While we’re all about an intimate table for two, we love getting together for dinner with friends – and Memphis is a great spot for group dining of any sort. With a vibrant restaurant scene that can go upscale or down-home, our list of the 10Best group-friendly restaurants in Memphis can help you plan the perfect get-together, whether for 10 or 100.
Your first step, however, is deciding what kind of group dining experience you’re looking for. For an all-out Memphis experience, there’s no better spot that Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, the famous barbecue joint that can handle 30 to 300. If you’re in need of a spot to host a gathering of business travelers, then Capriccio in the Peabody Hotel is the choice for a full-service, full-Southern downtown lunch, while Folk’s Folly in East Memphis is an excellent choice for closing a hush-hush deal, thanks to its private dining areas. For a more casual business event, Ciao Bella’s lounge or Mosa’s wine room are just the ticket, and perfect for mingling over drinks and appetizers. And, if it’s a special celebration for a group of friends, try Itta Benna’s hip Beale Street location, or Interim’s private dining room – both offer incredible service and food.
Whatever the occasion, a combination of great food, attentive service, and a festive atmosphere are most important, and all of the 10 restaurants on this list will fit the bill. While offering an array of cuisine, all are local gems with solid culinary chops and a uniquely Memphis atmosphere.