Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RaymondR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and friendly service. We’re regulars on Monday evenings.

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marya
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been there before and wanted to take my sister somewhere unique.
She loved it all. Our waitress was wonderful.

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Mokeypokey
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and strict adherence to social distancing and health safety precautions made my friends and me feel very comfortable. As usual, the food was excellent! My only complaint is that there were no strawberries for the strawberry crepe dessert. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be!

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LovieW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was my sister's birthday and she was well pleased with the meal and location.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette's is such a good place. You can always count it to satisfy. Such high standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary - sunset view - thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience just like always, great!

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food excellent. During coronavirus but we felt safe.

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KimaR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette’s Restaurant is OUTSTANDING! I have patronized it for years, and the food and drinks are delicious. I have always received excellent service.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Memphis!! I have never had any complaints.....I did miss the popovers tho

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food was liked by all. Only issue I had is that I ordered a crab meat inlet that had very little (if any) crab in it. 🧐

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JuliusH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was very professional and helpful making food selections. The food was very good at a fair price.

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SteveH
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The setting was nice; our server was great. The food was mediocre at best. I'll doubt we'll return.

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vipBruceD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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WilliamW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary. We have celebrated our anniversary at Paulette's for the last few years. The food here is excellent, as is the service. Arek, our server, was super and made for a wonderful dining experience.

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Pla57
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere !

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint and personal. Service and food was excellent.

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DrewT
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food was hot and presentation was excellent! We enjoyed everything about it!
Drew

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WilliamJ
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately. The service was attentive, but not hovering. The food was delicious and well portioned. The desserts were very tasty.

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Mokeypokey
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Paulette’s is always a favorite. We go because my husband loves the popovers, and as usual, they were delicious!

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CardinalsFan
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving away from Memphis soon. Perfect way to say goodbye at a location near the river and with a classically great meal. I have always loved Paulette’s and this evening proved why.

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CharlesR
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Paulette's. When we lived in Midtown and it was in Overton Square we would go quite frequently. We moved to Rosemark and they moved to Mud Island so we rarely get a chance to go but when we do it is always great and I actually think they are even better since their move to Mud Island. Staff is always great!

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steve
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyable (mid covid) saturday brunch. Limited selection but decent food. Pleasant surroundings. Polite and courteous staff but service was slow (not important as we were relaxing).

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NancyN
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to be moved due to a loud table.

Trying to have a romantic dinner = fail

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome relaxing at a great value. I highly recommend this restaurant. I have encouraged all of my friends to dine here. Will definitely be back often.

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vipPiperT
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, everything was wonderful from the appetizers to the desert. There is nothing they could have improved upon! It was wonderful and we will definitely be back!

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CHUw
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter’s birthday. She grew up dining at Paulette’s for special occasion. This was her first choice when asked where she would like to go for Birthday dinner! We were not disappointed!

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday and the staff were aware of this and went out of their way to make the occasion even ore special. They allowed us to linger over lunch and prolong the celebration.

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vipGradyP
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Romantic night

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RonP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent...a bit overpriced but worth it service was poor our waitress ignored us for fifteen minutes and another waiter helped us in the short term

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Junior
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday breakfast - always a pleasant treat at Paulette’s. Excellent service and food.

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NicoleK
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were delicious. Staff were wearing masks and gloves and took care to seat tables at safe distances. It was our first outing since the pandemic and it’s nice to know that we can go out for a special occasion and feel that restaurants are being careful to follow the rules.

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DarrellT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service and food was superb! The atmosphere was fantastic! We had dinner on Friday night and breakfast the following morning and the dining experience was wonderful each time.

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vipVickiMau
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I split the lump crabmeat appetizer. It was exceptional and true lump crabmeat.
We also split the Bel-Air Salad: mixed greens, sun-dried cherries, oranges, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Excellent.
And last, but not least, we both ordered the Redfish, with mushrooms, crabmeat topping and Lemon Beurre Blanc sauce. We order the Redfish every time we go to Paulette’s. One reason because it is delicious. And the other reason because you hardly ever see Redfish on menus in Memphis.
Very good Service. The ambiance is upscale.
We could not have asked for more to make this a first-class dining experience.

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StephenS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time , Great service. Glad to be able to go inside and enjoy a meal.

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Robot
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef tips were awesome!
The beef tips were awesome!
The beef tips were awesome!

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CHET
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a good, quiet meal I recommend Paulette's in Harbor town. The food is very good and the service is wonderful.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette's has been our go-to for special occasions for over 35 years. The ambiance is elegant, the service is professional and respectfully friendly, and the food is unmatched! Their attentiveness to health & safety as they reopened following quarantine was impressive. They were discrete but thorough and very professional. HIGHLY recommend!

FAQs

Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town does offer 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 4.6 stars by 1825 OpenTable diners.

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