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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17250 on: December 23, 2015, 11:13:05 am »

Overview
Downtown is great and tons to do- If you have not been to Bass Pro in pyramid then you will not believe how they transformed the Pigamid from the 90's

Any place to stay in Germantown is safe and less expensive than downtown -
Colliervile is also a safe area.

Anyplace around Wolfchase Mall and south on Germantown Rd is good, but if on your way to Wolfchase on interstate 40 don't get tempted to get a place to stay around Sycamore View Rd.

Poplar is the main Rd in Memphis (east/west) -  goes from downtown to Germantown. The zoo, Overton square, the Liberty Bowl, and lots of places to eat are within a block or two of Poplar Ave.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17251 on: December 23, 2015, 11:19:00 am »

A couple of good places to eat downtown Local and Flight.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17252 on: December 23, 2015, 11:27:20 am »

The Sleep Inn on Court Square is pretty nice for the price. Walk to many restaurants

Correct. I was remiss in not mentioning it.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17253 on: December 23, 2015, 11:28:38 am »

Huey's RULES!!!!

Good burger. Several locations.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17254 on: December 23, 2015, 11:31:56 am »

What about Jim's Place? I haven't eaten there in years, and I think it was Jim's out East, so you know it's been awhile, haha.

No longer in it's old location if it's been that long for you. They have a newer location on South Perkins Extended. They also have a location in Collierville.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17255 on: December 23, 2015, 11:32:52 am »

The only available hotel I found downtown this morning was the Double Tree by Hilton.

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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17256 on: December 23, 2015, 11:33:20 am »

good recs above.  I'll add a few:  The BBQ shop in Midtown & One & Only BBQ in East Memphis.  Nice dinners:  Elfo's in Germantown, Villa Castrioti in Cordova & Andrew Michael in East Memphis(nominated for James Beard award).  Plenty of great restaurants in Overton Square & Cooper Young in Midtown & on Brookhaven Circle out East.

All good recommendations also. Elfo's is a part of the Grisanti family.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17257 on: December 23, 2015, 11:35:23 am »

One of my most recent favorites is the Farmer on South Highland.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17258 on: December 23, 2015, 11:41:06 am »

The only available hotel I found downtown this morning was the Double Tree by Hilton.

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Due to their location I'm surprised. What rate did they quote you?
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17259 on: December 23, 2015, 11:43:16 am »

A couple of good places to eat downtown Local and Flight.

Ask most anybody and Flights is always in the top 5 or 10 of Memphis restaurants. Not the cheapest if you get a "flight" of wines (hence the name) but not the most expensive in town either. Really good food and wine selection.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17260 on: December 23, 2015, 11:46:38 am »

$229 plus tax checking in 1/1/16 and out 1/2/16
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17261 on: December 23, 2015, 11:47:05 am »

Overview
Downtown is great and tons to do- If you have not been to Bass Pro in pyramid then you will not believe how they transformed the Pigamid from the 90's

Any place to stay in Germantown is safe and less expensive than downtown -
Colliervile is also a safe area.

Anyplace around Wolfchase Mall and south on Germantown Rd is good, but if on your way to Wolfchase on interstate 40 don't get tempted to get a place to stay around Sycamore View Rd.

Poplar is the main Rd in Memphis (east/west) -  goes from downtown to Germantown. The zoo, Overton square, the Liberty Bowl, and lots of places to eat are within a block or two of Poplar Ave.

NEVER, EVER stay off the Sycamore view exit area. I know since I've managed two hotels in that area before.  Also not sure when they take the lights down but the Zoo has a light display as you walk through that's really good. If good weather and they still have them up then it's worth the time. Especially if you have kids.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17262 on: December 23, 2015, 11:48:05 am »

I called the Hampton and they were booked so she transferred me to Doubletree
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17263 on: December 23, 2015, 11:49:00 am »

$229 plus tax checking in 1/1/16 and out 1/2/16

That's what I thought. it is usually $150 or so. Decent place BUT I'd pay less and drive in from another part of town depending on what you want to do. IF you want to be close to Beale and such then that's fine.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17264 on: December 23, 2015, 11:50:38 am »

I called the Hampton and they were booked so she transferred me to Doubletree

The Hamton on Beale fills up a LOT of the time even when there isn't anything going on. It is one of the highest occupancy hotels in town. Craig and his team does a great job running it.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17265 on: December 23, 2015, 11:54:54 am »

We wanted to be close to Beale. We usually stay at the Madison but it was booked.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17266 on: December 23, 2015, 01:32:51 pm »

We wanted to be close to Beale. We usually stay at the Madison but it was booked.

