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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Memphis

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Memphis? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (436)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
AndrewC
Dined 6 days ago
Very interesting concept…bottom level of the Flight Restaurant. Tables and lighting are suited for those looking for a private, but fun atmosphere. Highly recommend the carpaccio and wild boar with mash potatoes. Food and drinks are offered in “flights” where you can mix and match…a lot of fun. Brook was a fabulous server. Look forward to going again
A photo of Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (9549)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is a full service restaurant with multiple dining selections for a guest to enjoy in a single dining experience. Flight offers the finest service featuring a knowledgeable wait staff from which guests can gain valuable insight to enhance their dining experience.

Flight offers several distinct dining options: On the main floor, there is the hustle and bustle of friends and business people gathering together. The bar is a welcoming place for those dining alone to meet friends yet unmet, or for those who want a quick bite. On the balcony level, the booths and small tables, some overlooking Main Street, offer more privacy for business or a romantic date night.

Please check The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant for additional dining options.
Top review
TyW2
Dined 2 days ago
Hands down the best eatery in Memphis. All dishes are excellent.
A photo of Porch & Parlor Prime Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3539)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Overton Square, Porch and Parlor Prime Steakhouse offers the finest prime steaks and chops culminating in a Southern steakhouse experience.
Top review
BernalynM
Dined 2 days ago
Definitely one of the "memorable meals" of my business travel. Excellent place to dine for business, a celebration, or "just because!"
A photo of Tsunami restaurant
4.9
4.9 (761)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Memphis
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Cooper Young, a historic Midtown restaurant and retail destination, Tsunami is a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant where guests can feel like globetrotters from the comfort of their own table.

Award-winning owner and Chef Ben Smith fuses various ethnic cuisines—from Asia and the South Pacific to France and the American South—to create unique and flavorful small plates and seafood specialties.

The cozy restaurant, adorned with local art and handmade accents, offers a unique bar centerpiece with fine wines and liquors, local draft beers, and daily-rotating specialty cocktails.

Consistently named “Best Seafood Restaurant” in the Memphis Magazine and Memphis Flyer, coveted Tsunami entrées including a spice-crusted tuna with wasabi vinaigrette, beef tenderloin with smoked chile butter, and roasted seabass with black Thai rice and soy beurre blanc.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
My friend and I had such a lovely dinner. We both had the soup special which was a cold cucumber soup then we shared the sea bass entrée both were very delicious. The service was impeccable and I look forward to returning.
A photo of Coastal Fish Company restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7708)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Memphis
About the restaurant
Where the water meets the sky, Coastal Fish Company sits on the edge of Hyde Lake in Shelby Farms Park creating a picturesque location for diners to enjoy.

Coastal Fish Company offers a unique fine-dining experience by having the freshest and best sourced seafood prepared in traditional styles and new twists. Want your favorite raw oysters ? Why not try them with one of our many savory sorbets. Care for a key lime pie to end your night on a sweet note? How about opting for the chocolate covered key lime pie to satisfy that chocolate craving. Along with all of the coastal fare, there are also ‘land’ options in both the appetizers and entrees that will satisfy any appetite.

Whether you sit outside in the cozy patio almost touching the lake, inside at the bar area full of energy, or in the dining room at a spacious and comfy booth, you are guaranteed to have excellent service, a wonderful meal, and a beautiful view.
Top review
oftendiner1
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious business meal, and our server, Annabel, was excellent. Love the tuna, love the shrimp cocktail, and love the grouper. Everything we had was delicious. Looking forward to next time.
A photo of Napa Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1764)
$31 to $50
American
East Memphis
About the restaurant
Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré. Owner Glenda Hastings restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Wine List, Best Business Dinner, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. With its polished yet inviting interior, captivating artwork and distinctive cuisine, Napa Café elicits superlatives from first-time visitors, as well as from the guests who return again and again.
Top review
Memevip
Dined 2 days ago
We love eating here! My husband ordered the short ribs and I got the halibut. I was excited the watermelon salad was in season.Jan is a wonderful waitress. We always try to come to Memphis on the nights they are open.
A photo of The Beauty Shop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2717)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Memphis
About the restaurant
Due to Covid regulations and our assurance of social distancing, we have decided to incorporate, The Beauty Shop, our sister music club, Bar DKDC, our newest Back Dō Oasis Patio behind the Beauty Shop and our patio out front of the Beauty Shop.

In addition to the two outdoor igloos, we also now have multiple greenhouses outside to assist in social distancing and outdoor eating even during cold or rainy weather. These can be reserved via outdoor table bookings.

This is one way we can keep social distancing in place and still give all of you a great experience when you come back to see us.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you! We are doing everything we can to make sure your dining experience is comfortable and safe.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Delicious! Get the ribeye salad - such a delightful combination of flavors.
A photo of Wilson Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (35)
$31 to $50
American
Wilson
About the restaurant
In harmony with the seasons, the cuisine at Wilson Cafe celebrates the exceptional local bounty of the Delta and its environs. Our menus honor the Delta land, farms, and wines from our Napa Valley vineyards with dishes that reflect the region’s diverse cultural influences and rich pastoral traditions. Our talented chefs pay tribute to the area’s remarkable agricultural heritage and mark the pace of nature with ingredients fresh from The Grange gardens and the surrounding communities.
Top review
Misty
Dined on May 24, 2024
Wonderful food and the best service you will receive anywhere!!! Our favorite place for a date night or special occasion meal.
A photo of Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (805)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Seasonal, local, sophisticated. Experience a culinary journey in Chez Philippe. Modern American cuisine meets French presentation in four courses or a seven course Tasting Menu by Chef Keith Clinton and Executive Pastry Chef Konrad Spitzbart.

Located off the Grand Lobby of The Peabody Hotel, Chez Philippe is the MidSouth’s only Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant and has been honored with the “Award of Excellence” from both Distinguished Restaurants of North America and Wine Spectator magazine. In 2023, USA Today named Chez Philippe the #1 "Best Hotel Restaurant" in the country.

Serving Afternoon Tea and Dinner, Thursday through Sunday.

Tasting Menu carefully curated by the culinary talents of
Chef Keith Clinton
Executive Pastry Chef Konrad Spitzbart

Vegetarian Tasting Menu available upon request. Please advise of any food allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation. Reservations recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
We celebrated our anniversary tonight. 5 star service and food! The restaurant was rated 4 star in 2020 by Forbes. In my opinion, they need to revisit and add another star. If you’re ever in Memphis, I promise you it will be worth the visit!
A photo of Itta Bena restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4665)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located on the third floor of B.B. King's Blues Club overlooking historic Beale Street you will find Itta Bena "A unique delta experience". Whether entering from our private Second Street entrance or walking through the secret hall from inside B.B. King's Blues Club, Itta Bena is sure to capture your senses. The experience is further heightened when you step inside and find yourself surrounded by rich wood floors, vaulted ceilings, deep golden hued chandeliers and the faint sound of the bustling street below. Touching all the senses, we enrich your evening by offering a delta inspired menu of robust flavors and clean presentation. Itta Bena is a complete overwhelming of the senses that you must experience for yourself.
Top review
AlysonFvip
Dined 1 day ago
The service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. I go back every time I’m in town.
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