Try Downtown Memphis’ Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2018

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 2nd 2018 7560 0

Want to save money while you try downtown’s best restaurants? Downtown Dining Week is for you! Read on for dates and details, plus tips to be sure you can make the most of the week.

Also – Explore Bike Share will offer a free week-long membership when you use the code DMC Dining. Awesome!

Photo by Alex Shansky / Memphis Tourism

DDW 2018 is November 5 – 11, 2018 . Every year during Memphis Downtown Dining Week, you can get discounts, two-for-one deals, and cheap three-course meals at all kinds of restaurants in the city’s downtown.

Specials for 2018 vary by restaurant, but in general, they’ll have $10.18 lunch specials (or two-for-one deals) and $20.18 dinner specials or three-course meals. Keep reading for a list of restaurants.

If you want to see menus, keep checking back at, as they’ll be adding menus and updates in the coming weeks.

My biggest, number one tip for Downtown Dining Week Memphis is to make reservations.

Several years ago, I tried to do DDW and went to four places before I could get in for dinner. Rookie mistake! While some places may have room, why take the chance? The obvious spots will sell out their reservations quickly, so act now.

Felicia Suzannes

Another thing to keep in mind is that – especially if you go to one of the fancier spots on the list – you’re may receive more of a sample or tasting. Don’t necessarily expect the exact same experience you would during a normal meal. Still, Memphis’ downtown dining week is a chance to try new places for less and experience some upscale places that might not normally be in your budget.

Here’s the list of Downtown Dining Week Restaurants. Again, every restaurant will be doing specials for this week so they likely won’t have their regular menu available.

Click on the links for a little more information about the restaurants in general.

117 Prime

Automatic Slim’s

Bedrock Market & Cafe
Belle Tavern
B.B. King’s
Bleu (in the Westin)
Blues City Cafe
Blind Bear
Brass Door
Capriccio Grill 

Carolina Watershed
Central BBQ
Charles Vergos’ The Rendezvous
Chef’s Diner
Cupcake Cutie
Dirty Crow
Felicia Suzanne’s
Front Street Deli 

Evelyn & Olive
Grecian Gourmet
Havana’s Pilon

Kooky Canuck
Lisa’s Lunchbox
Lunchbox Eats
Loflin Yard

Margie’s 901 Ice Cream
Majestic Grille
Pontotoc Lounge
Primas Bakery
Regina’s Cajun Kitchen

Silky O’Sullivans
Sleep Out Louie’s
Terrace at the River Inn
The Vault
Trolley Stop
Tug’s Grill

Where have you eaten during Memphis Downtown Dining Week? Where will you try for 2018?

Originally published Oct. 12. Updated Nov. 2.

Pontotoc Downtown Memphis Patio 

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. Candy Rachelle says:

    I’m sooo excited about this! Can’t wait to join in and post my experience!

    Candy Rachelle

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