Memphis Restaurants on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

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Memphis is no stranger to the Food Network. Our city has been featured on the channel countless times and some Memphians - like the Neely's and Claire Robinson - have even had their own shows.

And why not? Memphis knows good food. It's no wonder, then, that a number of Memphis restaurants have been featured on the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Want to sample the fare that brought Guy Fieri to the Bluff City? Here is the line-up for your eating pleasure. 

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Marlowe's

Marlowe's in Memphis, TN
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Address
4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA
Phone
+1 901-332-4159

Season 3, Episode 9
The Memphis BBQ Tour
Originally aired: May 26, 2008

Marlowe's
4381 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-4159

Pro tip: Marlowe's is located near Graceland, so plan for a meal at this classic Memphis joint right after you take a tour!

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Uncle Lou's

Uncle Lou's, Memphis, TN
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Address
3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA
Phone
+1 901-332-2367

Season 4, Episode 5
Where the Locals Eat
Originally aired: August 4, 2008

Uncle Lou's
3633 Millbranch Road
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-2367

Fun fact: Gus's World-Famous Fried Chicken may be the place you think of when you think of Memphis fried chicken, but locals swear by the out-of-the-way Uncle Lou's for their sweet 'n' spicy chicken and flaky, buttery biscuits served alongside.

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Tom's Barbecue and Deli

Address
4087 New Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118-6016, USA
Phone
+1 901-365-6690

Season 3, Episode 9
The Memphis BBQ Tour
Originally aired: May 26, 2008

Tom's BarBQ and Deli
4087 Getwell Road
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 365-6690

Recommendation: Try the baby back ribs.

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Leonard's Pit Barbecue

Address
5465 Fox Plaza Dr, Memphis, TN 38115, USA
Phone
+1 901-360-1963

Season 3, Episode 9
The Memphis BBQ Tour
Originally aired: May 26, 2008

Leonard's
5465 Fox Plaza Drive
Memphis, TN 38115
901-360-1963

Fun fact: Leonard's BBQ started off selling sandwiches from stands in 1922 using barbecue prepared in the classic smoked pit-style. Folks also love their ribs.

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Cozy Corner

Address
735 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Phone
+1 901-527-9158

Season 3, Episode 9
The Memphis BBQ Tour
Originally aired: May 26, 2008
Cozy Corner
745 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 527-9158

Recommendations: You know Memphis barbecue for its ribs and pulled pork, but the historic Cozy Corner makes this food genre its own by preparing famously tasty, sauce-smothered Cornish game hens as well as barbecue bologna sandwiches. Now that's some TV-worthy eating!

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Little Tea Shop

Address
69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405, USA
Phone
+1 901-525-6000

Season 3, Episode 7
American Classics
Originally aired: May 18, 2008
Little Tea Shop
69 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-2437
(901) 525-6000

Recommendations: This place is where the old-school locals get lunch downtown. Expect cozy surroundings, plenty of home-cooked veggies, and their well-known house made cornbread sticks. 

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Alcenia's

Southern Food In Memphis Fried Chicken
Holly Whitfield
Address
317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619, USA
Phone
+1 901-523-0200

Season 4, Episode 12
Traditional Dishes
Originally aired: November 3, 2008
Alcenia's
317 N. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: (901) 523-0200

Fun fact: Longtime Alcenia's owner, BJ, is often found in front giving out hugs to friends (and strangers!) stopping in for lunch. 

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South of Beale

Monday Night Drink Specials In Memphis
Holly Whitfield
Address
361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4207, USA
Phone
+1 901-526-0388

Season 15
Flavortown Medley 
Originally aired: October 1, 2012

South of Beale
361 S. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Try SOB's craft cocktails, juicy gourmet burgers, and complimentary popcorn. 

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The Elegant Farmer (closed)

Season 15
Handcrafted
Originally aired: October 15, 2012

The Elegant Farmer
262 S Highland Street
Memphis, TN 38111 

Before the farm-to-table restaurant closed, Guy Fieri took advantage of the fresh, Southern-influenced dishes in The Elegant Farmer's cozy East Memphis eatery. 

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Rizzo's by Michael Patrick

Address
492 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone
+1 901-304-6985

Season 15
Savory Standouts

Originally aired: August 20, 2012

Rizzo's by Michael Patrick

Delicious, rich dishes and a casual but artistic atmosphere. 

Edited by Holly Whitfield

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