Madison is an excellent choice. I knew they would fill fast.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17267 on: December 23, 2015, 03:28:06 pm »

 Commissary in Germantown. The BBQ is excellent, but eat DARLENE'S COCONUT CREAM PIE first, then the BBQ.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17268 on: December 23, 2015, 03:37:24 pm »

good recs above.  I'll add a few:  The BBQ shop in Midtown & One & Only BBQ in East Memphis.  Nice dinners:  Elfo's in Germantown, Villa Castrioti in Cordova & Andrew Michael in East Memphis(nominated for James Beard award).  Plenty of great restaurants in Overton Square & Cooper Young in Midtown & on Brookhaven Circle out East.
I here Memphis BBQ in southhaven is the real deal as well. Not to far of a drive. Firend says they have a sampler plate for like $30 bucks but would feed an army. He let me see a picture and its a huge plate of food.

Memphis definitely has the eating places.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17269 on: December 23, 2015, 03:47:39 pm »

Locale, Flight, Iris(upscale) or any place on Overton Square.  Blue Plate Cafe is a must for breakfast.
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10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17270 on: December 23, 2015, 04:58:47 pm »

As a Memphis resident I can only attest to two of the restaurants listed in the article:

1. Aldo's
2. Gus's Fried Chicken

http://www.the10bests.com/list/?in=Memphis,%20TN&top=Restaurants&yPpage=1?yahoo

Just thought some of you all coming to the Liberty Bowl might be interested in this article, which I just noticed.

Enjoy....
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17271 on: December 23, 2015, 06:13:03 pm »

Didn't work for me.  I don't know if the BBQ shop is listed but I recommend that.  Pork sandwich with slaw on Texas toast.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17272 on: December 23, 2015, 06:54:46 pm »

Didn't work for me.  I don't know if the BBQ shop is listed but I recommend that.  Pork sandwich with slaw on Texas toast.

This man has it right.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17273 on: December 23, 2015, 07:12:20 pm »

Sorry guys... and gals.   Went back to check the link, and it is no longer there..

Mods, please remove this thread, since It is a FAIL.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17274 on: December 23, 2015, 07:31:26 pm »

I was giving him an alternative to the expensive downtown hotels. Never been to the Hampton out there but liked the Wingate just fine. Jim n Nicks is very good Q, not expensive and huge portions

Man misspelled dining so I figured he might be on a budget  ;D  I kid , I kid

 I blame it on the kids..
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17275 on: December 23, 2015, 07:36:27 pm »

Hey man, there ain't nothing wrong with Gus's Fried Chicken! No fail there.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17276 on: December 23, 2015, 07:40:58 pm »

Run down to Southhaven to Memphis BBQ and try the burger with the pork rind on it. Coletta's pizza is good also.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17277 on: December 23, 2015, 07:51:47 pm »

 I can vouch for Aldo's. Had it for the first time a couple weeks ago. Great pizzas, apps, salads, and beer list.

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17278 on: December 23, 2015, 08:11:20 pm »

Best steak
Folk's Folly

Can't go wrong with most any BBQ in Memphis But,
One and Only best dry ribs

Best sea food
Bonefish
Less expensive Half Shell (oysters Bienville almost as good as the old Anderton's)

Best hamburger
Huey's

Best italian
Elfos

Hidden Gem
Itta Bena above BB Kings on Beal St

Best view
Bass Pro top of old pyramid (appetizers are surprisingly good)

Best in midtown
Second line

Best for the money
Firebirds

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17279 on: December 23, 2015, 08:21:24 pm »

I'm partial to the ribs at Central BBQ.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17281 on: December 23, 2015, 08:31:41 pm »

If you want lots of food pig out at Texas De Brazil. Nothing fancy just all you can eat meat and a salad bar better than most places.

