National Civil Rights Museum
Housed across the street from the Lorraine Motel, where the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, is the...
Elvis Presley statue in Downtown Memphis.
Gibson Beale Street Showcase
Take the fascinating 45-minute tours, which vary throughout the day by worker presence and noise level, of this enormous place to see...
Earnestine & Hazel's
One of the great dive bars in Memphis has a 2nd floor full of rusty bedsprings and claw-foot tubs, remnants of its brothel past. Their...
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Fried-chicken connoisseurs across the globe twitch in their sleep at night, dreaming about the gossamer-light fried chicken at this...
540 S Main St · interesting places nearby
Step inside this ultra-retro diner, Memphis' oldest, and wander to the Elvis booth, strategically located near the rear exit. The King used to sit here and eat griddle-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and would bolt out the door if fan-instigated pandemonium ensued. Crowds still pack in for sublime sweet-potato pancakes – as fluffy, buttery and addictive as advertised.
The rest of the dishes are standard greasy-spoon fare (don't tell Elvis).