hog and Hominy

hog and Hominy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hogandhominy.com/
  • Phone: 9012077396x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday Funday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

    Late Night Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Southern, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poplar Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from hog and Hominy
What happens when you combine a brick oven, family meals & bocce courts with southern cookin’, a lively bar & a love of pork?


Hog & Hominy, that's what happens.

Hog & Hominy only reserves half of our tables. We gladly accept walk ins.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
hog and Hominy reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (41)great for lunch (32)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (27)special occasion (22)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (16)notable wine list (9)romantic (5)Show More
  • Personal, attentive, and delish!
    gfkidmom
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everyone was so thoughtful and attentive. We had someone with us with a severe gluten allergy, and our server was ready when we arrived with a marked up menu. He had already spoken with the chef, and was happy to describe how our food would be prepared, the ingredients, and what could be cooked a little differently. We were delighted with the food, and one of our guests from out of town was excited about the whole experience as well. Thanks to all for a lovely evening out with our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The lunch menu is great and has a good variety of sandwiches, pizzas, and plates. Our server was very helpful and let us know a bit about the menu since it was our first time. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food at Great Prices
    Sophie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had the collards, a creamed corn with tarragon and parmesan (truly outstanding), pizza, the peanut butter pie and chocolate malt pie. Everything was fantastic and, considering that it's all made from scratch, the prices are great. Service was great. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cracker Crusts and Small Plates
    Kerrinhp
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    hog and Hominy is a small restaurant, so I was glad to have an Open Table Reservation. We went on a Wednesday night, and the place was packed, inside and out. Our reservation was at 7:30 pm, and we did not get seated until 7:50 pm. It has a Very Noisy atmosphere, and would be a difficult experience for those with hearing problems. The craft cocktail list had interesting choices. I enjoyed "The Back Porch", with Tito's, grapefruit and fresh cucumber. My group of three had 2 small plates ( compressed watermelon and biscuit gnocchi) and 2 pizzas (Sweet Jimmy and When I was in Tuscany). The food was delicious, especially the cracker crust pizza. We had 4 slices of leftover pizza, so our order could have easily feed four people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food well made
    RiverQueen
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is my second visit of Hog and Hominy and they never disappoint. Every dish is interesting, thoughtfully prepared and presented, and unusually fun to eat. The portions are just right. Try the parmesan gelato, or the Blasingame pie. The shirred egg is also a very interesting dish with the most fabulous chorizo toast points you could imagine. The servers know the food and describe it well. I appreciate having a bottle of water at the table, and their use of local sources of food is important to me. Hog and Hominy is a great extension of Andrew Michael. Keep it up guys, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ask for the chef's tasting menu. Very interesting combination of foods. Southern fusion cooking. Inexpensive corkage fee. Tasting menu is not on the website.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Drinks
    jakettler
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This place has some really good food pairings that you would never expect, but they work great. They have a really good cocktail selection as well, but they also have a couple of really good "mocktails" which worked great for me since I'm pregnant at the moment! Its got a good bar scene, but its also fairly loud in there, so it was definitely kid friendly because if your kid were to cry no one would probably even hear it, ha! All the pizzas are really good, but I also recommend the gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise
    decaturdiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is really unusual and both our pizza and our Gulf Shrimp small plate were extraordinary. We loved the unexpected spiciness of both. Be sure to make reservations. It is small and fills up fast. We will be going back to try some other menu items, definitely!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hog wild
    Rock
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    H$H was great for the second time. Food was excellent. Will surely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our first time time here and it couldn't have been any better. Our server was incredible. The good was the best we have had in Memphis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Veggies and Unique Pairings
    OldGuynotFoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Recently took a co-worker to Hog and Hominy who is a vegetarian. Plenty of menu items that are "animal free" and tasty. My co-worker had the "shroom" pizza. We shared the spaghetti squash (very good) and compressed watermelon (very unique flavors). I had a few shrimp to satisfy my need for some "animal food". Service was very good - attentive without being over done. Liked it so much, took my wife this week for a quick bite before going downtown for an event. Good menu, varied selection, uses fresh produce from local farm (nice) and good desserts. It is noisy - concrete floors and sheetrock walls makes for a pretty good echo - but not unbearable. If you want a little quieter - sit outside if weather permits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Definitely get the BBQ Shrimp and Grits! great service, i'll be going back - too many things on the menu that I still want to try
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't say enough good stuff!
