Calling all food fanatics – this one’s for you! One of the most common things to consider when booking a family vacation is what you’re going to eat and where. Since we are located just a quick 20 minute drive from downtown Memphis, there are lots of options to explore! Keep reading to find out more about 5 Memphis restaurants to check out during your next trip to Jellystone Park™.

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Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

A Bonner family recipe since 1953, this is the best place around to get fried chicken! With numerous awards under their belt, such at being named the 2016 winner for Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat,” Gus’s will quickly win it’s way to #1 in your heart! Many area visitors deem this spot as a must-try while in Memphis for quality southern food.

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The Majestic Grille

Travel back in time to the old days of Hollywood at The Majestic Grille. Take in the beautifully restored décor and enjoy watching classics on the largest private movie screen in the city. This historic location is sure to leave you feeling satisfied for brunch, lunch, or dinner. If your family is looking to have a special dining experience that celebrates the local arts, The Majestic Grille is the place to be!

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Blues City Cafe

Since it’s start in the early 90’s, Blues City Cafe has worked to become one of the best in the #1 tourist attraction in Tennessee. They have had many visitors over the years, including famous actors, politicians, musicians, authors, and sports figures. From Beale Street appetizers to Beale Street’s best BBQ ribs, they recommend that you ‘Come on in and put some “South in your mouth.”‘

Gibson’s Donuts

If you have a sweet tooth, you will want to make Gibson’s Donuts a high priority on your list of things to do while visiting Memphis. Go in to pick up a donut, and you just might end up leaving with a dozen – this quick stop breakfast treat has earned 4 1/2 stars on TripAdvisor for a reason. Plus, first time customers get a free donut!

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Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Experience Memphis at Corky’s Ribs & BBQ! Known for it’s authentic Memphis approach, all meats are slow-cooked the old-fashioned way over hickory and charcoal. Dig in to some of the best BBQ in the world – beef brisket, pulled chicken & pork, smoked sausage, and ribs just to name a few! Pair your meat with soulful sides like baked beans, hushpuppies, creamy mac and cheese, southern green beans, and more for a hearty homestyle meal.


With all of these mouthwatering options (and so many more) available in Memphis, your family will have no problem finding a place to dine out during your stay at Jellystone Park™!