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Char - Memphis

4.7
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1379 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Experience modern Southern cuisine and excellent service in a warm, inviting atmosphere at Char. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekday lunch specials and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Dine-in at a limited capacity and curbside pickup are offered.

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Special menus

  • Burger & Bourbon Special

    Aug 5 - Aug 20, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Get the Char burger paired with a 1.5oz pour of Memphis's own Blue Note Bourbon Juke Joint Whiskey for only $20! Available for dine-in and takeout every day through August 20th.

Offers

New Happy Hour Menu

Starting Aug 5, 2020 · Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy some of our most popular Char dishes and drinks for less every day from 3-6pm. Specials include discounted appetizers, salads, entrees & dessert as well as $5 draft beers and $7 wine features!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1379 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DateNightMemphis
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice location, good parking/access, drinks and desserts are very well made, portions of food are fantastic, nice variety across full menu. Very affordable given the quality of food and service. We’ll be back!

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NashvilleSunshibe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered from the lunch menu, food was great, nice portion sizes, and not too expensive. We loved the fried green tomatoes also! Service was great, no complaints. Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Very loud, food was mediocre. But service was good!

Char - Memphis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Char. It's wonderful to hear that service was enjoyed, but I am sorry to learn that you weren't blown away with your selections. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to serve our guests, so it is disappointing to learn that we came up short of providing you with a five-star meal. If you have specific feedback that you could share with us, we'd love to hear from you!

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KeonikaD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service ambience was. Awesome. Nice quiet

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CoachT
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very tasty and the server was very pleasant and efficient

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PamC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were very good. All employees were masks and wore them correctly. They have a good wine selection.

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HisQueen
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered shrimp and grits. The food had a good flavor how’re the grits were cold. My husband enjoyed his steak.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Char. We never want guests leaving with anything shy of a five-star meal, so it's disappointing to know that we fell short here. Please know we are more than happy to replace anything you are not fully satisfied with, though I do apologize that your grits were not served at the proper temperature. I've shared your feedback with our culinary team for review; we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and hope you'll return again soon.

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vipDennisR
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always. The wait staff, the managers, the chefs and bartenders do a wonderful job of making us happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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vipLarryM
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is always good.

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LakrishaM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and great food. Celebrated our anniversary and will be coming back!

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BernitaR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Char on Highland. I wanted to try them because of the recommendation of their fried catfish but unfortunately when I got there myself and my mom Max our hostess informed us they had stopped serving at 2:00 so that was disappointing. It will be hard to visit during their lunch due to my work schedule. I wanted to leave after that but we ended up ordering a burger and fries.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 23, 2020

Hi Bernita, thank you for your recent visit to Char! While it's true that our lunch specials are only served until 2pm, we do offer a variety of other seafood dishes all day long that you may enjoy! A few options we would recommend include the no filler crab cakes, crab claws and cornbread-dusted redfish. We appreciate your patronage and hope you'll return to try some of our other dishes soon!

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TamC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice. Service and food was outstanding.

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GayleB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, first time at Char. The host was friendly, service very professional. The steak was outstanding, shrimp and grits very good, rich and buttery. The spinach/bacon app was amazing. Wine prices more reasonable than similar restaurants. We will return for sure.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Gayle! We are excited to learn that your recent celebration at Char was an outstanding one. Please join us for a steak again soon!

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vipzinah
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Kyle took good care if us.

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Chris
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was great and even the hostess and our server wished us a happy Anniversary!

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thanks for celebrating your special day with us, Chris! We hope to see you both again soon!

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EnjoystheBest
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!! Amazing service and atmosphere! Restaurant did outstanding job adhering to safety guidelines for Covid-19 and I felt super safe!

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your comments! Our goal is to serve our guests as safely as possible, so it’s rewarding for our team to hear feedback like this. It was a pleasure having you dine with us; please join us again soon!

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JalessaS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customers! They do not disappoint! Please go!

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MaryC
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in a party of 4 to celebrate my birthday. This restaurant did spectacular at following the health dept's guidelines regarding COVID-19. Also, the food was spectacular and the service was top notch. JD was very attentive and friendly.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Hi Mary, thanks for the five stars! We’re excited to learn you found your dining experience to be a spectacular one. Thank you again for your feedback; we hope to see you for another celebration soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good!!