    EDog
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    You've read the other reviews... you know what to expect. My recommendations: Get the poutine! Over-indulgent? Yes. Worth it? OH YES! And get a pizza: We had The Iowa on our most recent visit. Corn, leeks, guanciale, and teliggio. SO GOOD! Wood-fired oven perfection= char on the edges. If you don't like char, stick to the chains. Dish of the Season: Fried Green Tomatoes! I'm not a tomato fan, but I'm ok with "fried green." This dish was amazing! Thick fried crust. Topped with shredded chicken thighs... AND chow chow relish (which I don't usually like)... AND sliced fresh peaches. Crazy combination... killer dish! Dessert: Don't even bother to ask... just get the Peanut Butter Pie. It's the South. It's PB. And it's pie. Just do it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot
    mort
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A hidden local gem. Went for lunch. Great food all around. Excellent service. Menu entices you into wanting to order one of everything. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interestingly fabulous!
    Anthony
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is absolutely great. The best way I can describe it is southern comfort food with a twist. I loved it! Good prices and awesome food. The noise level was very high, but it was still worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food made for sharing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    great spot for my birthday party as dishes are great for sharing. the foodies among us loved the interesting dishes and pizzas were handtossed, thin crust and sublime. though the crab claws dish was actually tiny claws and the wait staff should have told us that everything else was generous and delicious. the fried green tomatoes were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    CAFoodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Hog and Hominy has great food and fun energetic environment. I really enjoyed my Old Fashion cocktail and the peanut butter pie is as good as advertised. The meatballs and shirt ribs were great and the pizza is very flavorful. Only complaint is the parking. Will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun young foodie scene
    Bellabrava
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    They were so nice and hospitable, and the patty squash baked with tomatoes was amazing. Good food and great casual, young, fun vibe. One big open room. Couldn't be more different from Andrew Michael in terms of vibe. But the food is similarly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Goodyc2c
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The only negative we had was the bar was working with a new cocktail menu and the drinks took longer than expected and the server had to keep apologizing. But the food and drinks were worth the short wait. Sweet breads app was killer, poutin had delicious gravy and the pizzas were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch review
    chicagovisitor
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I went for lunch this time, and thought the food was very good. We tried the pretzel hot dog, the marinara pizza and one of the white pizzas. It took 15 minutes for anyone to bring us water, and I was THIRSTY! We enjoyed the food, which came out pretty quickly. My only complaint was that 2 pizzas and a hot dog for lunch with a tip should not cost close to $50. That seemed very expensive for a lunch. I would return for dinner, but the pizzas and the lunch prices are too high.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcus
    Ihatewhimpyburgers1
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is by far one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. The was my first visit and in my opinion, the best way to judge a restaurant is by the burger and John T burger was absolutely delicious! I wish it was slightly larger. The fresh fruit instead of fries were pure awesomeness! I will definitely be going back for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I am only 40 and do not consider my noise tolerance to be low, but with the concrete floors and smooth ceilings, the place was just too loud. And this was on a Tuesday night. Too bad because it was date night and we really wanted to like the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New restaurant, great taste
    adventurousomnivore
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My aunt and I always try out new restaurants in the Memphis area, and this restaurant has been on our lis for a while. When we came, we were seated quick and the food came out fast. Everything was delicious and well plated. We will be coming again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza!
    Mike
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Pizzas are neapolitan style and some of the best I've had. Great cocktails. This is a bit of a hot spot and it does tend to get a little loud sometimes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pig, pig, and more pig!
