365 Things to Do in Memphis #187: Have Breakfast at Bryant’s

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 5th 2017 1635 0

Get up early – assignment #187 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to have breakfast at Bryant’s:

Bryant's, Memphis, Tenn.

You don’t go to Bryant’s for fancy breakfast – there’s not a single frittata or organic spinach omelette on the menu board – yu go there for thick, filling Southern breakfasts served with deadly efficiency and mind-numbing speed.

And when you go, you’d better know what you want before you get in line – everyone else does, and the ladies behind the counter don’t play.

Breakfast, Bryant's, Memphis, Tenn.

Whatever you order, you definitely want a biscuit. They’re legendary – thick and fluffy with a nice crusty top. They’re good plain, but they’re even better with sausage, eggs and cheese or ham.

For more about Bryant’s, go here.

Bryant’s opens for breakfast at 5 a.m. They don’t take cards, so go to an ATM on the way.


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. Natalie says:

    The biscuits are SO GOOD!

  2. Jason says:

    They're so famous for their breakfast that most people know nothing about their plate lunches, which are absolutely phenomenal.  The hamburger steak w/ onions and brown gravy is out of this world.  I highly recommend their plate lunch to anyone who loves a good down-home southern cooked meal.

  3. Casey Furtado says:

    Looks great; I really like the hearty disguise of the restaurant.

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