Soul Food in the Soul of the City! You can't get more Memphis than that.

99 Cent Soul Food Express

99 Cent Soul Food Express

99 Cent Soul Food Express serves fine Southern cuisine to all who enter! Pull up a chair in this open, welcoming space and enjoy some of Downtown's highest quality soul food at some of the lowest prices around.

Located at 414 S. Main St. 

Sun-Thurs: 11am-6pm

Fri-Sat: 11am-7pm


Enthusiastic owner, B.J. Chester-Tamayo, claims with confidence that Alcenia's is "not only the best soul food in Memphis, but in the world!" For over 20 years, Alcenia's has been bringing people together, as soul food was meant to do. B.J. has a "hug for everyone who comes in" and makes the delicious meals with the most important ingredient, "love." 

Located at 317 N. Main St.

Tues-Fri: 9am-5pm

Saturday Brunch: 9am-3pm

B.B. King's Blues Club

B.B. King's Blues Club is a spot for everyone, whether its lunch with the family or a night out with friends. Beale Street's B.B. King's Blues Club has not only a fun, lively vibe but also a delicious menu of Memphis soul food with items like B.B.'s Famous Lip-Smacking Ribs and Peach Cobbler.

Located at 143 Beale St.

Sun-Thurs: 11am-midnight

Fri-Sat: 11am-1am

Blues City Cafe

Famous spot on the corner of Beale and Second St., Blues City Cafe, has some Memphis soul food you'll surely enjoy. Try the popular Golden Fried Catfish Plate for a taste of the South!

Located at 138 Beale St.

Sun-Thurs: 11am–3am

Fri-Sat: 11am–5am

Brinson's Downtown Chicken Lounge

Why lower your food standards for a night at the club? At Brinson's Downtown you don't have to. "Combining the euphoria of Food, Drinks, and Memphis Culture under one roof," Brinson's will give you a unique soul food experience.

Located at 341 Madison Ave.

Opens Tues-Sat at 7pm

Flying Fish

At Flying Fish, you can enjoy your soul food meal surrounded by extensive, interesting wall decor. The most popular dishes are the Catfish Basket and Fish Tacos. "Fast-Casual" place. Great food.

Located at 105 S. Second St.

11am-10pm daily

Itta Bena

Beale Street's upscale soul food restaurant, Itta Bena, offers a fine dining experience, serving "southern cuisine with a Delta twist." For an unforgettable meal in an unforgettable city, visit Itta Bena for your next special dinner.

Located at 145 Beale St. 

5pm-10pm nightly

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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is world famous for a reason! If you have never eaten Gus's Fried Chicken, you are missing out on food with real flavor and soul. Check out the hype!

Located at 310 S. Front St.

Mon-Thu, Sun: 11am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

The Little Tea Shop

Downtown Memphis's gem, The Little Tea Shop, celebrates its 100th year! Raise a glass of sweet tea at this restaurant known for its comfortable atmostphere and "healthy southern cooking," as the food is not cooked with pork. Owner Miss Sue proudly "lives and works and shops all Downtown, in the heart and soul of the city." Pull up a chair for lunch, and try the famous Lacy Special (shown above) and best turnip greens in the South!

Located at 69 Monroe Ave.

Mon-Fri: 11am-2pm


LUNCHBOXeats has a menu full of soul. With clever school-themed menu item names, you have so many delicious items to choose from. Some of the most popular choices are the Homeroom Chicken and Waffles, Mac&Cheese, and the Lemonade of the Day!

Located at 288 S. Fourth St.

Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

Chicken and Waffles. The famous soul food combo. You will not get served better chicken and waffles than you will at Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe on Beale Street, right here in the soul of Memphis!

Located at 154 Beale St.

8am-10pm daily

Regina's Cajun Chicken

Enjoy some Louisiana-style soul food at Regina's! Famous for their seafood and daily specials, Regina's will give you an special experience.

Located at 60 Main St.

Hours: Tues-Wed: 8am-7pm, Thurs-Sat: 8am-10pm, and Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm

Willie Moore's Family Restaurant

Willie Moore's Family Restaurant is a homey soul food restaurant with something for everyone. Sit down with your family or pick up some lunch. Enjoy some true Memphis soul food!

Located at 109 N. Main St.

11am-4pm daily

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