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Bryant's Bar-b-q & Breakfast

#39 of 1,268 Restaurants in Memphis
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3965 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-5209
+1 901-324-7494
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5:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait

If you go on the weekends, expect a line. We waited an hour, but it was worth it. Service was quick and friendly. The food was just yumtastic--plenty of down-home favorites you are sure to love. My friend got the cinnamon roll French toast and loved it. My other friend got the sampler platter and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Wooldridge, Missouri
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast at Bryant's. Had to wait in line to order, and was rushed by the staff. My breakfast was supposed to come with gravy and didn't. Balance of food was OK at the best. Bathrooms were not so clean and the restaurant was super noisy. Probably need to try it again in a couple of years.

Thank KPick100
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go on the weekends, expect a line. We waited an hour, but it was worth it. Service was quick and friendly. The food was just yumtastic--plenty of down-home favorites you are sure to love. My friend got the cinnamon roll French toast and loved it. My other friend got the sampler platter and was very happy she was... More 

Thank travelinbluesgal
Germantown, Tennessee
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to eat there for breakfast this morning. Be prepared. Make sure you bring cash! They only take cash. Nothing else. Also they serve breakfast all day. They are open from 5:30am to 1:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays. Don't come late. They lock the door at 1:30pm. Be prepared. There is always a long... More 

Thank RalphCIII
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow just wow. It was a very long line and few tables, but we found a table as soon as we got our order in. It was definately worth the wait. One reason for the pleasant wait was the mix of friendly Memphis folks. Breakfast was huge. I ordered sausage and cheese omelet. It came with 3 biscuits, gravy, and... More 

Thank Marelco
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 6:30 am and the line was out the door. You could tell the crowd was filled with local returning foodies who were all friendly and hungry. The food was good, but the experience was worth more. If you are in town a must do experience. It is definitely worth the wait.

Thank Tina M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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417 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found our way to Bryant's last weekend for a breakfast and it was very good. We got a sampler platter which allowed us to try many things, everything was good. When we got to the restaurant, there was no one in line, by the time we got our food, there was 30 people in line so I suspect if you... More 

Thank rduinc
Germantown, Tennessee
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381 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast expecting something amazing and was disappointed. The food was good but only average. Nothing special here. Scramble and grits were very good. Biscuits were hard and gravy was flavorless. Prices were on the high side for this type of establishment. Cash only. Not sure we will ever return.

Thank jwillstp
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Second trip. Definitely a Go To for me. Mouth watering biscuits and gravy, everything omelet, blueberry pancakes. Off the hook!

Thank Bill B
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

OMG, Bryant's has the BEST food, EXCELLENT service, AMAZING everything! Their breakfast specials are more than one person can eat! LOL Yes, the line is usually out the door, but it is worth the wait. They are VERY WELL organized, as breakfast is cooked to order and they have NEVER messed up an order of ours. Bryant's is a MUST... More 

Thank bettyp723
Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is the best food in Memphis. Home cooking, great selection, great food, great people and well worth the wait. Thus place needs a bigger area for sure. Wish they were open all day!

Thank wlh519

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3965 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-324-7494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 am - 1:30 pm

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