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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Memphis

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Memphis? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (449)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Great service from Garrett and the rest of the staff in the Wine Cellar. Out second time dining there, we will definitely be coming back
A photo of Napa Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1774)
$31 to $50
American
East Memphis
About the restaurant
Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré. Owner Glenda Hastings restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Wine List, Best Business Dinner, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. With its polished yet inviting interior, captivating artwork and distinctive cuisine, Napa Café elicits superlatives from first-time visitors, as well as from the guests who return again and again.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
I came for my birthday with a friend. She got the short ribs and I got the pork chop and buttermilk pie. The food was DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (9622)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is a full service restaurant with multiple dining selections for a guest to enjoy in a single dining experience. Flight offers the finest service featuring a knowledgeable wait staff from which guests can gain valuable insight to enhance their dining experience.

Flight offers several distinct dining options: On the main floor, there is the hustle and bustle of friends and business people gathering together. The bar is a welcoming place for those dining alone to meet friends yet unmet, or for those who want a quick bite. On the balcony level, the booths and small tables, some overlooking Main Street, offer more privacy for business or a romantic date night.

Please check The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant for additional dining options.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and good was exceptional! We all ordered something different and the waiter did a great job of keeping our meals separate for payment!
A photo of Wilson Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (37)
$31 to $50
American
Wilson
About the restaurant
In harmony with the seasons, the cuisine at Wilson Cafe celebrates the exceptional local bounty of the Delta and its environs. Our menus honor the Delta land, farms, and wines from our Napa Valley vineyards with dishes that reflect the region’s diverse cultural influences and rich pastoral traditions. Our talented chefs pay tribute to the area’s remarkable agricultural heritage and mark the pace of nature with ingredients fresh from The Grange gardens and the surrounding communities.
Top review
JohnnyAvip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Lisa & I had a fabulous dinner in this very cute town of Wilson, AR. This restaurant was recommended to me from a few people on my Open Table App. I’m so glad Lisa & I took there advice because the menu changes with the seasons. I had their Crop Duster cocktail with asparagus salad 🥗 for starters. Lisa had the strewberry salsa smoked salmon & I had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and green peas.For dessert homemade butter milk pie & I had there piña colada pie and they do not cheat you the servings of their desserts. 
A photo of Southern Social restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5434)
$31 to $50
American
East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown
About the restaurant
Aptly named for its locale, Southern Social nestles up to the old Southern Railway’s historic Germantown Depot and sits adjacent to Southern Avenue.

Owners of downtown Memphis’ Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar have opened Southern Social. The top tier fine dining restaurant will reflect the high standards established at Flight.

The restaurant features a chef-inspired menu, offering fresh seafood and prime steaks. Southern Social brings exceptional specialty cocktails and Flight’s award-winning wine selections.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This was my first first visit to Southern Social. It was recommended by a co worker I am impressed. The restaurant was nice the waiter's were very attentive. The Manger came over and talked with us the food was great. The Manger gave us desert on the house. I will be coming back soon. Truly enjoyed my dinner and the service was great made you feel right at home' Will be returning.
A photo of Amelia Gene's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (280)
$50 and over
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Amelia Gene’s, Downtown’s finest dining experience, welcomes a contemporary, globally inspired palate artfully designed to impress. Fine wines, classic cocktails, proper bites, and a can’t-miss cheese cart transport diners through a culinary journey with distinct hospitality that can only be found in this state-of-the-art, reclaimed space in Downtown Memphis.

Our menu emphasizes seasonality and a dedication to ingredient-driven preparations. Our Chef's culinary philosophy is characterized by restraint, allowing the innate qualities of the ingredients to eloquently express themselves. Our establishment is located adjacent to the Caption by Hyatt Hotel.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food was excellent. Very different experience than I’m accustomed to in Memphis from what I’m accustomed to. The elk short rib was delicious as was the sea bass. Great cocktail menu as well. Only thing I would say is that the wine list left a lot to be desired.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Memphis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3953)
$31 to $50
American
Memphis
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our server did an outstanding job. We didn’t have to ask for anything.
A photo of B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1873)
$30 and under
American
Memphis
About the restaurant
**NEWLY RENOVATED** Established in 1991, this is the original B.B. King’s Blues Club located in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue, historic landmarks and great basketball. With live entertainment every night of the week – from authentic blues to classic soul and rock and roll – and a menu full of Southern favorites, the club is a popular destination spot on Memphis’ historic Beale Street. The club offers a full menu comprised of a variety of the South’s most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta. You MUST stop in for our award winning ribs that are some of the best in town! The intimate restaurant and live music venue has some of the finest local entertainment in town live on stage nightly as well as national touring performers.

Please call the group sales line for large parties and catering/delivery needs at 901.202.9114.

Top review
Ddc52
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
My 29-year old grandson and I had a really great time there, while visiting from NYC. The band played excellent music that made me want to get up and dance. The food service was great. I would visit again.
A photo of Esco Memphis Restaurant & Tapas restaurant
4.4
4.4 (142)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Experience Culinary Excellence at ESCO Memphis!

Indulge in a culinary journey where dining becomes an art form.

Signature Dish: Delight in Chef P's masterpiece, Blackened Catfish, a culinary work of art that captures the essence of ESCO Memphis' creativity.

Nearby Landmarks: Located in the heart of the city, ESCO offers easy access to iconic landmarks like the Fedex Forum and steps away from Beale Street, providing a perfect backdrop for your dining experience.

Atmosphere: ESCO's ambiance is an enchanting blend of chic sophistication and inviting comfort. Whether you seek an intimate, romantic evening or a lively gathering with friends, our setting caters to all occasions.

Join us at ESCO Memphis and immerse yourself in a world where dining is elevated to an art form. Reserve your table now to savor the ESCO experience, where every meal is a masterpiece and every visit is a memorable celebration of taste and aesthetics.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
The food was great and the Customer Service Ke Ke provided was amazing! I’ll definitely be back!
A photo of Simon's restaurant
4.5
4.5 (150)
$31 to $50
American
Jackson
About the restaurant
Located in Bolivar, Tennessee, in the heart of Hardeman County, Simon’s provides an exceptional experience from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave. Our staff will provide excellent food, beverage, and service that will bring you back wanting more. Along with our menu featuring hand-cut steaks, shrimp, locally sourced catfish, and much more, we feature a full service bar with an extensive wine list, local craft beer selections, and spirits along with hand crafted specialty cocktails. For our warmer months, we have a patio which will feature local and regional live music.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Stuffed chicken and grilled shrimp entrees were delicious…only disappointment was blackened fish w/ cheese grits were not available tonight! Salad bar offered many choices as well as a variety of sides. Fast service!
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