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B - breakfast

L - lunch

D - dinner

Br - beer served

Wi - wine served

FB - full bar offered

X - wheelchair accessible

$ - under $15 per person

without drinks or desserts

$$ - under $25

$$$ - $26-$50

$$$$ - over $50

MRA - member, Memphis Restaurant Association

ABUELO'S MEXICAN FOOD EMBASSY—Serves quesadillas, carne asada, and chili rellenos, along with beef tenderloin, jumbo shrimp, and several seafood entrées. 8274 U.S. 64. 672-0769. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT—Ethiopian cuisine is featured, with beef, chicken, lamb, fish entrées, and vegetarian dishes; also, a daily buffet. Closed Sunday. 2600 Poplar. 321-0082. L, D, Br, X, $, MRA

AMERIGO—Specializes in pasta and wood-fired pizzas; also serves steaks and cedarwood-roasted fish. 1239 Ridgeway, Park Place Mall. 761-4000. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

ANNE'S BAKERY & CAFE—Serves sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and desserts. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central. 320-6407. B, L, X, $, MRA

ASHIYANA EXOTIC INDO PAK CUISINE—Specializes in Indian and Pakistani fare, including chicken masala and goat biryani; lunch buffet daily. Closed Monday. 835 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-5411. L, D, Br, X, $

ASIAN GRILL—Specializes in Pan-Asian cuisine (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian) as well as fusion entrées. 2072 West (Germantown). 737-3988. L, D, Br, X, $

ASIAN PALACE—Chinese fare is the specialty, including shrimp with walnuts and oysters, Peking-style pork and duck; also crab, lobster, and vegetarian items. 2920 Covington Pike. 388-3883; 4978 Park (mainly takeout). 761-7888. L, D, Br, Wi, $

ASSAGGIO—Pan-seared citrus tuna and gorgonzola-stuffed filet are specialties at this Italian eatery. Closed Sunday. 8100 Macon Station (at Germantown Parkway). 752-0056. L (Tuesday-Friday), D (Monday-Saturday), FB, $-$$

A-TAN—Mandarin entrées include a chicken-pork-beef-shrimp combo and a seafood-vegetable stir-fry; also features a sushi bar. 3445 Poplar, Suite 17, University Center. 452-4477. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

AUTOMATIC SLIM'S TONGA CLUB—Specializes in American Southwestern/Asian/Jamaican cuisine, including coconut mango shrimp and whole red snapper. Closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday. 83 S. Second. 525-7948. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

BAHAMA BREEZE—West Indies ribs, Jamaican-grilled chicken, and coconut shrimp are among the entrées at this Caribbean-themed restaurant. 2830 N. Germantown Parkway, Wolfchase Galleria. 385-8744. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

BANGKOK ALLEY—Thai cuisine includes noodle and curry dishes, as well as duck, catfish, and seafood entrées. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday, Cordova location. 830 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 753-7250. 2150 W. Poplar at Houston Levee (Collierville). 854-8748. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

THE BAR-B-Q SHOP—Dishes up barbecued ribs, bologna, chicken, pork shoulder sandwiches, and spaghetti, along with beef brisket, sandwiches, and salads. Closed Sunday. 1782 Madison. 272-1277. L, D, Br, X, $, MRA

BARI—Authentic Southeastern Italian cuisine emphasizes lighter entrées and fresh seafood, such as roasted striped bass, spaghetti carbonara, and fresh grilled sardines. 22 S. Cooper. 722-2244. D, FB, X, $$, MRA

BAYOU BAR & GRILL—Cajun fare includes jambalaya, gumbo, catfish Acadian, Cajun shrimp, red beans and rice, and muffulettas. 2105 Overton Square Lane. 278-8626. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

BEAUTY SHOP—American/Southwestern/Asian cuisine served in a former beauty shop. Closed for dinner Sunday. 966 S. Cooper. 272-7111. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

BENIHANA OF TOKYO—Japanese steakhouse with sushi bar offers beef, chicken, and seafood items grilled at your table. 912 Ridge Lake Boulevard. 683-7390. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$

BHAN THAI—Serves curries, pad Thai noodles, and vegetarian dishes, as well as seafood, pork, and duck entrées. Closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday and all day Monday. 1324 Peabody. 272-1538. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

BIG FOOT LODGE—Hefty portions of prime rib, lobster, deep-fried Cornish game hens, catfish, and burgers (including the 4-lb. Sasquatch) are specialties. 97 S. Second. 578-9800. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

BITTERSWEET RESTAURANT—Lobster pie and filet Oscar are specialties at this steak/seafood place with a New England flair. Closed Monday and for lunch Tuesday. 7685 Farmington Blvd. (Germantown). 624-9499. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$

BLUE COAST BURRITO—Build-your-own burritos with an array of steak, fish, chicken, and fresh veggies. Menu also includes fish tacos and made-to-order salads. 3546 Walker. 323-3730; The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-TACO. L, D, $

THE BLUE FISH—Seafood specialties include pecan-crusted grouper with crawfish-crab relish. Also organic meats, free-range chicken, and oyster bar. Closed Sunday. 2149 Young. 725-0230. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

BLUEFIN RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE—Serves fusion or "edge" cuisine featuring seafood and steaks; also, a sushi bar. 135 S. Main. 528-1010. L (Tuesday-Thursday), D, FB, X, $$, MRA

BLUES CITY PASTRY SHOP & COFFEE BAR—Downtown eatery offering a wide array of pastries, including éclairs, strudel, and muffins, as well as coffee drinks and breakfast items. 153 Main. 576-0010. $

BLUFF CITY BAYOU—Cajun specialties are gumbo, crawfish étouffée, and jambalaya, as well as po-boy sandwiches and muffulettas. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 694 Madison. 527-0860. L, X, $

BOILING POINT SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR—Louisiana-style seafood includes crawfish, shrimp and grits, catfish, pasta dishes, seafood platters, and more. 4975 Pepperchase Dr. (Southaven). 662-280-7555. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

BOL A PASTA—Serves shrimp scampi, baked pastas, steaks, and fresh seafood. 2200 N. Germantown Parkway. 384-7988; 3160 Village Shops Dr. 757-5609. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

BOMBAY HOUSE—Indian fare includes lamb korma and chicken tikka; also, a daily luncheon buffet. 1727 N. Germantown Parkway. 755-4114. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

BONEFISH GRILL—Two specialties are pistachio-parmesan-crusted rainbow trout and tenderloin portobello piccata; steak and pork also served. 1250 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 753-2220; The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-5822. L (Saturday-Sunday, Collierville), D, FB, X, $-$$

BONNE TERRE CAFE—Offers American/French/Continental cuisine, including roast rack of lamb, chicken Florentine. Closed Sunday and Monday. 4715 Church Rd. W., Nesbit, MS. 662-781-5100. D, FB, X, $$$, MRA

BOSCOS SQUARED—Serves pasta, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven; also a variety of freshly brewed beers; also Sunday brunch. 2120 Madison. 432-2222. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

BRONTE—Full-service restaurant in a bookstore setting serves seafood, steaks, pastas, quiches, sandwiches, and salads. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Extd. 374-0881. B, L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

BROOKLYN BRIDGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Specializing in such homemade entrées as pasta in a vodka-tomato-cream sauce. Closed Sunday. 1779 Kirby Pkwy. 755-7413. D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

