Try Downtown Memphis' Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2023

Try Downtown Memphis' Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2023

Downtown Dining Week 2023 is here! From November 6-12, 2023, 50 downtown Memphis restaurants invite you to dine with them. Let's support local this year and try some new spots while we're at it!

Keep reading to see what each restaurant will offer for a special. Not all have officially announced but we have included which ones have and what our favorites are. We'll continue to update this blog as restaurants share their menus.

Tips & Tricks For Downtown Dining Week 2023

  • Downtown Dining Week 2023 is November 6-12.
  • Every year during Memphis Downtown Dining Week, you can enjoy discounts, special menu items, and multi-course meals at all kinds of restaurants in the city's downtown.
  • While most restaurants offer a discount that matches the year i.e. for $20.23 -- not all will be that exact price.
  • Parking will be $1 a the Downtown Mobility Center from November 6-12. Valid for up to 2 hours between the hours of 11 am-10 pm.
  • Restaurants may or may not have their regular menu available in addition to any specials, or they may just have the regular menu and no extra stuff.
  • My biggest, number one tip for Downtown Dining Week Memphis is to make reservations and TIP BIG.
  • Some restaurants might be closed on Sunday or Monday.
  • I've put together a list of the restaurants below, including a little info about each one—plus any info about their specials and takeout options.
  • You can find the list and links to menus and info on the Official Downtown Dining Week page.

Here's the list of Memphis Downtown Dining Week Restaurants 2023

117 Prime
Sophisticated steakhouse serving elevated entrees, plus a stylish bar for wine & cocktails. For Downtown Dining Week, enjoy their braised beef brisket for $20.23.

Aldo’s Pizza Pies
New York inspired pizzeria with a large patio. Read more about Aldo’s.

The Arcade Restaurant
Old-school breakfast-and-lunch diner with a full bar. Read more about The Arcade.

Arnold’s BBQ
Classic Memphis barbecue and Southern home cooking. They're offering a Chef's Platter of baby back ribs, catfish fillet, baked beans, and coleslaw for $20.23Read more about Arnold’s BBQ.

Automatic Slim’s
Snazzy cafe with a Southern/eclectic menu. They're offering a three-course meal with multiple options to choose from: choice of three starters and three entrees finished with a homemade dessert of the day. Options here.

*Editor's Pick: Automatic Slim's is always a DDW favorite for me. I'd order the chicken strip dipped in waffle batter and deep fried for a starter. It'll be a game-time decision whether I get the stacked Ahi tuna or grilled ribeye.

Bardog Tavern
Casual neighborhood pub with excellent food. 21 and up only.  Bardog will offer a Chicken Marsala over angel hair pasta with creme brûlée for $20.23 and Old Dominick cocktails for $8.

Well-appointed cocktail lounge. They're offering a two-course menu and a four-course menu. The two course for $20.23 pairs a tomato basil soup with a choice of a wild mushroom pasta or chicken pillared panko. The four-course menu gives you an option to upgrade your experience for only $35 -- still a steal! Options here.

*Editor's Pick: BarWare is giving options for everyone with a $20.23 and $35 deal. I'd order the four-course with the deviled eggs, tomato basil soup, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Grand mariner glazeThe wild mushroom pasta also sounds good so I may need two visits.

B.B. King’s Blues Club
Beale Street's blues club serving up Southern dishes.

Beck & Call
Rooftop cocktail bar at Hyatt Centric.

Upscale French restaurant in the Central Station hotel. They'll offer their Bishop Burger at a discounted $20.23. If you haven't tried it yet -- it's delish!

Blind Bear
Speakeasy lounge with casual eats and a patio on Main Street. They're offering a three-course meal for $20.23 with a choice of: potato soup or side salad, coffee crusted ribeye or BBQ chicken mac n cheese, and lemon berry cream cake.

*Editor's Pick: Both the entrees and dessert sound so good and such interesting offerings.

Blues City Cafe 
Beale Street eatery with barbecue ribs, gumbo, and more. For DDW, you can get a choice of a half rack of ribs, golden fried catfish, or eight cajun skillet shrimp for $20.23.

