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Bar DKDC

4.2
4.2
61 Reviews
$30 and under
International
International Street Food / Rum Bar/ Vintage Photo Booth / Soul Music. Bar- DKDC restaurant menu of small plates is inspired by international street food. Small plates come out alongside specialty libations / cocktails. Bar DKDC represents the next chapter for Chef Karen B. Carrier…
Street Food was a natural step, not only because the genre melds with her eclectic culinary tastes, but also because in many places street food is the essence of local cuisine. The menus read like an adventurous backpacker’s food diary- changing every five weeks focusing on street food from a different city or country each time. You might enjoy Oaxacan Mexican street food one month and weeks later you’ll be transplanted to the Caribbean and on to the Tapas Bars in Spainor to the melting pot of Asian Street Food.

Home of The Vintage Photo Booth and Dj Dropout Boogie / Music of the 50’s &60’s every first Friday and Saturday of each Month.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar open until 2:30am We are also happy to open on days or holidays when we are ordinarily closed for private parties!
  • Phone number
    (901) 272-0830
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Karen B. Carrier
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Cross street
    Young Ave.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

61 Reviews
  1. DonaldB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was awesome! Food was good but WAY expensive - would be nice to have some under 15$ options - even just a burger by itself would be okay. Otherwise was great, Thelma and the Sleaze was awesome. Server was very nice, patient, and hard working.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was gem of a place that I hadn’t heard of before. I would definitely come here again.

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  3. ankrynkr

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good drinks. Limited menu. We were there early. Might be a good music venue.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    classy, quality, delicious

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  5. WilliamW

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, always good bands, good drinks and good crowds that get into the music.

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  6. JimR

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We attended a singer-song writer event hosted by Mark Edgar Stuart. Will Sexton was the guest performer at this session. This is the third event of Stuart’s that we have attended here. However, this is the first time we had dinner there. The menu was limited but we both found something to order and we both enjoyed our food! It was a listening room format so you could hear what the performers were saying. It was enjoyable and we look forward to the next session.

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  7. Coquette07

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Be sure to visit on a night with live music! This wonderful little venue is both intimate and inviting. Bonus--it's smoke free!

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  8. AKTaylor

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great night hearing Jimbo Mathus...... my first time to visit DKDC and will be back for Mark Edgar Stuart shows in June...... food was great and our server Christina was wonderful.... thanks so much.....

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  9. BradleyC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I actually didn’t have any food, so I can speak to that. But everything else was excellent. I was there mostly for the band that night (the FABULOUS Marcella and Her Lovers). It was very crowded but fun! Too many people talking loudly, but of course that’s almost completely out of the control of the owners/staff, who were extremely nice and helpful.

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  10. PKFoodie

    Denver

    101 reviews

    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wow! Unexpectedly outstanding. The jerk chicken was to die for. The hamburger was the best we’ve ever had (go figure, we ordered a second). And the garlic fries were crisp and testy. Wished we’d had time to try The Beauty Shop next door - bigger menu, BLD available, but sadly closed on Sunday. If in Memphis, try one or both of these places

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  11. DadZ

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Don't pass up the brussel sprouts! And Tyler was an exceptional server!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was packed to hear Mark Stuart. We didn’t eat but did have drinks and our service was great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We meet some friends there for New Year’s eve. It’s was just the right mix of food, music and fun. Happy New Year!

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  14. CGood

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I was really excited when we walked into DKDC, as the atmosphere was amazing and they had our table claimed with a calligraphy card. The service started out great, but soon took a decline because they were wildly understaffed. It was new years eve and they only had one waitress on staff and one bartender for the 10 tables. Drinks and our appetizers came out relatively fast as well as our meal. Food was decent, but not mind blowing. The waitress recommended that I get a chicken dish, so I did. After waiting 30 minutes after everyone else's food was delivered, my dinner had still not come out. We asked for the check, as we were eager to get out of the restaurant so I could get some dinner. When it came, my missing meal was still on the ticket! I asked for it to be comped and the waitress came over and asked if I would like to wait longer, as they were just beginning to make my meal (now an hour after I had ordered it). Huge disappointment. Would definitely recommend choosing another restaurant.

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  15. DelynnB

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went here for a late dinner and the food was good, but not outstanding. The drinks were okay; the wine list was limited but very good. Seems like it would be a better place to have a drink and listen to music than for dinner. The place's atmosphere and service were great!