BROTHER JUNIPER'S—The focus is on breakfast with fresh pastries; lunch menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches. Closed Monday. 3519 Walker. 324-0144, B, L, X, $, MRA

BRUNO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Chicken marsala, eggplant parmesan, cannelloni, and seafood pesto are among Bruno's specialties. Closed Sunday. 1354 Madison. 726-0770. L, D, X, $

THE BRUSHMARK—Serves sandwiches, salads, and crepes; a signature dish is African peanut soup. Closed Monday. Brooks Museum of Art, Overton Park, 1934 Poplar. 544-6225. L, D (every Thursday), FB, X, $, MRA

BUCKLEY'S FINE FILET GRILL—Specializes in steaks such as 8-oz. center-cut filets but also offers grilled chicken, seafood, and pasta. 5355 Poplar. 683-4538; 714 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 756-1639. Buckley's Lunch Box, 919 S. Yates (lunch M-F and takeout only). 682-0570. L (Yates only), D (not Yates), FB (beer and wine only at Yates), X, $-$$, MRA

THE BUTCHER SHOP—Serves steaks ranging from 8-oz. filets to a 30-oz. porterhouse; also chicken, pork chops, fresh seafood. 101 S. Front. 521-0856; 107 S. Germantown Rd. 757-4244. L (Friday only, S. Germantown Rd.), D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

CAFE 61—American eclectic/Asian/Cajun entrées include blackened grouper, King Creole pork chops, and crispy duck waffles; also Sunday brunch. 85 S. Second. 523-9351. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

CAFE 1912—French/American/Creole cuisine, with Italian influences; seafood entrées include steamed mussels; also crepes and salads; offers Sunday brunch. 243 S. Cooper. 722-2700. D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

CAFE GRILL—Asian/American entrées are chicken chow mein soup along with meatloaf, beef brisket, and certified Angus steaks; also a luncheon buffet. Closed Sunday. 120 W. Mulberry (Collierville). 853-7511. L, D, X, $

CAFE OLE—Chimichangas, shrimp diablo, fish tacos, vegetarian dishes, and daily specials are featured. 959 S. Cooper. 274-1504. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

CAFE PIAZZA BY PAT LUCCHESI—Cafe Piazza specializes in gourmet pizzas, panini sandwiches, and pasta. Closed Sunday. 139 S. Rowlett (Collierville). 861-1999. L, D, Br, Wi, X (except bathrooms), $-$$

CAFE SOCIETY—With Belgian and classic French influences, serves Angus beef, veal, chicken, and seafood dishes, along with weekly specials. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 212 N. Evergreen. 722-2177. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

CAFE TOSCANA—Serves contemporary Italian specialties, including parmesan talapia, along with other pasta and seafood. Closed Sunday. 5007 Black, Suite 150. 761-9522. D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

CAFFE ITALIA—Lasagna, cannelloni, and carpaccio are among dinner entréees; for lunch, panini sandwiches, salads. Closed Sunday-Monday. 102 Mulberry (Collierville). 850-8363. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

CAL'S STEAKHOUSE—University of Memphis basketball coach John Calipari lends his name and sports memorabilia to this restaurant serving steaks, pasta, and seafood. Double Tree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. 322-6666. B, L, D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

CAPRICCIO GRILL ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE—Prime steaks, seafood, pasta, and several Northern Italian specialties are entrées. 149 Union, The Peabody. 529-4199. B, L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL—Serves chicken marsala, calamari, various pastas, and other Old World Italian entrées. 5110 Poplar. 685-9900; 4600 Merchants Park Cr. (Collierville), The Avenue Carriage Crossing. 854-0200. L (Saturday-Sunday, Collierville; Sunday, Poplar), D, FB, X, $-$$

CASABLANCA CAFE—Rack of lamb, grilled salmon with mango sauce, moussaka, and vegetarian entrées are served at this Moroccan/Greek/Middle Eastern restaurant. 2156 Young. 725-8557. L, D, X, $-$$

CASPIAN PERSIAN CUISINE—Fesenjon — i.e., pomegranate sauce with walnuts poured over chicken breasts — is a specialty; also grilled filets, chicken, and Cornish hens. 715 W. Brookhaven Cr. 767-3134. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$

CAYENNE MOON—Serves New Orleans-Southern cuisine, specializing in lump crabcakes and seafood gumbo; also steaks. Closed Sunday-Monday. 94 S. Front. 522-1475. D, X, $-$$, MRA

CELTIC CROSSING—Irish fare — including shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and lamb stew — is featured here. 903 S. Cooper. 274-5151. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

CENTRAL BBQ—Dishing up ribs, sandwiches, hot wings, and more; also family packages. 2249 Central. 272-9377; 4375 Summer. 767-4672. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

CHAO PRAYA—Thai dishes are panang seafood, gang koa duck, and green papaya salad. Closed for dinner Monday. 3588 Ridgeway. 366-7827. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER—A true-blue burger joint, including the Serious (10 oz.), the Delirious (14 oz.), and the Famous One-Pounder (20 oz., to be more exact). All burgers and chicken sandwiches are made-to-order. Menu also includes a wide selection of shakes and malts. The Avenue Carriage Crossing. 861-6776. L, D, $

CHEZ PHILIPPE—Three-to-five-course meals offered with emphasis on French food with Asian flair. Afternoon tea also served 2 to 3 p.m. (reservations required). Closed Sunday and Monday. The Peabody, 149 Union. 529-4188. D, FB, X, $$$$, MRA

CHINA INN—Serves Chinese, American, and down-home-style cuisine; daily buffet featured. 4430 Elvis Presley Blvd. 396-0287; 2829 Covington Pike. 383-8211. L, D, Br, X, $

CIAO BELLA DA GUGLIELMO—Ciao Bella serves pasta, steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizza. 565 Erin Dr., Erinway Shopping Center. 205-2500. D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

CIRCA—Regional French cuisine with such specialties as sorghum-cured rack of lamb; menu includes steaks, chops, seafood. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 119 S. Main, Pembroke Square. 522-1488. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

CITY GROCERY—Southern eclectic menu of steaks and seafood changes seasonally; shrimp and grits is a specialty. Closed Sunday. 152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, Mississippi. 662-232-8080. L, D, FB, X (downstairs), $$-$$$

COLETTA'S—Longtime eatery serves lasagna, ravioli, and pizza with barbecue or traditional topping. Closed for lunch Sunday, South Parkway location. 2850 Appling Rd. 383-1122; 1063 S. Parkway E. 948-7652. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

CONTE'S—Lasagna, baked ziti, chicken parmesan, and mussels in white wine sauce are menu items. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday-Monday. 149 Madison. 526-6837. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

CORKY'S—Popular barbecue emporium offers both wet and dry ribs, plus a full menu of other barbecue entrées. 5259 Poplar. 685-9744; 1740 Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 737-1911; 743 W. Poplar (Collierville). 405-4999. L, D, Br, X, $-$$, MRA

COZYMEL'S—Serves coastal Mexican entrées from the Yucatan Especial to chicken flameado to sizzling fajitas; seafood entrées as well. 6450 Poplar. 763-1202. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

