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memphis in a day

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memphis in a day

Staying at the Peabody. Have all day Monday. How realistic is it to visit Graceland in the morning, then Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studios in the afternoon? Graceland for 3 hours? CRM for min of 2-2.5 hours and Sun for 1 hour?

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1. Re: memphis in a day

That sounds fine. The CRM is potentially a lot longer than your time frame but even at 2-2.5 hours you should be ok. Don't forget, the CRM tour also includes the building over the road where Earl Ray fired from, that on it's own could take a couple of hours. We just moved through it but still spent a lot of time in there.

Graceland will take at least a couple of hours but remember you have other exibits on the plaza but those are optional. Sun Studio tours last about 1 hour or something like that.

Edited: 20 March 2012, 21:13
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Many thanks! We'll have our 10 and 8 yr kids with us as well. I was also referred to Gus's Fried Chicken for lunch and Neely's for BBQ. We'll have 2 nights for dinner though. Any other BBQ recommendations around the Peabody? Another friend recommended Blue Plate Cafe for breakfast before driving out of town on Tues.

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I will let the locals answer that question about the dining. Give our regards to Chicago, will be passing through in september on our way to Memphis.

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Most Memphis BBQ is not downtown. Cozy Corner is fairly close and A&R is not too far. Rendezvous is downtown across from Peabody. Blues City Cafe has good BBQ.

Will you have a car? If so you could go to Marlowe's when you visit Graceland. Or stop at BBQ Shop, Interstate or Central on your way.

A & R Bar B Que @ 1802 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 901 - 774 - 7444.

http://www.aandrbbq.com/

BBQ Shop @ 1782 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1277.

http://www.dancingpigs.com/

Central BBQ @ 2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 9377.

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous @ 52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 523 - 2746.

http://www.hogsfly.com/

Cozy Corner @ 745 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 9158.

http://www.cozycornerbbq.com/

Interstate BBQ @ 2265 S. Third St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 775 - 2304.

http://www.interstatebarbecue.com/

Neely's BBQ @ 670 Jefferson St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 521 - 9798.

http://www.neelysbbq.com/

One and Only BBQ @ 1779 Kirby Pkwy., Memphis, TN 901 - 751 - 3615.

http://www.oneandonlybbq.com/

Paynes BBQ @ 1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1523.

The BBQ Shop and One and Only are my favorites but Payne's is famous for their pulled pork sandwich.

Germantown Commissary is outstanding if you get out E.

Germantown Commissary @ 2290 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. 901 - 754 - 5549.

http://www.commissarybbq.com/

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The Rendezvous is just across the street from the Peabody - some people think it's the best BBQ in Memphis, others don't like it at all. Its specialty is "dry" ribs.

I've never eaten there, so I can't comment.

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I'll second or third the Rendezvous. They are my favorite ribs in the whole city. If you want something besides barbeque, your kids would probably like Kooky Canuck or perhaps Flying Fish, both downtown.

You are really going to be pressed for time. Be sure to be at Graceland early, ready to take the first tour of the day.

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7. Re: memphis in a day

Be careful to check hours of operation. The Rendezvous is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The CRM and Graceland are closed Tuesdays, so you're ok there. Look back at other T.A. comments for other ideas.

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8. Re: memphis in a day

It won't matter to you, but Graceland is not closed on Tuesdays this time of year.

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9. Re: memphis in a day

Consider the restaurant Itta Bina above BB Kings Club on Beale Street. It is a very nice restaurant overlooking Beale Street with a cool atmosphere. If you are coming to Memphis for a short time, you need to experience the Rendezvous for barbeque.

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10. Re: memphis in a day

Arcade, over by the Civil Rights museum, has a good breakfast too.

Blues City Diner on Beale has some good food too, including ribs and catfish.

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