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Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves

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317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
+1 901-523-0200
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cornbread” (9 reviews)
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11:00 - 17:00All hours
€€ - €€€
317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Just came across this restaurant while walking to the pyramid on our last day in Memphis. Just a small shop front but decided to try it - so glad we did.The ladies in the shop were very welcoming and Alcenia herself came over to talk...More

1  Thank willow20
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This restaurant definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!! I can't believe I've never heard about this place!! I was invited out by a friend for Downtown dining week, which the menu only consisted of certain items and we were able to select an appetizer, entree,...More

Thank ramona c
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and were so impressed with the lovely welcome from BJ and her staff. We were a long way from home so it meant a lot to us. When we ate our meals and every mouthful was delicious we felt as close...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fried chicken and waffles is life changing. The waffles are heavenly. The tomato gravy made me cry tears of happiness. The food here is worth the wait!

Thank scox615
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant while touring around Memphis. Went with my husband and three young children for lunch. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner with a warm hug! Between all of us, we ordered most of what was offered on the menu....More

Thank Mamie B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Small place BIG on flavor and awesome service. Everything was seasoned to perfection, Macaroni, green beans, catfish, porkchops. Really good stuff.

Thank 13Heart
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Delicious, cooked-to-order (with love) southern soul food. We ordered more food than we could eat in two days, and picked off each others plates, because it was so beautiful and so tasty. Authentic and wonderfully prepared. Give yourself some time to sit and relax. Your...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Alcenia's soul food, made with love by staff who treated us like family from the second we walked in, is hands down the best of the dozen places enjoyed in Memphis. Catfish, yams, mac n cheese, cornbread and sweet tea - all perfect. The portions...More

1  Thank lvmarran
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The owner of this place is quite possibly the sweetest lady I have ever met. She definitely is devoted to her business and really cares about customers. The food was fan freaking tastic. The Salmon Croquettes were unlike anything I've ever had in my life....More

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The term "soul food" is thrown around a lot, but Alcenia's is definitely food that is good for the soul. This is not "fast food", so make sure you have some time to wait, but it is most definitely worth the wait. The food was...More

Thank Ceetrippin76
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20 June 2017|
Response from shellj3 | Reviewed this property |
when we were there the menu was side items they had everyday. I do remember yhem having a special on the day we were there. it's really a unique experience and the sweet potatoes were like my grandma's.
20 June 2017|
Response from lvmarran | Reviewed this property |
The day we visited there were many side dish options - they make it all fresh, so not everything is available every day, but our experience was that there was plenty to choose from (candied yams, green beans, mac and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-0200
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