Bar DKDC

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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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JR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 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.

KM
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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!

AK
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.....

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

PK
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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

DZ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Don't pass up the brussel sprouts! And Tyler was an exceptional server!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was packed to hear Mark Stuart. We didn’t eat but did have drinks and our service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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!

CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 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.

DB
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 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!

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 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.

j
1 review
Dined on July 20, 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!

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.

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.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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.

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

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.

N
Memphis
19 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.

OT
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.

s
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

OT
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.

KB
Houston
5 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.

OT
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.

l
Memphis
19 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!!

OT
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.

P
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
Memphis
19 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.

l
Memphis
19 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!

D
Memphis
20 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...

SR
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

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.

OT
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.

G
Memphis
16 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.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.