The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

I’ve created this based on older posts herehere, and here, and more I added in March 2017. While those other blog posts give a bit more commentary on the patios and have more pictures, this post you’re reading right now is meant to be more of a big reference list.

I have added *dog friendly if the restaurants allowed leashed dogs on their patios. Some of these patios are big, some are tiny, some are just table or two, some are covered or partially enclosed, and some are not. I can’t control when a restaurant decides to open their patio or not, so call ahead if you have a doubt!

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Austin-based burger chain to open in Overton Square

Austin-based burger chain to open in Overton Square

Another interesting new burger and sandwich concept is making its Memphis market entry as Hopdoddy Burger Bar plans an autumn opening in Overton Square.

Hopdoddy, which is slated to open at 6 South Cooper Street, joins places like Burgerim on Highland Avenue, which opened late last year, and Hattie B.’s Hot Chicken, which opens later this year in Midtown, as new food options from companies that chose Memphis for their most recent expansions.

Renovations start this month on a 3,500-square-foot space previously occupied by Yolo Frozen Yogurt across the street from the new Ballet Memphis facility.

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Memphis’ Top Tacos: 7 Restaurants + One Food Truck

Memphis’ Top Tacos: 7 Restaurants + One Food Truck

Overton Square is hoppin’, and a big part of that fun is thanks to the tapas-inspired Babalu. We go for the tableside-prepared guacamole, cocktails, and of course, the tacos. Served on corn tortillas made in-house, the tacos at Babalu are smaller than normal tacos, making them perfect for enjoying more than one. “A huge part of the Babalu dining experience is sharing,” says Lindsey Miller, Babalu marketing manager. “Family-style dining is a staple of Latin culture, and we really wanted that to carry over into Babalu. So we have smaller tacos to hopefully encourage guests to order multiple orders, share and maybe try a dish or item they may have never tried otherwise.” Each order comes with three tacos that you can mix or match. Two of our favorites on the menu are the Carne de Vaca, smoked pork belly with jalapeño BBQ sauce and roasted peanut slaw, and the Ostra, fried Gulf oysters with hot sauce slaw and comeback sauce. “Each taco is Latin and tapas-inspired with a little Southern flare, so it tastes exotic but familiar at the same time,” Lindsey adds. That translates to yum! in our book!

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar coming to Overton Square

Hopdoddy Burger Bar coming to Overton Square

The seven-year-old chain also serves french fries, salads, milkshakes and local craft beers on tap and in cans and bottles, and offers a full bar.

In addition to Texas, Arizona, Colorado and California also have Hopdoddy restaurants.

In its current form, the building at 6 S. Cooper may be the dullest looking structure among the stock of charming, nearly century-old Overton Square buildings. Loeb Properties last summer confirmed its plans to redesign and expand the building.

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Popular Austin-Based Burger Bar Coming to Overton Square

Popular Austin-Based Burger Bar Coming to Overton Square

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a nationally recognized burger and beer joint based out of Texas, will be Overton Square’s newest tenant, according to property owners Loeb Properties Inc.

The new restaurant will move into the expanded 3,500-square-feet site at 6 S. Cooper St. that was previously occupied by YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar coming to Overton Square

Hopdoddy Burger Bar coming to Overton Square

There will soon be a new spot to grab burgers and beers at Overton Square.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is set to open in Overton Square this fall at 6 South Cooper Street.

Hopdoddy is known for their natural burgers, fresh-made buns, handcrafted milkshakes, an array of local craft beers and a full bar of wine and spirits.

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