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Barksdale Restaurant

237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2193
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good19%
  • Average38%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
25 Dec 2017
“Down Home Comfy & Friendly”
20 Sep 2017
“Underwhelming, uninspired, expected more”
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped @ 1:30pm for a late Lunch & had the Roast Beef Special, a staple & one of my faves. Veggies were seasoned & cooked Country Style. Served with Yeast Rolls, of course. No foo-foo food in here. I could see a total of...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Friendly staff and delicious food. Specials every day. Generous portions and very reasonable prices.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Old diner with great food! They close at 2 on Sundays. We made it with 30 minutes to spare. Everything on the menu is good! Service is just like family.

Thank wlh519
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Small food served on medium plates. Tasted plain, like a cafeteria. Coffee was good, advertised real cream, but had unrefrigerated half and half. Biscuits dry and flat.

Thank Rich W
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I love a 24/7 breakfast place. They are a vanishing breed. This is a great example of the genre. Had a great omelette and hash browns. Great country ham too. Very crowded. But that tells ya something.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 July 2017

People are interesting. The waiters are more interesting. The food suits your pallet and wallet. Enjoy the surroundings and savor the atmosphere. Must do in the morning.

Thank flevko
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I only eat there for Breakfast but probably the best value in Memphis for breakfast. Outside is not inviting but inside is clean and friendly!

1  Thank sesmith1951
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our first meal in Memphis is at Barksdale Restaurant. We were told to go there by the locals. We always try to eat where the locals eat. We were very happy with our food. Steve got chicken fried steak and an order of fried chicken....More

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

Thank Airbus300
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank belcherfamily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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