Updated: Downtown Dining Week 2014

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 14th 2014 1103 1

It’s time again for Downtown Dining Week! Here’s your chance to try some downtown restaurants without breaking the bank.

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During Downtown Dining Week (Nov. 16 – 22), participating restaurants will offer $10.14 lunch specials and dinner specials for $20.14. That does not include taxes or gratuity.

This year, The Roo is offering rides from 11 a.m – 2 p.m. from Monday through Friday. It’s $2 per ride (one way). Go here for details and routes. Parking is $1 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Riverfront Garage and First Place Parking Garage if you print and bring this coupon.

Not all places require a reservation, but I absolutely recommend it if at all possible. Or going early. Some of the spots can get very crowded during this week.

Here’s a list of this year’s participating restaurants and menus. Check Downtown Dining Week’s website for details and disclaimers. There are some restrictions and times, so please do double check.

Aldo’s Pizza Pies (100 S. Main St.): Dinner. 3 courses: small house salad, 12″ pizza, mini chocolate chip cannolis.

The Arcade Restaurant: Lunch. Daily special including soft drinks or tea and homemade dessert of the day.

– Automatic Slim’s (83 S. Second): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is choice of soup or one of two salads. Second course is choice of pork or beef tenderloin or grouper. Third course is dessert of the day.

B.B. King’s Blues Club (143 Beale St.): Dinner. 2 for 1 or 3 courses. For the 3 course option, choose from fried pickles or fried green tomatoes for the first course. Second course is a choice of cajun carbonara, 4 bone rib platter, pulled pork platter, half roasted chicken, or fried catfish. Third course is a choice of strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler.

– Bangkok Alley (121 Union Ave.): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is choice of crispy veggie rolls or salad. Second course is a choice of short ribs with curry, lemongrass shrimp or downtown roll. Third course is mango sorbet or chocolate cake.

– Bardog Tavern (73 Monroe): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch will be the daily special. Dinner will be 3 courses. First course is a choice of seafood salad or beer cheese soup. Second course is a choice of ravioli or blue cheese crusted filet. Third course is a chioice of cookie dough eggroll or strawberry cake.

Belle Diner (117 Union Ave.): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch includes a small salad, beef brisket, and brownie a la mode. Dinner is 3 courses: First course is a choice of sweet potato bisque or salad. Second course is a choice of beef brisket or gulf shrimp, and third course is fresh fruit pie a la mode.

Bleu (221 S. 3rd St.): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is a choice of fried ravioli, pepper bisque, or salad. Second course is a choice of chicken marsala mushroom ravioli, salmon, or flank steak. Third course is pumpkin cheesecake or applie pie.

– Bluefin (135 South Main): Dinner. 3 courses: first course is a choice of soup or salad. second course is a choice of spicy BBQ shrimp or short ribs. Third course is a choice of hazelnut brownie or strawberry cheesecake.

Bon Ton Cafe (150 Monroe Ave.). Dinner. Daily specials with sides and dessert.

Brass Door (152 Madison Ave.). Dinner. 3 courses: First course is a choice of salad or bisqure. Second course is Guiness-braised oxtail ragout. Third course is lemon buttermilk panna cotta with fruit compote.

Cafe Keough (12 S. Main St.). Dinner. 2 courses: First course is a meze of olives, babganoosh, and more to share with 1 other person. Second course is a choice of shrimp gambas or souvlaki skewers.

Cafe Pontotoc (314 S. Main St.): Dinner. Choose 3 plates from a special menu. $20.14 bottles of wine, too.

Capriccio Grille (149 Union): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is a choice from soup or salad. Second course is a choice of braised brisket or cheese tortellini. Third course is pumpkin cheesecake.

Central BBQ (147 E. Butler) Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is pulled pork with 2 sides, bread, and a drink. Dinner is rib slabs for 2 with 4 sides, banana pudding, and a drink.

Chez Phillipe (149 Union) Tea will be served from Wed – Sat from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. only. The menu will include savory tea sandwiches, sweets and petit fours, and scones, and a choice of tea or champagne.

– City Market (66 S. Main St.): Lunch and Dinner. For lunch, create your own salad and a 9 oz. juice. Dinner is 2-for-1 choice of big salad or panini served with a cup of soup.

– DeJavu (51 S. Main St.) Dinner. 3 courses. First course is a choice of soup or salad. Second course is a choice of catfish, pork chop, chicken breast, or tofu, all served with veggies. Third course is a choice of bread pudding or peach cobbler.

– Double J Smokehouse (124 G.E. Patterson): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is a BBQ egg roll, pulled pork sandwich or salad, and peach cobbler. Dinner is loaded nachos, pulled pork, ribs, and sides, and caramel apple crisp a la mode.