CREPE MAKER—Specializes in hand-held crepes, including Philly steak, pesto, chicken, and vegetarian; also desserts. Closed for dinner Sunday, Collierville. 175 Peabody Place. 522-1290; The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 861-1981. B, L, D, Br, Wi (coolers), X, $

CRESCENT CITY—Entrées include red beans and rice, muffulettas, po boys, crawfish, catfish, and beignets. The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-8580; 1315 Ridgeway. 763-7008; 6585 Towne Center Crossing (Southaven). 662-536-4013; 2362 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 213-9077. B (some locations), L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

CRUMPETS—British pub fare includes vegetable tarts, Cornish pasties, chicken salad, burgers, and chef's sampler. Tea served 2-3:30 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday. 262 S. Highland. 324-2221. L, Wi, X, $

CURRENTS—Offers a fusion of various cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, and Continental. Among the entrées are Dover sole, rack of lamb, and Tasmanian salmon. River Inn, 50 Harbor Town Square. 260-3333. B, D, FB, X, $$-$$$

DAILY GRILL—Serves classic American cuisine; dinner entrées include filet medallions, short ribs, steaks, burgers, and seafood, along with meatloaf and chicken pot pie. Westin Hotel, 170 Lt. George W. Lee. 334-5950. B, L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

DISH—Specialties here range from deviled crab cakes to tempura prawns with spicy red pepper aioli; also tapas, i.e., "small plates"; choose from 45 items. 948 S. Cooper. 276-0002. D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

DO—This small Tokyo-style sushi bar features teriyaki, sushi rolls, grilled items, bento-box meals, salads, and more. Closed Sunday and Monday. 964 S. Cooper. 272-0830. D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

DRAGON CHINA—Specializes in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Szechuan cuisine, all-day buffet, and a 140-item menu. 1680 Madison. 278-8838. L, D, X, $

EDO—Known for its seafood dishes and sushi. Entrées include shrimp tempura and chicken teriyaki. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday and all day Monday. 4792 Summer. 767-7096. L, D, Br, X, $-$$

EL CHICO—This mainstay in University Center dishes out fajitas, chimichangas, fried ice cream, and other Tex-Mex fare. Enchilada specials on Wednesdays. 3491 Poplar. 323-9609. L, D, FB, X, $

EL MEZCAL—Serves burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and other Mexican cuisine, as well as shrimp dinners and steak. 4688 Knight Arnold. 360-1838; 402 Perkins Extd. 761-7710; 694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-1447; 1492 Union. 274-4264. L, D, FB, X, $

EL PORTON—Fajitas and steak ranchero are just a few of the menu items. 2095 Merchants Row (Germantown). 754-4268; 65 S. Highland, Poplar Plaza. 452-7330; 1805 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 624-9358; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-5770; 8361 U.S. Highway 64. 380-7877. L, D, FB, X, $

EL SIETE MARES—Specializes in carnitas, tamales, tacos, jumbo burritos, and seafood entrées. Closed Wednesday. 3681 Jackson. 386-1199. L, D, Br, X (except bathrooms), $

ELFO'S—Changing luncheon menu features such specialties as pink-peppercorn salmon with orange sauce and eggplant Napoleon, along with soups, sandwiches, salads, and homemade desserts. Closed Sunday. 3092 Poplar. 888-0402. L, FB, X, $, MRA

ENCORE—Chef Jose Gutierrez offers French and Mediterranean entrées at this European-style bistro. Closed Monday. 150 Peabody Place, #111. 528-1415. D, FB, X, $$, MRA

EP DELTA KITCHEN & BAR—Serving a fusion of Cajun, Creole, and Southern cuisine in the former Elvis Presley's Memphis eatery. Specialties include lobster étouffée and smoked duck gumbo; also a late-night menu. 126 Beale at Second. 527-1444. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

EQUESTRIA—Serves American-global fusion cuisine with Southwestern accents; seasonal menu, weekly specials. Closed Sunday and Monday. 3165 Forest Hill-Irene. 869-2663. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

ERLING JENSEN, THE RESTAURANT—Presents "globally inspired" cuisine; specialties are rack of lamb, fresh fish, and wild game. 1044 S. Yates. 763-3700. D, FB, X, $$$, MRA

FELICIA SUZANNE'S—Crispy oysters in New Orleans barbecue sauce and filet of beef tenderloin with applewood-smoked-bacon potato cakes are American-Southern specialties. Closed Sunday and Monday. Brinkley Plaza, 80 Monroe, Suite L1. 523-0877. L (Friday only), D, FB, X, $$$, MRA

FINO VILLA—Entrées include prime filet mignon, sea bass, lobster ravioli, and pollo Fino Villa. 875 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-2626. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

FIREBIRDS—Specialties are hand-cut steaks, prime rib, rotisserie chicken, and fresh seafood, 8470 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 379-1300; The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-1603. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

FLEMING'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE—Serves steaks, prime beef, and chops, as well as chicken and fresh fish. 6245 Poplar. 761-6200. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

THE FLYING FISH—Serves up fried and grilled versions of shrimp, crab legs, oysters, catfish, and more. 105 S. Second. 522-8228. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

FOLK'S FOLLY ORIGINAL PRIME STEAK HOUSE—Specializes in prime steaks, as well as lobster, grilled Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb, and weekly specials. 551 S. Mendenhall. 762-8200. D, FB, X, $$$-$$$$, MRA

FORMOSA—Offers Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan cuisine, including sesame chicken, Mongolian and broccoli beef, and hot-and-sour soup. Closed Monday. 6685 Quince. 753-9898. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

FRATELLI'S—Serves hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and soups. Closed Sunday and Monday. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry. 576-4118. L, X, $

FUJI CAFE—Offers traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi bar; specialties are teriyaki and tempura dishes. 875 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-7758. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $$

GERMANTOWN COMMISSARY—Serves barbecue sandwiches, ribs, nachos, and shrimp in a rustic atmosphere. 2290 S. Germantown. 754-5540. L, D, Br, X (except bathrooms), $, MRA

GOLDEN INDIA—Northern Indian specialties include tandoori chicken as well as lamb, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes; also, a luncheon buffet. 2097 Madison. 728-5111. L, D, Br, Wi, $

GRIDLEY'S—Offers barbecued ribs, pork plate, chicken, and smoked turkey; also lunch specials. Closed Tuesday. 6842 Stage. 377-8055. L, D, X, $-$$, MRA

GRILL 83—European-style steakhouse serves prime steaks and fresh seafood, including a bone-in 16-oz. Kansas City filet, Atlantic salmon, and signature New Orleans-style seafood gumbo. 83 Madison, Madison Hotel. 333-1224. B, L, D, FB, X (except bathrooms), $$-$$$, MRA

FRANK GRISANTI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Northern Italian favorites include pasta with jumbo shrimp and mushrooms; also seafood, filet mignon, and daily lunch specials. Closed for lunch Sunday. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1022 Shady Grove. 761-9462. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

RONNIE GRISANTI AND SONS—Specializes in handmade Tuscan cuisine. Menu items include ravioli and baked manicotti, along with seafood and steaks. Closed Sunday. 2855 Poplar. 323-0007. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

THE GROVE GRILL—Offers steaks, chops, seafood, and other American cuisine with a Southern flair; entrées include shrimp and grits, and sweet potato and turnip green hash; also Sunday brunch. 4550 Poplar. 818-9951. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

