Try Downtown Memphis’ Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2019

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 28th 2019 14253 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.

Photo by Alex Shansky / Memphis Tourism

DDW 2019 is November 11 – 17, 2019. 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 2019 vary by restaurant, but in general, they’ll have $10.19 lunch specials (or two-for-one deals) and $20.19 dinner specials or three-course meals. Keep reading for a list of restaurants.

Check out the website for menus and more information.

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.

Another rookie mistake is forgetting that tax and gratuity are not included.

Felicia Suzannes

Another thing to keep in mind is that – especially if you go to one of the fancier spots on the list – you 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.

You can find all of the menus and hours on this page.

117 Prime
3rd and Court
Arcade Restaurant
Automatic Slim’s
Bardog Tavern
Belle Tavern
Bedrock Eats
Blind Bear
Blues City Cafe
Central BBQ
Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous
Curry ’n’ Jerk Caribbean Cuisine
Edge Alley
Evelyn & Olive
Felicia Suzanne’s
Flying Fish
Grecian Gourmet
Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken
Front St. Deli
Hu. Diner
Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe
Local Gastropub
Lunchbox Eats
Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos
Makeda’s Cookies
Momma’s Roadhouse
Pasta Di Strada (inside Puck Food Hall)
Pearl’s Oyster House
Cafe Pontotoc
Primas Bakery & Boutique
Sabor Caribe
Rizzo’s by Chef Michael Patrick
Regina’s Cajun Kitchen
Silky O’Sullivan’s
South of Beale
Sunrise Memphis
The Brass Door
Terrace at The River Inn
Tailor’s Union
The Vault
The Majestic Grille

Where have you eaten during Memphis Downtown Dining Week? Where will you try for 2019?

Originally published October 2018. Updated October 2019. 

Pontotoc Downtown Memphis Patio 

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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

  2. Mike Smith says:

    Love Memphis

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