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Memphis Food Guide: South Memphis

Memphis is full of food that is so good that you almost want to smack yo’ mama! South Memphis is crawling with hidden gems that most people are not privy to. This guide is dedicated to opening your eyes and taste buds to the deliciousness in the southern part of the Bluff City.

Interstate BBQ

2265 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109

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Photo Credit : TasteOnTour.com

You may know the Neely family from their television shows. Well you should also know that they throw down in the kitchen! You can find a bbq joint on almost every corner in Memphis but this one is a heavy weight contender. Order the pork ribs, barbecue spaghetti and cole slaw and you are guaranteed to go into a food coma.

Dixie Queen

Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis,TN 38116

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Photo Credit : Yelp

From upside down banana splits to the greatest cheeseburgers, this is your go-to fatty food spot. Everyone knows the greasier the brown bag, the better. The menu is really amazing. You have to try the Humdinger; it’s like Christmas in your mouth.

Jim and Samella’s

841 Bullington Ave. Memphis, TN 38106

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Photo Credit: Yelp

This new restaurant is across the street from the South Memphis Farmer’s Market and recently got a full IKEA makeover after a representative came in for lunch. Jim and Samella’s has the best turkey burger and fries. Soul Food Sundays are also a favorite. Every now and then they have all you can eat chicken and waffles for $10.

South Memphis Grocery

9 W Mallory Ave, Memphis, TN 38109

September 8, 2010. Ricky Sykes of South Memphis Grocery at Florida and Mallory offers up tasty hot tamales. (Dave Darnell / The Commercial Appeal).

September 8, 2010. Ricky Sykes of South Memphis Grocery at Florida and Mallory offers up tasty hot tamales. (Dave Darnell / The Commercial Appeal).

If you love spicy food, then you will fall in love with this corner grocery store. They have the best tamales and steak and cheese fries. Who knew that a corner store could have so much soul? You can get your favorite snacks, groceries and a tasty meal from this tiny storefront.

Hong Kong Restaurant

3966 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

Photo Credit: Zomato

Photo Credit: Zomato

Located in the Whitehaven area, this Chinese restaurant serves the most amazing rice and egg rolls. I can’t forget about their Hot n Sour Soup; perfect for a night spent binge watching your favorite Netflix series.

Four Way Grill

998 Mississippi Blvd. | Memphis, TN 38126

Four Way Grill - Zomato

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Even Drake and his dad love Four Way Grill so you are required to give it a try. It features classic soul food and the staff treats you like family. If you are looking for a chicken and dressing fix before or after Thanksgiving, this is the place to try. It is so good you may have to run to the kitchen to make sure your granny isn’t in there whipping it up.

Need more ideas? See our food guides here.

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