We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Silky O'sullivan's

183 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-522-9596
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (46 reviews)
“gumbo” (39 reviews)
“ribs” (56 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
183 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (836)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 808 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there Friday night 6-7pm and they only had speaker music. Chose this place because it had an outdoor patio however it was really hot out so we should have chosen indoor with air conditioning. The gumbo was very good. Also had the deep...More

Thank Berns
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Patio has fountains and diving goats. Great Black and Tans. Spread out nice, cool architecture with old facade held up by iron supports.

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was rocking to music by two piano players - the waitress was very nice and efficient without being intrusive. I enjoyed the chili, while my wife enjoyed her Silky Cheese Burger! It was a fun night!!!

Thank Mick S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was the only place playing blues music on Beale st when I was there so stopped by. Not a great singer but ok. Got some ribs and shrimp which was ok without being outstanding. Staff friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Some hand, foot prints...More

Thank blueswarrior
Reviewed 6 days ago

Background: I have worked in all phases of hospitality.. I am the most understanding patron you'll ever have. I am so easy to please and I enter a place expecting to have a good time (even the dentist). The man at the entrance.. SUPER NICE...More

Thank Kimszrolltide
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were expecting corned beef and cabbage or at least a corned beef sandwhich. The menu is very limited so we limited our purchase to a couple of beers.

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gumbo was very good. The oysters Rockefeller were okay. The food and drink prices were very reasonable. Service was attentive. Liked that seats outside were not on top of each other. The band played Styx. Enjoyed.

Thank Desigal7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking along Beale St looking for somewhere that was playing good live music and we wandered into Silky O'Sullivan's and heard Barbara Blue singing so we took a seat and checked the menu. We ordered a petite serving of ribs and they were...More

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The live music was great, the service was very good. The food was just ok. Good beer. They serve a bucket of cocktail for about 4 people for $19. Food let the place down.

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know-- if you paid attention to all the reviews you read, you wouldn't go anywhere ( except mine!!!!) Almost didn't stop by because of a few questionable ones What a mistake that would have been, great food and service ( Charlie) And the music...More

Thank Chuck2527
Nearby Restaurants
Itta Bena
308 reviews
.11 km away
B.B. King's Blues Club
2,798 reviews
.12 km away
Blues City Cafe
2,569 reviews
.12 km away
Rum Boogie Cafe
654 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk
23 reviews
.13 km away
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
1,807 reviews
.08 km away
Beale Street
5,999 reviews
.09 km away
484 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Paul L
18 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
We actually parked down by the river in a lot for the riverboat cruise and walked from there. We did the riverboat cruise first and then walked all over the place.
16 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tracy J | Reviewed this property |
During the daytime hours.
4 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-522-9596
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing