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#26 of 77 Pub in Memphis
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$25 - $100
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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks

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Downtown
0.2 miles from Beale Street
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

I complained about lack of service, I was threatened with an oar/paddle. Reported to police. Shocking way to deal with customers

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

So I wrote a previous review regarding Local on the Square, but I figured I'd give Local on Main a shot. I promise you that management will confirm everything, lest they just lie, too. We were one of two or three parties in there, and...it was just my partner and I. We ordered our food and drinks, and the waiter was attentive, all seemed good. The waiter was only serving us, by the way. For whatever reason, after much waiting, the waiter brought out a burger for my partner, but we didn't order that. He said he'd bring our actual order soon. Maybe 45 minutes later, he brought our food. Okay, so I ordered the sliders, and I got three thumb-sized sliders with fries for $20, but whatever, okay. My partner said her burger was okay. The manager eventually came over and he had some awkward thing to say about the mixup, but he didn't really ask or say anything (it was honestly incredibly awkward). I tried to let him know that we were still waiting on our drinks (yes, we were still waiting on those), but he cut me off and said that we at least got free food (due to mix-up). My partner eventually gets her mojito, and it was legit undrinkable. Two hours later we finally leave--after all the weirdness and mix-ups and mistakes and over-priced terribleness. I realized that since the 20% gratuity is now just added into the bill, there is no reason to care about quality or service whatsoever. It's no wonder both Local spots are losing significant business. I mean, the owner and management clearly don't care about customers, so whatever. It'd be great to see them replaced by a restaurant that actually cares. TRUST ME: AVOID THE LOCAL. Just trust me.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

This place was awesome! Great service and the burger was amazing. Try the duck quesadillas and big ass pretzel. The server was well versed with menu and paired drinks with the food we ordered. Light fun and causal atmosphere that allowed kids.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 9, 2021 via mobile

True to its name, Local is a fun downtown hangout for all the locals. Now under new ownership, the menu has been revamped keeping most old favorites and adding some more excellent dishes also. The interior is looking fantastic in a short time as well....Have Tim, the owner tell you about the Shepherd’s Pie (see pic) as he will do a much better job telling you about it. It feels like homemade with care, hearty and delicious. Lots of beer (local and classics) and liquor selections.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

Sunday brunch had excellent duck quesadillas and eggs benedict with an awesome vibe! Big generous booths to social distance.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

So this had some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Also the most expensive fish and chips I've had also. Place was nice, seated without much hassle of wait, but it is pricey.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

It's called LOcal, and it had a local feel to it. Choice of craft beers on tap, good menu choices. Food came up fairly quickly & was very good. Friendly, helpful staff. MUch better than some of the bars on Beale Street. Worth visiting.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

First time there. On Sunday, walked in with a friend sat at the bar, ordered a drink. Half hour later the staff drops plates on floor. Ketchup flying everywhere in my blonde hair. Disgusting. Not even apology. Face wet napkins. Started laughing. When Bill time...came. I said aren’t you going to comp it or at least discounted. My hair clothing was nasty. Had to leave. Was told only 12 dollars. Very unattractive bartender made fun of us and said she didn’t see it happen and also what is the big deal? Absolutely disgusting place. Never mind coming back, It is unsanitary and disgustingMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Service was very friendly but took forever for food and drinks to come out and it wasn't a particularly busy night. Food was not gastro anything. Mexican street corn was so bad, I couldn't bring myself to eat half, chicken schwarma salad was topped with...packaged bland grilled chicken cut up vs shredded spiced chicken. All the dishes sound good, but execution is poor with little in the way of flavor.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

First, I want to say the ambience is wonderful. Anything that you would find in a local beer establishment , booths if you want it done, roll up to the bar if you wanted to. The staff was friendly, great smiles, introduced themselves. Maybe the...good thing is that I got there around 3 in the afternoon but actually it was closer to 3:30. So I was a little leery but it was a perfect time for me. I've been walking all morning. The beer that he recommended was from Memphis called something fire but I couldn't tell you exactly what it was. It was great; hit the spot, dark , loved it, full bodied, I was impressed. I ordered the lobster bisque and the lobster loaded fries. Which by the way were fabulous. I have had lobster bisque as far away as Maine and as South as Georgia. But this I would place right up there with the Maine. The texture was very Saucy like rather than soupy. I really enjoyed it with the bread. The lobster loaded fries where very good. The only thing I would say I wasn't too fond of was the fries while homemade and they certainly tasted that way, they weren't very crisp in some places. But I understand it might have been the sauce. The sauce however was Splendid. I enjoyed it immensely. Overall I had a grand time and highly recommend this place. But I'm not sure if late hours would be as much fun. The bartender told me they get a lot of locals in after 11. Therefore I presume that the locals find it as tasty as I didMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

Very limited menu, untrained rude apathetic staff, dirty tables, dirty menus, dirty glasses...this place needs to be sanitized...or demolished.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Whoa. This place looks like a bar but the food is top notch. We had the meatball pizza and duck quesadilla. The pizza was really really good, but the quesadilla blew us away. So much flavor and cooked to perfection. All the beer on tap...are local brews so it was great getting to try those too.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

DH and I visited this eatery after a long 6 hour drive and we weren't disappointed. He had a burger and fries and said he's never had one that good. So big he couldn't eat it all. He also had a margarita that was certainly...not made from a mix. I had their Reuben which was made with brisket instead of corned beef. Different, but good. I had a mojito that was disappointing. To much seltzer and very little mint. The service was excellent, prices reasonable and atmosphere was very loud. Crowd was pretty much millennials.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was good, atmosphere was easy and casual, server was nice. One of the few places even open downtown late Sunday evening. Would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a sportsbar recommended by the hotel. Weekends are brunch, I'm a pescatarian so the menu is limited, but I had the avocado toast with a poached egg and it was delish. Very flavorful. My partner had chicken and waffles. The waffle was ok,...but he said the chicken was very good. We went back on a weekday before our flight and had one of their flatbreads w/ gorgonzola and blue cheese; duck quesadillas...they were very good. Also weekend brunch is bottomless mimosas for $15!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
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