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  16. MatthewW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was super crowded due to a live band and service was very slow. Took forever to be seen, to order, for the food to come, asked for silverware, and they never brought any. After some time I fought my way to the bar to get some bc the waitress was busy with other tables. Food was cold by the time we could eat it. Probably won’t be back.

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  17. jeffb

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. The steak was excellent and so were the wings. I would highly recommend and will return again soon!

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  18. Pacer1

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the eclectic atmosphere and table by the window. Very friendly server and good drinks. The food on the other hand I cannot recommend. We had oysters, cheese plate(ordered bigger one but was skimpy), and brochette, all sub par.Thai steak salad was pretty good. That said, I would go back for fun place to get drinks.

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  19. SteveE

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender did a great job, the music was just right. Had time to talk and didn't feel rushed. Love David Couser.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger was delicious! The shrimp dish not so much.

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  21. AmyB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bartender recommended this bar, it was one of the highlights of our visit to Memphis. GREAT BAND! Fun crowd, nice staff, so much fun.

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  22. hiswife79

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated husbands birthday with The Mighty Souls Brass Band!! We had a blast

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, great drinks, great food, and literally the most outstanding service of all time. Didn't catch the guys name who was keeping track of us - but this dude was the best.

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  24. Niki

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is much more of a bar these days then a restaurant. There were people loudly watching tv and it smelled of stale cigarettes. The food was good, but I would rethink going there for dinner due to the vibe it has now.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was quiet and not at all busy. My beer was great, but the food was just ok and it left much to be desired. It was a tiny portion and for the price I expected some kind of chips or fries or something to come with it...but no.

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  26. scotchontherocks

    Philadelphia

    128 reviews

    3.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent banh mi sandwich. Surprised how empty the place was.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there was on New Years Eve 2016. Came to hear Marcella and Her Lovers + Terrance Simien. Big fans of the group. Enjoyed the meal (Burger, Brussel Sprouts). Place was jumping and waiters handled the crowd with ease! Awesome way to bring in the New Year!! Will definitely come back ( I live 1.5 hours away) Pricing on drinks/meal was very reasonable; especially for NYE.

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  28. KellyB

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the coolest bars in Memphis....definitely a must-see. The band that played on Friday night, "Marcella and Her Lovers," was seriously the best band I have ever heard. The food is unique and tasty. Drinks are awesome. LOVE. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was not what was published on the website. Very disappointed with the food available. Menu was changed months ago yet no update to the website. Will most likely choose a different bar/restaurant next time we are in the area.

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  30. leaf

    Memphis/West TN

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar DKDC is a unique dining experience that everyone should try! The food is fabulous! The service is excellent! And the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It ha s become one of my favorite places to dine in Memphis. Highly recommend!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great little place - interesting menu and delicious food. Portions were reasonable; bar options were good; environment was a lot of fun.

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  32. Patricia

    Memphis/West TN

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe. Amazing small plates. Delicious flavors. Perfect presentation.

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  33. Niki

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy eating here. The menu is often changing. It is a neat environment. The food is always favorable and i have yet to be disappointed.

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  34. leaf

    Memphis/West TN

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Bar DKDC and initially was unsure of what to expect.. small place with sparse crowd - but I was early (6:30). Then I ordered and some of the most wonderful food that I have ever experienced was eloquently served at my table. I love, love the small plate spots that are popping up and this is one that must not be missed! The food is simply awesome! The service was outstanding.. I will be back!

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  35. Dave

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place to go for some really great drinks and delectable eats...

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  36. SarahR

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful restaurant and would recommend you try it!!

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  37. DTGirl13

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    DKDC has a fun menu of small plates that will please everyone and is a fabulous place to sit and enjoy music in an intimate setting.

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  38. DTGirl13

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat to be able to sit in the intimate atmosphere of Bar DKDC and hear Amy Lavere play while having drinks and dinner. This was a great Memphis Music Experience with delightful small plate local food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    this was our 2nd trip there after our 1st trip for new years. it was much louder this time and really hard to hear the people across from us, we had a party of 6. I went back this time for the food because it was sooooo good the 1st time but it had a serious drop off this time. everyone's selections were cold when they came out as if they were sitting in the pickup window for some time. I will say if they would add 2 more on staff to handle the tables this wouldn't be a problem, just not enough staff to handle a full house.

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  40. Griff

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's the second time I've been there. It is a great place wit wonderful food and drinks.

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Bar DKDC is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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964 South Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Young Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar open until 2:30am We are also happy to open on days or holidays when we are ordinarily closed for private parties!
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Karen B. Carrier
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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