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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

The Movie & Pizza Company lets you dine in with friends or take your meal and a movie (the flick is not included in your Groupon) home for you, your family, and the feral squirrel you've befriended. Top your pies with anything from Cajun chicken to pesto to veggie heaven (roasted red peppers, feta, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic), or opt for the traditional mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, or sausage (12-inch pies range from $11 to $15, and 16-inch pies run $13 to $20). If the regular selection doesn't perk your palate, start with a blank slate and add your own toppings ($1 each for a 12-inch pie, $1.50 each for a 16-inch). The Company's menu also features an array of specialty salads ($6.50), sandwiches ($7), and pastas ($9–$10).

110 Harbor Town Sq
Memphis,
TN
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).

4471 Summer Ave
Memphis,
TN
US

Thyme Bistro utilizes locally grown ingredients and international flavors to serve a seasonally based menu of salads, steaks, and pizzas. Dive into the Mediterranean salad ($6/$12), a herbaceous blend of cucumbers, olives, feta, champagne vinaigrette, and house-cured gravlax salmon. Southern Missouri's Newman Farm supplies the meat for Thyme's pretzel-encrusted pork loin ($18), served with a side of house-made spaetzle and bear hugs. Pizzas run the gamut from the savorlicious Saviori pizza ($15), with caramelized onion, pancetta, and roasted garlic, to the always-dependable, won't-flirt-with-your-crush pepperoni pie ($13). Thyme's wine list delivers a glass of Clos du Bois Chardonnay ($8) or Mirassou Pinot Noir ($7) to fermentation fans. For dessert, tempt taste buds with a seasonal fruit crisp ($7), topped with a tantalizing scoop of vanilla ice cream.

5689 Quince 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.

580 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis,
TN
US

Tucked away behind a little awning and an inviting red door, Evergreen Grill's chefs busily prepare their menu of Italian favorites as well as dishes inspired by New American flavors. Whether at lunch or dinner, the menu tempts with its range of options, from grilled salmon salad and meatball sandwiches to filet mignon and fish tacos. For dessert, slide a fork through a slab of cheesecake, chocolate cake, or tiramisu before savoring each bite or smashing it to find the prize inside.

1545 Overton Park Ave
Memphis,
TN
US