    Jadobar950
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have been here three times now. The food is outstanding! This time we had the arugula salad and two pizza's - Red White and Blue and Red Eye. Salad was crisp and tangy. Red White and Blue had the perfect amount of heat with the right amount of peppers. The Red Eye is the best pizza I have ever eaten. You don't think about an egg in the middle of your pizza, but with this pizza, it works and works and works. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique atmosphere but loud
    Anonymous123
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The atmosphere was very open and unique but that also was not conducive for easy conversation. I was there on a Monday evening and often struggled to hear the person I was dining with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinnerdoc
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Eclectic menu with interesting pizzas and good bar, and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious!
    davidjayVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Today we visited for Sunday Funday where the menu is different than it is on other days of the week. Andy and Michael and the staff at H&H do a fantastic job of creating delicious dishes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Eatoutkid
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Good place for the inquisitive palette. Good presentation. Loud. Friendly staff. Would have liked ice water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie4real
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The good was incredible and I love that items are made to share. My only complaint is the noise level. It is very hard to have a conversation. It's way too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and delicious
    1lovehuck
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food is very unique and includes non-standards like pigs' ears, frogs' legs and sweetbreads. If you want innovative and tasty food, this is a great place. The plates are small so you can try different options. Do not go with a fussy eater, however. I highly recommend the biscuit gnocchi and the malted milk chocolate mousse dessert. They also make a really good Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu but noisy
    GoingGourmet
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was very satisfied with the way the food turned out. I was skeptical when I first read the menu. However, I was pleasantly suprised. I really enjoyed the pizza. It was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free Pizza!!!
    Gracie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The best gluten-free pizza crust ever! Unique combinations of toppings, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hog and Hominy Sunday
    ARvisitors
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was a good experience, good food and interesting menu. We had poutine and a pizza with veal and goat cheese. The poutine (French fries with neck bone gravy and chili oil) were great- a bit heavy on the chili oil lots more than a "drizzle". The pizza crust was a little too charred from the fire- we still enjoyed the two leftover slices that evening. The service was attentive to quite variable towards the end of our meal, when the restaurant had gotten really busy. Great job on packing leftovers for us. The prices are a bit high, balanced by portion size though. We enjoyed it and will return to try the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative cuisines
    annieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Tapas style, made from scratch farm to table items; fantastic service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very noisy with a full dining. Very enjoyable to watch kitchen team work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for explorers!
    aj210
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Menu has several items which are unusual fare, if you're used to "normal" dining. Every dining experience I've had there has been an adventure with pleasurable payoffs. Even the normal choices have interesting flavors. A definite must, even if you aren't a foodie!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff.
    forgoodnesstaste
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Collards were lip-smacking delicious. Short ribs were okay on flavor. Mini pizza "special" was Mediterranean yumminess. Oysters were chill and buttery. Romaine salad was mighty tasty, especially with the fried chicken skins. The gnocchi was lemony and super fresh. Service was efficient and appropriately relaxed. Will definitely return to sample more of the goodness. Thanks hog & Hominy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly suprised!
    RiverQueen
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch at hog and Hominy. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared, and nicely proportioned. Southern cooking can be overdone in many ways but this was not. Instead of a basket of "ok" biscuits, we got one fabulous biscuit, just like my Mamaw used to make. One was enough to save room for a lovely fritatta, and shrimp and grits, shared between the two of us. Cannot forget to mention the bar: very interesting morning cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyed!! Andrew and Michael have done it again and we are thrilled y'all are here in Memphis!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, but good food & service
    kmbeats
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I booked a table at Hog & Hominy for an old friend and me. We hadn't seen each other in a while and we were anxious to catch up. We were seated in the dining room and had a difficult time hearing each other. We asked the wait staff if we could be seated outside and they were extremely accommodating even though it was a bit confusing for them and us to know who our waitress really was. However, it didn't interfere with having a good experience and enjoying the food and wine. The pizza was fabulous. I didn't really know what most of the side dishes were by reading the descriptions but the two we ordered (only one I can remember was the arugula salad) were quite good and complemented the pizza well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.