Beale Street is chock full of wonderful restaurants. The very cool South Main District of Memphis is hopping with beautiful restaurants too. The Pinch District which is (now being revitalized with the Bass Pro Shop in The Pyramid) is a fun neighborhood too. My favorite downtown restaurant in Memphis is Westie's (it used to be The North End) because the rice dishes are unreal, the sandwiches are delicious and the tater tots are extra crunchy and yummy dipped in ranch dip. For dessert the hot fudge pie may not actually be world famous but it should be. It's a huge crunchy and moist brownie topped with heaping scoops of dark yellow Turner's vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and hot fudge sauce. It is heavenly.
Redbirds Baseball!! Autozone Park is one of the best baseball stadiums I've ever visited. And my husband is a huge baseball fan so I've seen plenty of stadiums. If you're in Memphis in the spring or summer go to a game and order the barbeque nachos!
Beale Street at night. Beer, music, food, tourists and so much fun. Below is A. Schwab, a great store for souvenirs. Also below is the world famous Memphis Jazz Orchestra or as my husband called it MJO. He played in this band every Sunday night for years before we moved to Kansas. The third picture is the Memphis Pyramid that has been converted to a Bass Pro Shop.
Grawemeyer's is German food in the South Main District of Memphis, and it is so delicious. The restaurant is really pretty. I hate it that I don't have pictures of the restaurant or the food.
If you're in Memphis on the final Friday of the month, go to the Trolley Art Tour on South Main. All the galleries are open with refreshments, live bands play, and most of the restaurants have outdoor patios. Below is some of the street art you will see along South Main. If you're there on Saturday mornings, go the Memphis Farmer's Market!
South Main is the home of the oldest café in Memphis: The Arcade. The breakfasts are delicious and so are the beignets.