By The Brewery
A picturesque cafe, perfect for delicious first breakfast, second breakfast, and elevenses—plus coffee and baked goods. They have a few different offers for you all for $20.23. Get either three brewery basics and three coffees, two salads and two drinks, or two grilled cheese and two drinks. Read more about By The Brewery.

cafe spread of food by the brewery

Sandwiches and bowls from By The Brewery

Capriccio Grill
Steakhouse restaurant at The Peabody Hotel.

Catherine & Mary’s
Upscale, hip modern Italian restaurant on the first level of the Chisca. For Downtown Dining Week, they're offering a spaghetti two ways special for $20.23. It comes with a spaghetti plate and a fried spaghetti plate.

*Editor's Pick: After having tried the fried spaghetti before the opening of Beetlejuice -- I had to update this as a pick. It's a fun try (think mozz sticks but with spaghetti inside) and it's a good deal with the spaghetti plate.

The coziest of American Italian restaurants in Harbor Town. They're offering for DDW, a three-course meal for $32.02. For starters, choose between a house salad or Warm Sausage & Mushroom Bruschetta. Second course includes a choice of eggplant rollatini or chicken cacciatore. Dessert will be a cannoli.

*Editor's Pick: My mouth is watering for this one. If you haven't tried Cocozza yet, don't miss out on this opportunity.

Comeback Coffee
Ultra cute and cozy coffeeshop in the Pinch District.

Cupcake Cutie 
Cupcake bar where you pick the cake flavor, icing, and toppings, with a cute patio in South Main. 

Curry ’n’ Jerk 
Caribbean cuisine from Jamaica and Panama with a full bar.

Dos Hermanos Kitchen
New breakfast and lunch restaurant tucked inside the Cossitt Library.

Energy Famous Pasta
Southern comfort food known, of course, for its pasta. Price isn't specified on the DDW link but mentions cajun chicken and shrimp pasta and cajun seafood burger for the DDW menu.

The newest restaurant on this list. Swanky vibe for American comfort food, tapas & clever cocktails, plus hookah. Visit Esco's for the first time during DDW for their $20.23 catfish and grits plate they'll be offering.

Fancy's Fish House
Seafood restaurant overlooking the river with a good patio and oyster bar. They're offering a half dozen east or west coast oysters for $20.23 served your way: on the half shell, Rockefeller style, or Bienville. Details here.

Fat Tuesday
NOLA-inspired chain offering frozen cocktails in a lively setting. Memphis' is the largest in the world. For DDW, get any entree of your choice and a small drink (cocktail, daiquiri, or soft drink) for $20.23. Entrees listed here.

Feast & Graze
Charcuterie and grazing platter speciality shop with a dine-in menu. They’re offering a build your own charcuterie box for $20.23. You'll be able to pick three salamis, three cheeses, and three sides.

*Editor's Pick: Charcuterie is not cheap y'all! This is a great deal.

Hive Bagel & Deli
New NY-style bagels, bagel sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Their DDW debut will include a fresh drip coffee, breakfast sandwich, and house pastry of the day for $20.23.

*Editor's Pick: The perfect breakfast deal does exist. I have been loving the addition of Hive in downtown. Give them a try via this deal!

Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe/310 Beale
Beale Street bar with pub grub and drinks in multiple rooms, plus an outdoor courtyard. They'll offer for lunch a choice of three whole wings or two catfish filets served with Mac & cheese, greens, yams, cornbread and cobbler or BOGO quesadillas for $20.23. Dinner's deal will be steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salad, roll, and strawberry shortcake for $20.23. Drink specials will be $6 Old Dominick cocktails and $5 local beers.

Kings Palace Cafe
Cozy haunt with a full bar features New Orleans-style dishes plus blues & jazz acts. They're offering a three-course meal for $20.23. Choose between a garden or caesar salad, barramundi or cajun chicken pasta, and pecan pie or cheesecake for dessert.

