Memphis Restaurants on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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

You may also be interested in the Memphis restaurants that have been featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

  • 01 of 07

    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

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    Recommendations: Try the baby back ribs.

  • 02 of 07

    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

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

  • 03 of 07

    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

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    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.

  • 04 of 07

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

    Cozy Corner
    745 North Parkway
    Memphis, TN 38105
    (901) 527-9158

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    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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  • 05 of 07

    Season 3, Episode 7
    American Classics
    Originally aired: May 18, 2008

    Little Tea Shop
    69 Monroe Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103-2437
    (901) 525-6000

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    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. 

  • 06 of 07

    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

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    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.

  • 07 of 07

    Season 4, Episode 12
    Traditional Dishes
    Originally aired: November 3, 2008 

    Alcenia's
    317 N. Main Street
    Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    Phone: (901) 523-0200

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

Updated by Holly Whitfield February 2017