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Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour provided by Tastin' 'Round Town

Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour

Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
This tour combines history and food, perfect for first-time visitors
Duration:
2h 30m
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Discover the regional foods of Memphis on this history-packed food crawl. Try dishes such as hot tamales and house-made desserts at six different hotspots, from family-owned eateries to award-winning restaurants. Also, learn about the culture and history of the city along the way, and travel from place to place at a leisurely pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private tasting tour of Memphis
  • Ditch the tourist traps and discover local watering holes
  • Meet at a conveniently located spot on Beale Street
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private tasting tour of Memphis
  • Ditch the tourist traps and discover local watering holes
  • Meet at a conveniently located spot on Beale Street
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41028P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local Memphis guide
  • Food tasting
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street, 175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103, USA Our starting point is inside the lobby of the Hampton Inn at Beale Street. We gather to the right of the hotel check-in guest. Your guide is the friendly face carrying a giant whisk. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to call 901.482.7555
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 2 person minimum per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Please let us know ahead of time if you are celebrating a special occasion.
  • Alcohol is not included with the ticket price but is available for purchase from each venue. Please have proper identification should you wish to make a purchase
  • Please alert us to any known allergies
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local Memphis guide
  • Food tasting
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street, 175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103, USA Our starting point is inside the lobby of the Hampton Inn at Beale Street. We gather to the right of the hotel check-in guest. Your guide is the friendly face carrying a giant whisk. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to call 901.482.7555
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 2 person minimum per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Please let us know ahead of time if you are celebrating a special occasion.
  • Alcohol is not included with the ticket price but is available for purchase from each venue. Please have proper identification should you wish to make a purchase
  • Please alert us to any known allergies
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
    175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    Our starting point is inside the lobby of the Hampton Inn at Beale Street. We gather to the right of the hotel check-in guest. Your guide is the friendly face carrying a giant whisk. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to call 901.482.7555
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    Tastin' 'Round Town
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our Memphis Food Tours provide visitors and locals alike, a variety of unique food tasting and culinary excursions at the birthplace of the blues and the soul of barbecue. The Bluff City offers a plethora of choices from delicious and historic family-owned, local restaurants to trendy award-winning chefs. Tastin’ Round Town provides a local, sustainable experience tasting a variety of foods, allowing you to feel like a native Memphian. Each tour is designed to include delicious food tastings from specialty eateries as well as an off-the-beaten-path glimpse of the history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings of the Mississippi Delta.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Emma S
14 contributions
We did the Taste of downtown Memphis tour with Taylor. She was very knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting facts about Memphis and some good recommendations for restaurants to try. We were advised to 'come' hungry but if I'm honest we left still feeling hungry. For the cost of the tour we did not think enough food was provided. The hamburger at Dyers was lovely but we were each given a small quarter to eat along with half a cup of milkshake. I realise this is meant to be just a 'taster' rather than a full meal but for the amount we paid sadly we did not feel overall it was good value for money.
Written April 17, 2022
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Cindy RAMIREZ
1 contribution
I took the BBQ TOUR around Memphis w/ Harper and it was absolutely amazing!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Harper. Even though it was a very small tour Harper was very attentive and had so much depth to every single thing we went through. He made the experience memorable, my fiance enjoyed trying so many different versions of barbecue we had never thought about before. And for me, I enjoyed listening to the detail and beautiful history of Memphis... and even if i want to deny it, the ribs he gave us were to die for!! I would recommend to anyone that even thinks of venturing off to Memphis they need to book this tour because Harper gives his wonderful charisma and delicious food to everyone in the tour. Once I go back to Memphis I will definitely book another tour, it was a wonderful memorable experience and worth the price. I will do it again once I am back in Memphis!! Thank you Harper!!
Written June 1, 2021
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USAMaineTravelers
South Portland, ME101 contributions
We did the Taste of Downtown Memphis tour and it was great! I got a call and text from the owner that our guide was sick and couldn’t make the 11am tour we booked but she offered that we could reschedule for a special noon tour or join the regular 2pm tour. We chose the noon trip tour and out guide was the owner’s father! And the tour was just with the two of us. It was a blast!

We went to Blues City BBQ, SOB, Central BBQ, Rum Boogie Café, and ended at Dyer’s Burgers, plus a chance to see the Walk of Fame at Silky’s. We ended up skipping dinner that night—we were so full! The food was excellent and all included if you want an alcoholic drink, you paid for that on your own. Our guide gave us a detailed in-depth review of not just Memphis food but also culture and history. You cover Beale Street but areas down to the Civil Rights Museum. You’ll also get recommendations for restaurants over and above the ones on the tour plus local attractions. He even took our picture a couple times and texted them to us!

We’ve done many food tours and this is the best in country! Sign up and bring your appetite!
Written May 26, 2021
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Dave S
1 contribution
Make sure you do this tour while you are in Memphis, especially if it is your first time there! We did the BBQ tour and between the variety of BBQ , the tour of the city, and hospitality this tour is a fantastic value and great way to spend an afternoon getting acquainted with Memphis. Also, we hit at least 4 places(not on the tour) that were recommended visiting (food and attractions) and they were all spot on, and made our stay even more enjoyable. Do yourself a favor and take the tour, you will not be disappointed!
Written April 8, 2021
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Raygee67
Savannah, GA314 contributions
Tastin Round Town provided us with a "Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour". Taylor, our food tour guide and owner, provided us with a nice sampling of five restaurants located on Beale Street.

