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South of Beale

#53 of 1,224 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4207
+1 901-526-0388
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Farmington, New Mexico
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice place. Limited menu but food very good. Had catfish, sister had pork chop both excellent. Prices were good as well. Loved our server very friendly.

Thank hopeagain2014
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The duck fried rice and tuna sushi were great. Quick service and good value dishes. There is a nice outdoor space too.

Thank ll248
Memphis, Tennessee
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner at SOB before a performance at the Orpheum. Crowded, as expected on a busy Thursday night, so we sat at the bar. Terrific service and interaction from our bar tender. Food was very good - basic gastropub standards with some Southern twists thrown in - and tapped beer selection was adequate. Good idea to call ahead for... More 

Thank Ken B
Wilmette Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place. Good choice of simple items. Everything was most tasty and reasonably priced. Service was great. We enjoyed sitting outside. Great location close to river front and several museums

Thank Mark W
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because of the food network show diners drive in and dives. This place does not seem like any of those. It's a fun gastro pub with quirky things on the menu. We had the duck fried rice and pork mac and cheese. The pork was alittle over cooked and dry but otherwise it did not dissapoint. I... More 

Thank Corey V
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate lunch here during our visit to the Civil Rights museum. Very nice service, really good food. Recommend it!

Thank johnpI25AR
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

South of Beale is our recommendation to anyone seeking something different downtown Memphis for dinner. The menu is unique and eclectic, even beginning with the house popped kettle corn complementary appetizer and the extensive local brews on tap. Walking distance to the FedEx Forum or the Civil Rights Museum or a quick trolley ride down Main. We take all of... More 

Thank Sarah B
Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Have stopped by a couple times on weekends for lunch and once for dinner. You have got to try the Brussel sprouts and duck fried rice. Everything is fresh and made to order. Good beer selection. The chicken sandwich is incredible. Really neat little spot to eat.

Thank Jeff A
Roland, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited SOB on a Tuesday without reservations. Luckily they had one table left that wasn't reserved for later in the evening. Atmosphere was perfect. Not too loud, but not fine dining either. I had the burger. It was delicious. Seasoned perfectly. They served homemade pickles that were to die for. In fact, I asked for refills on the pickles and... More 

Thank 282brentw
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stopped by here after a visit to civil rights museum and its an easy walk from there. Its nice atmosphere and cute decor. The menu has some good options for kids, although not a specific children's menu. Unfortunately, they have no high chairs. The server looked at us like we were from outer space for even asking if they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-0388
South of Beale is Memphis' first gastropub! At the bar, we focus on unique cocktails along with local / regional beers from the area. Our food menu is new-American style with a few extra twists!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?