80+ Places To Eat Brunch In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 9th 2021 65029 0

Memphis Brunch! We’re obsessed with it! Here is a big list of where to get brunch in Memphis, Germantown, and more in the Mid-South.

UPDATE 12/22: Shelby Co. Health Dept.’s Directive 16 limits in-person dining rooms to 25 percent capacity and goes into affect on Dec. 26. Read the directive here. Please follow all health policies and wear a mask!

Everything on this list is subject to last-minute and frequent changes. Call ahead or make backup plans. Any establishment may decide to close or go to takeout-only at the last minute; that’s outside of the control of I Love Memphis. This guide will not be updated after 12/23 due to the holidays.

All hours, menus, and availability subject to frequent change because of coronavirus, so call ahead!

Downtown Memphis Brunch

The Arcade* – dine-in, delivery, takeout, patio seating
Automatic Slim’s – dine-in, takeout, small patio
Alcenia’s takeout only, call ahead for hours  (901-523-0200)
Aldo’s Pizza Pies* – downtown delivery, takeout, curbside, patio
Bardog Tavern – downtown, delivery, takeout, dine-in
Bedrock Eats & Sweets byob – dine-in, takeout, take-and-bake, patio
Ben Yay’s – takeout, dine-in
Bleu – open for dine-in for reservation only, call 901-334-5950
Blind Bear – dine-in, takeout, heated patio
Blue Monkey Downtown – dine-in, takeout, patio
Brass Door- temporarily closed
Carolina Watershed – dine-in, patio
Catherine & Mary’s – dine-in (make reservations), to-go, and takeout Hog & Hominy pizza kits
Cocozza Italian American – takeout, curbside, and delivery (DoorDash, etc.) only; no dine-in or patio
Comeback Coffee – open for patio (heated) and dine-in, closed Sundays
Corner Bar at the Peabody – temporarily closed
Curfew Memphis – dine-in, takeout
Curry & Jerk – dine-in (make reservations) or takeout
Ghost River + Flying Sobie’s – Ghost River taproom is open with limited dine-in seating, plus takeout and patio; Flying Sobie’s sometimes goes there on Sundays; follow Ghost River on IG for up-to-date info
Huey’s* – dine-in, takeout, curbside, only ordering
Hustle & Dough (ARRIVE Hotel)* – dine-in, takeout, patio
King & Union in the Doubletree Hotel – dine-in, takeout
Kooky Canuck* – dine-in, takeout
Lobby Bar in the Peabody – (currently replacing Capriccio Grill) dine-in, takeout, brunch items served daily
Local Gastropub – dine-in, takeout, delivery via the apps
Loflin Yard – dine-in, takeout, heated patio
Luna at Hotel Napoleon – temporarily closed
Majestic Grille – temporarily closed, see Cocozza info
Momma’s Bar  – dine-in, takeout, heated and enclosed patio
Paulette’s – dine-in, takeout, delivery
Pontotoc – dine-in, takeout, patio restaurant closed “until further notice” as of 12/11
Rizzo’s by Chef Michael Patrick – dine in, to-go, heated patio
Sage – dine-in, to-go, online ordering, heated patio
Slider Inn Downtown – patio, takeout, dine-in
South of Beale – dine in, takeout
Tamp & Tap – not serving brunch
Texas de Brazil – takeout
Tug’s on Mud Island – dine-in, takeout
The Vault – dine-in, takeout

Medical District / The Edge / Victorian Village / Crosstown Brunch Memphis

Edge Alley – dine in, takeout, patio
Sunrise Memphis (Monday brunch, too) – takeout, delivery
The Hi-Tone – temporarily closed

Midtown Brunch Memphis

Alchemy – as of 12/19, closed through the holidays
Aldo’s Pizza Pies* – takeout, dine-in, patio, nearby delivery
Babalu Tacos and Tapas – dine-in, takeout, heated patio
The Bayou – dine-in, takeout, patio
Beauty Shop – dine-in (reservations), takeout, patio with igloos, heaters, and greenhouses
Blue Monkey Midtown – dine-in, takeout, patio
Bosco’s –  dine-in, curbside, patio
Cafe Eclectic Midtown byob – dine-in, takeout, delivery, patio
Celtic Crossing – dine-in, takeout, heated and enclosed patio
ECCO on Overton Park – they’re open, but not serving brunch at this time
Huey’s*- dine-in, curbside, patio
Lafayette’s Memphis – dine-in, takeout, heated patio
LBOE*- dine-in, carryout, curbside
Local on the Square – dine-in, takeout, patio
Railgarten – temporarily closed through January 
Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar – dine-in, takeout patio
The Second Line – takeout only, online ordering
Side Street Grill – dine-in, takeout, patio
Slider Inn Midtown – takeout, dine-in, partially enclosed patio
Sweet Grass – open for limited dine-in and takeout, currently not serving brunch

