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Downtown
0.0 miles from Beale Street
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on Beale Street a little after 7 pm on a Friday night - family of 5 with underage teenagers. We had read kids were welcome at Silky O'Sullivans, but when we inquired for seating for dinner we were turned away. There was a...$5 cover per person and no one under the age of 21 was allowed. We walked to their second entrance on the patio and were told the same thing. He said it would be the same trying to find dinner anywhere on Beale Street. But the bouncer took pity on us, stepped away for a minute, and then let us in. We sat on the patio. The food was very, very good. We had a bowl of gumbo, BBQ shrimp, and BBQ pork poboys. Excellent pulled pork on excellent bread! This "Irish" establishment had some of the best food of our trip, including many stops in New Orleans. Reasonable prices. We were allowed into the main restaurant to watch the dueling pianos - we stayed for one set, but didn't really find them very entertaining. So not sure what their family policy really is; wouldn't count on being let in with underage teens on the weekend evenings.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the weekends, Silky's has two great entertainments! There is an outside courtyard with live music and also an indoor bar with dueling piano players who take requests all night long! Adam Quinn is uber talented and amazing to watch and sing along with! Definitely...entertainment to check out on Beale Street!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

My wife and I stopped in for an appetizer and a drink during an afternoon walk down Beal Street and glad we did. The waitress was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed compared to the night time crowds. My wife had the gumbo,...which she allowed me to taste, and it was extremely good. I had the grilled oysters and they were equally good. Nice bar, friendly staff, and great afternoons stop. At night, it gets packed, so go early to beat the crowd.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

We were on Beale Street trying to find a place to eat and dealing with the hassle of everyone wanting a cover charge to go in just to eat. Some event going on and we didn't want to spend $15 at 7 PM on a...Saturday. So we walked into this place thankful that we didn't have to pay to enter. We found a table, sat down in a crowed outdoor patio and were quickly served. The beer was brought rather fast and the food soon followed. I must say that the BBQ Pork sandwich may have been some of the best BBQ pork I have eaten. You know it is good when you take small bites to enjoy it longer. It was amazingly delicious and reason enough for me to come back if I ever was on Beale Street again. And of course the goats are cool, watching them run around in their little playground while you eat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

Enjoyed the live music and wonderful atmosphere at Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale Street. The weather couldn't have been better, except for the rain, obviously out of anyone's control. Great atmosphere, good music, not crowded due to the diligence of the staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022

Got seated before the rush- It was Sunday- Live music- no blues and Beale street is know for the blues- good luck with that- not here- Menu is overpriced-trying to make up for covid- Ordered 2 regular rib meals,- there was a sticker stating that...the prices had an increase, but no amount until you get your bill. SHOCKED- the meal 2 $18.99 went to $25.99- Couldn't the waiter say something-$7.00 additional per meal- unacceptable.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

There was a basketball game this night so Beale was packed. Silky was fun, great ambience and food. Great service despite how busy. Breanne was busy but didn’t forget us! Thanks much.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Would recommend going for dinner. Catfish and gumbo soup were excellent. Friendly waitress and nice atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

We were having trouble finding a place for dinner until we entered this restaurant. The staff were polite and efficient . We ordered the Sullivan Slab for 2 which is a full rack plus beans, coleslaw and buns. These ribs were the best I have...eaten in my entire life. Soon after getting our meal the indoor entertainment began with duelling pianos. These guys were great and got the crowd involved. We left full and happy. The next night we went up and down Beale St. trying several bars but found the staff to be abrupt and rude. We felt like we were intruding. So we ended up back at Silky's for another round of ribs and pianos. We highly recommend this place for a good time at a great price.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

After visiting two restaurant/bars that had horrible service, we stepped in here. Outdoor patio with a great friendly server. The only crappy thing was that the wine i ordered came in a plastic.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Awesome! Good atmosphere and bartender was fun. She made my birthday feel special. The Malibu Barbie is delicious!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

This is a fun place to eat. Food was great and staff was friendly and helpful. BUT nowhere do they indicate that the tip has been added to the bill so you can end up tipping twice. We did not appreciate that they did not...tell us when they gave the bill.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon hoping to enjoy the patio and some appetizers. Unfortunately the woman at the entrance of the patio was so incredibly nasty and rude we just went to the bar side. The specialty drinks were overpriced as expected, but mediocre...as far as taste and for what you get. It took too long to get waited on so we just skipped ordering food. The patio atmosphere looked enjoyable so we may try again some other time when we’re in town.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

I bet Silky's does an incredible business when the FedEx Forum has a game going on. We were attracted to the signs about oysters, catfish, etc. The atmosphere is a little gritty -- good gritty, and very good service. But the food was lacking. Fried...pickle chips over the top salty, and the catfish was a bit tough and dry. But I think you go for the atmosphere more than anything.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

Went there for apps and cocktails. The brisket nachos are huge. The servers were good. Fun atmosphere with the dueling pianos. Throw out a request. If they dont know it they will figure it out.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Ynot15
August 18, 2019|
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Response from Kellise | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had meat dishes, rice dishes chips (fries) etc.
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chonihanner
March 3, 2018|
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Response from geutzz | Reviewed this property |
We paid $15 for two draught beers.
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Paul L
September 17, 2017|
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Response from 243shannond | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a lot at one end of Beale Street and then walked.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silky O'sullivan's

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