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

Here it is: Memphis area patios, listed (generally) by neighborhood. I will continue to update this, so if left off your favorite patio all you have to do is leave me a comment!


Belly Acres

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. Many of these places technically do allow smoking outside, so call ahead if  that’s a dealbreaker for you. If there’s a place I think you’re likely to encounter smoking, I’ve made that note.

OK, without further ado, here’s a list of patios in Memphis, including pet friendly patios and Memphis dog friendly patios. Sunglasses on, bottoms up.


– Loflin Yard *dog friendly (the whole place is basically a patio)
– Central BBQ Downtown *midtown and downtown locations are dog friendly
– Automatic Slim’s (just a few tables) 
– Terrace at the River Inn (the covered rooftop bar/restaurant at The River Inn at Harbor Town)
– Blue Monkey Downtown (might be some smoking)
Cafe Eclectic Harbor Town

Main Street
– Felicia Suzanne’s *dog friendly (water bowls sometimes available)
– Cafe Keough
– Eighty3 (connected to the Madison Hotel)
– Maciel’s *dog friendly (just a few tables)
– DeJavu
– Aldo’s *dog friendly
– Local Gastropub *dog friendly
– Blind Bear Speakeasy (might be some smoking)
– Blue Fin
– Majestic Grille *dog friendly
– Lyfe Kitchen downtown
– South of Beale *dog friendly
– Green Beetle
– Cafe Pontotoc
– Bluff City Coffee
– Scoops Parlor
– Max’s Sports Bar *dog friendly when they’re not crowded (might be some smoking)
– Ghost River Brewing Taproom *dog friendly

Beale Street
– Bleu (at the Westin)
– Silky O’Sullivan’s
– Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe
– Alfred’s on Beale
 Rum Boogie Cafe
– B.B. King’s
– Tin Roof (I’m being told that a new patio is being built as of March ’17)


Cafe Ole

Crosstown / The Edge
– Mollie Fontaine Lounge (just table or two)
– Midtown Crossing Grill
– High Cotton Brewing taproom *dog friendly
– Mardi Gras


– Cafe 1912
– Muddy’s Midtown * dog friendly
– ECCO on Overton Park *dog friendly
– Otherlands Coffee Bar  *dog friendly
– Central BBQ Midtown (2249 Central Ave.) *midtown and downtown locations are dog friendly
– Bhan Thai
– Slider Inn *dog friendly
– Cafe Eclectic Midtown
– Huey’s Midtown
– Fuel Cafe
– Blue Monkey Midtown (might be some smoking)

Cooper Young – most everywhere has at least a few tables outside

– Memphis Made Brewing taproom *dog friendly
– Tart *dog friendly
– Beauty Shop / DKDC (there will 100% be some smoking late-night at DKDC)
– Tsunami
– Alchemy *dog friendly
– Hammer & Ale *dog friendly
– Mulan *dog friendly
– Strano *dog friendly
– Sweet Grass Next Door *dog friendly
– Young Ave. Deli *dog friendly (might be some smoking)
– Cafe Ole *dog friendly (might be some smoking)
– Celtic Crossing *dog friendly (might be some smoking)
– Stone Soup Cafe *dog friendly
– Soul Fish Cafe *dog friendly


Loflin Yard

Overton Square

– Schweinehaus *dog friendly
– Babalu *dog friendly (must enter through outside gate)
– Second Line *dog friendly, please inform the hostess you have your furry friend with you
– Memphis Pizza Cafe Midtown (2087 Madison Ave.) *dog friendly
– Bayou Bar and Grill
– Bosco’s
– Bar Louie
– Local on the Square *dog friendly
– Side Street Grill (might be some smoking)
– Lafayette’s Music Room
– Belly Acres
– Robata

Broad Avenue

 Maximo’s on Broad
– City & State *dog friendly
– Wiseacre Taproom *dog friendly
– The Cove  *pretty sure it’s dog friendly (likely to be some smoking)


Wiseacre Taproom

East Memphis

– Lost Pizza Co. *dog friendly
– Los Compadres (3295 Poplar Ave #101)
– Cheffie’s *dog friendly
– Rock ‘n’ Dough *dog friendly
– RP Tracks (likely be some smoking)
– Swanky’s Taco Shop (4770 Poplar Avenue)
– Memphis Sports Pub *dog friendly
– Memphis Pizza Cafe Park Ave. (5061 Park Ave.) *dog friendly
– Elwood’s Shack *dog friendly
– Ciao Bella
– Las Delicias on Quince
– The Kitchen at Shelby Farms Park
– Newby’s (back patio under construction as of March 20, 2017)
– The Bluff
 Cafe Eclectic U of M
– Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken East Memphis
– Lucchesi’s Beer Garden
– Lyfe Kitchen East Memphis

Brookhaven Circle
– Fino’s East
– Hog & Hominy *dog friendly
– Porcellino’s *dog friendly (check out the dog treats at Porcellino’s butcher counter)
– Brookhaven Pub (695 West Brookhaven Circle) *dog friendly
– Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen


Hammer & Ale


– Kooky Canuck in Cordova (1250 N. Germantown Parkway)
– Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Germantown (9087 Poplar Ave. #111) *dog friendly
– Mesquite Chop House in Germantown (3165 S. Forest Hill Irene Rd.)
– The Half Shell Southwind (7825 Winchester Rd.)
– Huey’s – pretty much all the Huey’s
– Cajun Catfish Company in Collierville (336 New Byhalia Rd.)
– Booya’s in Collierville (330 Market Blvd.)
– Kabob International in Cordova (Dexter)
– Square Beans in Collierville
– Bangkok Alley in Collerville
– Three Guys Pizza in Cordova (Germantown Rd.)
– My Favorite Place in Cordova
– El Mezcal in Bartlett
– East End Grill – both Bartlett and Southwind locations
– Flying Saucer in Cordova**
– Mellow Mushroom in Germantown (9155 Poplar)** *dog friendly

** I don’t normally include non-local chains, but so many people suggested these that I added them.

When I started to update the old posts and realized I’d gotten past 100 total patios, I got worried the list was too long. So, I did what I always do when I’m wondering something and I posed the question to Twitter: How many patios are too many patios for a list of MidSouth patios? The answer was pretty much this:

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