The New Best Fries in Memphis?

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 18th 2011 5757 0

Look out, Young Ave. Deli – the Brass Door has only been open for a few weeks, but I think they’re already trying to claim your “best fries in Memphis” honors.

Check out this paper cone full of tastiness that I got at the Brass Door:

Fries from Brass Door Tavern, Memphis, Tenn.

The fries – excuse me, chips – are salty perfection. They’re crispy on the outside and light and mushy in the middle. They’re generously sprinkled with sea salt flakes, and they come with a side of curry dipping sauce. They’re also good with ketchup. They’d probably be good with just about any dipping sauce. Or on their own. Whatever.

This photo was added in 2017. Fries still awesome.

Behind the fries, you’ll see a sandwich. It’s a wee tiny Cuban and it was the “slider of the day” when I was there. The daily special comes served in sets of threes.

The Brass Door is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – midnight-ish. The kitchen closes around 9 p.m.

If you stop by, be sure to explore the extremely pretty building (it used to house a tobacco shop). If there aren’t any seats on the first floor, head up to the mezzanine or to the “Cavern” – aka, the basement – big room with a stage for live music.

Go There:

The Brass Door

152 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
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  1. I totally agree. Great flavor, texture, and the salt they use is special somehow.

    Also – the Irish Breakfast… delicious.

  2. Don G says:

    Pardon, but have you had the fries at Fuel??

  3. Erin says:

    Looks so delicious! I want to go! Thanks for posting

  4. Matthew Brown says:

    A great place for a pint, with great food also– how can you go wrong? The proprietor, Seamus is also a great guy. Good Luck to the Brass Door!

  5. Josh says:

    Eat them with malt vinegar. They are certainly stiff downtown competition for the fries at Majestic.

  6. warning veggies! says:

    It wasn’t until the second time I ate them that my waiter told me (AFTER I ate them) they are cooked in duck fat and lard! I’m vegetarian. Oops. This should be stated on the menu. They are fantastic though =) Love The Brass Door!

  7. Jan says:

    I agree; these are some of the best fries — well, chips — I’ve ever eaten. I’ve already been to the Brass Door three times since it opened. Nothing I’ve had there has been anything short of delicious!

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