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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music

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Downtown
0.0 miles from Beale Street
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the piano players and thought this was the best bar on Beale Street. We had a meal here one evening which was ok too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food and drinks so nice, we ate here twice!! Walked over after a grizzlies game and sat inside and watched the dueling piano show. 10/10. Had a Lucky Leprechaun and Bol Weevil drink and I 10/10 recommend the bol weevil. I had the BBQ shrimp...both visits and my husband had a poboy both times. The second trip we sat outside and again, fantastic experience. Morgan and Molly were our servers and both were exceptional, especially Molly! I picked her brain about local recommendations and she was delightful and personable. Also, the goats. I’d come back just to see them. This place will be a staple for us anytime we visit Memphis from here on out.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the restaurant, I was immediately struck by the warm and inviting ambiance that seemed to wrap around me like a comfortable blanket. The soft lighting and tasteful decor set the stage for what I hoped would be an equally delightful dining experience. To...their credit, the service staff did not disappoint. Attentive without being overbearing, they navigated the fine line of being there when needed while allowing us to enjoy our meal in peace. However, while the setting and service hit the high notes, the cuisine played a different tune. It's clear that the kitchen has ambition, but there seems to be a disconnect between concept and execution. For starters, the appetizers, although presented with a flair, lacked the depth of flavor one might expect from such visually appealing dishes. The main course, while hearty, suffered from a similar fate – a promising dish on paper that didn't quite live up to expectations on the palate. The ingredients were undoubtedly fresh, but the seasoning was conservative, leaving the dishes feeling somewhat underwhelming. Dessert offered a chance for redemption, yet it followed the theme of the evening: beautifully plated but lacking that memorable taste impact. It's evident that the kitchen possesses the raw materials and potential to create stunning dishes, but there's a need for refinement and perhaps a reevaluation of recipes to ensure that the taste matches the presentation. In summary, this restaurant offers a delightful atmosphere complemented by excellent service, making it a potentially fantastic dining venue. However, the culinary experience requires attention. With some tweaks to the menu and a focus on flavor development, I believe this establishment could become a must-visit spot for food enthusiasts. For now, it remains a place where the ambiance and service outshine the culinary creations.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with some friends one afternoon to escape the rain. We were very happy with the food, menu, and service. It was affordable for Memphis and the food was delicious. This is really a gem on Beale Street.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a joke, not for the faint hearted some shady going on’s. If you like to vape and smell weed while you eat & drink this is the place for you. From what we have seen plz Do NOT bring your kids EVER...!!. Food very bland and plain, no side plates, way over priced, service very poor. The place over all, is just shady, dirty, expensive and not friendly. However this Place fits well with the whole shady, dirty and way over priced “Beale Street” Tourist Trap experience. You are warned… There is way more to Memphis than ‘Bleek’ Street, so stay away go experience the real Memphis, from fine dining to best dam smoked ribs anywhere and all within a few blocks, Love the Town Hate The Street !More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Irish pub on the corner of Beale street which did great Memphis cuisine with some live music to enjoy. Staff were very helpful in explaining the menu, waiting time was fine and the music was great. Would definitely recommend this pub to any visitors...to Beale Street and would look forward to returning in future.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's right on Beale Street in downtown Memphis. A legend of a place. They have indoor seating plus a large outdoor courtyard for seating and a performing stage. The staff is just superb and a lot of fun. Food is good as well and prices...are most reasonable. We've been there a few times over the years when visiting Memphis, and would certainly return. It is indeed a special place. With its goats and all.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 28, 2024

looked great but we left after one drink as service was awful and a really bad vibe. Seemed like there were some disputes happening amongst staff/customers...

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

Great atmosphere - we went in as there were two piano players sitting opposite each other on grand pianos and ended up staying - they were that good. Food was awful honestly, the worst food I had in the entire trip to the southern States,...but the wine was flowing and the waitress fab ...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 6, 2024

Great Irish themed bar in Beale Street offering good food and beers. I had a night on the IPA followed by a BBQ Sampler dish consisting of pulled pork, ribs and wings. The food was tasty and cooked well. Left me full as an egg....Two of our party ordered the Oysters which were fresh and of good quality. Two guys on pianos entertained us and they complemented each other well.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 18, 2023 via mobile

This was my fave of the Beale street bars. Large outdoor patio with music and goats. Inside has another musician on a piano. A must do.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed November 18, 2023

We visited on a weeknight, so the Beale street crowd was not huge. The food was good, but average. Wait staff was courteous and helpful. The piano performers were great. They took constant requests, and played a diverse mix of music.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2023

0 stars if possible AVOID AT ALL COSTS AND $5 each to get in WHY? Served by Nate. Ordered catfish and chicken tenders and 2 cocktails. Cocktails were more like a cup of water with a hint of juice, the catfish was slimy and undercooked,...the chicken was nowhere near tender, and the chicken pretty non existent, just pieces of hard batter. Needless to say we left it all. When Nate returned eventually with the card machine when we were actually paying cash, I said we weren't happy and why. His nasty sharp tongued response was that we had eaten all the food and had the drinks and we didn't want to pay for it. This was nothing of the sort, he could see the uneaten food. When I asked if there was a manager, he shrugged and said 'maybe' I asked to speak to the manager and Nate just walked off. I went and found the manager, and it seemed that Nate is known for his bad attitude toward customers by the door staff. A party of 6 on the next table were treated equally rude when Nate threw their drinks away that they had brought in and asked if they wanted f***in serving or not. Needless to say they walked out too.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2023

We dropped into Silky O'Sullivans on Beale Street for dinner. There was a $5 cover charge. We ordered the catfish with fries and chicken tenders with fries. The catfish was mostly batter with a very thin, slimy, sliver of catfish in the middle. The chicken...tenders were more batter than chicken, needless to say we left both meals. The server "Nate" was extremely rude, and had a "couldn't care less" attitude. When we asked a question he shrugged his shoulders and walked off. The cocktails seemed watered down. A group of 6 ladies on the next table arrived with beers and sat down to order. Nate approached their table and promptly took all of the beers and put them in the bin! The ladies had entered the premises with their beers and paid the $5 cover charge yet Nate took it upon himself to dispose of them. Needless to say the ladies left. Not a place I would ever revisit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 26, 2023

Entertainment amazing. Service was not the best waited 2hours for a simple appetizer our sever forgot. Great location.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Response from Kellise | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had meat dishes, rice dishes chips (fries) etc.
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We paid $15 for two draught beers.
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We parked in a lot at one end of Beale Street and then walked.
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SILKY O'SULLIVAN'S, Memphis - Downtown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Silky O'sullivan's offers takeout services.

Silky O'sullivan's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4