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Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves

317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
+1 901-523-0200
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I arrived at Alcinea’s at 12:25 pm today (June 16, 2018) for my lunch break. I had to be back at a workshop class at 1:30pm. I ordered from the brunch menu and ordered fried chicken, Mac & cheese, waffles, and tomato gravy. I did...More

Thank ravenrichardson
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The place is clean and colorful. The owner greets everyone with a hug and/or kiss. But more importantly the food is great. We went for Saturday brunch, which is a limited menu. The fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and tomato gravy were out of this...More

Thank mikenrona
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Absolutely amazing soul food all served with a bit of New Orleans flair in decoration. I had the fried chicken and it was honestly some of the best fried chicken I've ever had. Moist with a crunchy outer crust and not too greasy. In addition,...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the food is to die for. We went for Saturday brunch and it was super crowded. It took forever to get our meal, but we sat and enjoyed our surroundings. Have a small snack before you go if...More

Thank LmDalton
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I have no clue how Alcenia's isn't the #1 place to eat in Memphis; I'm an eater, and it was 'that good'!!!! It was soooooo good. How good? I still think about the meal we had! We shared some catfish (it was done perfectly!) with...More

1  Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here today and eat here often. Ms. BJ is simply the best inside and out. Eat anything, eat everything and save room for the bread pudding. OMG- It’s perfection! Fried chicken, blackened fish, pork chops, yams, real mac n cheese, rice n gravy,...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Just came across this restaurant while walking to the pyramid on our last day in Memphis. Just a small shop front but decided to try it - so glad we did.The ladies in the shop were very welcoming and Alcenia herself came over to talk...More

1  Thank willow20
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This restaurant definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!! I can't believe I've never heard about this place!! I was invited out by a friend for Downtown dining week, which the menu only consisted of certain items and we were able to select an appetizer, entree,...More

Thank ramona c
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and were so impressed with the lovely welcome from BJ and her staff. We were a long way from home so it meant a lot to us. When we ate our meals and every mouthful was delicious we felt as close...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fried chicken and waffles is life changing. The waffles are heavenly. The tomato gravy made me cry tears of happiness. The food here is worth the wait!

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20 June 2017|
Response from shellj3 | Reviewed this property |
when we were there the menu was side items they had everyday. I do remember yhem having a special on the day we were there. it's really a unique experience and the sweet potatoes were like my grandma's.
20 June 2017|
Response from lvmarran | Reviewed this property |
The day we visited there were many side dish options - they make it all fresh, so not everything is available every day, but our experience was that there was plenty to choose from (candied yams, green beans, mac and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-0200
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