Medley of Southern Dining Options Await Visitors at The Guest House at Graceland

Published On: October 17th, 2016

Every aspect of The Guest House at Graceland reflects Elvis Presley’s personal design, style and preferences, from the 20 lavish themed suites to the five dining options offered at the 450-room resort. Whether travelers are enjoying the comforts of a guest room or the warm, signature biscuits that are served in Delta’s Kitchen, they will feel the warm southern hospitality for which Elvis was known.

“The dining experience at The Guest House is as memorable as the one-of-a-kind resort. We are procuring ingredients from local, sustainable farms to ensure the highest quality and freshest ingredients,” said Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of The Guest House at Graceland. “Whether you’re dining on the go or celebrating a special occasion, there is something to please every palette and schedule.”

All of the restaurants offer guests a broad assortment of fresh, regional dishes made from locally sourced farms and markets such as the Newman Family Farm, Earth Sprung Grains, Harris Farms Tifblue blueberries, and Bonnie Blue Farm Goat Cheese.

Delta’s Kitchen (Seats 152 indoor/20 outdoor)

The hotel’s premier restaurant, Delta’s Kitchen, is located adjacent to the Lobby. It celebrates the culinary history of the Tennessee and Mississippi River Delta with renowned southern fare such as buttered grits, Tupelo tater casserole, and southern biscuits and gravy.

The breakfast buffet is served daily and includes fresh fruits, juices, yogurts, cereals, three flavors of house-made signature southern biscuits, artisan breads, muffins and scones, made-to-order eggs, a robust selection of fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses. The menu also includes breakfast meats, southern grits, Johnny cakes, sausage gravy, and hash browns. An a la carte menu includes some of The King’s favorites such as Spanish omelet, country skillets, stuffed French toast, grits and sausage bake and Tupelo tater casserole.

Each evening, lights in the large round, shaded chandeliers are lowered, candles are lit and the restaurant transforms into a warm and intimate dining room. The farm-to-table menu includes hormone free, grass-fed beef and lamb from the region for steaks and filet mignon, and shrimp and oysters are sourced from Louisiana and the Gulf. Hand-selected wines and locally produced ice creams, gelatos, fruits and cheeses are also featured on the menu. Prices on the dinner menu range from $7-12 for appetizers; $8-12 for salads and $18-$36 for entrees.

Interiors of the restaurant feature high ceilings and two walls of glass that provide beautiful natural lighting. Wood floors are finished in a shade of mossy green, gold-washed light oak.  Walls are covered in contemporary patterns of goldish-beige and mossy green, offset by cream-colored fabrics on wood-framed chairs. Additional seating can be found in several high-back, upholstered banquettes. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily.

E.P.’s Bar & Grill  (Seats 106 indoor/33 outdoor)

Casual diners will enjoy E.P.’s Bar & Grill, a relaxed, southern–style pub featuring “soul of the south with a contemporary twist” appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and sides, along with Tennessee spirits, local drafts, burgers and Memphis barbeque. Many of Elvis’ favorite dishes are tweaked with fresh and regional foods and beverages served in galvanized buckets and platters, wooden cutting boards, Mason and apothecary jars and mini-milk bottles.

The restaurant features open ceilings, a galvanized tubular metal bar with a white quartz bar top dotted with shaded lamps, black leather bar stools and gray walls, illuminated glass shelves and quartz countertops on the back bar, brown leather banquettes and galvanized gray-painted chairs.

Guests enter through two rolled-back “barn” doors to two distinct areas:  the bar room and the “pool” room.  The 54-seat bar room features one half of the L-shaped bar. Seating is all high-top tables of four, six and eight. The bar room also features a bank of four large screen televisions. The “pool” room pays homage to Elvis’ love of the game of billiards and the table is centered under a decorative chandelier. Seating in the pool room is primarily cocktail chairs, sofas and low tables.

E.P.’s Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday; open until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Lobby Bar (Seats 28 indoor/22 outdoor)

The Lobby Bar serves a light a la carte menu of shared plates, appetizers and charcuterie, along with a full bar menu, featuring craft cocktails, local craft beers, wines and Tennessee Whiskey and Rye.  The Lobby Bar is decorated with white polished marble floors, mirrors encased in painted light blue millwork and floor to ceiling blue and gold drapery. Seating consists of leather and fabrics in shades of graphite, black and white. Large round shaded lamps hang over the sofa tables and wall sconces with silver beads light the walls.  Table tops are wood grain with chrome bases. Guest may also obtain drink and beverage service in the 34 seats in the adjacent Lobby, where seating consists of plush sofas and chairs. Service in the Lobby Bar is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Shake, Rattle & Go

For those eating on the run, Shake, Rattle & Go is a coffee bar located off the Lobby offering a full array of espresso, brewed coffees, frozen drinks, teas and juices, along with freshly baked sticky buns, muffins, bagels, scones, house-made biscuits, yogurt and breakfast sandwiches in the morning. In the afternoon, guests can purchase sandwiches, entrée salads, cheese plates, fresh fruits and packaged snacks.  Breakfast items are available daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The all-day menu is offered from 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Room Service

Room Service for hotel guests is available daily and a special room service menu containing favorites from Delta’s Kitchen and E.P.’s Bar & Grill is available in each guest room.

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