Automatic Slim's Chicken Waffles


We’ve put together this list of where the brunch places are, when brunch is available, how much the booze costs and whether there’s a patio (all necessary factors when choosing where to brunch). It's all right here, in alphabetical order.

Here’s your no-frills guide to brunch in Downtown Memphis. And don’t miss the bottom of this page for some guide FAQs. 

Automatic Slim’s (83 S. 2nd St.), Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., $2.50 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, small patio, Note: they have mimosa bongs.

Alcenia’s (317 N. Main St.), Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, no booze, no patio. 

Bardog Tavern (73 Monroe Ave.), Sat. and Sun., opens at noon, $4 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, no patio.

Bleu (221 S. Third St.) Sunday, $10 Bloody Mary/$8 Mimosa, big patio. 

Blind Bear (119 S. Main St.), Sat. and Sun., noon – 6 p.m., $3 Mimosas, small patio, Note: they serve breakfast shots of Jameson/butterscotch schnapps with an OJ and bacon chaser.

Cafe Pontotoc (314 S. Main St.) Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., $3 Bloody Marys/Mimosas.

Capriccio Grill (149 Union Ave.) Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., no patio. Note: this is the famous Peabody brunch buffet, and I highly recommend reservations.

Flight (39 S. Main St.), Sunday, 9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., prices vary, patio.
Flight has a separate brunch menu and drinks on Sundays.

Local Gastropub (95 S. Main St.), Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $4 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, small patio.

Majestic Grille (145 S. Main St.), Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m – 2:30 p.m. (opens at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays), $4 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, big patio, note: sometimes has live music on the balcony. 

Paulette’s (50 Harbor Towne Sq.), Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., no patio.

The Peabody Memphis (149 Union Ave.), Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the corner bar, no patio. 

Pearl’s Oyster House (299 S. Main St.), Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., $5.50 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, small patio.

Rizzo’s Diner (492 S. Main), Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (until 3 p.m. on Sundays), big patio. 

South of Beale (361 S. Main St.), Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $4 Bloody Marys/Mimosas, big patio. 

Tamp & Tap (122 Gayoso), Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., only beer, small patio, note: has live bluegrass music.

Texas de Brazil (150 Peabody Place), Sunday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., one Mimosa is included in brunch buffet price, no patio.

Trolley Stop Market (704 Madison Ave.), Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., only beer, no patio.

Alchemy Bloody Mary, Memphis TN
Celtic Crossing French Toast, Memphis TN
Local Crab Cakes, Memphis TN
Beauty Shop Pancakes, Memphis TN
Clockwise from top left: Alchemy Bloody Mary, Beauty Shop Pancakes, Celtic Crossing French Toast, Local on the Square Crab Cake Benedict


1. What is considered brunch? For this list, the restaurant must have a Saturday and/or Sunday brunch menu different from their usual breakfast/lunch menu, and they should serve alcohol. Alcenia’s is a downtown exception: the Ghetto-Aid is strong enough to count. 

2. Just a friendly reminder that prices and menus are always subject to change, and so is this guide.  

3. Why just Downtown? Oh, did you miss our Midtown Brunch Guide? You can find it right here. And East Memphis' is here.