corn cob; looks good
3.5 out of 5
82 ratings
CLOSED; open in 2010; everything is homemade; kid-friendly; "it's got a little hipster funk w/ old Southern classics"
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3.5 out of 5
1797 ratings
#24 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); institution BBQ restaurant
18
Dyer's Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dyer's Burgers ($)
(337 ratings)

205 Beale St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-3937
www.dyersonbeale.com
  • Deep Fried Burger
    no lettuce or tomato
3.5 out of 5
337 ratings
90-year old grease
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  • BBQ Spaghetti
  • Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Spaghetti
  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
3.5 out of 5
320 ratings
#55 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1979 first as a grocery store to provide his disabled son with a job; recognized as one of the best BBQ (People Magazine, Vogue, USA Today)
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Leonard's Pit Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(135 ratings)

5465 Fox Plaza Dr Map It!
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 360-1963
www.leonardsbarbecue.com
  • Big Leonard Sandwich
    top seller; pork shoulder sandwich topped with mild BBQ sauce and slaw; looks good
3.5 out of 5
135 ratings
started in 1922 as a little stand w/ 5 stools; Elvis was a regular
21
  • Bar B Q Pizza
    pulled pork pizza
3.5 out of 5
96 ratings
22
Memphis in May Festival: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(25 ratings)

365 S Riverside Dr Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-2425
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
3.0 out of 5
25 ratings
annual event in May; pork competition (ribs, pulled pork & whole hog)..."The Superbowl of Swine"
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  • $15 Steak Dinner (Monday Night Special)
2.5 out of 5
18 ratings
CLOSED
Memphis, TN   (23 restaurants)    

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