Kooky Canuck
Everyone's favorite Canadian bar and restaurant. Lunch offering will be a Simple Beginnings Burger. For dinner, they're offering a three-course meal for $20.23 and a 2 for 1 Old Dominick drink special. For the three-course meal choose from: prime rib and potato soup cup or house salad, blackened/fried Catfish or grilled chicken with blue cheese mashed potato and mixed veg medley or a bacon Cheeseburger with French fries. Dessert will be maple bread pudding and whiskey sauce.

*Editor's Pick: We love options and boy does Kooky Canuck deliver AND with a great drink special.

Little Bettie at Wiseacre Downtown
Pizza and snacks at the downtown HQ for Memphis’s award-winning brewery, Wiseacre. They're offering a $20.23 pizza: Slick Boojee smoked tomatillo red sauce, cilantro, candied jalapenos, goat cheese, honey, mozzarella.

Local On Main
Bustling spot dispensing updated pub grub & a long beer list in an exposed-brick setting. For DDW, get buffalo fried catfish and jalapeño cheddar grits for $20.23.

Margie’s 901
Locally-owned ice cream and desserts shop on Main Street. For Downtown Dining Week, they’re offering a 6 inch chocolate or yellow cake with alternating ice cream flavors for $20.23. This will be available for immediate pickup at the shop while supplies last.

Upscale Memphis favorite with chef-inspired comfort dishes and daily specials.

Mesquite Chop House
Traditional steakhouse and grill with American favorites. For DDW, they’re offering a $20.23 three-course meal. Pick between a hand tossed chop house salad or chop house iceberg wedge and a shrimp skewer and garden vegetables plate or a D-R cattle free range chicken breast plate. Dessert will be a house made chocolate cake.

Trucker-themed bar and restaurant with breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and more. Great patio too. They're offering a choice of the Firebird chicken sandwich, The Bubba Burger, or the B M burger with a choice of Smokestack Chili, chicken noodle soup, cheese curds, or deviled eggs for $20.23. Old Dominick cocktails will be $8.

*Editor's Pick: I've tried almost all of the mentioned food items and they're all so good. With this deal you're guaranteed to enjoy your meal. 

Traditional Japanese cuisine and Asian fusion dishes + wings. 

Paper Plate Pavilion
New food spot in Tom Lee Park that offers Southern breakfast and savory entrees. They will have two meal specials: Mac Daddy brisket Mac & cheese for $17 and a Thanksgiving Cubano sandwich for $14. They will also have an array of hot holiday beverages.

Pig On Beale
Beale Street’s answer to a Memphis BBQ joint with hickory-smoked meats and more. For Downtown Dining Week, The Pig will have a $20.23 three-course meal. Start off with a bottle of beer or pork rinds and then choose from a smoked chicken dinner or a three-bone rib & side plate. Dessert will be a choice of peanut butter pie or pecan pie.

Signature barbecue restaurant tucked away in the alley.

Rum Boogie Cafe
Barbecue and Cajun cuisine in a Beale Street club known for its nightly live music. They’re offering a $20.23 three-course meal for DDW. Choose between a house salad or cup of gator gumbo (yum!), catfish sinner or red beans and rice, and key lime pie or peach cobbler for dinner.

Sabor Caribe
Venezuelan and Caribbean favorites, including arepas and patacones at a colorful cafe. They are giving you A LOT of options for DDW for $20.23. Here we go... Option one lets you pick two options from your choice of starters: empanada, pastels, and Tequeños with a Pabellon Criollo (Traditional Venezuelan dish). With option two you get a Venezuelan Travel Plate that includes an arepa, patacon, empanada and cachapa. You get to pick your meat for them too. Dessert for both will be a choice of pudin rice or papaya caramel. They have a variety of drink specials for DDW: $5 margs, sangrias, or wine, $8 pina colada, and $20 beer buckets.

*Editor's Pick: Options, options, options! This is a great affordable way to get a taste of what Sabor Caribe is all about. 

Sage Restaurant
Trendy, petite venue dishing up classic Southern comfort foods & desserts, plus weekend brunch. For DDW, you can get an appetizer of soul rolls and an entree of fish & grits for $20.23.

Silky O’Sullivan’s
Beale Street’s Irish bar known for dueling pianos, diving goats, barbecue, Cajun dishes, and Diver drinks served in yellow buckets.

