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A rotating menu of comfort-food favorites, including chicken-fried steak and roast beef with gravy, bolsters the hearty bar fare at The Spot Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, helping to fuel evenings of live entertainment. Attendees 21 and older gather to catch live bands, DJs spinning tunes, and comedians making wry observations or facing their fear of microphones. During DJ sets, patrons can take a break from dancing in a private VIP room with bottle service or by starting a games of darts or pool.

8914 Highway 149
Tyronza,
AR
US

Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).

3659 Hickory Hill Rd
Memphis,
TN
US

Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham, pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank-account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.

8385 US Highway 64
Memphis,
TN
US

Barbecue has been in the air at Partee BBQ, Smoke & Grill for generations, dating back to the 1950s when Rashard Partee’s great-grandparents began smoking Memphis-style meats. Armed with generations of knowledge, the staff smokes and grills fare such as philly sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and 14 different flavors of wings such as spicy lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, and spicy ranch. The menu also includes seafood in the form of shrimp tacos, shrimp nachos, and shrimp philly sandwiches—what Poseidon eats when he’s at a seminar in Pennsylvania.

6661 Winchester Rd.
Memphis,
Tennessee
US

Like any great Italian meal, made-from-scratch dishes at Spaghetti Warehouse are created from family recipes passed down for generations. Using fresh ingredients ranging from ricotta, romano, and mozzarella cheeses to house-made tomato sauce and Italian sausage, chefs labor for up to three days to prepare batches of their 15-layer signature lasagna from scratch. The menu also offers perfectly al dente pasta, bottomless soups, and 12-layer chocolate cakes to share with family and friends.

It?s that feeling of togetherness that people love about Spaghetti Warehouse, a feeling that is only enhanced when the drinks start flowing and the air is punctuated by the sounds of laughter as kids play retro games, such as The Claw prize-grabbing machine. To reach their table, guests commonly have to step through two doors: the front door of the restaurant and the door of the antique trolley parked inside. Since its inception in 1972, the Italian eatery has merged the functions of kitchen and museum. Artifacts such as grandfather clocks, factory flywheels, and circus billboards surround diners as they delve into Italian creations.

40 W Huling Ave.
Memphis,
TN
US

Adam and Kristie Jeffrey's inspiration for opening Imagine Vegan Cafe is pretty straightforward?they wanted to create a place where "you never feel like a weirdo for ordering food without animal products." Strangely enough, their menu reads like one you'd see at any other restaurant, as it's populated with dishes such as boneless wings with homemade ranch and bacon cheddar burgers. Of course, every menu item is made using the vegan substitute for the meat or dairy ingredient stated, including the ever-popular beef tips and rice. The extensive menu includes breakfast, as well as a full kids' menu that supports Adam and Kristie's mission to be family-friendly.


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2156 Young Ave
Memphis,
TN
US