Value can be a dangerous word when it comes to dining; after all, just because an entree or appetizer is well-priced doesn't mean it's a good value.
Memphis is a foodie heaven these days, thanks to young chefs with creative flair, the best part being that creative flair doesn't equate to expensive. Finding a meal that's worth the money and tempting to the taste buds is easy; picking the top of those experiences is a bit more difficult - but we've got you covered.
We picked these 10 best options for their high quality of food and their diversity in terms of offerings, locations, and pricing, and then decided that we define value as an overall experience, not just a bottom-line mind-set.
Our 'best value' picks range include a fine French restaurant where atmosphere and service - plus well-priced breakfasts - create a memorable and affordable experience; a funky old grocery store turned market / restaurant that serves up filling breakfasts and pizzas; and a neighborhood pizza parlor where they brush a butter garlic sauce on their crust. We've chosen our favorite Asian bistro for its fine food and super-friendly staff, a Midtown gastropub for its creative Southern cooking, and a tiny tea shop for it's 'just like grandma's cooking', no-nonsense food.
Get ready for value-dining, Memphis style.