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17282 on: December 23, 2015, 08:44:08 pm »

The best place to eat in the Memphis area, is Redland Grill at Wolf Chase. It is at the entry to the Wolf Chase shopping center. Everything is very good and the service is outstanding.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17283 on: December 23, 2015, 08:46:32 pm »

Germantown Commissary - Best BBQ in the area

Kings Palace Cafe - Best overall, IMO. Food is very good, great music and beer

Tejas de Brazil - Really good carnivore buffet

Gus's - Really good fried chicken. Just not one of my favorite foods to eat when I'm out.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17284 on: December 23, 2015, 08:56:47 pm »

Never had a bad meal at Belmont Grill
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17285 on: December 23, 2015, 09:56:25 pm »

Never had a bad meal at Belmont Grill

The chicken livers are one of my top ten things in Memphis.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17286 on: December 23, 2015, 10:06:02 pm »

Blues City Café on Beale.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17287 on: December 23, 2015, 10:10:11 pm »

Restaurant Iris is really good.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17288 on: December 23, 2015, 10:27:30 pm »

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17289 on: December 23, 2015, 10:33:26 pm »

If you want bbq, go to Central or head to Germantown Commissary.

Huey's does have a great burger. I recommend the Senor Huey with Onion rings.

Dyer's on Beale is awesome, too. It's the place with the burgers cooked in the 100 yr old grease. They are delicious.

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17290 on: December 23, 2015, 10:34:01 pm »

Hey man, there ain't nothing wrong with Gus's Fried Chicken! No fail there.

The 2 pc. with mac/cheese and fried okra! Of course at the newest location in Horn Lake.

 
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17291 on: December 23, 2015, 10:35:35 pm »

Never had a bad meal at Belmont Grill

Neither have I.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17292 on: December 23, 2015, 10:35:55 pm »

Germantown Commissary - Best BBQ in the area

 

Best Desserts for sure...but hit and miss on the seating! Really a small place with a long wait.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17293 on: December 23, 2015, 10:38:58 pm »

I'm partial to the ribs at Central BBQ.

Love the Pulled Pork Platter! Go for Lunch! Summer Ave is a little sketchy in the evening.
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17294 on: December 23, 2015, 10:42:10 pm »

Run down to Southhaven to Memphis BBQ and try the burger with the pork rind on it. Coletta's pizza is good also.

Memphis BBQ is the new gem! And folks probably need to be staying in the Southaven/Horn Lake anyway.

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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17295 on: December 23, 2015, 11:18:39 pm »

Not a restaurant but if you need a donut fix go to Gibson's. They're the best!
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17296 on: December 23, 2015, 11:23:33 pm »

If you want bbq, go to Central or head to Germantown Commissary.

Huey's does have a great burger. I recommend the Senor Huey with Onion rings.

Dyer's on Beale is awesome, too. It's the place with the burgers cooked in the 100 yr old grease. They are delicious.
man, no way. I wouldn't eat that!
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Re: 10 Top Rated Restaurants in Memphis
« Reply #17297 on: December 24, 2015, 02:01:34 am »

man, no way. I wouldn't eat that!

Yes, you would. I promise.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17298 on: December 24, 2015, 02:28:37 am »

I have stayed at the Staybridge suites out on Poplar.  I have always enjoyed staying there.  There is a Benihanna right behind it if you like Hibachi.  There is also a huge Hilton there but I would suspect it would be much more expensive. 
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #17299 on: December 24, 2015, 02:29:27 am »

I have stayed at the Staybridge suites out on Poplar.  I have always enjoyed staying there.  There is a Benihanna right behind it if you like Hibachi.  There is also a huge Hilton there but I would suspect it would be much more expensive. 

Guess I should also mention that is is close to Corky's and Gus's on Mendenhall.
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