Friday Afternoon at the Young Avenue Deli

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 26th 2010 449 0

Young Ave. Deli, Memphis, Tenn.

Young Ave. Deli, Memphis, Tenn.

I can’t remember who named the Young Ave. Deli’s French fries as some of the best in the country, but they were totally right. The fries at this Cooper-Young bar are almost perfect – crispy, but a little soft and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Chicken Salad and Fries, Young Ave. Deli, Memphis, Tenn.

Chicken Salad and Fries, Young Ave. Deli, Memphis, Tenn.

The Deli has a dual personality. It’s very much a restaurant that serves sandwiches, pizzas, and a myriad of fried appetizers. Today, I had the chicken salad sandwich with a side of fries.

It’s also very clearly a bar – there’s a huge stage, pool and foosball tables, and a long list of beers on tap and in bottles. It’s also one of the best places in the city to watch a Tigers game. Usually, there are bands on the weekends, too.

The Deli is open late, very late, and they’ll deliver to a large portion of Midtown until at least midnight.

Young Avenue Deli from BackBeat on Vimeo.

Go There:

Young Ave. Deli

2119 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 278-0034

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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