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Barksdale Restaurant

American, Diner
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237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2193
07:00 - 14:00
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Elm Grove, WI
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I walked in here for the first time. It seems like a nice little, nothing fancy coffee and breakfast diner. Although, there's maybe one, two harried waitresses taking care of NOT that many people (1/2 - 3/4 full of people at 9 am - breakfast time). I didn't have to wait too long though. You'll get out of here for... More 

Thank Airbus300
Southern Kentucky
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, y'all! This place had the best food. We got there at 1pm and because we had slept in late, I really wanted breakfast and my kids wanted lunch. The Barksdale offered it all. My omelette and pancakes were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! The omelette had everything I wanted in it. My kids had hamburgers, fries/onion rings and they didn't leave... More 

Thank belcherfamily
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

First time I was ever there. Son, who lives in Memphis, has eaten there several times. Food was okay, but not great.

Thank fooded
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast that we found by accident. Planned to go to another highly rated spot for Sunday breakfast but it didn't open until later and we had a conference to get to. Stopped by Barksdale and really liked it! Biscuits are so light and tasty, the country ham was huge and salty, hash browns were crispy with some almost burned... More 

Thank JWilguess
Cordova, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was our first visit to Barksdale Restaurant today. The kitchen was running unusally slow, according to our waiter. The food was delicious once it arrived (about 35 minutes for omelets to be delivered). Be advised the portions are average, so if you're hungry, order a second helping or several sides. Waiter was polite. We'll give this place another look... More 

Thank Jeffrey B
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

when you come in it feels like home with a nice atmosphere and sweet people. The food is good and coffee is on its way.

Thank YCM1995
Fort Worth
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Again if you like hearty good food on a budget, this is the place. I got the meat and two sides and it was very good.. I have heard they make good breakfast too, but I haven't tried it. Don't get here too late though because they close early.

Thank James B
Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The servers welcome guests as they come in, the waitress looks *at* you, not through you, the food is served quickly and tastes as you'd expect, and the whole experience is just warm and comfortable. Go. Now.

Thank JustinW27
Santa Rosa, California
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372 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great for breakfast or lunch. I've eaten there since college and always enjoy it. You can't beat their plate lunches with great Southern vegies!

Thank Pat B
Oxford, Mississippi
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Old school Midtown dining at its finest. Saturday morning breakfast/brunch is a showcase of who you slept with Friday night. Maybe a spouse, but then maybe not. Let me put it this way about how down home and friendly the place is. When my two year old grandson started singing the ABC song, the waitress and most of our fellow... More 

Thank William J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-722-2193

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