Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

4.7
2053 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Paulette's Restaurant at the AAA 4 Diamond - River Inn of Harbor Town



Paulette's, which has been operating successfully in Memphis for 42 years, recently moved its popular, award winning operation to the River Inn. It has been described by one reviewer as "A Memphis institution and for a very good reason". Paulette's is serving the same soups, salads, and entrees that have made it so well known throughout the mid-south for many years. The restaurant has always been famous for its desserts and hot popovers with strawberry butter. Paulette's has a distinct warmth, charm and ambiance that is unsurpassed in the city. Restaurant polls have annually recognized Paulette's as Memphis" "Most Romantic" and for it's cuisine - "Best Continental".

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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Crucifixio
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting with a window view of the lake. Service was superb and the food exquisite. I’ll definitely be coming again with I visit the city.

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HueyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Never an empty glass. Waiter very knowledgeable and had great menu recommendations. Lamb chops and red fish was excellent!

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Jeff
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette’s is the perfect combination of great food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

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seniorfoodie
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared and delicious. It was a delightful place to meet friends for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Monday night 3 course special. We have been here numerous other times too but it has been awhile. The service and food was better than it has ever been to me!

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. George provided excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Best shrimp and grits I've ever had!

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LadyLacrimal
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely polite and enthusiastic. He was amazing!

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The service was outstanding and our waiter was so pleasant and efficient. It was a wonderful time for my sister, eighty-eight year old Mother, and me.

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Carliss
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was excellent. Waiter professional, courteous, and eager to answer questions about the menu. Never have been disappointed with Paulettes.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It is a traditional and lovely place, but expected more

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Catherine
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good favorite. Makes a special event even more special! Many memories here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great choice for dinner date night, with great staff and amazing food, couldnt ask for more

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waitress was outstanding! So attentive. The chefs were very accommodating to the fact I was vegan. Will definitely return!

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TKP1911
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food quality wasn’t the same. Mushrooms were cold, PepperCorns on the “Paulette” steak were excessive. The highly advertised rolls were just crust. Besides the waitress truly disappointed in the quality of the food

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viplove2dineout
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. $20 Monday special is a good value albeit smaller portions. "Mini K-Pie" was micro (as in a 2" bite), and there was no K (Kahlua).

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MorrisD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very elegant restaurant where the chef presents delicious cuisine. Our special request was easily managed by Aggie, our server, and the chef. Thank you for a delightful evening!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great food. Great service

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! We will be coming back again!!

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vipKathyS
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Dinner was good, but got off to an odd start. We arrived a few minutes early for our 7pm reservation. The maitre'd asked us to wait in the lobby & he would come get us. 25 minutes later, my spouse had to hunt him down. Obviously, he had forgotten about us, but wouldn't acknowledge it. When we were seated, the only wine list he provided was by the glass. When he came back & we asked for the bottle list, he seemed surprised. The food was good, but I would not call it exceptional in any way. I had the redfish with crabmeat and honestly did not feel the crab added anything to the dish. The potato puree underneath was unremarkable. What saved this meal was most definitely the service which was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was excellent! The food was fabulous. Will be dining here again.

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bonesblesser
Memphis/West TN
27 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Paulette is our special place. Overall, a good experience.

However, our reservation was for 10:15am. We arrived 10:05am. We were seated at 10:35am. We were delayed getting seated because of the change over from breakfast to brunch. Bo criticism…just an observation… have reservations reflect non-availability from 10am to 10:30.

With that said, we look forward to our next visit.

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SharonG
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was leisurely, which we wanted, and the server was attentive to our requests. The setting is lovely, as always, and we had three fabulous orders of delicious food. The only thing we could not order was a Mimosa to go with our food, but that was a small price to pay for this lovely outing.

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vipCathy
Memphis/West TN
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angie was superb

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KateC
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate far too much because the food was so delicious. I could have made a meal just off the deviled eggs! Our server was pleasant and attentive and was able to answer every question we asked. The cost seemed like a bit much, but between the terrific food and the good service, I can't complain. It was noisy, but it was a Saturday night and the place was packed.

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ChristieT
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice location. We got to sit outside. The waitress Paige was terrific. The deviled eggs and the shrimp and grits were very good. The crab cake omelette was just average.

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DavidH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Maggie
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good except for informing about items no longer available. They ran out of the dessert ordered and substituted a different dessert without asking if that was okay. Substituted dessert okay, but would not have picked it given a choice. The steak was a bit more done than requested. Wish the popovers would not be overcooked, should take out before they get too browned.

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vipcrystalfox
Austin
101 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Lucky we were able to get a table for 2 on Mother's day weekend and graduations! In Memphis for an overnight trip prior to boarding American queen cruise and not knowing anything about where to have dinner, we checked out Open Table for availabilities. Paulettes had great reviews and menu options👍. Service, ambiance, delicious meal made our evening wonderful 👏

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karenb
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige was awesome!!! We loved having her beautiful personality today!!! Sat outside and it was perfect!

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DianeT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Breakfast was delicious! The pancakes were on the small side, but they were really good. The seating is not the best, tables are too close. Our server Evan was awesome! Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary. Was disappointed that crepes were not on menu when they were listed in online menu. Tried shrimp and grits which was excellent but difficult to eat with the tails on the shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Only minor negative which was probably just a taste preference was the mushroom appetizer. Wasn’t a big fan but apparently it’s very popular

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Oldschool
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monday evening specials being run during May are a bargain for excellent food and service. Special shout out to our server Evan, who did an outstanding job.

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SteveA
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new chef’s creations... delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and lovely service!

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SusanE
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town using the Order Online button. Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 260-3300.

Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town is rated 4.7 stars by 2053 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.