Memphis: Pride of Place and Plate

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Beale Street photo courtesy of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau/Andre Zucker.

Situated atop a bluff along the banks of the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of Tennessee, Memphis is a melting pot of sights, sounds, and smells. The city is proud of its cultural and culinary offerings and makes for a fun weekend of exploring its storied past and lively present.

The Arcade Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau/Philip Parker

Where to Eat

In business since 1919, The Arcade Restaurant is Memphis’s oldest café and serves heaping helpings of Southern breakfast favorites. Choose from eggs cooked any way you like; your choice of country-fried steak, sausage, bacon, or ham; grits and hash browns; and biscuits and gravy. For a sweet and savory taste any time of day, order their fried Peanut Butter ‘N’ Banana Sandwich exactly as Elvis did when he was a customer, and enjoy it in the booth that Arcade still has decorated in his honor.

The Arcade Restaurant, Memphis, Tennessee
Eggs Redneck at The Arcade Restaurant