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Elwood's Shack

#36 of 1,225 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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4523 Summer Ave, In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
+1 901-761-9898
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food selections, everything you might want to eat is on the menu! Don't forget to add a drink, in a sourvenir plastic cup! My pulled pork sandwich was wonderful, with hawaiian potatoe chips.

Thank JCitytraveler701
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place for great sandwiches. My husband always wants to go here and I resist because I know I will not eat healthy. I will eat good, just not low calorie! I tried a salad last night and since I'm not a fan of field greens from a bag coupled with fatty meat it was not a good experience.... More 

Thank Christyday
Madison, Mississippi
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem of a place has some of the best food in the city. I would make a suggestion for a dish but come on in and taste it for yourself.

Thank Carl S
Memphis, Tennessee
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457 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reopened after the recent fire, the dining area looks the same...just newer. The best news is that the food is as good as ever. Expanded patio tables helps on busy days. You can now call ahead or they have a second line for to go orders.

Thank eatbread
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elwood's Shack is a hidden gem among the restaurants in Memphis and perhaps one of the most eclectic. From Steelhead Fish Tacos, to pizza, to some of the best reuben and brisket you've ever had, Elwood's is always a treat regardless of what you order. Now... don't expect to be impressed with the ambience. Elwood's is quite literally a cinder... More 

2 Thank Scott C
Greenville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Lots of great places in Memphis but this little dive of a place was one of the best restaurants in town. Great menu items, with some local flare. Awesome stop!

1 Thank donaldsV7985SF
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

You have to time your visit for this little place as lunch time it is packed. You will probably have to park in the Lowes lot. I have eaten here several times and not a complaint any of those times. The beef brisket and fish tacos were among my favorites. They do have many options...maybe too many but all in... More 

1 Thank Marc C
Memphis, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

I really haven't had anything from here I didn't like. I'm partial to the fish tacos, chicken philly, BBQ quesadilla. We do take out from here quite often.

Thank Melissa M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

This little shack operates in the Lowe's parking lot on Summer ave. They have gotten a lot of good press, but I found the food mediocre and overpriced on several visits. Parking can also be a hassle at times.

Thank Robert K
Memphis, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Great lunch spot - they are quick, very well made sandwiches! Especially liked the blackened burger...it has just the right seasoning to give it a great kick! The service was fast too...they know how to get customers good food without a long wait!

Thank Randy R

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4523 Summer Ave, In Lowe's Side Parking Lot, Memphis, TN 38122-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-761-9898

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