The Downtown dining scene is a bit of a crapshoot, with its share of tourist traps and subpar barbecue, but this restaurant right off the South Main trolley line is one that just about everyone agrees is exceptional. As the name suggests, it serves some of its food in flights—the Ocean Flight, for example, consists of barbecued white Gulf shrimp, cilantro and lime calamari, Chesapeake-style lobster, and crab-cakes. Alongside traditional Southern fare, such as chicken and waffles, it also throws in some surprises, such as elk chops. Each course is available as a small plate or entrée and can be paired with a selected wine if you choose. It's rare to have dinner for two in Memphis top out at more than $200, but if it's worth it anywhere, Flight is that place. If you want to test the waters without surrendering a good portion of your paycheck, try out the weekday lunch service instead. Valet parking is free.
39 S. Main St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri 11am–10:30pm, Sat 5–10:30pm, Sun 5–10pm Phone 901/521-8005 Prices Main courses $25–$39 Cuisine Type American Web site Flight
Map39 S. Main St. Memphis
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