Bar DKDC

4.2
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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!
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Phone number
(901) 272-0830
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karen B. Carrier
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Young Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 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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MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 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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j
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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P
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 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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SE
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The burger was delicious! The shrimp dish not so much.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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h
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Celebrated husbands birthday with The Mighty Souls Brass Band!! We had a blast

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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N
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 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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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 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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s
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Decent banh mi sandwich. Surprised how empty the place was.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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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KB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 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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l
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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P
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool vibe. Amazing small plates. Delicious flavors. Perfect presentation.

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N
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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l
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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D
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to go for some really great drinks and delectable eats...

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful restaurant and would recommend you try it!!

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DT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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DT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 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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Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 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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G
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's the second time I've been there. It is a great place wit wonderful food and drinks.

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G
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food. It was all rally good.

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s
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I love so much about this unique little gem and was really looking forward to the mediterranean cuisine. The waitress marked the dishes that were not being offered because this was the last night for this cuisine. Poor start. Our food came....my salad was lacking the figs, blood oranges, instead mostly lettuce with a few orange slices. No olives in the mix either. Hummus didn't even rival commercial hummus, which I barely tolerate. And nothing is better than homemade hummus. The chicken was very nice, and maybe 3 good bites...hiss, boo. I was just getting warmed up with dish that I truly liked. The waitress did tell us that the kitchen was running low on ingredients because Mediterranean was coming to a close.... whimper minus the bang!

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E
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Original and delicious cocktails. Food was plentiful and also delicious. Bartender was very helpful in creating celebratory shooters for my friend's birthday. Our waitress might be the nicest human being I've ever met. Fun photo booth. Great experience, will definitely be back.

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a
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered 6 tapas to make a dinner but these tapas were so large & filling that we ended up takng some home. Loved the wings. Wish the shrimp were larger -seasoning was great but size of shrimp was, well shrimps small.

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BE
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Neat menu, delicious food, energetic atmosphere, hip decor, but AWFUL seating. Seriously, spring for some real chairs. It's no fun to eat steak frites - or anything that isn't a finger food - perched on a stool. We were so uncomfortable trying to sit and eat. We were basically hunched over a coffee table. I'm glad we went and I'd go back if a group was dying to go; otherwise the seating alone is bad enough to make me stay away.

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GO
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

ole DO (last restaurant at this location) was MUCH BETTER! TOO SMALL FOR THIS TYPE OF SETTING..
More like a slider affair then a upscale foodie place. ..Biscuit with Chicken looked a bit like Chick-fil-A.
Hot Dog was kinda like I chiwawa !

Good for the mid-town folks and their buddies with a decent amount of drafts.
Great Drink Menu for hard liquors
Very Good service but limited menu.
Very uncomfortable seating in tiny chairs...I'm small; and good back, but you don't sit long if you are on a small Round chair in the middle of the room.

I'd come back for pre-dinner drinks...Not food.. Alchemy would be the one for those choices...

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H
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

DKDC had lots if great food choices, and nice cocktail selections. The band kicked in, making dinner conversation a little tough, but not a big issue since we knew one was scheduled. The server had to switch out mid-dining to cover the door, but the very busy bartender managed to take great care of us. Fun new place.

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A
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Could not read the menu. Really, the font on the menu was very frustrating. Hard to determine what each item was. No real seats available, had to sit at a coffee table.

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R
Memphis
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal although the shrimp app we ordered wasn't very good, everything else was. The service was very slow but they kept mentioning a huge party at Beauty Shoppe next door. So, not great that the next door restaurant group was slowing down our meal but it is what it is. We might try again.

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s
Memphis
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I love the concept of small plates, but unfortunately the execution at DKDC (I tried 5 different plates) is mediocre at best.

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T
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I took a group of out of towners to this place at the suggestion of my son. I looked at the restaurant's menu before going to make sure that I thought it was appropriate. I was very surprised to arrive and find that only Asian food was being served because the menu had changed and had not been updated on their website. I had chosen not to go to an Asian restaurant, so I was disappointed and a bit uncomfortable when one of my guests said, "wow, I have no idea if I will like anything on this menu." Apparently one needs to c
all to find out what is being served.

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K
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was great. The only thing was the Beef and Broccoli.... the meat was really fatty and we were not able to eat it :/ Maybe just a one time thing.... but overall was good :)

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KB
Memphis
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was fantastic yet a little pricey for the portions. The menu was of the asian variety this time and it did not disappoint. The gouza, short ribs and the red coconut curry was fantastic. Overall fun, eclectic neighborhood gem.

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Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very small, but well done interior. Unique decor. Food was very good, but the cocktails were a little disappointing. Fried oysters were delicious. Service was a little slow and we were not checked in for drink refills enough. Would go back though.

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