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McEwen's On Monroe

#24 of 1,268 Restaurants in Memphis
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120 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103 (2ND & MONROE)
Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
19015277085
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 246
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  • 27
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Service!

This restaurant was recommended to me from a manager at a local downtown hotel. I went for dinner tonight and was not disappointed. It was around 5:45pm so it wasn't busy yet for dinner. I was seated at a nice table by the manager near the gas heater "fire place". The food was excellent and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Swtcynt
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Tampa, Florida
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Memphis, Tennessee
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This establishment is an old Memphis favorite, having outlasted many of its rivals through the years, and the décor reflects this situation. It is not unpleasant, but it does look like it could use some attention as do some other matters. We were a moderate sized party, and they were quite accommodating. With the single exception of me, everyone was... More 

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Thank MemphisProfessor
Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to me from a manager at a local downtown hotel. I went for dinner tonight and was not disappointed. It was around 5:45pm so it wasn't busy yet for dinner. I was seated at a nice table by the manager near the gas heater "fire place". The food was excellent and so was the service. Each... More 

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Thank Swtcynt
memphis
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our go to restaurants for dinner downtown. Consistently good food and service. Food fresh and good. Warm atmosphere.

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1 Thank lalees
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party visited McEwen's on a busy Saturday night. Tiger's game in the afternoon, Grizzlies at home and Orpheum. Lots of people downtown. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our waitress Hona was Happy friendly and seemed to enjoy her work. Because of the size of our party we were able to try a variety of dishes. The simple... More 

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1 Thank workhardtraveloften
North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had eaten here before with a great experience and planned ahead to get a reservation this trip. Of the 4 courses ordered, 2 were not good with poor cooking of the meat. We had invited friends, and it was embarrassing. The wait staff was very stressed out, and overall, the meal was not enjoyable. Perhaps it was a fluke,... More 

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Thank welovevacations!NC
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant for an office holiday lunch. The service was polite but smug and the restaurant was not crowded so the lack of wait staff attention was unwarranted. The meal that was received was tepid in temperature and had not one, not two, but three hairs on the plate. And... what southern restaurant does NOT have "sweet... More 

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Thank Jeannie J
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had never visited Memphis before. There was a lot of food choices surrounding our downtown hotel. Many of the downtown restaurants we walked into seemed geared towards tourists. McEwen's had a more local feel to it, which is what we were looking for. The restaurant has a half pub/restaurant atmosphere. The bar/pub side is comfortable and casual. The restaurant... More 

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1 Thank BillySproul
Memphis TN
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The menu here is long, with a focus on nicely upscale versions of classics, but we barely got to it because the seasonal small plates were so appealing! Table bread are small biscuits (yum), and the wine selection was very nice. I shared a small plate (squash crepes) as a starter, had a very nice salad and a small plate... More 

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Thank jg1053
Albertville, Alabama
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We ate here recently on a business trip. From prior reviews, we were expecting something really wonderful. We were disappointed. The food was good, but nothing special. The wild mushroom salad was forgettable. The mushrooms were rubbery and tasted only of the vinaigrette dressing. The smoked salmon appetizer did not appear very original. It looked like it was from Costco... More 

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Thank drj999999
Ohio
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222 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The owner of Tennessee Pewter puts this on her list of recommended Memphis restaurants and that's a GOOD thing! Our server was very efficient. The atmosphere is nice and there are loads of menu choices from full meals to small plates. I chose a salad and one small plate. My husband chose a salad and a full meal. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103
    (2ND & MONROE)
  • Public Transportation: Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 19015277085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?