GUS'S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN—Serves chicken with signature spicy batter, along with homemade beans, slaw, and pies. 310 S. Front. 527-4877; 215 South St. (Collierville). 853-6005. (Original location: 505 Highway 70 W., Mason, TN. 294-2028.) L, D, Br, X, $-$$, MRA

HALF SHELL—Specializes in seafood, such as King crab legs; also serves steaks, chicken, pastas, salads, and sandwiches; oyster bar at Winchester location. 688 S. Mendenhall. 682-3966; 7825 Winchester. 737-6755. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

HAPPY MEXICAN—Fajitas, steak ranchero, and a shrimp cocktail are specialties. 385 S. Second. 529-9991. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

HARD ROCK CAFE—Tons to eat and tons of rock memorabilia at this popular franchise. Menu includes "Tupelo" chicken tenders, New York strip steak, grilled salmon, and more. 315 Beale. 529-0007. L, D, FB, $-$$

HARRY'S DETOUR—Eclectic American menu includes pecan-smoked meats and daily seafood specials. Closed Sunday and Monday, Cooper location; closed Sunday and Monday and dinner Tuesday, G.E. Patterson location. 532 S. Cooper. 276-7623; 106 G.E. Patterson. 523-9070. L, D, Br, X, $-$$

HELLO RESTAURANT—Lemon-grass chicken, vegetarian dishes, noodle soup, and stir-fry combos are among the Chinese/Vietnamese/American entrées. Closed Sunday. 5910 Mt. Moriah (just west of Ridgeway), Suite 103. 362-8875. L, D, Br, X, $-$$

HIBACHI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI BAR—In addition to Japanese-style grilled steaks and seafood, Hibachi serves salads, soups, and hand rolls. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 2809 Kirby Parkway, Suite 109. 737-2124. L, D, FB, X, $$

HIGH POINT PIZZA—Serves salads, sandwiches, and pizzas, including barbecue pork, veggie, four-meat, and more. Pizza-by-the slice is available during lunch. 477 High Point Terrace. 452-3339. Closed Monday. L, D, $

HONG KONG—Cantonese and Mandarin standards are sweet-and-sour chicken and pepper beef. 3966 Elvis Presley. 396-0801. L, D, Br, X, $

HUNAN GOURMET—Serves authentic Asian cuisine and features a sushi bar, Hong Kong-style noodle bar, and Mongolian barbecue. 2965 N. Germantown Rd., Suite 102. 371-9329. L, D, Br, X, $

HUNAN PALACE—Menu items include Peking duck, orange beef, and "flower basket" of fish, chicken, and vegetables in a Mandarin sauce. 1140 N. Germantown Parkway, Suite 101 (Cordova). 751-8863; 7140 Highway 64. 388-7848. L, D, Br, X, $

INDIA PALACE—Tandoori chicken, lamb boti kabobs, and chicken tikka masala are among the entrées; also, vegetarian options and a daily lunch buffet. 1720 Poplar. 278-1199. L, D, Br, X, $

INN AT HUNT-PHELAN—Cuisine served in the mansion dining rooms is American with a Southern emphasis; also French entrées; smaller dishes served at the Veranda Grill; Sunday brunch. 533 Beale. 525-8225. Closed for dinner Sunday and all day Monday-Tuesday. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

INTERIM—Offers American-seasonal cuisine. A specialty is Memphis barbecued pork chop with goat-cheese grits, bacon-wilted greens, and smoked tomato sauce; also a Gulf seafood of the day. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 105. 818-0821. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

INTERSTATE BAR-B-Q—Specialties include chopped pork-shoulder sandwiches, ribs, hot wings, spaghetti, chicken, and turkey. Closed Sunday, Southaven location. 2265 S. Third. 775-2304; 150 W. Stateline Rd. (Southaven). 662-393-5699. L, D, Br (S. Third), X, $, MRA

ITTA BENA—Cajun-American cuisine served here, along with steaks, chops, and seafood. Closed Sunday. 143 Beale (upstairs). 578-3031. D, FB, $$, MRA

JA JA'S THAI RESTAURANT—The menu offers some 40 traditional Thai entrées, including sweet and spicy pork; popular for its egg rolls. Closed Sunday and Monday. 192 Washington (Collierville). 850-5222. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $

JARRETT'S—Changing menu of American bistro cuisine includes horseradish-encrusted grouper and smoked trout ravioli with Arkansas caviar. Closed Sunday. 5689 Quince. 763-2264. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

JASMINE THAI RESTAURANT—Entrées include panang green curry, masaman, and pad thai (noodles, shrimp, and peanuts); also seafood, vegetarian dishes. Closed Monday. 916 S. Cooper. 725-0223. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

JIM'S PLACE—Features American, Greek, and Continental cuisine with such entrées as souflima (pork tenderloin) and Grecian lamb; also steaks and seafood. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 5560 Shelby Oaks. 388-7200; 3660 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-5000. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

JIM'S PLACE GRILLE—An offspring of Jim's Place, featuring contemporary American cuisine with a Greek accent. The menu features sandwiches (among them a Grecian lamb burger), seafood, steaks, and more, and also includes a selection of "Jim's Place Favorites" from the original restaurant. Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. 3660 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-5000. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

JOE'S CRAB SHACK—Serves a variety of seafood, along with chicken, steak, and pasta. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 7990 Horizon Blvd. 384-7478. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

LA BAGUETTE—Offering soups, quiche, sandwiches (including paninis), and pastries in a French-style setting. 3088 Poplar. 458-0900. B (bakery), L, X, $, MRA

LA HACIENDA—Among the specialties are carnitas, shrimp adobe, and Mexican lasagna. 746 W. Poplar (Collierville). 850-7698; 1760 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 624-2920; 175-B Goodman Rd. W. 662-349-4484; 7034 Highway 64 (Oakland) 465-1505. L, D, FB, X, $

LA PLAYITA MEXICANA—Specializes in seafood, including red snapper and oysters; also offers steaks and a variety of Hispanic entrées. 6194 Macon. 377-0181. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

LE CHARDONNAY—Seafood, steak, and chicken entrées include Stilton-stuffed tenderloin and citrus-glazed grouper; also wood-fired pizzas. Closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday. 2100-5 Overton Square Lane. 725-1375. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

LEE KAN'S ASIAN GRILL—Offers Pan-Asian cuisine; pepper-orange steak and Hong Kong-style noodles are entrées; also sushi. 255 New Byhalia, Ste. 111 (Collierville). 853-6686. L, D, FB, X, $$

LEELAVADEE THAI CUISINE—Green curry with shrimp (or beef, pork, chicken, tofu, or vegetables) is a specialty here; also tom-yum soup. Closed Monday. 775 Goodman, Suite 11 (Southaven). 662-536-4699. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

LEONARD'S—Serves barbecue ribs, sandwiches, spaghetti, and catfish; also a lunch and dinner buffet. 5465 Fox Plaza. 360-1963. L, D, Br, X, $, MRA

LOBSTER KING—Specializes in Cantonese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, including crab, clams, and lobster. 32 N. Cleveland. 725-5990. L, D, X, $-$$, MRA

LOLO'S TABLE—Features regional classics. Specialties are pan-seared scallops and sautéed lump crab cakes. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 128 Monroe. 522-9449. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

