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Johnny G's Creole Kitchen

156 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
(901) 528-1055
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Ranked #66 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went for late lunch on a weekday, Beale St itself was pretty much empty so Johnny G's wasn't very busy so can't really speak as to how it is when busy, however, we were both seated and served very quickly. Food was a little pricey for the portions but that's honesty to be expected on Beale St. Ordered a Ghost... More

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Overland Park, KS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We didn't eat a meal here. We just stopped in for dessert as we were walking along Beale Street. Someone had recommended the fried strawberries.They were delicious! Be sure and try them if you are in the area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The best seafood meal I had while in Memphis. It is right on Beale Street. They have a walk up window if you just want to get it and go. Or a great interior for eating in. The staff/ service was THE BEST! Waiter was super nice and kept us happy. Fried pickles were AMAZING as well as the catfish... More

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Jackson
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170 reviews 170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Crawfish poboy was really good. Crawfish étouffée had no crawfish. Fried strawberries were delicious. Service was a little slow but she was really nice and that made up for it. Atmosphere was all about Beale Street. I'm stuffed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I wasn't very impressed with this restaurant. We tried to order oysters off the menu, and they were out on a Saturday during lunch. We did enjoy a beer, but left soon after. The bar was going through a renovation, so they didn't have many choices. They were understaffed and our waitress seemed pissed off. There are many other places... More

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The food is so delicious could have eaten there every nite. Had fried shrimp, voodoo nachos and fried strawberries. Don't pass this one up!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Recommended by a friend. Atmosphere was ok, everything else was great. Food was awesome. Fresh oysters, fried shrimp, catfish and especially loved voodoo nachos. You should try this place. Best food on Beale Street.

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Houst
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nice but very casual Cajun joint on Beale st. We had raw oysters, fried pickles and various. Brisket po boy was different and very good. Waitress did double duty and shucked oysters!!!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stepped into Johnny G's to get our quench for soup appeased. They do have gumbo but I settled on Drunken Chicken in a bowl. It was explained as shredded chicken on rice with Cajun seasonings. The dish itself hit the spot on our cold night. It was spiced just right, rice was good and stewy. My only complaint was I... More

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Pickerel
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The crawfish etouffee and the ratatouille were excellent choices - both were tasty - not too spicy but nicely seasoned. The interior is plain but clean and the servers very friendly. A good spot of Beale St. to eat.

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