FedEx is Memphis; the global logistics company founded by hometown boy Fred Smith is the city's top employer and corporate citizen. So it's no wonder that when the city built a new home for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies that FedEx claimed the naming rights to the Forum - and what a nice bear den it is.
Located in downtown Memphis with Beale Street as its backdrop, the Forum - which also hosts every major concert and entertainment or sporting in the MidSouth - is in a prime location, surrounded by the frivolity of Beale and some of the best restaurants in the Memphis. The question isn't whether to eat before heading into the Forum, but where to eat before heading into the Forum.
Our list of the 10Best restaurants near FedEx Forum includes something for every taste, as well as something for every budget and style - i.e. - date night or family outing. All of the restaurants are within walking distance of the Forum.
Try the Peabody's Capriccio Grill for a steakhouse dinner, the hidden-away Itta Bena for happy hour appetizers and drinks (or a full-blown meal), or the famous Rendezvous for Memphis barbecue. For a quick and easy meal, hit Dyer's Burgers or Huey's. Whatever option you choose, restaurants near the FedEx Forum are plentiful and plenty good.