Restaurants Memphis restaurants are world famous with barbecue options including Central BBQ, Charlie Vergo s Rendezvous and Corky s. But, by no means should the Memphis dining experience be limited to grills and smokehouses. Nearly every corner of the globe is well represented in Memphis eclectic and exploding restaurant scene. Memphis is home to many excellent restaurants that capture the essence of Mississippi River cuisine. Fusion restaurants are the norm here and French, Spanish, African and Cajun flavors are often mixed together to create something truly unique. Memphis unique blend of flavors and ingredients make it one of the best cities to try something new.