Memphis According to Mitchell

Friends ask me where to eat when they visit Memphis, so I thought I would put together a quick guide for some of my favorite places in Memphis! Support local restaurants; you can go to chains in a city that doesn't support its local cuisine as well. #Choose901


In Memphis you have to eat BBQ. Everyone has their favorite. Here's mine:

Central BBQ - 1/2 order of BBQ Nachos on house potato chips. Choose your favorite meat (pulled pork or chicken for me). The easiest location to get in and out of is Summer Ave, but all three locations are the bomb.


Rock'n Dough Pizza - The Spinning Goat is probably my favorite, but I also like to get pizza by the slice. My favorite location is actually the one in Jackson, TN.

Memphis Pizza Cafe - I love to get a calzone.

Pyro's Fire Fresh Pizza - This is a cool way to get a personal pizza craving in.

High Pointe Pizza - A new favorite near my parents' house.

Fine Dining

The Majestic Grille - Chelsea and I really like eating here, plus my cousin works there!

Restaurant Iris - This is not a place to go on a whim. It is very hard to get a reservation and it is Memphis' finest dining. Expect to pay for that experience. Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs) made Memphis headlines when he attempted to show up without a reservation and he was turned away. Chelsea and I really want to try this restaurant eventually.


Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken - Dad and I went recently and it was everything I dreamed it would be. This is a Memphis staple and locals are very proud of it.

Ching's Best D*** Hot Wings - I've never been, but this has been a place most of my friends adore and frequent.


Burger's are another contested favorite in Memphis.

Huey's - This was where we always went when I was in high school. I love Huey's even if it's more about the atmosphere and less about the food. They feature live local music and are very charitable. It is very common to see toothpicks on the ceiling.

Dyer's - They've been around since 1912. I haven't been, but I've always heard how good the burger is.

Belly Acres - Winner of Choose901's 2015 Burger Bracket Challenge




Some touristy things that aren't too touristy or Graceland. What local has been to Graceland?

National Civil Rights Museum

STAX Museum

Rock n Soul Museum

Pink Palace

Children's Museum of Memphis

Memphis Zoo

Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theatre

The Orpheum

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

St. Jude Children's Hospital

FedEx Forum - #GnG

Beale Street is fun, but Overton Square is better! Midtown is Memphis.

Crosstown Concourse


Oak Court Mall

Wolfchase Mall/Area

Shops of Saddle Creek

The Shops at Carriage Crossing

IKEA - Opened Fall 2016

Memphis Resources:

Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything! If I have, I'm sure I'll tweak this from time to time, I was just trying to get this in writing.