80+ Places To Eat Brunch In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 22nd 2018 18159 0

Memphis Brunch! We’re obsessed with it! Here is a list of where to get brunch in Memphis.

I’m making this list of places to eat brunch in Memphis quick and dirty – no frills, no comments – but you can click and call to find out about drink specials, hours, etc.


The Arcade*
Automatic Slim’s
Alcenia’s byob
Aldo’s Pizza Pies*
Bardog Tavern
Bedrock Eats & Sweets byob
Blind Bear
Brass Door
Capriccio Grill
Carolina Watershed
Catherine & Mary’s
Corner Bar at the Peabody
Ghost River + Flying Sobie’s
Kooky Canuck*
Local Gastropub
Loflin Yard
Luna at Hotel Napoleon
Majestic Grille
Pearl’s Oyster House
Rizzo’s Diner
South of Beale
South Main Market
Tamp & Tap
Texas de Brazil
Tug’s on Mud Island
The Vault

Medical District / The Edge / Victorian Village / Crosstown

Edge Alley
Mardi Gras Memphis*
Midtown Crossing Grill
Next Door American Eatery*
Sunrise Memphis (Monday brunch, too)
Trolley Stop Market * beer only


Aldo’s Pizza Pies*
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
The Bayou
Beauty Shop
Blue Monkey
Cafe Eclectic Midtown byob
Celtic Crossing
ECCO on Overton Park
H&M Lounge byob
Lafayette’s Memphis
Local on the Square
Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar
The Second Line
Side Street Grill
Slider Inn
Sweet Grass

Broad Avenue / University District

The Bluff
Brother Juniper’s byob
Bounty on Broad
The Liquor Store
Maximo’s on Broad
R.P. Tracks
Maciel’s Highland

East Memphis

Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Another Broken Egg
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
City East Bagel & Grille
Curry Bowl****
East End Grill
Elwood’s Shack byob
Grove Grill
Half Shell
Hog and Hominy
The Kitchen
Libro at Laurelwood (inside Novel bookstore)
Maciel’s Highland
Venice Kitchen
Owen Brennan’s
Staks Pancakes
Strano by Chef Josh
Taqueria Guadalupana (they have beer, otherwise byob)

The Suburbs

Blue Honey Bistro (Germantown)
Kooky Canuck (Cordova)
Mellow Mushroom (Germantown)
Southern Social (Germantown)
Stoney River (Germantown)
The Waffle Iron (Collierville)
Pearl’s Oyster House (Cordova)
Best Friends Grille (Cordova)

I’d love to add more restaurants in the suburbs that have a dedicated brunch menu – open to suggestions!

* – no special brunch menu, but still perhaps a good place to eat on Sat. and Sun late breakfast/midday

**** – Curry Bowl doesn’t have booze or BYOB, but they do have an Indian buffet starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and that sounds so delightful that I’m just adding it to this list. S/o to the reader who sent this suggestion!

If I “left something off”, I promise I didn’t do it to offend you. Just leave a comment and I’ll get it added. #TheMoreTheMerrier

Spots like Blue Plate Cafe, Brother Juniper’s, Bryant’s Breakfast, Pancake Shop are more in the breakfast category but folks still love to eat there for brunch. Just FYI!

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. Steve says:

    Mellow Mushroom in Germantown
    2 for 1 Brunch Drinks ALL DAY long!!

  2. Mia says:

    BEST FRIEND GRILLE in Cordova have a Sunday brunch

  3. Anne says:

    Where is that sausage biscuit from in the bottom left of that picture up top??

  4. Andreah Churchill says:

    Thank you for the fabulous list! The Vault downtown has a brunch menu on Sunday. Just had a lovely crab cake benedict today. And mimosas by the carafe 😉

  5. Karen says:

    The Vault on GE Patterson downtown. Best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had!

  6. Martha Hample says:

    Maciel’s Highland will begin brunch service on Saturday and Sunday starting 3/17!

  7. MARK TURNER says:

    Is your January post about good places for brunch your latest? Thanks!

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Mark, Do you mean this post that you just commented on (80+ places to each brunch)? If so then yes, it’s the latest list of brunch places. It was originally published in January but it has been updated multiple times since then. Every time I find out about a new place or a place that’s closed, I update this. Hope this helps!

  8. crthrash says:

    Stone Soup

  9. Katelyn Caughron says:

    Bonefish Grill in Cordova (Germantown Parkway) has endless bubbles & sangria to any entree for $11.5 and they have a great brunch menu!

  10. Cherise says:

    Can you list the restaurants based on your pictures up top?

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      top, from left: Bloody Mary at Alchemy, Benedict with Andouille Sausage at The Bayou, Banana PB pancakes at Automatic Slim’s

      bottom, from left: sausage biscuit from Porcellino’s, brunch special with mushrooms and fried egg at The Beauty Shop, mimosa at Mesquite Chop House (no longer open for brunch but the mimosa is pretty generic so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to leave as a visual)

  11. Ramona Hughes says:

    The Butcher Shop in Cordova has a great Sunday lunch!

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