8166 Varnavas Dr.
Cordova, TN 38016
Phone: (901) 386-4600
Fax: (901) 386-3311
Abbay's is in the heart of northeast Memphis and is conveniently located near Interstate 40 and a shopping mall. The cozy, country-themed restaurant features Southern dishes just like grandma made. Comfort foods, such as chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese and country-fried steak and gravy are on the menu each day. Diners who prefer lighter fare may choose baked chicken, fish or a vegetarian meal. Abbay's serves home-style veggies, such as fried broccoli, coleslaw, pinto beans and fried okra among others. Although the atmosphere is reminiscent of an old-fashioned diner, guests may opt to order at the drive-thru for even faster service. Old-fashioned desserts like banana pudding and a children's menu are available as well. -Ann Baker
Pork, chicken and beef barbecue selections are available at Jim ‘N Nick's Bar-B-Q along with old-fashioned side dishes, such as collard greens, cinnamon apples and potato salad. Their specialty is barbecue, such as ribs, brisket and pulled pork. If your tastes lean toward macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, burgers, a variety of large salads or deli sandwiches, Jim ‘N Nick's offers this type of meal as well. This southern-style restaurant is family friendly, yet it is also perfect for a date night with dishes such as spinach and artichoke dip, grilled rib eye or the soup of the day. The restaurant is conveniently located off Interstate 40 and is just down the street from the Wolfchase Galleria Mall. -Ann Baker
Newk's Express Café in the Memphis suburb of Cordova offers various soups, sandwiches, desserts and more to tickle your palate. Each dish is prepared when you order and includes fresh and quality ingredients that truly set this restaurant apart from other fast food venues. Newk's is casual dining at its best, since the attractive setting is perfect for date night, family gathering or to meet friends before an evening out. Toasted and sub sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, a variety of salads tempt even the most discerning diners. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert, such as pineapple, coconut or strawberry cake as well as brownies and other treats. - Ann Baker
If you're in the mood for authentic Japanese cuisine, Sekisui is a good restaurant to pick. Starting with small dishes like edamame, fried squid legs, tiger beef and grilled pork slices, you can move on to a meal comprising some truly delicious offerings. If you like sushi, the variety on offer will be sure to please you. Popular rolls include the crab meat, salmon and avocado Alaskan; spicy crawfish and softshell crab Mardi Gras; shrimp and asparagus tempura Primavera and more. Sake, wines and beers make up the drinks list.
West Indies-style ribs, jerk chicken and Jamaican grilled chicken wings are intensely flavorful at this island-themed restaurant, Bahama Breeze. The paella and the Jerk Chicken Pizza are less authentic but just as well done. One of the best and most popular dishes is the Yucatan-Style Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi in a sour cream sauce. There is a little Asian fusion influence, too, in the seared tuna with soy-sesame dressing. The décor has a Caribbean theme—palm trees and all. You are likely to have a 30-45 minute wait for your table, but you can spend that time listening to reggae music and sipping a frozen drink at the lovely outside bar.
Bombay House is a quiet refuge from the bustle of commerce and traffic in this fast-growing suburb of Memphis. Dim lighting along with soft Indian music and decorations set the scene. Table-cloths and cloth napkins go with the business casual atmosphere. You will find a full dinner menu and a lunch menu. Chicken dishes include Chicken Vindaloo with hot spices and flavorful gravy. The Karahai Shrimp is cooked in an Indian iron skillet, with spices and ginger. Try the Indian tea with cardamom and fennel seeds, ginger and herbs.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Abuelo's is an upscale Mexican restaurant located in Cordova, right across the street from the large Wolfchase Galleria mall off Interstate 40. The courtyard atmosphere and murals make it a perfect venue for a date night or special outing with your family. Begin your meal with a margarita or other libation along with fresh guacamole, queso dip and chips for starters. House specialties, such as Los Mejores De La Casa, Salmon Santa Cruz and Fideo Con Pollo are popular options, along with traditional Mexican foods, such as enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, tacos and fajitas. Desserts like Margarita Pie and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake round out the menu. Lunch specials, gluten-free selections and a kid's menus are available as well. -Ann Baker
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are also available.
Firebird's Restaurant is an ideal setting for a romantic date or a celebration with friends and family. It is located right off Interstate 40 in Bartlett and near a variety of shopping venues. Appetizers like Lobster Spinach Con Queso, crab cakes and chicken tortilla soup are a delightful way to begin your dining experience. Enjoy a juicy steak prepared over the wood-fired grill or partake of spicy baby back ribs. Those with lighter appetites may choose a grilled shrimp and strawberry salad or one of the soup and salad combinations. Hamburgers, a variety of sandwiches and desserts are also available. Small portions are available for children and gluten-free dishes are offered as well. -Ann Baker
The menu at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken offers tasty sides, such as fried green tomatoes and fried dill pickle spears along with crispy, juicy fried chicken. Travelers who desire a hearty, home-cooked type meal can grab a snack pack or family meal to go. The snack packs include eight to 20 pieces of the fried chicken and white bread. The meals include baked beans, slaw and bread. You can choose spicy or mild fried chicken or even fried catfish. Homemade biscuits, country-style sides, such as onion rings and fried okra, and a variety of desserts ensure that you won't leave hungry from this family-friendly restaurant.
Tellini's Pasta Market is located near Wolfchase Galleria Mall in northeast Memphis. It is an excellent restaurant for families and weary travelers to partake of comfort food since it offers delicious Italian foods in a fast-food ambiance. The restaurant specializes in Italian favorites such as lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, pizza, spaghetti and Italian casseroles. Oven-baked sandwiches such as meatball or Italian subs are available as well for a quick dining experience. Soups, salads, breadsticks and desserts round out the menu to provide a larger meal for those who desire a more substantial dining experience. Waiters wander through the restaurant periodically to offer complimentary hot-from-the-oven breadsticks for those waiting for their meal or diners who are already enjoying it. - Ann Baker