Best American Restaurants in Downtown Memphis

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - MemphisFlight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
(4488)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 67 times today
McEwen's on MonroeMcEwen's on Monroe
(1038)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 16 times today
Southern SocialSouthern Social
(963)
$$$$
American | East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown, Memphis
Booked 68 times today
Napa CafeNapa Cafe
(569)
$$$$
American | East Memphis, Memphis
Booked 2 times today
Interim Restaurant & BarInterim Restaurant & Bar
(956)
$$$$
American | East Memphis, Memphis
Booked 12 times today
Bourbon Street Steakhouse & GrillBourbon Street Steakhouse & Grill
(213)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 4 times today
Felicia Suzanne'sFelicia Suzanne's
(415)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 6 times today
B.B. King's Blues Club - MemphisB.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis
(1131)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 5 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - ColliervilleFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Collierville
(85)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 20 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - MemphisFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Memphis
(78)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 8 times today
Arcade RestaurantArcade Restaurant
(50)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
AlchemyAlchemy
(112)
$$$$
American | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 10 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Memphis

Capriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel MemphisCapriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel Memphis
(646)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 2 times today
Catherine and Mary'sCatherine and Mary's
(371)
$$$$
Italian | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 38 times today
Porcellino's Craft ButcherPorcellino's Craft Butcher
(101)
$$$$
Italian | Memphis, Memphis
Booked 3 times today
BariBari
(948)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown / Cooper, Memphis
Booked 12 times today
Amerigo - MemphisAmerigo - Memphis
(559)
$$$$
Italian | East Memphis, Memphis
Booked 14 times today
Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & BarStrano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar
(346)
$$$$
Italian | Memphis, Memphis

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Downtown Memphis Restaurants

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - MemphisFlight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
4488 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 67 times today

Fantastic find in Memphis!!! Great food and service; sophisticated wine list!!! More

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The Capital Grille - MemphisThe Capital Grille - Memphis
650 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 21 times today

My lunch visit with my mom for her birthday was excellent. She had the mushroom bisque soup with signature cheeseburger and fries, while I had the usual lobster bisque and filet mignon with the best mashed potatoes anywhere. The service was friendly and efficient as well. If there was any small complaint, it would be that I always request the filet mignon au poivre style with cream that is usually only served at dinner. When the hostess confirmed my reservation the day prior, she said it was on my profile and would not be a problem. This is the second time I have arrived and requested it and it was still not available which creates an awkward scene. The waiter said to ask to speak to the chef directly in advance. In all honesty, it is the staff’s responsibility to make sure this is communicated - hopefully next time. More

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McEwen's on MonroeMcEwen's on Monroe
1038 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 16 times today

McEwen’s is always excellent! More

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Chez Philippe - Peabody Hotel MemphisChez Philippe - Peabody Hotel Memphis
434 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 5 times today

We had to wait a bit for our reservation but the dinner was exquisite. All our luggage didn’t make the trip but they kindly overlooked our deviation from the dress expectations More

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Itta BenaItta Bena
1651 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 32 times today

Exceeded all expectations. Joslyn, our waitress, was very good. More

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Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor TownPaulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town
1219 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 10 times today

Beautiful dining experience. Elegant. Great atmosphere. Great waiter and friendly staff. 25th Anniversary that they helped make very special for us, especially our waiter. Would highly recommend for any dining occasion. More

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Capriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel MemphisCapriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel Memphis
646 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 2 times today

We heard that the restaurants at The Peabody did the best Christmas spread in town, and they did not disappoint. They had a set Christmas menu at a very reasonable price and we really enjoyed our meal. Our server, Douke, really helped make our night and dinner amazing. He especially helped when it came to the wine list. More

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The Gray CanaryThe Gray Canary
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
South American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 9 times today

The Gray Canary hopes to add to the Renaissance of downtown Memphis. Stepping into The Gray Canary, we hope to create a captivating experience, cementing a moment in time, a memory of meal painted in vivid colors. The menu explores the way in which techniques can influence flavor, from raw to cooked. From acids to smoking, grilling, and one pot cooking, the way ash and embers can coax flavor from produce and proteins, our chefs will experiment with techniques as diverse as South American asado cooking and familiar as a back yard barbecue.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
4488 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 67 times today

Fantastic find in Memphis!!! Great food and service; sophisticated wine list!!! More

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The Capital Grille - MemphisThe Capital Grille - Memphis
650 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 21 times today

My lunch visit with my mom for her birthday was excellent. She had the mushroom bisque soup with signature cheeseburger and fries, while I had the usual lobster bisque and filet mignon with the best mashed potatoes anywhere. The service was friendly and efficient as well. If there was any small complaint, it would be that I always request the filet mignon au poivre style with cream that is usually only served at dinner. When the hostess confirmed my reservation the day prior, she said it was on my profile and would not be a problem. This is the second time I have arrived and requested it and it was still not available which creates an awkward scene. The waiter said to ask to speak to the chef directly in advance. In all honesty, it is the staff’s responsibility to make sure this is communicated - hopefully next time. More

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Chez Philippe - Peabody Hotel MemphisChez Philippe - Peabody Hotel Memphis
434 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 5 times today

We had to wait a bit for our reservation but the dinner was exquisite. All our luggage didn’t make the trip but they kindly overlooked our deviation from the dress expectations More

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McEwen's on MonroeMcEwen's on Monroe
1038 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 16 times today

McEwen’s is always excellent! More

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Itta BenaItta Bena
1651 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 32 times today

Exceeded all expectations. Joslyn, our waitress, was very good. More

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Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor TownPaulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town
1219 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 10 times today

Beautiful dining experience. Elegant. Great atmosphere. Great waiter and friendly staff. 25th Anniversary that they helped make very special for us, especially our waiter. Would highly recommend for any dining occasion. More

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Capriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel MemphisCapriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel Memphis
646 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Memphis
Booked 2 times today

We heard that the restaurants at The Peabody did the best Christmas spread in town, and they did not disappoint. They had a set Christmas menu at a very reasonable price and we really enjoyed our meal. Our server, Douke, really helped make our night and dinner amazing. He especially helped when it came to the wine list. 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.