Best American Restaurants in Downtown Memphis

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Memphis

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Hog and Hominy
(518)
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Pizzeria | Memphis
Seasons 52 - Memphis
(530)
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Contemporary American | Memphis
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Memphis
(305)
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Steakhouse | East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown
Interim Restaurant & Bar
(209)
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American | East Memphis
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Downtown Memphis Restaurants

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Downtown Memphis Restaurants

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - MemphisFlight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
6021 reviews
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American | Downtown, Memphis

Great food!!! Service was excellent as well! More

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Chez Philippe - The Peabody MemphisChez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis
511 reviews
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French | Downtown, Memphis

I loved it. The service and food was fantastic I enjoyed it and would definitely go back. It’s a special occasion dinner. More

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The Gray CanaryThe Gray Canary
465 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown, Memphis

Outstanding food. Great ambiance. This place is a huge winner. More

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The Capital Grille - MemphisThe Capital Grille - Memphis
990 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Memphis

We celebrated a friends birthday the other night and had a great time! The food was wonderful and the service is always great. John David is our favorite waiter! More

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The Wine Cellar at Flight RestaurantThe Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant
4 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown, Memphis

Amazing service!…definitely enjoyed the bread which is only the beginning of an amazing flight meal More

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McEwen's on MonroeMcEwen's on Monroe
1287 reviews
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American | Downtown, Memphis

We arrived in town and had made a reservation for early evening. We were seated immediately by the window and ordered drinks. The server was attentive and made great suggestions for food and drink. The warm mushrooms salad was very tasty. The scallops and grits and the salmon dish were amazingly delicious and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend visiting this fine dining establishment. More

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Itta BenaItta Bena
2304 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Memphis

We had a wonderful experience- cannot recommend them enough!! More

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Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor TownPaulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town
1575 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Memphis

Fantastic in every respect! Our favorite restaurant in all of Memphis. Consistently great food and service. More

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Curry N JerkCurry N Jerk
4 reviews
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Caribbean | Downtown, Memphis

Great Service! Enjoyed everything about the place! More

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Barbarossa BrothersBarbarossa Brothers
3 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Memphis

This was our first time eating here as it recently opened. My wife and I were accompanied by our two adult children. Our first impression from the street is that it looked like a diner that may have been closed as there was very little lighting inside and not much signage outside other than the large "Sam's" sign. Upon closer inspection we saw the menu in the window and a small sandwich board sign outside indicating we were in the right place. We promptly greeted by their very friendly hostess who invited us to have a seat. I mentioned it was very dark as they had most of the lights shut off to try and give it a different vibe from the diner atmosphere. I think they would benefit from having some other soft lighting to give it a better ambiance for their customers. It was around 7:00 on a Friday night and there was only one other table with customers seated so it was very quiet. We started out with the vegetarian platter which consisted of hummus, falafel, pickled turnips with honey mustard sauce and pita. The falafel was among the very best we have had. The rest was excellent and made for a great combination of flavors. For our mains, two of us had the the Mediterranean spiced shrimp and the others had blackened salmon - one with pasta and the other with vegetables. The hostess recommended the pasta and she was correct - it was very delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the shrimp had great flavor. We were not disappointed!! The portion sizes were large and the meal was very filling. The service was excellent and our hostess kept our water glasses filled and made sure we had everything we needed. As we were rather full from our meal we did not order any dessert but the chef came out and brought us a plate of Baklava. Our daughter noted it was the best she had ever tasted. By the time we left, we were all very impressed and this restaurant exceeded our initial expectations! They deserve top ratings for food and service!! More

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Capriccio Grill Peabody Hotel - MemphisCapriccio Grill Peabody Hotel - Memphis
843 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Memphis

Went for Mother's day event, but ordered off the menu. We thought there was a "brunch", but were incorrect. Unfortunately, the full menu we had looked at online was not available. There was a four course "special" for $48.50, but was not what we were looking for. We had never been there and are glad we tried it. Our service was outstanding. More

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Hu. DinerHu. Diner
37 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Memphis

Great music and ambiance. Small, very well done menu. Go! More

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Hu. RoofHu. Roof
16 reviews
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American | Downtown, Memphis

Exceptional food and service. The music also provided a beautiful ambiance for a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. More

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famfam
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Japanese | Downtown, Memphis

Fam is a new addition to the Downtown Memphis area offering Asian cuisine including; sushi, rice bowls, noodles and more. We offer counter ordering and will bring your food to your table.More

Downtown Memphis Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Memphis's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - MemphisFlight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
6021 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis

Great food!!! Service was excellent as well! More

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Chez Philippe - The Peabody MemphisChez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis
511 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, Memphis

I loved it. The service and food was fantastic I enjoyed it and would definitely go back. It’s a special occasion dinner. More

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The Capital Grille - MemphisThe Capital Grille - Memphis
990 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Memphis

We celebrated a friends birthday the other night and had a great time! The food was wonderful and the service is always great. John David is our favorite waiter! More

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The Gray CanaryThe Gray Canary
465 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Downtown, Memphis

Outstanding food. Great ambiance. This place is a huge winner. More

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McEwen's on MonroeMcEwen's on Monroe
1287 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis

We arrived in town and had made a reservation for early evening. We were seated immediately by the window and ordered drinks. The server was attentive and made great suggestions for food and drink. The warm mushrooms salad was very tasty. The scallops and grits and the salmon dish were amazingly delicious and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend visiting this fine dining establishment. More

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Itta BenaItta Bena
2304 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Memphis

We had a wonderful experience- cannot recommend them enough!! More

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Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor TownPaulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town
1575 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | Downtown, Memphis

Fantastic in every respect! Our favorite restaurant in all of Memphis. Consistently great food and service. More

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Capriccio Grill Peabody Hotel - MemphisCapriccio Grill Peabody Hotel - Memphis
843 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Memphis

Went for Mother's day event, but ordered off the menu. We thought there was a "brunch", but were incorrect. Unfortunately, the full menu we had looked at online was not available. There was a four course "special" for $48.50, but was not what we were looking for. We had never been there and are glad we tried it. Our service was outstanding. More

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Hu. DinerHu. Diner
37 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Memphis

Great music and ambiance. Small, very well done menu. Go! More

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Hu. RoofHu. Roof
16 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis

Exceptional food and service. The music also provided a beautiful ambiance for a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. More

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Discover Downtown Memphis

Memphis has a bustling downtown area that offers visitors plenty of high-quality eats. For example, you'll find some of the best meat-oriented dishes in the whole South. Popular options include fried chicken, hearty barbecue meals and stuffed sausage. Those who love meat dishes simply have to try out one of the local comfort food diners. In addition, there are many different Mexican restaurants in the area for fans of tacos, burritos and more. Most local restaurants focus on traditional fare. During your visit, you should get at least one traditional Memphis breakfast, which generally includes country ham steak, grits and a short stack of pancakes.

Discover Downtown Memphis

Memphis has a bustling downtown area that offers visitors plenty of high-quality eats. For example, you'll find some of the best meat-oriented dishes in the whole South. Popular options include fried chicken, hearty barbecue meals and stuffed sausage. Those who love meat dishes simply have to try out one of the local comfort food diners. In addition, there are many different Mexican restaurants in the area for fans of tacos, burritos and more. Most local restaurants focus on traditional fare. During your visit, you should get at least one traditional Memphis breakfast, which generally includes country ham steak, grits and a short stack of pancakes.