We visited Dyer's Burgers, Blues City Cafe, Kings Palace Cafe, Rum Boogie Cafe and A. Schwabs. The tour provided more than ample delicious samples of deep-fried cheeseburgers, milk shakes, ribs, jumbo chicken wings, gumbo and gelato.

Taylor also gave us recommendations and suggestions on several additional Beale Street restaurants we did not visit on the Food Tour. To say the least, our stomachs were more than full when the tour ended.

I recommend this tour to anyone who visits Menphis. You will not be disappointed.
Written December 7, 2021
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tkbrauen
Gasport, NY15 contributions
A wonderful introduction to a great city and its many flavors from a tour guide who’s passion about the city and food was obvious and infectious! Beyond all the wonderful food sampled, we learned many interesting details about the city and its rich history. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. You certainly won’t leave hungry or disappointed!
Written October 21, 2021
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Randy S
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Family
Run, don't walk to book this food tour! We had the BBQ tour with Harper and he was an amazing guide. We loved all the history he was able to share, as well as his experience as a pit master. The fact that days later, our teenage son commented that he enjoyed Harper's company, speaks loads of the quality of the tour. Because we were able to try/learn about different types of restaurants, when it was time for our next meal, we didn't hem and haw on where to go since we had an idea on what we liked. Fabulous company!
Written July 18, 2021
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Erika G
10 contributions
Friends
My friend and I flew into Memphis for a girls weekend and thought a food tour sounded really fun. We booked the Saturday afternoon split decision food tour. The food was all very good. On our tour we ate bbq spaghetti, bbq nachos, bbq ribs, duck fried rice, gumbo, cheeseburger and milkshake. It was all good food. What we didn't love about the tour were some of the comments made by the tour guide. For a city that has a rich history, especially within the civil rights movement, we felt a lot of the commentary made by the guide was tone deaf.
Written May 9, 2021
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anniefannie58
Wellington, FL8 contributions
I knew we were going on a walking food tour, but I did not know we were going to get an informative history lesson. First, Harper is an exceptional tour guide. Brought us to many different restaurants for a generous taste of their best foods. In between, we walked to many historic areas through downtown Memphis and given a synopsis of the history behind the city. I learned so much, Harper did it in such an interesting way and I devoured his information just as much as I devoured the delicious BBQ! Harper has such a charismatic personality and holds your attention the entire time. Do not miss this tour!!!
Written July 9, 2021
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Jennifer H
Chowchilla, CA34 contributions
Walking in Memphis! What began as a slow start to our visit to the city ended great. We are not barhoppers and were a bit overwhelmed by Beale Street our first night in Memphis. The next morning we took the tasting tour with Taylor, which is how we should have started our visit. Taylor not only gave us tasty bites and sips, but she also shared the history, stories, and insights of the city. We learned, food tours not only are fun but a great intro to a city. Taylor took her time and answered all our history questions. The food was AWESOME!!
Written September 16, 2021
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Super Experienced Guide
Harper is a life long Memphian and provides a great history tour along with some very tasty food selections . Harpe
GinLynn6
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It’s an absolute MUST!!
BBQ Tour. In short, this is a MUST. Amazing food and a fun, friendly local who teaches you the history of the city
baselnajjar
baselnajjar
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Interesting tour with great BBQ
We did the BBQ tour and had a great time learning about the history and culture of Memphis. Harper was extremely kn
Strong1313
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Must do!!!
We took the BBQ tour and our only regret was that we didn’t do it the first day!!!!! Harper was fab & showed us all
tracilewis0603
tracilewis0603
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Great food and Tour!
We did the bbq tour and it was excellent. It was a walking tour and does involve a lot of walking, but it wasn’t to
t1norman
t1norman
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Awesome Tour
Harper overdelivered with his incredible knowledge of Memphis history, culture, and of course BBQ. Had a great tim
theblarggVAN
theblarggVAN
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BBQ Tour Magnificent
I did the BBQ tasting tour on January 15, and although I was the only person booked (don't be spooked, January is o
Jennga3
Jennga3
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BBQ food tasting tour
Such a great, well-worth, delicious, fun tour. Perfect for visitors of Memphis or locals. Harper was a GREAT guide.
IamCathi2
IamCathi2
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Memphis BBQ Tour is well worth it!
This tour is a must for anyone new to the city. On this tour we were able to try several different styles of BBQ.
Popnzs
Popnzs
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Memphis BBQ Tour & O' Tappy Day Brewery and Spirits Crawl
My mom and I went to Memphis on a quest for some good BBQ and to celebrate her 79th Birthday because she LOVES good
OccasionalTraveler22
OccasionalTraveler22
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Taste of Downtown Memphis
As others have stated, this walking tour was well worth it -- very good to excellent food choices, not too strenuou
Alexandra S
Alexandra S
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Amazing BBQ Tour!
We had an amazing time with Harper on the Tastin' Round Town Memphis BBQ tour. Harper was so knowledgeable about ba
juliedenverg
juliedenverg
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Delicious BBQ tour!
My husband and I did the BBQ food tour and it was fantastic! So much more than just a food tour - our guide gave us
chilliemander
chilliemander
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BBQ tour
We enjoyed this tour so much. We got a history lesson, exercise and amazing food all in one. Our tour guide was ver
450dorothyt
450dorothyt
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Lots of fun! Wish we would have taken notes!
Throughly enjoyed our tour. Nice combo of history and good food in the area. We were in town for 4 days and it was
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