Chops and barbecue get top billing at the fun dining spots in Memphis. Belmont Grill is a regular East Memphis haunt. During the Great Depression, turnip green sandwiches were sold here. The burgers are a cut above the usual and the aroma of char grilled burgers fills the air. This place is also known for sandwiches, like catfish steak and the po' boy. Don't forget to order the key lime pie. Have a taste of real pit barbecue when you visit the Barbecue Shop. Made from a 50-year-old recipe, this classic, down-home restaurant has a cozy dining room. The pork or beef plates come in huge servings. If you like the original Dancing Pigs barbecue sauce you can take home a bottle in the mild or hot variety. If your prefer a buffet, Café on the Square serves hearty dishes like beef stew, fried chicken and home style vegetables, and includes a soup and salad bar. Leave room for dessert, home-made pies include apple, pecan, coconut and the house special nut pie, a confection of coconut, raisins and walnuts. Your Memphis vacation will serve up loads of fun at these restaurants.
2265 South Third Street