LOS COMPADRES—Entrées are enchiladas, burritos, tamales, tacos, and vegetarian dishes. 2617 Poplar. 458-5731. L, D, FB, X, $

LOTUS—Serves Vietnamese-Asian fare, including whole boneless duck, lemon-grass chicken and shrimp, egg rolls, and spicy Vietnamese vermicelli. 4970 Summer. 682-1151. D, Br, X, $

MCEWEN'S ON MONROE—Southern-American entrées include pepper-seared beef tenderloin with a Dijon cognac cream sauce and sweet-potato-crusted catfish with mac-and-cheese. Closed for lunch Saturday, all day Sunday. 122 Monroe. 527-7085. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

DAN MCGUINNESS PUB—Serves fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and other Irish fare; also such entrées as herb-crusted salmon. 150 Peabody Place. 527-8500; 4698 Spottswood. 761-3711. B (Saturday-Sunday), L, D, FB, X, $-$$

MADIDI—Owned in part by actor Morgan Freeman, Madidi serves French cuisine with a Southern flair. Closed Sunday and Monday. 164 Delta, Clarksdale, MS. 662-627-7770/7724. D, FB, X (downstairs), $$-$$$

THE MAJESTIC—Offers American food, including pizza, shrimp, and pork tenderloin. 145 S. Main. 522-8555. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

MANTIA'S—A Mediterranean cafe, deli, and market serving soups, sandwiches, salads, steaks, pasta, and seafood. Closed Sunday. 4856 Poplar. 762-8560. L, D, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

MARCIANO MEDITERRANEAN AND ITALIAN CUISINE—Greek beef with eggplant and seafood risotto are among the entrées at this ethnic eatery. Closed Monday. 780 Brookhaven Cl. 682-1660. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

MARMALADE—Southern homestyle entrées include catfish, fried chicken, pork chops, barbecued ribs, seafood gumbo, and chili. Closed Sunday and Monday. 153 G.E. Patterson. 522-8800. D, FB, X, $

MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE—Serves tandoori chicken, tikka masala, as well as lamb and shrimp entrées; also a lunch buffet, weekend dinner buffet. 6524 Quince. 753-8755. L, D, Br, X, $

MEDALLION—Offers steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta entrées; buffets at both lunch and dinner. 3700 Central, Holiday Inn (Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality). 678-8200. B, L, D (except Sunday), FB, X, $-$$, MRA

THE MELTING POT—Steak, seafood, and poultry entrées prepared fondue-style at your table; also package meals. 2828 Wolfcreek Parkway. 380-9500. D, FB, X, $$-$$$$, MRA

MEMPHIS PIZZA CAFE—Homemade pizzas are specialties; also serves sandwiches, calzones, and salads. 2089 Madison. 726-5343; 5061 Park. 684-1306; 7604 W. Farmington (Germantown). 753-2218; 5627 Getwell (Southaven). 662-536-1364; 797 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-7800. L, D, Br, Wi (Madison only), X, $, MRA

MESQUITE CHOP HOUSE—The focus here is on steaks, including a prime filet, a 24-oz. porterhouse, and a bone-in tenderloin; also, some seafood options. 5960 Getwell (Southaven). 662-890-2467; 88 Union. 527-5337. D, FB, X, $$-$$$

MIKASA JAPAN—Seafood and traditional Japanese dishes include sukiyaki, shrimp tempura, and chicken teriyaki; sushi buffet also featured. Closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday. 6150 Poplar. 683-0000. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

MISS POLLY'S SOUL CITY CAFÉ—Fried chicken and waffles are a specialty at this downtown restaurant; also serves chicken and dressing, pot roast, and other home-cooking favorites. 154 Beale. 527-9060. B, L, D, $

MISTER B—Features New Orleans-style seafood and steaks. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 6655 Poplar, Suite 107. 751-5262. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE—Formerly Cielo's, this new eatery specializes in tapas (small plates) featuring global cuisine. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. 679 Adams. 524-1886. D, FB, X, $

MOLLY'S LA CASITA—Fajitas, chiles rellenos, a vegetarian combo, and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a few of the specialties. 2006 Madison. 726-1873. L, D, FB, X, $-$$ MRA

MORTIMER'S—Trout almondine, hand-cut steaks, and seafood pasta are among the offerings; also sandwiches, salads, and nightly specials. Closed for lunch Saturday. 590 N. Perkins. 761-9321. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

MOSA ASIAN BISTRO—Specialties include sesame chicken, pad Thai, and other Pan Asian entrées. Closed Sunday. 1825 Kirby Parkway. 755-6755. L, D, Br, X, $

MOVIE & PIZZA COMPANY—Offers a wide selection of pizzas as well as a wide selection of movies for rent. The menu includes meat and veggie pizzas as well as sandwiches. 110 Harbor Town Sq. 527-2233. L, D, Br, $

MULAN—Hunan chicken, spicy tofu, and orange beef served here; sushi too. 2059 Houston Levee. 850-5288. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

MY GREEK Cafe—Various seafood and lamb dishes — including lamb brisket and smoked lamb ribs — are among the authentic Greek specialties. Closed Sunday. 345 Madison. 507-2720. L, D, FB, X, $

NAGASAKI INN—Grilled chicken, steak, and lobster are among the main courses; meal is cooked at your table. 3951 Summer. 454-0320. D, FB, X (except bathrooms), $-$$

NAM KING—Offers luncheon and dinner buffets and such specialties as fried dumplings, pepper steak, and orange chicken. 4594 Yale. 373-4411. L, D, Br, X, $

NAPA CAFE—American eclectic specialties are prime dry-aged beef with red wine shallot demi-glace, rack of lamb, and potato-encrusted halibut. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 5101 Sanderlin, Suite 122. 683-0441. L, D, FB, X, $$, MRA

NEELY'S BAR-B-QUE—Serves pork ribs, sandwiches, spaghetti, hot wings, nachos, and smoked turkey. 670 Jefferson. 521-9798; 5700 Mt. Moriah. 795-4177. L, D, Br, X, $, MRA

NEW ASIA—Specializing in authentic Chinese food. 2075 Exeter (Germantown). 758-8388. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

NEW HUNAN—Chinese eatery with more than 80 entrées; also lunch/dinner buffets and a sushi bar. 5052 Park. 766-1622. L, D, X, $

OLD VENICE—Lasagna, pizzas, paninis, and various pastas are among the specialties here, including the "Pasta Maria" and the "John Wayne Pizza." 368 S. Perkins Ext. 767-6872. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

ON THE BORDER—Dishes out such Tex-Mex specialties as fajitas and steak-and-shrimp combination. 8101 Giacosa Pl. (Cordova). 372-8883; 4552 Poplar. 763-0569; 7935 Winchester. 755-6404; 6572 Airways Blvd. 662-536-0901. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

OWEN BRENNAN'S—New Orleans-style menu of beef, chicken, pasta, and seafood; jambalaya and crawfish etouffée are specialties; also Sunday brunch. Closed for dinner Sunday. The Regalia, 6150 Poplar. 761-0990. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

PANCHO'S—Serves up a variety of Mexican standards, including tacos, enchiladas, and mix-and-match platters. 3600 Broadway (West Memphis). 870-735-6466; 717 N. White Station. 685-5404. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

