New and Upcoming Memphis Restaurants 2021

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Alex Shansky
spread at Sugar Grits downtown restaurant

A running list of new Memphis restaurants that opened in 2021.

Here's a running list of the new restaurants that have opened in 2021 in Memphis, plus upcoming restaurants that plan to open sooner or later this year.

And because we are just getting started in 2021, be sure to check out the New Memphis Restaurants 2020 Guide, too!

New Memphis Restaurants That Have Opened In 2021

City Silo

City Silo opened a second location in Saddle Creek in Germantown in January 2021. The beautiful new space serves fresh, healthy foods for all dietary preferences, plus there’s juice, espresso, coffee, and a bar with wine and beer. There’s also a covered patio.

City Silo Locations: 7605 W. Farmington Blvd. #2 Germantown (original location 5101 Sanderlin) 
City Silo Website 

Sugar Grits

This all-day breakfast and brunch spot opened in early 2021 downtown on Second Street in the former Sleep Out Louie’s. They have grit bowls, fried chicken, sandwiches, and biscuits. 

Sugar Grits Location: 150 Peabody Place Suite 111
Sugar Grits Facebook Page



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Hen House Wine Bar 

This well-appointed East Memphis spot is part tasting room, part restaurant. Built for wine lovers, there’s a spacious bar and lounge area. They host pop-up dinners and have their own menu with charcuterie, shrimp and grits, poutine, and more. Open Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hen House Wine Bar Location: 679 S Mendenhall Rd
Hen House Wine Bar Website 

Hampline Brewing

The news Memphis brewery to join the scene, Hampline Brewing has a small taproom off of Broad Avenue (sort of behind the Rec Room) and a patio for you to sample their craft beers. 

Hampline Brewing Location: 584 Tillman Street, Suite 1
Hampline Brewing Website


Dory is a farm-to-table restaurant from Chef David Krog and his wife Amanda. The cozy spot on Brookhaven Circle uses locally-sourced ingredients with menus made daily depending on what’s fresh and available. They’re open for dine-in dinner reservations Thursday through Saturday, as well as family-style takeout meals. 

Dory Location: 716 W. Brookhaven Circle
Dory Website

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Holly Whitfield
City Silo Germantown

Memphis + Mid-South Restaurants Opening This Year:

  • Grey's Cheese & Entertaining—more of shop but will also host dinners in the future—plans to open in February in East Memphis.
  • Salt | Soy — This sushi concept has been around in pop-up form for at least two years, with a menu full of sushi, dumplings, ramen, and more. They plan to open a permanent location in early 2021 in the old Lucky Cat Ramen space on Broad Avenue. Follow their Facebook for the latest updates.
  • By The Brewery downtown will open in early 2021. The cafe will serve breakfast, biscuit sandwiches, and salads.
  • Backlot Sandwich Shop will open downtown in early 2021.
  • Earnestine & Hazel's has been purchased and there's a chance it will reopen in 2021.
  • Bain BBQ food truck plans to open in early 2021.
  • The Paramount will open on Front Street downtown in early 2021.
  • Raw Girls Memphis plans to open downtown in early 2021. The raw, vegan, and clean eating brand's food trucks in midtown and East Memphis will stay open.
  • Cimas is a Latin-inspired restaurant in the new Hyatt Centric hotel. Opening is scheduled for April.
  • Beck and Call is the rooftop bar at the Hyatt Centric hotel on Beale Street, with a scheduled April opening.
  • The Complicated Pilgrim is the ground-floor restaurant opening inside Overton Square's Memphian Hotel—they're aiming for an April 2021 opening.
  • Tiger and Peacock is the indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and tapas restaurant at the Memphian Hotel in Overton—hoping for a May 2021 opening.
  • Oxford-based chain Big Bad Breakfast will open a Memphis location this summer at 6450 Poplar Ave.
  • Hog & Hominy will reopen in its original location in Brookhaven Circle in late summer 2021. They've been rebuilding after a January 2020 fire.
  • Popular Texas chain Torchy's Tacos plans to open in East Memphis this year.
  • Gus's Fried Chicken will open a location in Germantown this year.


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