Highest-rated cheap eats in Memphis, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Memphis, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Memphis that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Bedrock Market & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Healthy
- Address: 327 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4205
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#29. Lew's Blew Note Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Address: 341 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3103
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#28. Cupcake Cutie Etc.

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Address: 109 South Court Street, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
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#27. Havana's Pilon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Caribbean, Latin
- Address: 143 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2623
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#26. La Michoacana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 4091 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-5200
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#25. The Peanut Shoppe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Healthy
- Address: 24 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-2503
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#24. Little Italy Pizza Midtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 1495 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3726
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#23. Gladys' Diner

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-4106
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#22. Bluff City Coffee South Main

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458
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#21. Earnestine & Hazel's Bar Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 84 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4410
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#20. 99 Cent Soul Food Express

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 414 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4441
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#19. Makeda's Cookies

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 2370 Airways Blvd 488 S Second is the Downtown location, Memphis, TN 38114-6009
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#18. Beale Sweets

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 156 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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#17. Little Tea Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
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#16. Payne's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1762 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-1737
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#15. Dyer's Burgers

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (741 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 205 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3128
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#14. Wet Willie's Memphis

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (230 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 209 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3128
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#13. Arcade Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,046 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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#12. A.Schwab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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#11. Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (677 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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#10. UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (427 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
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#9. Bryant's Breakfast

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3965 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-5209
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#8. Cozy Corner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (455 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 735 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105-2033
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#7. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (902 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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#6. Elwood's Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (288 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 4523 Summer Ave In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
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#5. Sunrise Memphis

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 670 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105-4912
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#4. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,419 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
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#3. Maciel's Tortas & Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (196 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 45 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-5101
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#2. Jerry's Sno Cones

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (421 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Street Food
- Address: 1657 Wells Station Rd, Memphis, TN 38108-2963
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#1. Gibson's Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,200 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 760 Mount Moriah Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5304
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