– Eighty3 (83 Madison Ave.): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is a choice of thai chicken tacos or short rib flatbread. Dinner is tuna ceviche, a choice of creole cavatelli or duck confit, and cheesecake shooters.

Evelyn & Olive: (630 Madison Ave.): Dinner. 4 courses: first course is fish cake fritters, second course is black bean soup or spicy cod and tomato salad, third course is a choice of shrimp pasta, curry chicken, or grilled jerk shrimp, and dessert is a choice of bread pudding or cream cheese pound cake. Bottles of wine are $20.14.

– Felicia Suzanne’s (80 Monroe): Lunch and Dinner choices are the same. Lunch on Friday only. 3 courses: First course is a choice of salad or soup. Second course is a choice or chorizo and squash risotto or pecan-encrusted fish. Third course is pumpkin tres leches cake or ice cream sandwich.

Front Street Deli: L(77 S. Front Street): Lunch. Hawaiian meatloaf sandwich with choice of potato salad or onion chips, Tahitian Treat soda, and a cookie, or 2 sandwiches.

– Grawemeyer’s (520 S. Main St.): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is either 2-for-1 sandwiches or soup or salad, sausage and sauerkraut or schnitzel, and apple strudel or cake. Dinner is 4 courses:  choice of cheese and sausage plate or pretzel and mustard, choice of soup or salad, choice of pasta, sauerbraten, and dessert.

The Green Beetle: (325 S. Main St.): Lunch and Dinner. For lunch and dinner, pick from selections of starters and entrees.

– Itta Bena (145 S. Second): Dinner. 3 courses: first course is a mushroom bisque or salad, second course is chicken pot pie or BBQ salmon, third course is brownie or cheese cake bars.

– Kooky Canuck (97 S. Second): Lunch and Dinner. For lunch, enjoy daily specials and a drink. For dinner, choose from several appetizers and entrees.

– Local Gastropub (95 S. Main St.): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is a soup or salad. Second course is choice of pork tenderlion or flank steak. Third course is key lime tart.

Main Street Cafe (97 N. Main St.): Dinner. Fish tacos and soda or bottled water for two.

– Majestic Grille (145 S. Main St.): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is buffalo chicken wrap and dessert shooter. Dinner is a 3 courses: choice of salad or pate, petite NY Strip or roasted trout, and dessert shooter.

– McEwens (120 Monroe): Dinner. 3 courese: first course is a choice of soup or sald, pulled pork shank or seared tilapia, and dessert.

Onix (412 S. Main St.): Dinner. Choose any one appetizer and any one entree.

Oshi Burger Bar (89 S. Main St.): Dinner. Truffle beef burger.

– Paulette’s (50 Harbor Town): Dinner. 3 courses: first course is a choice of caesar salad or onion soup, second course is beef tenderlon, chicken brochette, or pompano, third course is berries and mascarpone or dark chocolate pot du creme.

Riverfront Bar and Grill (215 Riverside Dr.): Lunch. Choose from blackened catfish or chopped sirloin.

Silly Goose Lounge: (100 Peabody Place): Dinner. An appetizer and two flatbreads.

– South of Beale (361 S. Main): Dinner. 3 courses: First course is duck fried rice or sweet potato soup, second course is shrimp and grits, cajun sausage hash, or filet mignon, third course is chocolate mousse pie or Coca-Cola break pudding.

Terrace at the River Inn (50 Harbor Towne Square): Dinner. 3 courses: first course is salad or soup, second course is beef crostini, stuffed sole, or grilled eggplant, third course is chocolate bread pudding or apple tart.

– Trolley Stop Market (704 Madison): Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is a choice of daily plate lunch specials. Dinner is daily 3-course menu speicals.

– Tug’s (51 Harbortown): Dinner. 3 courses: first course is a soup or salad, second course is stuffed flounder, NY Strip and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, or chicken parmesan, third course is key lime pie or brownie.

Wrapzody (99 N. Main St.): Lunch. Lunch is a choice of three salads and a bottled water.

Go there:

Downtown Dining Week

Nov. 16 – 22, 2014
Participating Restaurants


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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  1. Brad Alsobrook says:

    Have you ever composed a list of all the Restaurants that deliver to downtown?? I'd love to try more 

  2. Molly says:

    Do any of the participating restaurants provide a complete vegetarian dinner?

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Molly: they haven’t released their menus yet, and probably won’t until much closer to the date. Definitely check back here and follow Downtown Dining Week on Facebook.

  3. vicki seago says:

    Loved seeing you in Southern Living magazine ( the shoes were great)!  We will have to get Mrs. Madj and Amy for another girls night.

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