PANDA GARDEN—Sesame chicken and broccoli beef are among the Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan entrées at this popular eatery. 3735 Summer. 323-4819. L, D, BR, $-$$

PA PA PIA—Entrées at this new Italian eatery are homemade manicotti and grilled pizzas; also ricotta cheesecake. 83 Union Ave. 521-4331. L, D, FB, # $-$$

PASTA ITALIA—Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pastas; specialties include ravioli, cannelloni, and seafood dishes. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday-Monday. 101 N. Center (Collierville). 861-0255. L, D, Wi, X, $$-$$$

PAULETTE'S—Presents fine dining with a Continental flavor, including such entrées as crepes Florentine; also grilled steaks, chicken, salads, and rich desserts; offers weekend brunch. 2110 Madison. 726-5128. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

PEARL'S OYSTER HOUSE—Downtown eatery serving seafood, including oysters, crawfish, and stuffed butterfly shrimp, as well as beef, chicken, and pasta dishes. Closed Sunday. 299 S. Main. 522-9070. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

PEI WEI ASIAN DINER—Serves Pan Asian cuisine (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese) including General Tsao's chicken. 1680 Union, #109. 722-3780; 2257 N. Germantown Pkwy. 382-1822. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $

PEKING—Chinese specialties include orange beef, ginger ribs, and house duck. Closed Sunday. 3241 Elvis Presley Blvd. 346-8930. L, D, Br, $

PETE & SAM'S—Serving Memphis for more than 50 years; offers steaks, seafood, and traditional Italian dishes. 3886 Park. 458-0694. D, Br, X (except bathrooms), $-$$

PETRA DELI & CAFE—Serves Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern sandwiches and entrées. Closed Sunday. 2140 W. Poplar Ave. (Collierville). 853-3521; 6641 Poplar. 754-4440. L, D, Br, X, $

PETRA RESTAURANT—Offers primarily Greek cuisine, with some Middle Eastern and Korean dishes. Closed Sunday and Monday 1761 Madison. 726-6700. L, D, Br, X, $$

P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO—Specialties are Mongolian beef and chicken in lettuce wraps; also vegetarian dishes, including spicy eggplant. Park at Ridgeway, Park Place Centre. 818-3889. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

PHO VIETNAM—Offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine, including stir-fry, spring rolls, and egg rolls. 1411 Poplar. 728-4711. L, D, Br, X, $

THE PIER—Specializes in steaks, prime rib, and seafood, including King crab and lobster tails; has excellent river views. 100 Wagner Place. 526-7381. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

PIG-N-WHISTLE—Offers pork shoulder sandwiches, wet and dry ribs, catfish, spaghetti, and stuffed barbecue potatoes; also homemade pies. 2740 Bartlett. 386-3300; 6084 Kerr-Rosemark. 872-2455. L, D, Br, FB (Kerr-Rosemark), X, $-$$

RED LOBSTER—Specializes in crab legs, lobster, and shrimp dishes; also pastas, salads, steaks, and chicken. 6222 Winchester. 794-5567; 8161 Highway 64. 387-0056; 6555 Airways (Southaven). 662-536-1960. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$

RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS—Menu includes a large selection of gourmet burgers from the 5 Alarm with jalepeno peppers and salsa to the Monster Burger with two beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. 1231 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-5501; The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-7645. L, D, FB, $

RENDEZVOUS—Menu items include barbecued ribs, chicken, beef brisket, nachos; also cheese plates, skillet shrimp, Greek salads. Closed Sunday-Monday. 52 S. Second. 523-2746. L (Friday-Saturday only), D, Br, Wi, X, $, MRA

RIO LOCO—Authentic Mexican entrées include fajitas, burritos, and seafood selections, including shrimp and tilapia. 117 Union. 523-2142. L, D, FB, X, $

RIVER OAKS—Crab cakes are among the specialties at this East Memphis restaurant serving "French-American classics"; also free-range/organic meats. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday. 5871 Poplar. 683-9305. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL—Offers Northern Italian cuisine, including pasta Milano and penne rustica; also steaks, seafood, and salads. 6705 Poplar. 753-6588; 2859 N. Germantown Parkway. 266-4565. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

ROOKS CORNER—American bistro serving steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridgelake Blvd., 762-7477. B, L, D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

ROUSTICA—Pastas and breads made from scratch are specialties at this new eatery in the former site of Marena's Gerani; also fresh seafood and prime meats. Closed Sunday-Monday. 1545 Overton Park. 726-6228. D, FB, X, $$

ROYAL PANDA—Hunan fish, Peking duck, Szechuan chicken, and a seafood combo are among the specialties. 3120 Village Shops Dr. (Germantown). 756-9697. L, D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Offers prime steaks cut and aged in-house, as well as lamb, chicken, and fresh seafood, including lobster. 6120 Poplar. 761-0055. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

SAIGON LE—Vietnamese/Chinese specialties include pork chops with mushrooms and shrimp in black-bean sauce; vegetarian options too. Closed Sunday. 51 N. Cleveland. 276-5326. L, D, Br, X (except bathrooms), $

SAITO STEAKHOUSE—Japanese cuisine cooked at your table; sushi bar has 100 offerings. Closed for lunch Saturday. 6600 Stage, Suite 101. 373-1957. L, D, FB, X, $$

SAKURA—Sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are Japanese specialties. Closed Sunday. 2060 West. 758-8181. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

SALSA—Specialties include carnitas, chiles rellenos, and fajitas; also Southwestern seafood dishes such as tilapia with fresh pico de gallo. Closed Sunday. Regalia Shopping Center, 6150 Poplar. 683-6325. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

SAUCES—Specializes primarily in seafood — including grouper, mahi, and halibut — accompanied by diners' choice of complementary sauces, such as rosemary tomato basil and lobster cream. Closed Monday. 95 S. Main, Suite 106. 473-9573. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

SAWADDII—Among the Thai entrées are grilled sea bass with curry sauce and mahi-mahi with spicy chili sauce. 121 Union. 529-1818. L, D, FB, X, $-$$, MRA

SEKISUI OF JAPAN/SEKISUI PACIFIC RIM & SUSHI BISTRO—Authentic Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi bar, grilled meats and seafood, California rolls, and vegetarian entrées. Pacific Rim cuisine at Poplar location. Closed for lunch Saturday-Sunday at Belvedere, Union, Poplar, Collierville, and Goodman locations. Closed for lunch Saturday and for dinner Sunday at Horn Lake location. Humphreys Center, 50 Humphreys Blvd. Suite 14. 747-0001; 25 Belvedere. 725-0005; Union at Second, Holiday Inn Select. 523-0001; 4724 Poplar (between Perkins and Colonial). 767-7770; 1884 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 309-8800; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). Suite 107. 854-0622; 1255 Goodman Rd. W. (Horn Lake, MS). 662-536-4404. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

SHANG HAI—Offers Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine; one specialty is shrimp wrapped in bacon and noodles. Closed Sunday. 1400 Poplar. 722-8692. L, D, Br, X (except bathrooms), $

SHANTI STEAK HOUSE—Serves steak, chicken, pork chops, and seafood, including shrimp. Closed Sunday. 336 New Byhalia. 861-7177. D, Br, X, $-$$

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT—Entrées include tempura, teriyaki, and sushi, as well as grilled fish and chicken entrées. Closed for lunch Saturday. 2324 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 384-4122. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

