Try Downtown Memphis' Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2022

Try Downtown Memphis' Best Restaurants At Downtown Dining Week 2022

Downtown Dining Week 2022 is almost here! From November 7-13, 2022, more than 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 the list of participating restaurants for Downtown Dining Week.

Tips & Tricks For Downtown Dining Week 2022

  • Downtown Dining Week 2022 is November 7-13.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

About Reservations, Takeout, Tipping, And Tax

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? 

Another rookie mistake is forgetting that tax and gratuity are not included in most DDW deals—be prepared to tip your server well—and definitely tip well on takeout food, too. JUST DO IT.

If you're looking for takeout, just call the restaurant and see what they offer.

Here's the list of Memphis Downtown Dining Week Restaurants 2022

117 Prime
Upscale modern steakhouse. They’re offering a $20.22 pork porterhouse special for Downtown Dining Week. 

Aldo’s Pizza Pies
New York inspired pizzeria with a large patio. They’re offering a three-course menu during Downtown Dining Week. Read more about Aldo’s.

The Arcade Restaurant
Old-school breakfast-and-lunch diner with a full bar. They’re offering a three-course breakfast sampler special DDW. Read more about The Arcade.

Arnold’s BBQ
Classic Memphis barbecue and Southern home cooking. They’re offering two sandwich plates (pork or chicken). Read more about Arnold’s BBQ.

Automatic Slim’s
Snazzy cafe with a Southern/eclectic menu They’re offering a three-course meal during Downtown Dining Week. 

Bardog Tavern
Casual neighborhood pub with excellent food. They’re offering $20.22 specials (pork chop or chicken parmesan) during Downtown Dining Week, plus drink specials. 21 and up only. 

Well-appointed cocktail lounge. They’re offering a three-course menu and drink specials during Memphis Downtown Dining Week.

Upscale French restaurant in the Central Station hotel. They’re offering $20.22 lunch and dinner specials during Downtown Dining Week.

Blind Bear
Speakeasy lounge with casual eats and a patio on Main Street.

Blues City Cafe 
Beale Street eatery with barbecue ribs, gumbo, and more. They’re offering $20.22 meal specials during DDW.

By The Brewery
A picturesque cafe, perfect for delicious first breakfast, second breakfast, and elevenses—plus coffee and baked goods. They’re offering $20.22 double lunch and biscuit specials, so grab a friend and head to the TN Brewery area. Read more about By The Brewery.

cafe spread of food by the brewery

Sandwiches and bowls from By The Brewery

Catherine & Mary’s
Upscale, hip modern Italian restaurant on the first level of the Chisca. They’ll have a $20.22 special for Downtown Dining Week.

City Market Downtown
Quick convenience store with grab ’n’ go, sandwiches, plates. They’re offering a $20.22 dinner-and-a-beer special for Downtown Dining Week.

Cordelia’s Market
Neighborhood grocery in Harbor Town with local products and pre-made meals to go. They’ll have $20.22 meals specials (includes a glass of pinto Grigio) and Grind City Brewing six-pack specials during DDW.

Cupcake Cutie 
Cupcake bar where you pick the cake flavor, icing, and toppings, with a cute patio in South Main. They’ll have cupcake specials during Downtown Dining Week.

Curry ’n’ Jerk 
Caribbean cuisine from Jamaica and Panama with a full bar. They’re offering a three-course meal during Downtown Dining Week.

Edge Alley
Light-filled cafe in The Edge District with coffee, cocktails, brunch, and lunch. 

Evelyn & Olive
Jamaican-Southern fusion cuisine in a cozy cafe. Read more about Evelyn & Olive. 

Quick, affordable sushi, rice bowls, and noodles with multiple locations, including downtown. 

NEW! Feast & Graze
Charcuterie and grazing platter speciality shop with a dine-in menu. They’re offering double lunch specials for Downtown Dining Week—two sandwiches and two sides for $20.22.

biscuit sandwich with fruit

pimento cheese biscuit at Edge Alley

Ghost River Brewing
The local brewery’s Beale Street taproom is also home to New Wing Order’s award-winning hot wings.

The Genre
Soul food and Southern classics at this new casual spot. They’re offering $20.22 two-course meals for Downtown Dining Week.

Gray Canary 
Casual fine dining in a snazzy downtown atmosphere. They’re offering $20.22 food and punch bowl specials for DDW.

Grecian Gourmet
Relaxed cafe offering Greek favorites. They are closing the restaurant in a few weeks to move to a retail and catering space in Bartlett, so this is your chance. They’re offering $12.22 lunch specials and $20.22 dinner specials for Downtown Dining Week.