Broad Avenue / Binghampton / University District Brunch Memphis

The Bluff – dine-in, takeout
Brother Juniper’s byob dine-in, takeout
Bounty on Broad – dine-in (reservations), takeout, heated patio
Char– dine-in (reservations), takeout
Inspire Community Cafe – takeout and limited patio seating
The Liquor Store – takeout, limited dine-in, reservations required
Maximo’s on Broad – dine-in, takeout
R.P. Tracks – dine-in, takeout, curbside

East Memphis Brunch 

Amerigo Italian Restaurant – dine-in, takeout, delivery
Another Broken Egg – takeout, dine-in, online ordering for pickup
Babalu Tacos and Tapas – dine-in, takeout, heated patio
Bogie’s Deli Brookhaven Circle – dine-in, takeout, patio
The Bagel – takeout, curbside only
Curry Bowl**** – weekend buffet is currently unavailable, but online ordering for curbside pickup is available
East End Grill– dine-in, takeout (both Winchester and Hwy 64 locations)
Elwood’s Shack byob – dine-in, takeout, specials via Facebook
Half Shell – dine in, takeout, patio
Hog and Hominy – closed due to fire; will reopen in the future
Magnolia & May – dine-in, patio, takeout
Mahogany Memphis – dine-in (reservations), order online for takeout
Libro at Laurelwood (inside Novel bookstore) – dine-in, takeout
Owen Brennan’s – dine-in, takeout, curbside/online ordering, heated patio
Staks Pancakes – dine-in, takeout, nearby delivery
Southall Café – dine-in, takeout
South of Beale East – dine-in, takeout
Taqueria Guadalupana (they have beer, otherwise byob)
The Waffle Iron – temporarily closed, online store with waffle mixes is open
Venice Kitchen – dine-in, takeout

Brunch In Germantown, Cordova, and Collierville

El Mero Taco / Say Cheese Food Truck (Cordova) – Saturday brunch, open for takeout only
Blue Honey Bistro (Germantown) – open for dinner only, so no brunch
Let It Fly Sports Bar (Germantown) – dine-in, takeout, curbside
Staks Pancakes (Germantown) – dine-in, takeout, delivery
Kooky Canuck (Cordova) – dine-in, takeout, delivery
Mellow Mushroom (Germantown) – dine-in, takeout
The Skybox (Collierville) – dine-in, takeout
Stoney River (Germantown) – dine-in (reservations), online ordering for pickup
Pearl’s Oyster House (Cordova) – dine-in, takeout
Rock ‘n’ Dough (Germantown) – dine-in, takeout
Raven + Lily (Collierville) – dine-in, takeout
Rollin Cafe (Cordova) – dine-in, takeout

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!

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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!

  12. Caren McCoy says:

    You should add Rock n Dough in Germantown

  13. Lauren says:

    P.O. Press Public House and Provisions has an awesome brunch!

  14. Sandi Bellanti says:

    Where is the best place to eat mother’s day lunch for a party of 20?

  15. Marilynn Jones says:

    Curry & Jerk Restaurant at 126 Monroe downtown offers
    Sunday Brunch from 10am-3pm
    Drink & Food Specials ~
    Eclectic blends of Caribbean flavors!!!
    Great prices too!

  16. Erica L Franklin says:

    You should add Raven & Lily for Collierville!

  17. Danielle says:

    You have 6 pictures posted. Can you list the names of the restaurants? The food looks great and I’m ready to eat. LOL

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Danielle!
      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 (closed) 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)

  18. Lauren Darr says:

    You should definitely add The Skybox in Collierville to your brunch list!

  19. Mklug says:

    Bogie’s Deli
    West Brookhaven Circle Just started brunch with live music!
    Soulful Blues and Gospel Sunday Brunch with Richard Wilson
    10am-2pm Brunch
    Music 11am-2pm
    $2 domestic beer
    $2 Set ups for Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers ( bring your alcohol to mix)

    Thank you for this post!!!! #TheMoreTheMerrier

  20. Caitlin Cunningham says:

    The Skybox Grill in Collierville has a dedicated brunch menu on Saturday & Sunday from 11-3! Regular full menu also available

  21. Makita Surgeon says:

    Thank you for posting this!!

  22. Clifford Froelich says:

    When are you going to start including North Mississippi? It’s all grown into Memphis

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Clifford! While I focus on Memphis, we do include N. Mississippi whenever we can and are always open to specific suggestiosn. What are your favorite brunch restaurants in N. Mississippi? I’ll get them added! As I said in the post, “I’d love to add more restaurants in the suburbs that have a dedicated brunch menu – open to suggestions!” Thank you!

  23. Judith McGee says:

    Coastal Fish Company in Shelby Farms. Brunch from 11-2

  24. Rachel Sikes says:

    Rollin Cafe in Cordova is a great brunch spot in Cordova

  25. Brittany Cabigao says:

    South of Beale has an East location now as well in East Memphis (SOB East). We have brunch there as well on Sundays!

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