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Earnestine & Hazel's Bar Grill

#115 of 1,201 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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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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North Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank SpanishNeedle
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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341 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you're comfortable hanging out in American Legions and old man bars then you will love this place! A grungy patina that only years and years of cigarette smoke and spilled beer can provide. Get yourself a Soul Burger and a cold bottle of suds and talk to the locals! If you happen to be there on Wedensday night, there... More 

Thank ChefDanT
United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I like weird places, dive bar places, and "where the locals go" places. But the vibe in this place was off. We walked in and heads turned, as though we weren't supposed to be there. We went upstairs, which was abandoned, to check out the old brothel rooms, but that was the highlight of the experience. As it turns out... More 

Thank Mary H
Hernando, Mississippi
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Just go late night, get a burger, sober up, listen to some tunes, play a game of pool and chill. One of the best dives in the world.

Thank Jody T
Cape Coral, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Soul burger, 2 bags of chips and 2 beers $13. Then a self guided tour of the upstairs supposed house of ill repute that was supposedly visited by Ray Charles regularly. Great great great.

Thank Problempassword
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I meant every tourist guide you open will tell you to pop in there! Well you're on your way, you can see it z lil before you arrive, and then you het in front of the door, have a quick look inside and then go with the option for a drink somewhere else, DON'T just pop in sit at the... More 

Thank Steph V
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Stopped in and had the Soul Burger - Clarence was an awesome tour guide and historian. We enjoyed the food, visit and the tour. Thanks, Clarence for making this a memorable stop!

Thank BelindaWF
Noble, Oklahoma, United States
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I don't know if they serve anything else or not. We were told to the order the soul burger and we did. It was fabulous! We really enjoyed eating somewhere the locals eat. Now we know why they eat at Earnestine & Hazel's. We will go again.

Thank Karmin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?