SIDE PORCH STEAK HOUSE—In addition to steak, the menu includes chicken, pork chops, and fish entrées; homemade rolls are a specialty. Closed Sunday and Monday. 5689 Stage. 377-2484. D, FB, X, $-$$

SPINDINI—Judd Grisanti offers regional Mediterranean fare, featuring steaks, seafood, and chicken dishes, cooked in a wood-burning oven. 383 S. Main. 578-2767. D, FB, X, $-$$$, MRA

STELLA—"Southern/global" fine-dining cuisine features steaks, fresh seafood, lamb, and more. Closed Sunday. 39 S. Main (at Monroe). 526-4950. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

STIX—Hibachi steakhouse with Asian cuisine features steak, chicken, and a filet-and-lobster combination; also sushi. Closed for lunch Sunday. The Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-3399. L, D, FB, X, $-$$

SWANKY'S TACO SHOP—Burritos and tacos are made-to-order at this fast-casual restaurant, which also features a tequila bar. 6641 Poplar (Germantown). 737-2088. L, D, FB, $

SWEET, THE EXQUISITE DESSERTERIE—Offering desserts ranging from chocolate fondue and brioche pudding to baklava and homemade marshmallows. Also serving savory appetizers as well as coffee drinks. 938 S. Cooper. 726-4300. $

THE TENNESSEAN—Set in an old train car on Collierville's town square. Changing seasonal menu of contemporary Southern cuisine includes steaks, fish, poultry, and pasta. Closed Sunday-Monday. 123 N. Rowlett. 853-9447. L, D, FB, X, $-$$$

TEXAS DE BRAZIL—Serves beef, pork, lamb, and chicken dishes and Brazilian sausage; 60-item gourmet salad area; weekend brunch. 150 Peabody Place, Suite 103. 526-7600. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

THREE OAKS GRILL—Rack of lamb, filet Paulette, prime New York strip T-bones, and crab-stuffed halibut are among the entrées. Closed for lunch Saturday. 2285 S. Germantown Rd. 757-8225. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

TIMBEAUX'S—Creole/French specialties include fish stew in a tomato saffron broth, steak bordelaise, crawfish pizza, and jumbo shrimp and grits. Closed for lunch Saturday and all day Sunday. 333 Losher. Hernando, MS. 662-429-0500. L, D, FB, X, $$-$$$

THE TOWER ROOM AMERICAN GRILL—Offers steaks, seafood, pasta, lamb, and chicken dishes; also, vegetarian upon request. Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar, Suite 3300. 767-8776. L (Monday-Friday), D (Wednesday-Saturday), FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

TSUNAMI—Features Pacific Rim cuisine (Asia, Australia, South Pacific, etc.); also a changing "small plate" menu. Closed Sunday. 928 S. Cooper. 274-2556. D, FB, X, $$-$$$, MRA

TYCOON—Among the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai entrées are spicy garlic shrimp and coconut-curry chicken. 3307 Kirby Pkwy. 362-8788. L, D, Br, X, $

UMAI—Japanese-French fusion specialties include spinach gyozas stuffed with wild mushroom duxelles and marinated duck breast; also, Sunday brunch. Closed Monday-Tuesday. 2015 Madison. 405-4241. D, Br, Wi, X, $-$$, MRA

WANG'S CHINA BISTRO—Among the specialties here are crisp duck, shrimp, and scallops in garlic sauce and grilled chicken with cucumber. 4002 Park. 327-4089. L, D, FB, $, MRA

WANG'S MANDARIN HOUSE—Offers Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and spicy Hunan entrées, as well as vegetarian and weight-watcher specials. Closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday. 6065 Park, Park Place Mall. 763-0676; 113 S. Main. 523-2065. L, D, FB, X, $, MRA

WASABI SUSHI & SAKE BAR—In addition to sushi, Wasabi serves various lunch and dinner combos. Closed for lunch Saturday. 1134 N. Germantown Pkwy. 754-0567. L, D, Br, Wi, $-$$

WHOLE HOG CAFE—Offering a large menu of barbecue beef, pork, and chicken dishes, including the "Whole Hawg Platter," which features pulled pork, beef brisket, baby back ribs, beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and dinner roll. 5727 Quince. 682-8882; 1250 Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 757-5255. L, D, $-$$

WOMAN'S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM—Chicken-salad plate, beef tenderloin, soups-and-sandwiches, and vegetable plates are specialties; adjacent shop features handmade items. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 88 Racine. 327-5681. L, X, $

YIA YIA'S EUROCAFE—Wood-roasted salmon and pork chops with smoked mushroom sauce are among the entrées; also steaks, pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads; also, Sunday brunch. 7615 West Farmington at Poplar, Shops of Saddle Creek. 756-4004. L, D, FB, X, $$

ZANZIBAR—Specializes in New World cuisine; entrées include Thai-glazed chicken wings, peanut soup, and various sandwiches and salads. Closed Sunday (except for brunch), Monday-Tuesday. 412 S. Main. 543-9646. L, D, FB, X, $-$$


From downtown Memphis to out East to Oxford, Mississippi, if the nightlife is your thing, these places represent the best of what the Mid-South has to offer.


Bel Air Club

6195 Macon


Bob's Sports Bar & Grill

2244 Whitten


Hog Head Saloon at the Billiards Club

2686 Kirby-Whitten 362-8685

Jordan's Karaoke Cafe

5806 Stage


BEALE STREET Alfred's 197 Beale


B.B. King's Blues Club

147 Beale


Beale St. Tap Room

163 Beale


Blues City Cafe

138 Beale


Blues Hall

182 Beale


Club 152

152 Beale


Double Deuce Beale St.

