Arcade Restaurant
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 2 Rufi
Arcade Restaurant
540 S. Main St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103
(901) 526-5757
Let’s get this one out of the way. All the tourists go here, so you should to. Diner food and a bunch of folks in sandals with cameras. Remember this place from that movie "Mystery Train"? It was funky once upon a time.
Arcade Restaurant
Central BBQ
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Central BBQ
2249 Central Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38122
(901) 272-9377
Now that you scratched that itch, I bet you’re thinkin’ about some barbecue. You want some ribs? They got some ribs. Wet or dry. Ribs so good they make we wanna write a song called “Funky Pig.” Funky pig, indeed.
Central BBQ
Gus's Fried Chicken
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 5 Rufi
Gus's Fried Chicken
310 S. Front St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103
(901) 527-4877
You work both arms and you work both feet / Use a dab of gravy, you right on the beat / You flap your arms / And your feet start kickin' / Then you know you doin' the funky chicken
Gus's Fried Chicken
Payne's Bar-B-Q
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 5 Rufi
Payne's Bar-B-Q
1762 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38114
(901) 272-1523
When I’m talking about a chopped pork sandwich, everyone knows I’m talking about Payne’s. They don’t have heat in the winter, so bring your jacket and settle in for a while. Almost too funky for words.
Payne's Bar-B-Q
Top's Bar-B-Q
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 3 Rufi
Top's Bar-B-Q
1286 Union Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
and everywhere else
(901) 725-7527
If you’re hungry, there’s probably one right around the corner from where you’re standing. Cheeseburgers, too, if you’re barbecued out, but how could that be? A little bit funky and a little bit adequate.
Top's Bar-B-Q