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Earnestine & Hazel's Bar Grill

84 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4410 (Downtown)
901-523-9754
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Ranked #66 of 1,269 Restaurants in Memphis
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Brandon, Mississippi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Earnestine & Hazel's was recommended to us for the best burger in Memphis. Luckily for us we just happened upon the joint driving around downtown. This is definitely a "joint" or a "dive", but the history of the building, the brothel, and the various movies shot at the bar is well worth the stop. The burger was pretty good too... More

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Waverly, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

From now on when I hear someone mention "dive bar" images of Earnestine & Hazel's will leap frog all others. My wife and I had just eaten and were walking past...it looked fun so we stopped in for a quick drink. This place is dripping with character and history. Its dark, dingy and looked like it hadn't been touched up...ever.... More

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Houston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great bar! It had everything: cheap beer, amazing juke box, loads of history and a perfect ambiance. I can't wait to go back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It is impossible to describe this place but I'll try. It looks derelict from the outside and perhaps not a place you would want to go but enter the front door and your are transported back to an era long ago. Clarence the barman was our man of the holiday, a real hoot. He gave us a tour of the... More

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Taylorville, Illinois, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stopped here as recommended by a friend who is a "local". So glad she suggested it because we probably would have missed it. Never heard of a "soul burger" before, so we were curious to check it out. The burger was super good, and the place just ooozes character and history. Really enjoyed talking to Clarence while the burgers... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This historic bar is a great place to go that even many locals don't know about. It's a little off the beaten path, but the atmosphere is great and they have some of the best late night burgers in town. Delicious!

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I can't believe that I'm a "local" and had never been to this place until yesterday. If you love old, spooky, and different then you have to check it out. We may have gone too early, it was pretty quiet (we left at midnight). You can roam around upstairs in the various, dimly lit rooms, and sit wherever you want.... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Perfect place to hang out with friends, drink some beers, and have the most amazing burgers. Don't expect anything fancy but be ready for some good burger!

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Macon, GA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a dive but a good dive. We went to see the place and have a drink and ended up having the "Soul Burger" also. The burger was good but the place is different. We took the tour upstairs because of the history of the place and I recommend you go upstairs if you visit this place. The upstairs... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is definitely a dive bar but has some of the best history to offer in the city. The cooks all know it and they'll share the stories of Ray Charles and how it was once a brothel. The ambiance is unforgettable. It is the home of the award-winning soul burger. Every time someone from out of town visits, my... More

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