The dirtiest little sleazy dive in America. The coolest place to be on ANY given night! Run by the coolest muthafuckas in midtown! Mostly - the best live music around!
My husband, my sister, my brother-in-law and myself had the pleasure of having dinner on Ray's while visiting Memphis last summer. I hope my review isn't a repeat, I do remember want to write one but I don't think I did. By far this restaurant has the best dinner we had during our five day stay in the area. Our only regret was not being able to get back there. The food and service was excellent. Ray spent some time with us sharing his story, and we were so impressed with his kind friendly way. He is running a restaurant and yet took the stop to stop and speak with us. We do have one question for you Ray..."When are you going to be on Shark Tank?" He showed us his labels, and he was ready. We have been watching and looking, and hoping we didn't miss it. Good luck to you and your excellent restaurant. Anyone in that area don't go home without stopping in. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Ann from New Jersey
Ray'z is a gem hidden among the BBQ joints of Memphis. My daughter (home on leave from the military) and I are both KCBS judges and have sampled some of the best Q in the south. We both agree that Ray'z is a unique flavor you MUST try. It is not your run of the mill BBQ like all the others we have tried. Great beans, slaw, pulled pork and OMG the ribs!!! Cooked the way ribs should be cooked with a great texture and a wonderful unique taste. Skip all the named places like Central and head straight for Ray'z. Ray is the DR and when you get done you'll feel great. Oh yea, they are also the friendliest folk you ever want to meet. Ray, thank you for a day my daughter and I will never forget.
Two Day Outdoor Market this weekend. Sept. 10 and 11th. Early Birds welcome!
A great place to host an event.
The food is amazing. The staff very friendly. If you have not been there in a few years, you need to check it out. They have daily throwback specials such as Hot Wings with REAL buffalo sauce, Steak nite at $5.99 for a ribeye and taters, Philly Steaks for $3.00 but even when it's not throwback night...The food is very good and price is excellent. My only complaint is I can't take them to Texas with me when I move!
All of these reviews are OLD. If you haven't been to Interim since Chef Dave Krog took the helm back in March2016, you've missed an exciting meal. He has raised the bar on creativity and flavor, especially the constantly changing fresh fish. All of the sauces/ stocks, dressings are house made by Dave and his team. Dave expects the best of his team and they deliver under his imagination and creativity. Give it a try if you've been away for a while, you will be well pleased. Don't pass up the desserts, French pastry Chef Franck Oysel is creative and extremely talented.
Music is a mission of this church that serves the Colonial Acres and Sea Isle neighborhoods.
Hattiloo Theatre is one of the best venues in Memphis to experience live theatre. The actors and productions are always first rate and the theatre offer many plays by new playwrights and African American playwrights. Do yourself a favor and check out one of their performances.
Best therapist ever! Thaniks for making me tick again.
Love this Place
So much better than Benihana. Have been coming here for almost 30 years.
I am harder to please than a blue haired bitch on Christmas day. So when I say something or some place is fabulous, you better take your back side there immediately. This restaurant's food was FABULOUS!! The decor was confusing. They are using the old Japanese restaurants decor, but who cares. I didnt eat the bamboo themed curtains. The humus, the fresh flatbread, the lamb, chicken, beef--sheesh I think I have to go back today for some more. WitchyPoo will see all you fabulous asses there!!
We drove all the way from Collierville just to try Maximo's on 1/15/16. The atmosphere, food and service were top notch. They have a cool, quaint bar area and their drink prices are very reasonable. The Spinach and Crab appetizer was delicious as were the house salads and our entrees. I had the glazed grilled pork chop; it was very tender, moist. The taste and presentation reminded me of an expensive veal chop. My date had the mushroom stuffed chicken with roasted red pepper sauce, she raved about it. Both entrees came with risotto which is one of the hardest side dishes to get right in any restaurant, their's was cooked perfectly, very creamy and tasty. We can't wait to go back. Maximo's is one of Memphis' best! I hope they are around for a long time.
What a pleasant surprise my visit to this restaurant was. I had some trepidation, having read a review from the commercial appeal which talked about delicious Italian pasta at a very reasonable price. Having eaten there twice I can only say what a wonderful restaurant experience it was. The preparation is impeccable, the food is delicious, and generously served.
I wish these two gentlemen a great success, they have brought something new and different to our restaurant community.
Ray'z has the best bar-b-que on the planet. His sauce is delicious enough to drink. Ray'z is a must if you want the real deal!
Wonderful sandwiches and desserts. The owners are from the old world and do things the old fashioned way. Absolutely the best Tiramisu I've ever tasted.
Queen Ann and the Memphis Blues Masters are the best Blues band I have heard in quite some time. They are amazing!! The Blue Note Br & Grill is a fabulous place with an awesome atmosphere, if you like Memphis Blues. I will be there again and again, now that I live in Memphis.
One of the top places in town to get the freshest REAL food! thanks for being here in Midtown.
By Richard Alley
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