340 Beale


EP Delta Kitchen and Bar

126 Beale


King's Palace Cafe

162 Beale


King's Palace Patio

162 Beale


New Daisy Theatre

330 Beale


O'Sullivan's on Beale

183 Beale


The Pig on Beale

167 Beale


Rum Boogie Cafe

182 Beale


Superior Bar

159 Beale


Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel

170 Lt. George W. Lee


Wet Willie's

209 Beale



Bangkok Alley

2150 W. Poplar at Houston Levee


Central Park in the Avenue Carriage Crossing

4674 Merchant's Park Circle, Suite 432 854-8240, ext. 6

Fino Villa

875 W. Poplar, Collierville


Huey's Collierville

2130 Poplar



Bahama Breeze

2830 N. Germantown Pkwy.



901 Cordova Station 315-7211

Fox and Hound English Pub & Grill

847 Exocet


Huey's Cordova

1771 N. Germantown Pkwy. 754-3885

Joe's Crab Shack

7990 Horizon


Southern Crow

1204 N. Houston Levee


T.J. Mulligan's 64

2121 N. Houston Levee


T.J. Mulligan's Cordova

8071 Trinity



Best Western Benchmark Hotel

164 Union



341 Madison


Cafe Soul

492 S. Main


Dan McGuinness Pub

150 Peabody Place


Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

130 Peabody Place


The Gibson Beale Street Showcase

145 Lt. George W. Lee

544-7998 ext. 4080

High Point Café

111 Jackson


Huey's Downtown

77 S. Second


J&J Bar and Grill

1065 N. Thomas



603 Monroe


Marmalade Restaurant & Lounge

153 G.E. Patterson


Mollie Fontaine Lounge

679 Adams


The Peabody

149 Union



121 Union


T.J. Mulligan's Pinch

362 N. Main



412 S. Main



Barbie's Place

3660 Summer


Brookhaven Pub & Grill

695 Brookhaven Circle


The Cockeyed Camel

6080 Primacy Pkwy. 683-4056

Dan McGuinness Pub

4698 Spottswood 761-3711

Doc Watson's

1817 Kirby


Folk's Folly

551 S. Mendenhall 762-8200

Huey's Poplar

4872 Poplar


Old Venice

368 Perkins Ext. 767-6872

Owen Brennan's

6150 Poplar


The Paragon Lounge

2865 Walnut Grove 320-0026

The Premier

5020 American Way 365-0077


6150 Poplar


Silver Spoon

6063 Mt. Moriah


Sports Pub

5012 Park


T.G.'s Lounge

3870 Macon


T.J. Mulligan's Quince

6635 Quince


Willie Moffatt's

2779 Whitten


The Windjammer Restaurant

786 E. Brookhaven Circle 683-9044


RJ's Sports Restaurant

120 Quinton Dr.


The Roadhouse

2961 Overton Crossing


Time-Out Lounge

206 Tracy


VFW Post 7175

4681 Cuba-Millington



Swanky's Taco Shop

6641 Poplar




2018 Court


Beauty Shop

966 S. Cooper


Blue Monkey

2012 Madison


The Blue Worm

1405 Airways


Boscos Squared

2120 Madison


The Buccaneer

1368 Monroe


Cafe Ole

959 S. Cooper


Callie's Place

1243 Walker


Celtic Crossing

903 S. Cooper


Crossroads Bar & Grill

1278 Jefferson


Daddy Q's Night Club

831 Jackson


The Dregs

1688 Lamar


Fresh Slices

1585 Overton Park


Full Moon Club

Above Zinnie's East at 1718 Madison


Hi-Tone Café

1913 Poplar


Huey's Midtown

1927 Madison


Hughes Uptown

1217 N. Thomas


Java Cabana

2170 Young


Madison Flame

1588 Madison


The Metro

1349 Autumn



1589 Madison



1835 Madison


Otherlands Coffee Bar

641 S. Cooper


P&H Café

1532 Madison



2110 Madison


Live music Fridays-Sundays.

The Poplar Lounge

2586 Poplar


Printer's Alley

322 S. Cleveland



1545 Overton Park 726-6228

Senses The Night Club

2866 Poplar


Wild Bill's

1580 Vollintine


Young Avenue Deli

2119 Young




On Jamison Rd. in Marshall County, MS

Ben's Place

3964 Goodman, Southaven, MS


Huey's Southaven

7090 Malco, Southaven, MS


Mel's Bar

8690 Highway 51 N., Southaven, MS


Mesquite Chop House

5960 Getwell, Southaven, MS


Mi Tierra

201 State Line 662-280-1127

Two Stick

1007 Harrison, Oxford, MS



Cat's Music & DVDs

3249 Austin Peay 385-2287


5709 Raleigh-LaGrange



4396 Raleigh-LaGrange


Stage Stop

2951 Cela



The Red Wagon

5275 S. Third



The Cottage Restaurant

3297 Summer



Liquid Lounge

557 S. Highland


MO's Edge Coffeehouse

3521 Walker



539 S. Highland


South Park Bar

887 S. Highland



Southland Park Gaming and Racing

1550 N. Ingram 870-467-6182


Java, Juice, & Jazz

1423 Elvis Presley 774-3004

Marlowe's Restaurant

4381 Elvis Presley Blvd.


Rock-n-Roll Cafe

3715-5 Elvis Presley, at Elvis's After Dark 398-5692

The Rose

1441 East Brooks Road (inside the Airport Inn)


VFW Post 4935

1942 Lynnbrook Place


The View Sports Bar & Grill

3222 Airways



Cactus Jack's

4069 Lamar


Cheyenne Country

1976 E. Shelby Dr. 332-9428

Divine Wings & Bar

3279 Kirby


Half Shell

7825 Winchester 737-6755

Huey's Southwind

7825 Winchester 624-8911

Sports Bar & Grill

3569 S. Mendenhall 794-7626



In addition to gourmet coffees and drinks, these eateries generally serve sandwiches, soups, and salads, and some have a wider range of menu items.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS—2774 N. Germantown Parkway, Wolfchase Galleria. 386-2468; 6385 Winchester. 794-9394.


BOOKSTAR—3402 Poplar. 323-9332.

BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC—6685 Poplar (Germantown). 754-0770.

CREMA—5101 Sanderlin Centre, Suite 114. 685-6833. MRA.

DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS—387 Perkins Ext. 683-9801.

GLORIA JEAN'S—2760 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Wolfchase).


HIGH POINT COFFEE—4610 Poplar. 761-6800; 1680 Union. 726-6322.

JAVA CABANA—2170 Young. 272-7210.

LATTE DA GOURMET COFFEE & TEA—1138 N. Germantown Pkwy., Suite 105. 756-9048.

OTHERLANDS—641 S. Cooper. 278-4994. MRA.

PRECIOUS CARGO EXCHANGE—381 N. Main. 578-8446.

QUETZAL—668 Union. 521-8388.

STARBUCKS—1850 Union.

729-4288; 4465 Poplar, Oak Court Mall. 761-0052; 3388 Poplar. 320-1021; 1645 N. Germantown Pkwy. 759-9411; 5201 Poplar. 818-9954; 2955 Kirby Whitten. 266-2497; 150 Peabody Place. 525-2451; 180 Goodman Rd. E. 662-349-0342; 9155 Poplar. 757-4202. Check phonebook or online for more listings.



Bartlett Cinema 10

2809 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett



Cineplanet 16

79 Atoka Munford, Atoka



Towne Cinema (Collierville)

380 Market Blvd., Collierville



Cordova Cinema

1080 Germantown Pkwy., Memphis



DeSoto Cinema 16

7130 Malco Blvd., Southaven



Forest Hill Cinema 8

3180 Village Shops Dr., Memphis



Hollywood 20

6711 Stage, Bartlett



Majestic 20

7051 Malco Crossing, Memphis



Muvico Peabody Place

150 Peabody Pl. #300, Memphis



Palace Cinema

5117 Old Summer, Memphis




584 S. Mendenhall, Memphis



Raleigh Springs Mall

3384 Austin Peay, Memphis



Ridgeway Four

5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Memphis



Southaven Cinema 8

2010 Stateline, Southaven



Stage Cinema 13

7930 Highway 64, Memphis



Studio on the Square

2105 Court, Memphis



Summer Drive-In

5310 Summer, Memphis



Winchester Court

6740 Winchester, Memphis

(Reduced Admission)



Wolfchase Cinema

2766 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis



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Fitz Casino & Hotel



Gold Strike Casino Resort



Grand Casino Tunica



Resorts Tunica



Hollywood Casino



Horseshoe Casino & Hotel



Sam's Town Casino



Sheraton Casino & Hotel




The Cottage Inn



Quality Inn



Best Western Tunica North



Holiday Inn Express



Hotel & Cafe Marie



Key West Inn



King's Inn



Treasure Town Inn



Bed & Breakfast at the Lake's



Levee Plantation Guest House



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