Best places to eat and things to do in Memphis?

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  1. gamecockdoc

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    Suggestions?
     
  2. The Banks

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  3. Goose

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    Bar wise I like Wiseacre, Lafayette, high cotton, plus a few others I’m forgetting. Really liked midtown

    The bass pro is also cool af if you’re into that sort of thing
     
  4. SC

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    What part of Memphis are you going to be in?
     
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  5. Daddy Rabbit

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    From my little experience, this goes a long way.
     
  6. JohnLocke

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    Rendezvous bbq
     
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  7. Dump

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    best restaurant in Memphis
     
  8. gamecockdoc

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    Staying at the Peabody. Going to graceland
     
  9. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    Go see the greyhounds race at southland. Won’t be around much longer (good thing), but it’s a good experience.
     
  10. racer

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    Duck walk
     
  11. Daddy Rabbit

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    Central BBQ nachos.

    Don't take a Lyft across the Mississippi because your boy booking the ride doesn't know geography.
     
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  12. Tangman

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    Rendezvous is overrated. Hit Central BBQ instead.
     
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  13. Tangman

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    Some other places I've liked in that general area: Bardogs, Majestic Grille, Itta Bena.

    Blues city cafe for late night food on Beale.
     
  14. Craig Pettis

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    1) what part of town are you staying in

    2) how long are you here

    3) what kind of stuff are you looking to get into (sight seeing, clubs, bars ?)
     
  15. SC

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    Depending on your BBQ preference:

    Central BBQ - Pulled pork nachos(get the house chips instead of the tortilla chips), smoked bologna sandwich.

    Rendezvous - Ribs, sausage and cheese plate

    Cozy Corner - Burnt Ends, Cornish hen.

    Bar-B-Q Shop - BBQ Spaghetti


    If you want good Po-Boys, go to Second Line and enjoy the patio if the weather is nice.
     
  16. Tangman

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    Also, Stax Museum is a must IMO
     
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  17. Cornelius Suttree

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    Lorraine Motel - National Civil Rights Museum
     
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  18. Daddy Rabbit

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    Talk about a flash back
     
  19. Cornelius Suttree

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    I miss his passion for college baseball. He's still around too
     
  20. thunderstruck

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    All downtown or South Main:
    Central BBQ
    Bardog
    Local
    Rizzo’s
    Ernestine and Hazel’s
    Flight
    Aldo’s pizza

    Itta Bena sucks imo
    Rendezvous is alright, I wouldn’t suggest it but I would oppose it if a group suggested/wants to go
     
  21. Hatfield

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    Sun studio does tours if you’re into rock/music history.

    Grizz games are fun and easy to get tix to if they’re in town.

    Central BBQ as others have mentioned.

    If you want to gamble, Tunica, MS is about 45 min ride south and has two casinos.
     
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  22. Shunface

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    Rendezvous is overrated. Fun experience but not close to the best Q. Tom’s, Germantown Commissary, original Central are all better. Commissary has the best ribs of the group.

    Ernstine and Hazels
    Overton Park and Cooper Young
    Beale St
    Coastal Fish at Shelby farms get the oysters and sorbets
    Flight
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    Griz game
    Bass Pro
    Silky’s
     
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  24. Cornelius Suttree

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    Germantown Commissary is what lsufball always used to recommend
     
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  25. SC

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    Commissary is great (get the banana pudding for dessert) but it’s a good 35-40 minutes from the Peabody.
     
  26. audrew

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    I always recommend that as well. Not feasible if staying downtown.
     
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    This is true. Luckily it’s 1.2 miles from my house.

    the down side of that. The wife doesn’t eat meat other than fish.

    Gray Canary is also a solid option. But I’d honestly stay away from the “higher end” restaurants. Just get ya some good southern cookin and bbq while you’re here.
     
  28. Detlef Schrempf

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    There’s some nice places to stay in Binghampton, he should probably look into that
     
  29. Detlef Schrempf

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    lot of good recommendations here. Used to live on mud island and all of these were places I enjoyed. I really used to like hog and hominy a lot back in the day, they had phenomenal sweet breads.
     
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  30. Craig Pettis

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  31. thunderstruck

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    Same. Lived in south main area then bought on mud island, it was a great place for young adults. Always something good going on.
     
  32. Andy Reocho

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    Gus’s fried chicken
     
  33. skiedfrillet

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    So what I’m seeing is I Need to go to Central
     
  34. infected donkey

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    Or Germantown commissary.
     
  35. audrew

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    It's really just a point of personal preference which BBQ place you like best...there's no bad ones between Central, Commissary, BBQ Shop, and Corky's
     
  36. skiedfrillet

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    Do those places sell beer
     
  37. audrew

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    I'm not certain Commissary does....I know Central, BBQ shop, and Corky's do. Just checked. Commissary doesn't have draft, but cans.
     
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  38. Capstone 88

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    Hopefully the Memphis restaurant is better than the Nashville location. Nashville’s Central BBQ is utter trash
     
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  39. audrew

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    All franchised Memphis BBQ places outside of Memphis (Corky's, Central) are trash
     
  40. skiedfrillet

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    The pork nachos from Central absolutely fuck
     
  41. Daddy Rabbit

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    Going to be downtown tomorrow. I have to go to an event at the Cannon Center tomorrow night. :killme: 3.5 hour drive and turning around to come home afterwards.

    Anyways, I'm probably going to hit up Central for nachos again. But I'm going to have some time to kill.

    1.) Where should I park if I plan on walking around throughout the afternoon? Cannon , Central, and Bass Pro will be destinations for sure.

    2.) Anywhere have a good BBQ totcho? It doesn't have to be downtown. I will have some time to kill. Wouldn't mind trying something different beside Central
     
  42. IV

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    Gibsons donuts is a must
     
  43. lewis

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    Payne’s BBQ has the best pork sandwich I’ve ever had in my life. Central is overrated garbage.
     
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    Also check out the Belz museum. Priceless jade sculptures and artifacts in an office basement. It rocks.
     
  45. Craig Pettis

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    If you’re trying to park downtown, there’s free parking on Court by the law school between front and riverside that’s almost always empty bc people don’t know about it. It’s on the north end of downtown but not a bad walk. For Bass Pro you’d probably be best off just parking there bc it’s a long walk through the parking lot from anywhere else.


    This guy is an idiot
     
  46. lewis

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    Nm just eat at Payne’s Memphis bbq is good
     
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  47. b0ne5

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    Last time I went, I had ribs at BBQ Shop and it was indescribable. Also had wings and nachos at Central and it didn’t blow me away as much but it was still great.
     
  48. Andy Reocho

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    Get the central nachos, but ask for fries instead of chips.

    You’re welcome.
     
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  49. Detlef Schrempf

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    Central by the civil rights museum is the one to go to imo.
     
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