You may know Memphis by Beale Street, The Grizzlies, and Blues Music, but do you know how to dine in Memphis like a local? We’re here with the full culinary experience, from the best new spots in town, the local lunch spots “everyone just loves,” where to grab a coffee on the way to work, and—of course—Memphis Bar-B-Que.

In honor of Volume 9 launching just around the corner, we’re reminiscing on some of our favorite moments and memories from Volume 8. We loved our Dine Like A Local Competition last year, where we collaborated with local businesses and Memphians to scout the best of Memphis. We had so much fun curating The Scout Guide Memphis Restaurant Guide for Volume 8. Whether you’re looking for a working lunch site, your new favorite happy hour spot, or a laid-back outdoor patio, we’ve scouted, sampled (and resampled) the best of the best for newbies, visitors, and locals, alike. 

Save our digital graphic for referencing when you need a quick list of where to go and what to eat! Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you! 

P.S. Check out Volume 8 for this restaurant list!