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Earnestine & Hazel's Bar Grill

#96 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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84 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4410
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for candle lit tables and a china plate - go elsewhere. If you can handle, or even seek out those places whose very floor boards hum along to the juke - you have found you new home. This place is dive bar at it's BEST! and yes - the Soul Burger ROCKS. It was hands down... More 

Thank Playswdogs
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is by far the king of dive bars!!! It has the best jukebox, the beer is ice cold and the burgers are great. A true hole in the wall, but one that I will. be back too!

Thank coreygrubb
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were a bit confused about the rustic bar up up front and the nicer bar/restaurant in back. But we thoroughly enjoyed a quick drink and awesome Bacon Mac & Cheese Rolls appetizer. Somewhat disappointed we get the "ghost story" talked about on Google and didn't have dinner... but it was certainly worth the short visit.

Thank Richard S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Best dive I have been into for awhile. Gentlemen behind the bar were cool and cooked a perfect soul burger. If you want to avoid crowds and soak in some history this is the place. Bring singles for the jukebox!

Thank brinahart20
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I went there for dinner while in training at about 7:00 PM on a Tuesday night and was 1 of 3 people in the bar. Walking up I wasn't sure if the place was even still there as the front looked very decrepit. Very dark inside and beat up. I was served quickly and when asked about the history about... More 

Thank j4wolfe
Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a great bar. Good music, friendly staff. After midnight is the best time, a bit slow, time to linger over a cold beer and a hot hamburger.

Thank 519mom
Chadwick, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

So we did. Memphis is a very old town and they embrace it. This place reeks of history. MANY movies have been filmed here and you will recognize parts of the place. We saw it late at night FULL of people and then we had lunch there the next day and got the scoop from Clarence the bartender. Very cool... More 

Thank Billie M
North Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

A must experience while in Memphis! This is an amazing 2 story historical based local joint (former brothel). It comes with all the history of its time. I got this feeling like I time travelled upon entering. They provide a great assortment of some of best local and international beers - I had a Red Stripe beer- the Jamaican lager... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A smokey mess, a terrible burger, and not a decent wine. Nice story neat building, but not where I would choose to eat.

Thank newroad
Nashville, Tennessee
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363 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of a kind. Let me say that when I call (part of) it a 'dive bar', I do so with the utmost respect as that is my kind of bar! The front part is 'divey'. Juke box, beer, burgers, small dance floor and some old couches provide a fun space for late night. GET A SOUL... More 

Thank bucks17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 901-523-9754

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?