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The Beauty Shop Restaurant

#39 of 1,211 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cooper Young Community Association
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966 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5611 (Young)
+1 901-272-7111
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Poplar Bluff, MO
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking for fresh made food in a very unique atmosphere this is the place to visit. Mixed matched tables & chairs to hair dryer seats from the original beauty shop makes this place original. Add to that the delicious fresh unique dishes, this is a must eat at Memphis restaurant. We started off with sharing beignets with raspberry... More 

Thank christnme
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant is always an excellent choice. Service is good. Food is great. Interesting menu items. Try anything; it will be good.

Thank Diansky
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review. I'm glad you've enjoyed all your experiences with us and hope to continue to please! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love everything about this restaurant!! Met friends for lunch. Plenty of tasty and filling items on the menu. Our wait was very knowledgeable and kept making sure we had everything we needed.

Thank Tina M
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review of your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. We are updating our lunch menu in the next few weeks to keep everything seasonal and delicious, so you'll have to come back and let us know what you think then too! Kind regards, Karen Carrier, Chef and Owner More 

Westchester, NY
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A present and diverse menu served under large hairdryers and other beauty shop accoutrements. Service was friendly, and the food choice was pleasant, and the meal was enjoyable.

Thank JanetJulia
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to tell us about your great experience! I'm glad you enjoyed our quirky beauty shop decor. Hopefully next time we can give you an equally fun outing and meal. Kind regards, Karen Carrier, Chef and Owner More 

chicago, Il
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our food and service was great, but what makes this place amazing is the retro salon setting! It is just too fun! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Memphis! Oh good wine list too! We also liked that when we were done with our meal we could take our drinks to the adjacent bar next door... More 

Thank stephmarie
Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fun unstuffy atmosphere. We were a party of 10, and had a variety of cocktails, appetizers and dinner. Creative appetizer menu. I had chipotle lamb chops which were not overly spicy but nicely prepared and presented, med rare as I'd requested. My friends all enjoyed their entrees too. Service was very attentive. There is parking lot, though I ended up... More 

Thank mstgsjm
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Food and service is excellent. But be sure to get a reservation, I am not sure we would have gotten in without one.

Thank 2dogsAtlanta
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you took advantage of our reservation system! Even on our slow days, it's nice to know that you'll have a table when you arrive. So glad you had a great experience! Kind regards, Karen Carrier, Chef and Owner More 

Burlington, Canada
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498 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch to see where Priscilla Presley had her hair done. The food was good and fresh, the service friendly. The decor is quirky, with good hair dryers and hair wash sinks. The chairs and tables could use an upgrade. Really nice cocktails!

Thank SLT1962
Decatur, Illinois
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299 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I know this place was popular, but I was not impressed. I had lunch at the Beauty Shop. I ordered the Pork Loin Wrap. Don't get that. It was very boring. Leftovers in a tortilla. My husband has a steak sandwich. It was ok. It was busy which is why the waiter was probably slow but oh my. Took forever... More 

Thank carlinda6665
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't have the best experience with the food you tried. I do want to let you know that we're changing up our lunch menu in the next few weeks to try and keep our food as seasonal as possible, so hopefully if you try us again you'll find something that you find a little tastier! For the... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This place is soo cute! Some of the old fixtures are still here-- sinks behind the bar and certain tables have beauty shop chairs!! We got a table with a beauty shop chair and I was soo excited!! I love that Priscilla Presley would get her hair done here and that was the main allure for us, as me and... More 

Thank CedarPoint20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5611
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-7111
Established in 2002. "Look Good. Eat Good." are the words emblazoned on the front windows at the Beauty Shop. This hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis does both, as it conjures up images of a '50s-style beauty shop, formerly Priscilla Presley's curl-and-dye spot. It's a camp wonderland where the façade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. Nostalgia is served with a sense of humor here. The beauty shop flashback comes complete with original mint green wash basins filling in as sinks behind the hand built bar, made of tiger maple wood. The terrazzo floor is original. Glass brick stalls serve as intimate booths. Mixed with the retro renderings are modern touches such as hand-blown art-glass lights, and glamorous copper and silver-leaf walls. At this offbeat restaurant, the décor pays homage to the space's beauty parlor past, while the food offers flavors from around the globe.

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