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The decor and the menu at The Four Way are simple in the best way. The no-frills interior features green tablecloths and plain chairs. What keeps people coming back to this local favorite is the food. Southern classics make up the menu: baked fish, turkey and dressing, and neck bones are popular. The sides would be a reason to visit in and of themselves, from the decadent mac and cheese to the pickled beets. The peach cobbler for dessert will make your day!
Dig into incredible sushi creations at Sekisui. The ingenious chefs mix flavors and ingredients to put together an array of highly acclaimed recipes like Hurricane tempura roll, Nashville roll, Pickled Daikon and nigiris. Such is the popularity and steady following of this restaurant, that customers themselves have requested custom made recipes, which hold pride of place on the menu. Try the Debra Roll with tuna, cilantro and ponzu sauce or the Jeni's Roll with lobster, scallions and smelt roe. This is a good place to try some sake and wine during happy hours. The service is professional and prompt, while the welcoming staff makes the experience more special.
This Midtown restaurant is especially popular at lunch, when the inexpensive buffet draws locals. The buffet features an array of curries, vegetables, tandoori chicken, and sauces ranging from mild to fire-in-your-mouth hot. The a la carte menu is only available in the evening, and features standard Indian curries and tandooris. Breads include papadums and chapati. The pleasant room is divided in two parts by a set of steps. Tasteful Indian art, including a spectacular elephant mural, adorns the walls.
Come here for a taste of real pit barbecue, made from the same recipe for more than 50 years. This is a classic, down-home restaurant with a cozy dining room. In addition to the pork or beef plates, which come with ample helpings, you might want to try an appetizer cheese plate with peppers and barbecued bologna to whet your appetite. If you like the original Dancing Pigs barbecue sauce served here, take home a bottle in either the mild or hot variety. You can also pick up the famous sauce at Kroger or Piggly Wiggly grocery stores.
Located in the downstairs retail space of the historic Gilmore apartment building, this restaurant and Italian grocery is a welcome reminder of a time when neighborhood shops graced every street corner. On offer along with pasta, soups and Italian desserts are Fino's popular deli sandwiches and other quick lunch items. Don't rush out if you have the time to sit and watch the world go by from this busy corner in one of Memphis' oldest and most interesting Midtown neighborhoods.
What began as a small neighborhood coffee-shop in 2008 has now expanded to multiple locations in Memphis. The original Midtown location of Cafe Eclectic exudes warm vibes as you enter it, and you are instantly allured with their splendid fare. The bakery section of the cafe serves freshly-baked pies, muffins and scones while their excellent list of coffees keep you company. Hearty breakfasts and brunch feature on the menu as well, continuing into leisurely meals for lunch. A classic soda fountain makes a charming appearance and you can re-live days of yore by splitting an ice-cream sundae with your sweetheart. Cafe Eclectic has something for everyone, so discover the delights they have to offer and you won't be disappointed.