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Best Diners in Memphis

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An Eastern Orthodox Priest runs this unassuming restaurant. It is often difficult to find a table, but worth the wait. Try the huge, fluffy homemade rolls, both wheat and white. The omelets can be ordered with a variety of toppings including spinach, mushrooms and feta cheese. On the side, try the sauteed potatoes, which can be topped with black beans, Swiss cheese, green onions or salsa. The decor is simple with red and white checkered tablecloths and few pictures. There are two dining rooms or you may eat at the bar. Classical music makes this a pleasant place to start the day.

Synonymous with great fried chicken, Uncle Lou's is a local favorite. Featured on multiple TV shows and magazines, this no-frills eatery is all about the food. The signature fried chicken smothered in their secret sweet and spicy sauce is a must try. The chicken here comes in two types - homestyle and sweet spicy love sauce - and both are equally delicious! Consistently good food, friendly and prompt service, and a straightforward dining concept have kept Uncle Lou's at the top of the list of Memphis eateries for years. Whether you dine in or grab-and-go, this fast food joint is big on flavor and low on cost, the perfect combination.

Best-known for its hearty breakfasts, this is also a good bet for a sandwich, catfish plate, or a meat-and-three plate lunch served with cornbread. It's the kind of place that when it says steak, it's chopped sirloin smothered with onions or plain. And don't pass up the homemade desserts here. Choose from Chocolate Meringue, Vanilla Chess, or Southern Pecan. If you do come for breakfast, you'll find yourself eating country ham and some of the best biscuits in town with a group of regulars - some of who eat breakfast here every day.

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