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Thu, 6/21
10:30 PM
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15 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Jazz in the air, inspired culinary artists get to work daily squeezing, slicing and prepping their product for your anticipated enjoyment
A well balanced menu of air, land and ocean meet storied and new age cocktails. Find us in the charming and rejuvenated South Main District
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(901) 207-7576
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Eure
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Cross street
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Public transit
Trolley Stops just block away north and South of our location
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 15 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience at Pontotoc! The food was tasty we ordered the Mississippi pot roast it was very tasty! it including onions potatoes and carrots it was simmered for 14 hours as we were told by our hostess—We had cocktails I enjoyed red wine and my husband enjoyed a signature cocktail the night was simply romantic while listening to jazz music played the night- it was a dream! :-)

5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Booked this restaurant via OpenTable for a party of 20 employees. As an "out-of-towner," I was taking a chance and I am very happy that I did. The space is small, but they accommodated our party perfectly. The service was fast, but personal. The atmosphere was elegant, but cozy. The food was amazing. Each item was just as you would hope from a limited menu - impeccable, handcrafted and done with nothing less than perfection. Our group was crazy about the alligator fritters for the first course. Each entree was unique and most featured sauces that I only wish had been available to bring home. You cannot go wrong with the classic southern shrimp and grits turned upscale. Dessert. Sister Schubert's beignet's with sour cream gelato and raspberry coulis - what else should I say? Unforgettable. Check this place out if you're in the area or make it an itinerary item if you're planning a trip to Memphis.

4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was great! We had a reserved table inside. It was very loud.

1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I have been several times to Cafe Ponotoc. Had friends who wanted a nice dinner as their kids were at camp and they were looking forward to eating somewhere that we had raved about. First, half of the food on the menu was unavailable (holiday weekend it was said). Three of the four of us ordered the pot roast, which took over 20 minutes to get to us and it was tough and uneatable. The table next to us, they ordered chicken and they had to return it because both of the ladies chicken and blood running out when they cut into it. No, they were not busy. Only two tables were taken. Waiter was great ... not his fault.

4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We went in for brunch on Sunday. I don’t eat red meat or pork so there weren’t but 2 options for me on the menu. One savory option. One sweet option. The savory option was made with chorizo and I asked for it without; otherwise, I wouldn’t have had a savory option. Also, we found it strange that they didn’t have coffee. We went to a coffee shop after brunch for coffee. I liked our server and was pleasantly surprised to get a refill on my juice...that never happens.

5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My bff threw my 30th birthday party at Pontotoc and it was perfect! Beautiful atmosphere and amazing staff. Especially the bartender, Jonathan. What a freaking cutie. You should come in just for him alone! ;)

4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Pontotoc has done a very good job with the new design, menu, and execution of food, ambiance, and on weekends, music. I eat here at least once every two weeks and it's a very good and consistent dining experience with a real nice environment. A neighborhood favorite!

4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Place was basically empty except some people at the bar and a two top that had finished their meal and was just talking. We had to clean off our table of dirty dishes and after sitting around for a while and never receiving service we got up and left. Went down the street to Mary and Catherine’s and had an amazing meal and service!

5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great service and we liked the food very much. The music (David Holguin and band) was fabulous!

5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We went to Pontotoc prior to the Foo Fighters concert. We were seated immediately and water was brought out. The menus was diverse. We ordered two apps: trout deviled eggs were creamy and perfectly seasoned. The queso fundido nachos were good but the eggs were better. Oxaxca cheese is best used in this dish. For dinner we had shrimp and grits and redfish. Both delivered! Dinner was blackberry Sister Schubert’s beignets with gelato. Very unusual but delicious. Loved the music and service was very attentive without being intrusive. Loved this place and will be back.

4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The biggest problem we had was they were out of the two entrees we wanted. And with such a small menu that was pretty disappointing. Also the music was a little loud... Or maybe I’m too old. But the service was great and we did enjoy the food we got.

3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Trendy ambiance inside. Mimosas were great! Took awhile to receive food and drink refill even though it wasn't near full capacity inside. However, once we alerted them about being on a time constraint, they were very accommodating. Food was okay (bagel & lox on one order and breakfast platter on another). Had better, had worse.

4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

What a find! This place on So Main hit all the right notes for a couple vacationing from MA—convenient, walking distance from our downtown hotel, exceptional, yet reasonably priced food (we can recommend the perfectly prepared Bee’s Knee’s cocktail, gator fritters app, the light but lovely fettuccine with bacon cream, mushrooms and argula, and possibly the best shrimp and grits with andouille I’ve ever had) and an excellent, while not overwhelming, trombone and drum duo that provided just the right ambiance. Highly recommended!

4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Understaffed. Appeared to be 1 waiter/bartender and 1 cook serving 25+ patrons. So it took over 30 minutes from order to receipt of 2 routine entrees. And there was an overall lack of basic service expected at a restaurant in this price range. The one guy was overworked. The food was actually fantastic. Shrimp and grits. Redfish.