NEW Inches Taco Shop
New taco joint in Harbor Town. They’re offering a three-course meal (chips and dip, entree, dessert) for $20.22.

Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe
Beale Street bar with pub grub and drinks in multiple rooms, plus an outdoor courtyard. 

King and Union Bar & Grocery
Southern cuisine, meat-and-threes, and sandwiches. Read more about King and Union.

King’s Palace Cafe
Cozy and classic restaurant on Beale with award-winning gumbo. For Memphis’ Downtown Dining Week, they’re offering a three-course $20.22 meal special. 

Kooky Canuck
Burgers, poutine, drinks, and desserts in a comfy lodge-inspired restaurant. For DDW, they’re offering a $10.11 lunch burger and $20.22 three-course dinner special. 

Little Bettie at Wiseacre Downtown
Pizza and snacks at the downtown HQ for Memphis’s award-winning brewery, Wiseacre. They’ll have a pizza and beer special for $20.22. 

Maciel’s Tortas Y Tacos
Authentic Mexican cuisine made super fresh. They’ll have $20.22 meal deal with three soft tacos, guac, quest, and a drink for $20.22 during Downtown Dining Week. Read more about Maciel’s

The Majestic Grille
Casual elegant Main Street restaurant with eclectic American cuisine.

Margie’s 901
Locally-owned ice cream and desserts shop on Main Street. They’re offering something called a “Pound For Pound” milkshake in a souvenir cup for Downtown Dining Week. 

Upscale Memphis favorite with chef-inspired comfort dishes and daily specials. They’re offering a $20.22 meal special for Downtown Dining Week.

Mesquite Chop House
Traditional steakhouse and grill with American favorites. For DDW, they’re offering $20.22 two-course meals and $10 cocktail specials.

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 $20.22 meal special. 

tacos in a takeout box

Tacos from Maciel's


Primas Bakery + Boutique
Bright dessert cafe and gift shop with flair for the Southwest. For Downtown Dining Week, Primas will offer fall dessert specials for $10.11 and $20.22. Pre-order online or pick from their bakery case.

Raw Girls
Vegan, raw, and gluten-free options—plus juices, coffees, and wines—hit the spot at their downtown cafe location.

Signature barbecue restaurant tucked away in the alley. For Downtown Dining Week, Rendezvous will offer a $20.22 sampler platter for two, or a vegetarian dinner for two. Yes, Rendezvoous has veggie and vegan options!

River Time Market & Deli
Casual deli with sandwiches and hearty soups in Court Square. For Downtown Dining Week they’ll offer two soups, cornbread, and dessert for $20.22. 

Rum Boogie Cafe
Barbecue and Cajun cuisine in a Beale Street club known for its nightly live music. They’re offering a three-course meal for $20.22 for DDW.

Sabor Caribe
Venezuelan and Caribbean favorites, including arepas and patacones at a colorful cafe. Reservations required for dine-in, multiple food and drink specials. Read more about Sabor Caribe.

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. They’re offering two drink specials for DDW.

Silly Goose
Bar and lounge to mix and mingle. Silly Goose will offer a $20.22 two-course meal with a glass of wine during Downtown Dining Week. 

Slider Inn (Downtown)
Chill bar with a big patio serving up sliders, wings, lobster rolls, and Jameson slushies. For DDW, they’re offering a choripán slider special and drinks specials. Read more about Slider Inn.

Slim & Husky’s
Gourmet pizza and cinnamon roll chain on Union is offering two “slim” pizzas for $20.22 for Downtown Dining Week. Read more abut Slim & Husky’s.

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. Read more about South of Beale.


General Tso's Cauliflower

General Tso's Cauliflower from South of Beale


NEW South Point Grocery
Grocery store with local goods, a covered patio, and a tasty sandwich counter. For Downtown Dining Week, they’re offering a sandwich and a bottle of wine for $20.22. 

STIX Express (Downtown)
Casual sushi and hibachi restaurant with an Asian fusion menu. For Downtown Dining Week, they’re offering a $20.22 three-course meal special. 

NEW Supper Club on 2nd
Upscale lounge for finer dining and cocktails. 

Tailor’s Union
Speakeasy bar and lounge with a dress code. They’re offering a duck taco special during DDW.

Sugar Grits 
Grit bowls, biscuits, and brunch drinks. 

The WKND Hang Suite
Upscale bar and lounge (with a dress code after 8 p.m.) offering drinks, wings, shrimp, and flatbreads. 

Downtown neighborhood pub with extensive menu and cozy vibes. For Downtown Dining Week, they’ll offer a lunch special and a three-course dinner special, plus $1 off well drinks and select beer.

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

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Mike Smith
Love Memphis
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Bishop is the best thing on this list!

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I love Memphis more so in the fall

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