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Barksdale Restaurant

American, Diner
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237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2193
07:00 - 14:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast that we found by accident. Planned to go to another highly rated spot for Sunday breakfast but it didn't open until later and we had a conference to get to. Stopped by Barksdale and really liked it! Biscuits are so light and tasty, the country ham was huge and salty, hash browns were crispy with some almost burned... More 

Thank JWilguess
Cordova, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was our first visit to Barksdale Restaurant today. The kitchen was running unusally slow, according to our waiter. The food was delicious once it arrived (about 35 minutes for omelets to be delivered). Be advised the portions are average, so if you're hungry, order a second helping or several sides. Waiter was polite. We'll give this place another look... More 

Thank Jeffrey B
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

when you come in it feels like home with a nice atmosphere and sweet people. The food is good and coffee is on its way.

Thank YCM1995
Fort Worth
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Again if you like hearty good food on a budget, this is the place. I got the meat and two sides and it was very good.. I have heard they make good breakfast too, but I haven't tried it. Don't get here too late though because they close early.

Thank James B
Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The servers welcome guests as they come in, the waitress looks *at* you, not through you, the food is served quickly and tastes as you'd expect, and the whole experience is just warm and comfortable. Go. Now.

Thank JustinW27
Santa Rosa, California
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350 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Great for breakfast or lunch. I've eaten there since college and always enjoy it. You can't beat their plate lunches with great Southern vegies!

Thank Pat B
Oxford, Mississippi
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Old school Midtown dining at its finest. Saturday morning breakfast/brunch is a showcase of who you slept with Friday night. Maybe a spouse, but then maybe not. Let me put it this way about how down home and friendly the place is. When my two year old grandson started singing the ABC song, the waitress and most of our fellow... More 

Thank William J
Pontotoc, Mississippi
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168 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Bob's Barksdale is a long time great restauant. Big local hangout. The breakfast is the best you will find. Don't miss this stop

Thank Food_man56
Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We only eat breakfast here but fairly regularly. It is kind of a midtown tradition. It was vastly improved a few years back in terms of renovation and cleaning and the servers know you and treat you like family. Never eaten anything but breakfast so we can't recommend anything else, but do try the pancakes. Best I ever had.

Thank irelandagainsoon
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

My wife and I like to try various local spots around Memphis for our Saturday morning breakfast. We tried Barksdale's recently and were pleasantly surprised! Very good breakfast, VERY good biscuits; I sort of judge breakfast places by the biscuits, and theirs are very good! Barksdale's is kind of a funky place, if you're expecting or require "white table cloths",... More 

Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-722-2193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?