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AP17
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant did a great job meeting social distance guidelines. All staff were properly dressed and masked. The food was delicious, as usual! Lastly, our beverages were superb! This was an excellent, safe, post quarantine, indoor dining experience.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us! We’re pleased to learn that you felt both comfortable and safe during your recent visit to Char. We look forward to seeing you back for your next visit soon!

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MichealC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the fried oysters were incredible. The ambience was great.

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PhilipJ
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char did a wonderful job overall! It could not have been easy to follow current Covid guidelines and create a lovely dining experience at the same time. Well done, Char!
Our waiter, Max, was superb!

Char - Memphis
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for the thoughtful review! We love to hear that our team provided a comfortable dining experience. Max is a valuable member of our staff, and we’ll be sure to pass along your praises to him! Thanks again for your support; we hope to see you again soon!

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DarrellN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

David was outstanding. I had trouble getting Uber on my iPhone and he came to the rescued.

And the food was excellent. Great restaurant.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Hi Darrell, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Char was an exceptional one. We'll be sure to share your kind feedback with our staff and hope to see you back again soon!

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service everything outstanding will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graduation dinner

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thanks for celebrating with us at Char! We hope to see you for another celebration soon!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was very good. The food was amazing, appetizer, lunch and dessert. The shrimp and grits were so good! I definitely will be going back and recommend to any one.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hi Ashley thanks for the glowing review! We love learning that your recent visit to Char was a memorable one. Please join us again soon for the shrimp and grits!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will definitely go back and try brunch. We missed it by a few minutes. That menu looked amazing. Otherwise the gumbo and crab claws were delicious

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see you for brunch again soon!

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TomekaA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent customer service.. the staff was awesome as well

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TracyO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first experience,it was AMAZING! Gary was our waiter and he did not disappoint! He was on point for everything! He was nice and knowledgeable about the drinks and menu items! We will be back!

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 15, 2020

Hi Tracy, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that your recent visit to Char was an unforgettable one. We will be sure to share your kind words with Gary and look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pre Father’s Day dinner, I booked for 2 for my fiancé and I, but made a last minute accommodations for a party of 6 including the kids. It was a good overall experience for it being our first time visiting and it was amazing, will go back!

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hi there, thanks for the glowing review! We love learning that your recent celebration at Char was a memorable one. We hope to see you and the family again soon!

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vipJimW
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, very good service, very nice place for a birthday dinner with friends

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EttaG
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always!

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EmilyM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner & atmosphere. Restaurant patrons were well spaced apart & servers were considerate of personal space, throw away menus were used & tables were thoroughly cleaned after patrons left.

Char - Memphis
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hi Emily, thanks for the review! We’re excited to learn you found your dining experience to be both safe and enjoyable at the same time. Thank you again for your feedback; we hope to see you again soon!

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1timeer
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Sunny
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It took the staff seven minutes before they came to take my order. Out waiter left for the day and never told us. We had to ask for ourselves do to our waiter never returned for the day. It literally took another 5 minutes for the new waiter to return with water. The restaurant wasn’t busy due to social distancing . It was only about six couples in on the dining side. Service was awful. Food was good.

Char - Memphis
Responded on June 15, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn about your recent visit to Char. This type of service is unacceptable, and I sincerely apologize that we failed to provide you with a nice dining experience. We'd love to learn more about when you visited; would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your earliest convenience? Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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ShanaC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice evening and great service.. The crab cakes were not our liking.. but the spinach crisp was fantastic as well as the Filet... We did celebrate my son's 21st birthday with a great Red Wine Selection. Nice to get out ... COVID-19 had us down.. TY

Char - Memphis
Responded on June 12, 2020

Hi Shana, thank you for the review! We appreciate you choosing to celebrate your son's special day with us. While I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall meal, I'm sorry to learn that you didn't care for the crab cakes. Please know that we're always happy to replace or take care of any dish you don't absolutely love! Thanks again for your patronage and feedback; we hope you and your family will return again soon!

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MindyZ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was ok. I always wanted to go but I was quite underwhelmed

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for brunch. Loved the drinks and the prices!

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sjones
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

FAQs

Char - Memphis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 249-3533.

Char - Memphis is rated 4.7 stars by 1379 OpenTable diners.

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