Comfortable atmosphere with variety of wines and beers with several local beers on tap. Great for conversation with friends while you share small plates. The large community table works well for large groups and parties too.
I know that all locations sell fried chicken livers, but This location has to have the best!! I do not know what the cook does to them but Dang!!! To good!! Thanks Jack for being a part of Memphis fast food! I have a big territory to cover so lunch is usually fast and when I am on the EP blvd gotta stop at JP's.
I live not far from Little Rock Arkansas and have kin in Jackson Tennessee and I won't pass through Memphis without detouring to the Pirtle's location on Mt. Moriah. Not only do I get victuals to eat while I'm there I get some to freeze and return home with. I do look around while there to see the colonel has has hidden himself somewhere. Now you done flung a cravin' on me.....
The food is great and the wine list extensive. We had pleasant service..attention without getting in our way of a date night!!
FYI it is an over 21 bar so there is smoking.. wasn't bad enough to take away from the food!!
My GF and I like to try local places that we haven’t been to before, so we went to Fat Larry’s We had a coupon from the fundraiser book for a free platter with the purchase of another platter of equal or greater value. We had to park in the back of the restaurant, which isn’t bad other than the poor lighting back there was we were leaving and the sun had set. We were not impressed that there was not a host stand but rather a “Seat Yourself” sign. We don’t like those because the servers tend to not notice/acknowledge you walking in. The first thing I noticed as I sat down was the Memphis In May trophies, three of them, in the corner of the room. Since nobody was sitting near them, I wondered over to take a look: First Place in 1999, Second in 2003, and Third in 2005. One of the servers was kind enough to point out the Grand Champion Trophy on another wall, also from 1999. Eyebrow raised, each trophy placing progressively lower and hadn’t placed in nine years...
I showed the coupon to the server, who was pleasant, as you’d expect a server to be. However, once we ordered the first platter, a brisket platter, she informed us that we could get the brisket with the coupon, but the second one couldn’t be a brisket, also. Wouldn’t the same item be “of equal or greater value”? Regardless, I she could have kept that info to herself, because I was planning on ordering the pork platter next, anyway. They did allow me to substitute my slaw for fries and my GF’s beans for fried okra, and allowed us each to get a burger bun at no charge to make sandwiches from our platters.
Rather quickly, our food arrived. Then again, why should it take long when it was all pre-made. The pork and brisket each had a different barbecue sauce on them and the brisket sauce was fair, but the pork’s sauce was not very good. I would have preferred the other. A year of watching Robert Irvine and many other Food Network personalities critique food has ruined me. Last year, I probably would have been pleased with my meal. However, the pork didn’t taste “smokey” at all, had no kind of seasoning, and grease dripping off of it, from the sandwich to the plate. The brisket was dry and tasted like an overcooked slice of sirloin. The fries were frozen crinkle-cut fries you can get ay any supermarket, though they did sprinkle some kind of seasoning on them. The slaw on my GF’s platter was from a bucket. The okra was as the fries were, some frozen breaded okra. But, the beans were the biggest disappointment of them all. Beans aren’t that difficult. But these were taken straight out of their generic pork-n-beans can, with some of their tasteless pork thrown in. I could picture Robert turning the bowl over on the table with a disgusted look on his face.
Fat Larry, we can get heated up frozen and canned food from any of chain restaurants in the Wolfchase area. You aren’t helping the “eat local” cause if your idea of “local” was shipped in from some warehouse or bought from Sam’s. Thank you for honoring our coupon, but we won’t be back.
When we first arrived we were taken back by the greeter. She mentioned we were 5 minutes late and seemed mad. Not a very good first impression. We noticed throughout the dinner that she seemed to be a manager of some sort. There are things that come up such as child care and parking, which was our situation. Despite the first person we saw, our waiter(Ryan) was awesome! Ryan made the experience worthwhile. He always had a smile on his face and explained everything to the "T". The food was great also! I recommend lobster biscuit and pineapple upside cake!
Best little gem in Midtown!
My favorite breakfast in town. It's like going to your grandmother's house on the weekend. Food is home style, which means they cook it like you would at home. Not fancy, but friendly. A comfortable place to get a respite from haute cuisine and corporate flash.
Service and food was excellent!!!!
Great venue, very laid back and welcoming. My new favorite hangout. The Reggae on Sundays is awesome and the Wednesday night techno scene is amazing. I wasn't crazy about the Thursday open mic set but its a good place to disappear and be a part of something all at once. Great cheap food too!
This salon is a joke! I came in via groupon and I had Lisa the owner and my hair is awful they are very nice but the work is bad...
Use to get a nice roasted prime rib at Houston's . Today I got a charred, grilled PRIME RIB(?) slathered in a uckie sweet glaze. Could have gotten the same, at a lot better price, at many area restaurants. Will not be going back to Houston's' the service and other dishes were good. Just very unhappy about the so called prime rib.
Excellant food! I had the Salmon with Black Thai rice, one of the best salmon dishes I've eaten. Service was outstanding as well.
Excellent lunch today. Had a veggie wrap that was surprisingly warm and very good.
Onyx is okay. The food was good and the drinks were good but the service is a bit lacking. A few times I needed to step outside to answer phone calls for business but each time I stepped out the server assumed I was walking out on my tab. Maybe they are used to people walking out, or maybe African Americans but I was really offended by this and will not ever be back. Maybe it is just me but I have never had anyone assume I walked out on a tab; I even let her know I was stepping out and in five minutes she came looking for me. Will not be back. EVER.
Always a fantastic venue! Lots of laid back fun!
Miss this place!!!
Old Memphis. Get ready to talk history and politics.
THE BEST COOKIES in Memphis!! You have to try these amazing cookies for your next event. Laurie and Collins do such an amazing job and make the prettiest cookies in town. Collins is the daughter of Leigh Anne Tuohy - inspiration from "The Blind Side" movie. Go check out their adorable new shop on Poplar Ave.
Red neck biker bar without the bikes.!
By Chris Shaw & Chris McCoy
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