Bloggers, foodies, and regular food lovers venturing out into historic Memphis, Tennessee can now have a wonderful dining experience without having to venture too far from the Graceland Mansion.
The Guesthouse at Graceland, which is mere steps away from the historic landmark, features two main restaurants in Memphis that you definitely should not miss if you are looking for a slice of Southern cooking and genuine Southern hospitality.
The inspiration for the culinary roots of these restaurants, especially Delta’s Kitchen, go deep and far, and intertwine beautifully with Elvis Presley’s own take on good food, hospitality, and how to enjoy life when you’re on the road.
Delta’s Kitchen, which is located adjacent to the Lobby of the Guesthouse, features a centrally Southern collection of fares, including buttered grits and southern biscuits and gravy.
Unafraid to showcase local culinary heritage to its fullest, Delta’s Kitchen regularly attracts crowds of guests daily, and can seat 152 people indoors, and 20 outdoors.
Delta’s Kitchen features what is called a country buffet, and its hearty breakfast menu is nothing short of amazing: All American Breakfast (eggs your way, bacon/sausage, fried potatoes, sourdough bread/marble rye/wheat), Breakfast Sandwich (pepper bacon, fried cage-free eggs, sliced vine ripe tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and Texas toast-friend potatoes) and Croissant Sandwiches (honey-roasted ham, brie cheese, pesto, buttery croissant, and fried potatoes).
There’s also cinnamon French toast, buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, and a “build your omelet” option where you can mix and match your favorite ingredients in one mega-omelet – perfect for those cool mornings before venturing out into the rest of Memphis.
The dinner menu is also hearty and flavorful. Have your choice of small plates, soups and salads, and main entrees. Main entrees include Campanelle pasta, roasted French chicken breast, pan-seared Canadian salmon, shrimp risotto, seared scallops, Berkshire porkchop and filet mignon.
All the classic proteins that you can find in Michelin star restaurants can be found easily at the Delta Kitchen’s dinner menu – and all of the food will be excellently delivered with the unbeatable dash of Southern flair and hospitality.
Ep’s Bar & Grill
Your second stop for great food would be Ep’s Bar & Grill. Famous for its modern twist to Elvis classics, Ep’s Bar & Grill is spacious, homey, and is the perfect throwback to the good old days of rock and roll.
Enjoy gracious helpings of pimento cheese dip, southern fried pickles, white bean hummus, fried green tomatoes, crispy chicken wings, Bavarian pretzels, and beer battered onion rings.
There are also flatbread pizzas (margherita, pepperoni sausage, BBQ pulled pork), and salads (Memphis greens, fried chicken wedge salad, Caesar salad), and our famous “hand-helds” – Delta Burger, Memphis Burger, Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, Turkey Burger, Chicken Club Sandwich, and Shrimp or Catfish Po Boy.
Unique and filling, all of the classics at Ep’s Bar & Grill hit all the high notes on flavor and Southern history, and you don’t have to travel far to get a taste of what Memphis’ culinary influences really are. Enjoy the Pool Room and Bar Room when you come and visit – and make sure that you also visit our Special Offers page and book your stay today at The Guest House at Graceland Hotel.