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River Oaks

#110 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
American, French, European, Contemporary
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5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
+1 901-683-9305
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a salad and chicken breast at the restaurant twice in three weeks. Absolutely outstanding. Light. Flavorful. An absolutely incredIble meal.

Thank Paul F
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I have been to River Oaks before and even had them cater an event, but wow lunch was really good! A friend and I went to River Oaks for lunch yesterday, and the entire package was lovely! We started with the crabcakes-AMAZING!! Then a cup of pea soup with a drizzle of basil oil-YUMMO! Then I had the tomato and... More 

Thank newroad
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Tired of your normal steak and salmon - this is the place. The tuna appetizer is a must have and I had the fresh fish over risotto. I have been to this restaurant at least 20 times and have never been disappointed. Good wine list and the servers are patient but very attentive. One of the best in Memphis.

Thank mike t
United States
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Though somewhat tricky to get to with the way the road is divided in that area, it's worth it. At lunch, the service was good and I loved everything in my "TV Dinner" which was a four-course sort of bento box so you get to try some of several different things. The rose wine was good. It's rare I like... More 

Thank moonslice
Collierville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

It had been several years since we dined at River Oaks and we were glad we went back. We ordered the Halibut and Wild Red Snapper dishes and they were absolutely wonderful. I must say, however, the creme brulee was disappointing. The taste and consistency seemed a little "off". Our server initially did not appear to be very friendly, but... More 

Thank Linda D
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Had a business lunch and we were all very happy with the experience. Will come back

Thank Alvaro E
Milan, Tennessee
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Came here recently with a group from work. I had seen this place many times in passing, but for some reason, never thought about going. One of my work colleagues highly recommended it, so we gave it a try. We did not have a reservation, and they were able to accommodate us, but it would be advisable to make a... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is great. We are here with some friends recently and the service was terrible. The food was great, but the service was hands down the worst I've ever experienced at a restaurant. The waitress was rude the entire night. Tried to give her the benefit of the doubt as we all... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The food is always good, the service is excellent, the location is not the easiest entrying or exiting.

Thank 8443
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I had the pan fried chicken with bread crumbs, salad on top. It was delicious. If you don't like rich food, have them put the sauce and dressing on the side. Another friend had the shrimp po boy and loved it!

Thank Msstamper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $32
American, French, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?