BEYOND SOUTHERN BUT ALL COMFORT

Sally Walker Davies

By , Local Expert, Memphis
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Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Memphis and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers will find everything from the little tea room where the big names in business lunch, a hard to beat Gus's World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken, which serves the perfect fried chicken, and the upscale Brushmark, located in artful surroundings in the Brooks Museum.

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    Las Delicias

    Local Expert Tip: "Be in the door by 11:15 to ensure you won't have a wait."

     
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    Mosa Asian Bistro

    Local Expert Tip: "Hit the White Station location on nice afternoons to take advantage of the alfresco dining."

     
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    Woman's Exchange

    Local Expert Tip: "The other part of the Exchange is a gift store and specialty children's shop with hand-smocked clothing and charming hand-crafted gifts, including baby blankets and quilted animals."

     
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    Gus's World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

    Local Expert Tip: " There are also locations in East Memphis and Collierville for those who can't make it downtown."

     
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    Huey's

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring a sharpie to leave your mark on the walls. (But not in the bathroom, please!)"

     
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    Swanky's Taco Shop

    Local Expert Tip: "During the heat of summer - July and August - avoid the patio at lunch, unless you like to sweat on your meal. Since the patio is a) uncovered and b) next to the parking lot, it's H-O-T."

     
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    Next Door

    Fried green tomato sandwiches, a pimento cheese hamburger, and home cut potato chips..

    Local Expert Tip: "The catch: Next Door is only open for lunch Friday - Sunday, unless late lunching is your thing, of course - then be at the door at 3 p.m. other days."

     
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    The Little Tea Shop

    Local Expert Tip: "The homemade desserts are worth skipping dinner for, especially the tasty frozen pecan ball with hot fudge. And we don't even like pecans!"

     
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    Brushmark Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "You can't come to lunch at the Brushmark and not explore the Brooks Museum; Wednesdays are pay-what-you-can days."

     
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    Bogie's Delicatessen Midtown

    Local Expert Tip: "This location (there's another in East Memphis) is perfect for picking up sandwiches for a picnic at Tom Lee or Mud Island River Park."

     

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