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Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves

) #5 of 43 Dessert in Memphis #86 of 1,316 Places to Eat in Memphis ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
+1 901-523-0200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Alcenia's soul food, made with love by staff who treated us like family from the second we walked in, is hands down the best of the dozen places enjoyed in Memphis. Catfish, yams, mac n cheese, cornbread and sweet tea - all perfect. The portions...More

1  Thank lvmarran
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The owner of this place is quite possibly the sweetest lady I have ever met. She definitely is devoted to her business and really cares about customers. The food was fan freaking tastic. The Salmon Croquettes were unlike anything I've ever had in my life....More

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The term "soul food" is thrown around a lot, but Alcenia's is definitely food that is good for the soul. This is not "fast food", so make sure you have some time to wait, but it is most definitely worth the wait. The food was...More

Thank Ceetrippin76
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Truly different. You feel like a family member coming home for supper. There are no strangers in this restaurant and the food is awesome and generous.

Thank jennjem
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Small restaurant that you have to have time to wait as all the food is cooked fresh per order. Bring someone with you that is a good conversationalist. We arrived to enjoy the brunch. My hubby ordered chicken and waffles, salmon croquet, country potatoes and...More

Thank Chelle3003
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great food and super cookbook! BJ is such a friendly person and her food is out of this world. Freshly prepared so allow time to enjoy and savor the experience

Thank David R
Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a neat dining experience!!! The food is cooked to order so plan on a few minutes wait, but it is surely worth it!! The catfish was fried to perfection, mac and cheese was yummy and the sweet potatoes reminded me of my grandmas!! Hot...More

1  Thank shellj3
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Every patron was welcomed with a kiss. Food was amazing. Great place to sit and play their games and enjoy the company. Definitely more food than we could eat.

Thank KellyInPortage
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were tipped off by a local about Alcenia's, and so glad we went! From the opening free hug for each guest to the hand dipped, freshly fried chicken dinner, to the hot water corncakes, and other soul food specialties, this was a winner. Just...More

Thank willijr
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop by after visiting friends in Memphis. I must say this was soul food at its finest. I came on a Saturday where they only serve brunch. I had salmon croquettes, pan cakes, rice, fried green tomatoes, potatoes, tomato gravy. Everything was great....More

Thank Sonja C
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Are there staple items/sides that are served everyday or is it just what's listed as the daily special??
20 June 2017|
Response from shellj3 | Reviewed this property |
when we were there the menu was side items they had everyday. I do remember yhem having a special on the day we were there. it's really a unique experience and the sweet potatoes were like my grandma's.
Are there staple items/sides that are served everyday or is it just what's listed as the daily special??
20 June 2017|
Response from lvmarran | Reviewed this property |
The day we visited there were many side dish options - they make it all fresh, so not everything is available every day, but our experience was that there was plenty to choose from (candied yams, green beans, mac and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-0200
  • E-mail
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