Comfort Inn & Suites Airport-American Way
4225 American Way
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: (901) 369-8005
Fax: (901) 369-0107
This sports bar offers plenty of entertainment for spectators and participants alike. With four pool tables and six electronically scored dartboards, there's rarely a wait to play your favorite game. The casual atmosphere of the Getaway encourages patrons to kick back and relax. The favourites in the menu of Getaway Sports Bar include fried shrimp, hamburgers and snacks and is available throughout the day—perfect when jet lag makes you hungry at odd hours.
With the kitchen open until 2a every day of the week, this pub is a great place to get a late-night burger and fries with a cold beer. Also on the menu here are steaks and salads, seafood and soups. A popular nightspot on the weekend, the patio fills up fast with regulars when the weather is agreeable. The East End offers a casual, friendly atmosphere for dining and drinking, and a happy hour every evening from 4p-7p.
A favorite on the Memphis dining scene, this local joint is the place to go for traditional Italian fare, such as spaghetti and meatballs, pizza and lasagna. The place is so authentic that you half expect a ninety-year-old Italian grandma to come out of the kitchen and give you a big kiss on the cheek. You can also order for steaks and seafood. A private dining room is available for bookings and carryout is also available. Reservations are recommended on the weekends.
Health-conscious fine dining is the hallmark of this long-time Memphis restaurant, which focuses on international cuisine. The eatery is especially noted for its vegetarian dishes and fresh fish. There is no shortage of herbs and spices here: the food is quite flavorful. La Montagne restaurant is also helpful to guests with special dietary restrictions, call ahead or ask when you get there. The warm and comfortable atmosphere is elegant, but never stuffy and the fireplace is inviting on cold winter evenings.
A variety of large sandwiches and other deli items are available here all day, along with an evening buffet. The sandwiches are of the traditional deli-style variety and include pastrami and corned beef with sides of coleslaw and potato salad. On the buffet, you will find short ribs, potato pancakes and matzo ball soup. The food is kosher and therefore there are no dairy products. A children's menu is also available. The interior is clean and warm, with fresh flowers on every table. Customers order food from the counter, except on Sundays, when there is table service.
Everything from seafood to burgers can be found on the menu at this casual East Memphis restaurant, which also features a friendly bar and attracts a large under-30 crowd. Order an icy margarita to sip while waiting for one of the seafood specialties to be brought to your table. If you're more the steak-and-potatoes type, try one of the hand-cut steaks. Reservations are recommended on the weekends at this popular eatery.
A locals' spot, this restaurant has been serving-up barbecue since 1942. Park along the side of the brick building featuring a painting of a pig in a chef's hat. Entering the small dim dining room is like stepping back 30 years, with Formica tabletops and mostly unadorned walls. This spot attracts University of Memphis students searching for a cheap meal such as bologna sandwiches, with a soda or ice tea. Try a hamburger with fries or any of the plates of barbecue or sandwiches served with coleslaw and baked beans.
A cool, dark stop on a hot Memphis day, this place is a regular East Memphis haunt. During the Great Depression, turnip green sandwiches were sold at this location, but the fare has improved greatly since then. The burgers are a cut above the usual and the aroma of char grilled burgers fills the air. This place is also known for sandwiches, such as the catfish steak and the po' boy. Follow up your meal with some key lime pie. The servers here will make you feel like a regular.
The menu at the Grove Grill continually varies, as the chef rotates dishes with the seasons. Oysters, for example, may appear in an oyster-and-artichoke soup or in a fried oysters Rockefeller. The pasta dishes here are fresh and imaginative; the beef, lamb, and pork are tender and delicious; and the desserts are understated but delighful.The restaurant's interior is charming, revealing no hint of the shopping center outside. With its high ceiling and wood-paneled walls, the decor combines elegance with a cozy casualness. The bar, set off from the restaurant, is a great place to have a huge martini before dinner. Diners often include well-known local figures, executives entertaining clients and couples celebrating anniversaries. Call ahead for details.
This always-popular restaurant has a lot to offer—pleasant atmosphere, good service and plenty of old favorites on the menu. Popular items include the hot artichoke dip and the baby back ribs. The grilled fish with rice or baked potato and salad is a well-executed standard. The hamburgers are large and luscious, and the homemade soups and salads make great lunches or starters. Houston's demonstrates what fern bar decor should be—comfortable, attractive tables and banquets, good lighting, and enough plants to add life and soften the edges. The atmosphere and the fast, pleasant service are just right for office workers out for lunch and friends meeting for dinner before the movie.
This exceptionally popular restaurant with a pleasant, cabin-like dining room has been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, USA Today and The New York Times. The best choice on the menu is the pork shoulder sandwich. A barbecue sandwich in Memphis means dark, chewy shreds of meat that have been smoked for hours, layed out on a bun and topped with cole slaw and a spicy sauce. You can buy the barbecue in packs with all the fixings. Cold beer, on tap or by the bottle, is the drink of choice.
Steps from the University of Memphis campus, this hangout draws undergraduates for the beer, graduate students for coffee, and faculty for a good sandwich and conversation. The food consists largely of nachos, various fried things in baskets, and big and juicy hamburgers. Other choices include the portobello mushroom sandwich and the turkey melt. The decor is made up of rough wood floors, tables with graffiti carved into them, a pool table, videogames and sports on the TV. Customers dressed in anything more formal than college student-grubby may feel out of place. The full bar specializes in shooters and imported beer.