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The Beauty Shop Restaurant

966 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5611
+1 901-272-7111
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“barramundi” (5 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
966 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5611
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The menu and decor drew us to this spot for lunch. Originally a beauty shop, as hair salons use to be called, as a restaurant it's retained many elements of its former calling. We had the grilled cheese sandwich and it was cooked to perfection...More

Thank FLgirl74
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch, thanks for telling us about it! The daily grilled cheese is always a fun option to try something different each time you come in. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If your looking for fresh made food in a very unique atmosphere this is the place to visit. Mixed matched tables & chairs to hair dryer seats from the original beauty shop makes this place original. Add to that the delicious fresh unique dishes, this...More

Thank christnme
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thanks for coming in and enjoying our Sunday brunch! I'm glad to hear about your good experience. Can't wait to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Restaurant is always an excellent choice. Service is good. Food is great. Interesting menu items. Try anything; it will be good.

Thank Diansky
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks for leaving us a review. I'm glad you've enjoyed all your experiences with us and hope to continue to please!

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love everything about this restaurant!! Met friends for lunch. Plenty of tasty and filling items on the menu. Our wait was very knowledgeable and kept making sure we had everything we needed.More

Thank Audrey M
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thanks for leaving a review of your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. We are updating our lunch menu in the next few weeks to keep everything seasonal and delicious, so you'll have to come back and let us know what you think then...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017

A present and diverse menu served under large hairdryers and other beauty shop accoutrements. Service was friendly, and the food choice was pleasant, and the meal was enjoyable.

Thank JanetJulia
Management response:Responded 18 January 2017

Thank you for taking time to tell us about your great experience! I'm glad you enjoyed our quirky beauty shop decor. Hopefully next time we can give you an equally fun outing and meal. Kind regards, Karen Carrier, Chef and Owner

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our food and service was great, but what makes this place amazing is the retro salon setting! It is just too fun! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Memphis! Oh good wine list too! We also liked that when we were...More

Thank stephmarie
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Fun unstuffy atmosphere. We were a party of 10, and had a variety of cocktails, appetizers and dinner. Creative appetizer menu. I had chipotle lamb chops which were not overly spicy but nicely prepared and presented, med rare as I'd requested. My friends all enjoyed...More

Thank mstgsjm
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Food and service is excellent. But be sure to get a reservation, I am not sure we would have gotten in without one.

Thank 2dogsAtlanta
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

I'm glad you took advantage of our reservation system! Even on our slow days, it's nice to know that you'll have a table when you arrive. So glad you had a great experience! Kind regards, Karen Carrier, Chef and Owner

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch to see where Priscilla Presley had her hair done. The food was good and fresh, the service friendly. The decor is quirky, with good hair dryers and hair wash sinks. The chairs and tables could use an upgrade. Really nice...More

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I know this place was popular, but I was not impressed. I had lunch at the Beauty Shop. I ordered the Pork Loin Wrap. Don't get that. It was very boring. Leftovers in a tortilla. My husband has a steak sandwich. It was ok. It...More

Thank carlinda6665
KarenCarrier, Owner at The Beauty Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

I'm sorry you didn't have the best experience with the food you tried. I do want to let you know that we're changing up our lunch menu in the next few weeks to try and keep our food as seasonal as possible, so hopefully if...More

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Jeff B
24 July 2017|
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Response from KarenCarrier | Property representative |
We welcome kids! We do not have a separate children's menu, but we have several items on each of our menu that suit pickier eaters, and more adventurous eaters will find plenty of foods they'll enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5611
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-7111
Established in 2002. "Look Good. Eat Good." are the words emblazoned on the front windows at the Beauty Shop. This hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis does both, as it conjures up images of a '50s-style beauty shop, formerly Priscilla Presley's curl-and-dye spot. It's a camp wonderland where the façade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. Nostalgia is served with a sense of humor here. The beauty shop flashback comes complete with original mint green wash basins filling in as sinks behind the hand built bar, made of tiger maple wood. The terrazzo floor is original. Glass brick stalls serve as intimate booths. Mixed with the retro renderings are modern touches such as hand-blown art-glass lights, and glamorous copper and silver-leaf walls. At this offbeat restaurant, the décor pays homage to the space's beauty parlor past, while the food offers flavors from around the globe.
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