Silly Goose
Bar and lounge to mix and mingle. Silly Goose will offer a $20.23 two-course meal with cocktail. Choose between a caesar salad or chopped salad, penne bolognese or Italian pie or Silly One Cocktail or Fall Fashion.

*Editor's Pick: I love the two-course option with a cocktail.

Slider Inn (Downtown)
Chill bar with a big patio serving up sliders, wings, lobster rolls, and Jameson slushies. For $20.23 get an order of surf & turf sliders with truffle fries. Old Dominick cocktails will be $9.

Slim & Husky’s
Gourmet pizza and cinnamon roll chain on Union.

South of Beale 
Classy gastropub offering an American-Asian fusion menu, cocktails, and a patio. For Downtown Dining Week, they’re doing three-course meal specials for $20.23. Start choices include a caesar salad or their famed-General Tso's cauliflower. For your entree, choose between a curry bowl, mushroom pasta, or salmon plate. Dessert will be their Jack 'n Coke bread pudding. They will also offer drink and wine specials.

*Editor's Pick: I've hit SOB's DDW almost every year and have yet to be disappointed.

General Tso's Cauliflower

General Tso's Cauliflower from South of Beale


STIX Express (Downtown)
Casual sushi and hibachi restaurant with an Asian fusion menu. Get a three course meal for $20.23 of a ginger salad, downtown or riverside roll, and either teriyaki chicken or hibachi shrimp.

Supper Club on 2nd
Upscale lounge for finer dining and cocktails. For DDW, they'll offer soul rolls and a glass of house red or white wine for $23.

Talk Shop
Bar, restaurant, and coffee shop inside Caption by Hyatt. They're offering two-course specials for $20.23. Choice of small brussel sprouts caesar or cup of roasted tomato soup and an entree choice of a patty melt or Memphis BBQ Flatbread. Drink specials will also be offered: $6 local brews and $8 wells.

The Brass Door
Modern & classic eats, draft beer & TV sports offered in an airy, lively Irish pub with a long bar.

The Garden Brunch Cafe
New brunch spot serving up Southern classic dishes.

The Genre
Soul food and Southern classics at this casual spot. They’re offering multiple menu options for $20.23. For option one, choose from a mozz sticks or a Caesar salad to start. For entree, select either a one-piece catfish and fries plate, wings and fries, or a Big dude cheeseburger. They will also offer a 3-bones lamb and caesar salad for $20.23. Read more about The Genre here.

The Lobbyist
New fine-dining restaurant that focuses on local flavors and produce. For their first DDW week, you can get a Cran Touch This cocktail for $12 to start. For entree specials, they are offering a Kimchi Roasted 1/2 Chicken Dinner for 2 for $45 and Red Koji Squash for $13.

The Majestic Grille
Casual elegant Main Street restaurant with eclectic American cuisine. They're offering a three-course meal for $32.02. First course is a choice of Citrus cured salmon or Steak Tartare. Second course will be a choice of Chicken Confit, Lyonnaise potatoes, salsa verde or Grilled trout, creamed cauliflower, brown butter with parsley. Dessert, the third course, will be warm chocolate cake.

Downtown neighborhood pub with extensive menu and cozy vibes. For Downtown Dining Week, they’ll offer a lunch special and a dinner special. Lunch will be a BOGO Bacon cheeseburger with fries or tots. For dinner, the Redfish dinner (blackened or with cajun creme sauce) will be $14.99. It is served with a dinner salad, steamed broccoli, choice of baked potato or wild rice. Drink specials will be a $5 glass of Coppola Wines and Old Dominick. Let server know you are there for DDW. They're also offering a $75 carriage ride special. Details here.

Wrapzody Gourmet Wrapz Deli
Gourmet wraps, salads and deli sandwiches & vegetarian options. 

Where are you eating this year for Downtown Dining Week in downtown Memphis?

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Mike Smith
Love Memphis
November 6, 2019 9:33am
Joshua Anderson

Bishop is the best thing on this list!

November 4, 2022 3:46pm

I love Memphis more so in the fall

November 10, 2022 8:52am