The Winners of the 2014 “Memphis” Magazine Readers’ Restaurant Poll

Illustrations by Tyler Hildebrand

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The Memphis magazine Readers’ Restaurant Poll is our community’s definitive annual survey on where to eat. Treat it like gospel; verily, our readers’ choices are the truth.

The readers’ poll boasts 44 categories that cover all types of cuisine and every part of the meal from cocktails and salads to late-night dining. Whether you’re looking for the best comfort food or adventures in eating you can get it in Memphis.

Because dining out is a social experience as much as a culinary one, we include such categories as Best People-Watching, Best Patio Dining, and Best Ambience, as they speak to our desire to share delectable tastes with our buds.

Presentation is always on the minds of our finest chefs, and it’s no different for our restaurant poll. Each winner is in bold type and tops the category’s finalists. Suffice to say, all of our leading vote-getters are distinguished representatives of the local food industry and are quite deserving of your patronage.

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists, and, also, thank you, from the bottom of our stomachs.


Best New Restaurant

Southward Fare & Libations
Rock’n Dough Pizza Co.
Elwood’s Shack
Pyro’s Fire-Fresh Pizza


Best Restaurant

Restaurant Iris
Folk’s Folly
Hog & Hominy
Felicia Suzanne’s
The Elegant Farmer
Jim’s Place
Sweet Grass
Majestic Grille
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Erling Jensen


Best Pizza

Memphis Pizza Café
Aldo’s Pizza Pies
Pete & Sam’s
Hog & Hominy
High Point Pizza


Best Mexican
Las Delicias
Las Tortugas
Molly’s La Casita
El Porton
Happy Mexican


Best Italian

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Pete & Sam’s
Ciao Bella
Frank Grisanti’s
Bari Ristorante


Best Chinese

Wang’s Mandarin House
Panda Garden


Best Japanese

Sekisui Pacific Rim


Best Indian

India Palace
Bombay House
Golden India


Best Vietnamese

Pho Saigon
Saigon Le
Pho Binh
Pho Vietnam


Best Thai

Bhan Thai
Bangkok Alley
Pho Saigon
Mosa Asian Bistro


Best Food Truck

Fuel Cafe
Central BBQ
Rock’n Dough Pizza Co.
Tacos Los Jarochos
Hunger Monkey


Best New American

Hog & Hominy
The Elegant Farmer
Sweet Grass
Felicia Suzanne’s


Best Cajun/Creole

Restaurant Iris
Owen Brennan’s
Bayou Bar & Grill
Felicia Suzanne’s


Best Deli

Young Avenue Deli
Bogie’s Delicatessen
Miss Cordelia’s


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