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The music lives on...Some 38 years after going dark, the legendary Lafayette's Music Room returns to the heart of Memphis' revitalized Overton Square. Once again, Lafayette's is the spot to enjoy great food, good local conversation, and some of the best live music in town, seven nights a week. In the South, we are known for great music, but we do some pretty great food here, too. Lafayette's kitchen, led by Chef Jody Moyt, features a variety of southern-inspired offerings - for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch - like po-boys, shrimp and grits, wood-fired pizzas and made-from-scratch desserts. And you can thank Jody's grandma for the Grannie's Chocolate Chess Pie. It's her treasured family recipe
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, American, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were so glad we found this gem of a place! We were staying on Beale Street, so this was a bit of a drive to get to, but worth the effort. The pizza was only so so, but the shrimp in...a skillet was delicious and the live entertainment was fantastic!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Amazing restaurant! The brunch is the best in Memphis! Great bartender/server, DJ! He was very attentive and made the experience even better!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

Absolutely great place to dine thats for sure!!! The service was excellent and my server was Adrienne! Great job!! It was quiet when i went and that was fine because I heard about the food here. I would like to come back when ya have...50-60s band sometime. I loved the atmosphere too! Again.... GREAT PLACE TO DINE that's for sure! Thanks Adrienne..... I will be back!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

We had stuffed mushrooms, lamb lollipops, shrimp tacos. Excellent food! Our server was Adrienne. She knew the menu well, service was superior, and she made it a fun experience! We will request Adrienne on our next visit!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Awesome place! I’m a local and come here every other month! Food is always great and so are the drinks. Shelby was the bartender and is AMAZING bartender and waitress.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 13, 2021

This was one of our favorite places. The music was excellent and the food was amazing. Great venue for music. It was raining the night we were there so we sat inside. I had short rib tacos which were the best I have ever had....Everyone in my group enjoyed their food. Staff was very friendly. Drinks were expensive but we expected that. Madison Ave was not as crowded as Beale St so it was nice not to fight the crowds for one night.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 22, 2021 via mobile

Visited with a friend on a Thursday night. We had reservations for 5:30pm. We arrived 10 min early via Uber and were seated immediately. We got a table right near the band downstairs. First of all, they make their food in-house so I loved that....The chips, the salsa, the queso, the dressings. First we ordered the tortilla chips with salsa and queso. Their salsa is DELICIOUS! If they sold it, I would have bought a bottle of it! The chips were fresh and the queso was warm and tasty. Our waitress Stephanie helped us decide on food and dessert. We also got a visit from Rosco, the manager, who chatted with us a while. Very nice staff. I had the Reuben with a side salad. Simple, classic sandwich on rye with just enough sauce and cheese to make it a chewy and very flavorful meal. The buttermilk dressing was house made and added a good flavor to the house side salad which had roasted tomatoes that were also delicious (and I don't usually eat the tomatoes in my salads). My friend had the house dinner salad which she enjoyed very much. We would definitely, for sure, 100% come back. Great place all around! Can't say enough good stuff about it!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

We were in town for a pair of Raul Malo solo shows at this venue. We came for the music(which was outstanding in every way) but would go back for the food as well! We were all very pleased with our food. Pictured are the...tuna tacos! Can't forget to mention the outstanding service! Check it out sometime!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 23, 2020 via mobile

The square has done some changing over many years and Lafayettes is the corner stone of this area. The night I came out was a little chilly and they had a patio and balcony with heaters avalible for people to be comfortable in these areas....Everything was very easy to do for the covid procedures and the staff was great about information in a polite manner. Ordering dinner i got the shrimp and grits, it was Fantastic lots of sausage and shrimp with a nice soup from the ingredients that I would have loved to dip some French bread in. Mentioned it to Julian the manager and he was all over it that that was a good idea that for those people that still eat "carbs" could have a order option of bread with that meal. The drinks are fairly priced and I was very happy with beer options. The portions were good as well not small but not huge. It's sharable with some bread I'm positive. The music is great and loud. That's awesome if that's what you came for. If you came to eat and talk then enjoy the music and go to the patio or balcony to have your conversations. Parking is easy in garage behind the restaurant. I highly recommend it. Menu has change since the shut down and it's better than ever.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic my fiancee and I ordered delivery from here. She got the street tacos and I ordered the jambalaya pasta. Both were very good and came piping hot. Bonus was the to-go containers were microwave and dishwasher safe so if an...individual can save the environment by reusing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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November 24, 2020|
Response from woolybooger | Reviewed this property |
Reservations would be good and does not include food or drinks
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This is a critical safety issue - I advise you to call or email Lafayette/ they are very responsive.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lafayette's Music Room

Yes, Lafayette's Music Room offers takeout services.

Lafayette's Music Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5