Pontotoc

4.5
70 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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
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J
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool ambiance and delicious food! Menu isn't large but each dish is delicious.

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DH
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! Delicious Southern comfort food!

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JJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience menu change and they don’t inform people waitress didn’t seem to care at all food was nasty

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PG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay Bell, Joanna, and Cady rule!
Party party party! brunch brunch brunch!

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CS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Taylor our server was absolutely the best! He explained the menu was very attentive! We will definitely go back. The food was amazing! We wanl

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BC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we were treated above and beyond, the server was on spot! The food was perfectly portioned and delicious! We left full but not stuffed! Drinks were great and we loved how the place was jumping, although it was a little loud it was fun and it fit the atmosphere. Highly recommend Cafe Pontotoc!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines date

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BD
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great vibe. Everything I ate and drank was delicious. The specials of the night were so good, but I have to come back and have the Pot Roast.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent! We went for Valentine’s Day, and it was wonderful. I highly recommend.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would like to try Ponotoc again for the regular menu. We went for valentines day which was a limited offerings menu and the prices would have been fair if portion size would have been better and my ny strip had alot of fat and gristle for what I would have considered a high end meal. Pork belly was delicious and the drinks were stupendous. I will try again.

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C
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Way too loud. They was a birthday party and about 40 people filled the bar and high top table area. The waiters couldn’t get to the bar and we couldn’t hear each other talk.

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C
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Friendly staff. Enjoyed meeting the owner, Daniel. He was very nice and visited just the right amount of time. The small stools/chairs need to be replaced with bigger and more comfortable, but otherwise everything was great! We have already made reservations for brunch.

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MM
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went there before a play at the Orpheum on a Sunday night. We were disappointed to find that they only serve brunch on Sundays, even for dinner.

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SL
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. My second time only and I’ll be back. Beautiful place with a limited menu which suits me just fine. Very very good.

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EH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu changes weekly (don’t rely on the online menu) but I’ve been a few times and tasted several options. You can’t go wrong! The food is delicious!

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MM
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was a little on the eclectic side, much like the business itself. That said, everything was great. The drinks were wonderful and everything was reasonably priced.

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M
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Everything I ate was extremely over slated. The food was average at best. The restaurant is very cool.

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W
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great pre-show dinner at this eclectic little gem. Cocktails were fabulous and the food was awesome too! Loved their home cooking menu. Will definitely be back!

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KV
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to Pontotoc for New Years, and maybe not the best time to go and experience a new restaurant, but overall, a little disappointed in the service and food. Menu sounded awesome beforehand but was a little lackluster. My husband did love the pot roast though! Took a while to get a server to come to our table for drink orders and the noise was crazy loud with music. We had to speak up to communicate across the table.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for NYE dinner for our first experience at Pontotoc. We were seated quickly. Food and drinks were excellent. We especially enjoyed the homemade tonic water drinks. We loved our server Taylor. The atmosphere was nice. The only negative about the whole experience was that I paid for the NYE special three course meal for me and my wife and was told that couples had to share the dessert course. Apparently they ran short on dessert and this was the solution. Kind of a BS move. If I pay for two three course meals I don’t want to share the third course, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Overall it was a good experience. I’d suggest and return to Cafe Pontotoc.

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MJ
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there for brunch. Amazing food and Mimosas!

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g
Memphis
121 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We came before the show at Orpheum. We were greeted and seated immediately since we had reservations. The owner was super polite, attentive and professional. He came by several times throughout our meal to check on us. He also thank us for coming when we left. Our server Jordan was awesome. She was friendly and efficient. We started with the tomato soup, spinach salad, duck breasts and poached pear tart for dessert. All were amazing. Presentation was very impressive. We will definitely come back. We had an amazing experience. We can't wait to try other items on the menu.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Wasn't aware this was a sports bar. Loved hearing all the drunk idiots yelling at the tv. Food was overpriced for what you actually got. Apparently there is a shortage of menus as well. They were not equipped to handle more than maybe 10 people.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, trio band was a wonderful addition. Service and decor was awesome!

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m
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed in the menu. Very limited selections. Not the menu posted online. Had very nice cocktails though.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, all courses. The specialty drinks were great as well. We look forward to coming back when they play jazz.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Downtown Dinning week and everything was absolutely delicious! The salmon and pork-loin were to die for and the Bees Knees cocktail was AMAZING!

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The regular menu wasn’t available. Food was mediocre. I wasn’t able to order anything i actually wanted.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the food and the service was top-notch!

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SL
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place. Apparently it’s been only open for a year. I hope they do well and stay and stay. My husband and I went during “downtown dining week” and had a wonderful meal. Cocktails were awesome as well. The decor is beautifully funky and unusual. I’m very anxious to go back. Soon!!!

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D
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It took a while to get our food but it was really good once it arrived. They seemed a bit short staffed but it was in the middle of Downtown Dining Week, a very popular event. We had the salmon with risotto and the pork with brussels...delish! My one complaint about this place is that it is so loud.

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SB
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome going here. Love this spot.

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EO
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary and enjoyed the drinks, the food, the atmosphere and the live music. It is a nice, quaint restaurant where the food is unique as well as the drinks. I would recommend this place for a nice, after work, happy hour type place where the crowd isnt large. The Chicharrone Nachos and Mississippi Pot Roast were to die for (if you like a little spice)

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J
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bloody Mary I have had in a very long time - maybe ever!

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor was the Most Bestest!!!! (Bad grammer intended). Seriously, this was one of the best experiences. The smoked creme brûlée was to DIE FOR!

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BG
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the play. We really enjoyed dining here; Taylor our waiter was attentive; the cocktails were well above average. Very nice experience!

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SC
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and dessert were awesome. Outstanding service from Taylor. Will definitely come back.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had great service, I think his name was Taylor, and awesome cocktails! The potatoes were slightly under cooked, but everything else was delicious. Thanks for making it a wonderful date night!

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DT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at dinner before our show at the Orpheum highly recommend it

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SA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, good food and drinks.

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