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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Where history was made. Take a tour, listen to the guide, or walk around solo. A landmark in Memphis. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Record Shop
“I can't make a list and not include Beale. The history is incredible. Now it's mostly neon and bars. Lots of bars, restaurants, and live music that they think tourists would like. I go maybe once or twice a year. You can have an open container on the street and I think they serve til 5 or 6 AM. It's fun to walk with a drink in your hand. LOTS of great souvenir shops.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Whoa this is some really good chicken! Go to the one downtown on Front St. Afterward, walk west to the end of Vance St. to Vance Park for a great view of the city.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Hotel
“Historic hotel in the heart of downtown. Catch the “duck show” daily at 11 am and 5 p.m, but get there early because it gets crowded! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Stadium
“Go support our Memphis Tigers & Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Always a great atmosphere. Don't forget to stop at Silky's O'Sullivan for a special "yellow bucket" before or after as well. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The Rendezvous is the most famous BBQ restaurant in the city. A lot of Memphians like to hate on it because it's "popular". Don't listen to the haters. This place is fantastic. The food, the ambiance, and location can't be beat. Obviously you'll order ribs but I'd also HIGHLY recommend the Lamb Riblets and Sausage & Cheese plate. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This historic theater hosts comedians, broadway musicals on tour, rock concerts and legendary performances of every variety. The lobby and performance hall have been opulently restored to the standards of its glory days with chandeliers and gorgeous gold leaf. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Music, Music, Music and great food! The Blues were born here and have remained here on the famous Beale Street! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is one of the locals favorite BBQ restaurants. It has a sweeter sauce. Served wet or dry. Has a variety of menu items”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“For both good food and an enjoyable music experience, BB King's is the place to go. Good BBQ. Good listening! Day and night.”
  • 26 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Dive Bar
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“This former brothel has a ton of history. Locals and tourists alike love this place! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“Where all the music and bbq festivals are held here in Memphis. Beautiful river views 😁”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Majestic Grille has the best of both brunch worlds, with equal style and substance. Enjoy live music on the mezzanine of the 1920s Art Deco theatre while sipping a carafe of mimosas and noshing on veggie frittatas. Or saddle up to bar to watch football and tear into a rib eye Steak & Eggs served with potatoes, biscuits, and a Bloody Mary.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Disclaimer: This place is wild. It’s a nightclub w/o the usual crowd. There is a drum set on the dance floor. Tons of fog. It’s so much fun. Talk to us before you go! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“A place for special occasions. Foodies will appreciate the trio of plates that can be paired with wine flights (hence the name flight)! ”
  • 23 locals recommend