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“Good watering hole.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Silky O'sullivan's

Silky O'sullivan's
Ranked #38 of 1,429 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Liverpool
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good watering hole.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Probably as close as you'll get in Downtown Memphis to an Irish bar. Don't forget your ID though or you won't be served..

Visited July 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Silky O'Sullivan's in Memphis is the Best of Beale St.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Silky O'Sullivan's restaurant is like being on Bourbon St. in New Orleans rather than on Memphis' Beale St. It's signature courtyard is reminiscent of the Court of Two Sisters in La Vieux Carre. What makes Silky's is its friendly staff from bartenders to servers. The food is exceptional whether is oysters on the half shell, or a generous service of barbecue pork with the attendant baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad. The musicians are great. Be a duo or a single These folks are good.

Visited June 2014
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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't recommend for drinks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Don't go to this place for drinks - especially don't order a souvenier glass thinking you'll get a "glass", it's a cheap plastic. ANd the drink was like kool-aid. What a waste of my hard earned cash. Like there was probably no alcohol at all. I'm not a heavy drinking but enjoy a good mixed drink from time to time. Don't waste your time here drinking. What a disappointment! Service was poor and the appitizer was greasy - and the place was dirty - next to the goats outside - it stunk!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Delaware, Ohio
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing Ribs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited Silky O'sullivan's twice in one day. The first visit was in the afternoon after walking from Sun Studio back to downtown Memphis and we were looking for a place to have a beer and relax. We had noticed that Silky O'Sullivan's has an outdoor patio that has a lot of shade, so we decided to give it a try. We each ordered a beer and after they were brought, we never saw another waitress or waiter again (well, we saw them, they just never came back to ask if we wanted anything else to drink). Terrible. We decided to give it another try for dinner that night and to listen to some live Blues. The service for dinner was much better, and the Blues singer was very entertaining, but the ribs were a disappointment. They are dry rubbed and there is a bottle of BBQ sauce on the table for your use. We both thought the ribs were dry. Disappointing, especially when they tout themselves as having the best ribs, bbq and seafood on Beale Street.

Visited June 2014
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Hondo, Texas
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8 reviews
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“Thank you Katie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was my husbands birthday and we stopped in and had drinks in the courtyard. We ended up staying and having appetizers. There was a wonderful blues band. Our waitress Katie was an absolute delight. She made the afternoon so much fun. . Good food, good band and a wonderful server. Thank you Katie .

  • Visited June 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda P
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