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American, Bar, Pub
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Reviewed 9 May 2024

The food and service were good, however they allow smoking in this place. Haven't seen that in years and it wasn't pleasant.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

The FOOD really was fresh and great tasting and the service was fast and professional. We ordered the POO POO PLATTER and it was delicious & the drinks were FAR from watered-down btw!!! Our waitress had no problem with turning the TV on the sports...channel 4 my date. I thought that was extremely accommodating for the customer. The crazy part about this place is it has a lot of negative reviews online but we still took a chance and had an incredible time there. We only started 4 about an hour but it was a nice hour. I will definitely return if I end up in the city in the near future!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Small pub with amazing food and drinks. Be aware they do allow smoking in the restaurant area but was well ventilated. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their meals.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023 via mobile

Great food, great drinks and awesome people! What more could ya want in an afternoon? When in Mem0his again will absolutely be back!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2022 via mobile

Quaint little neighborhood bar! Great place to watch the game in the basement! Probably the best food we had while in town for the weekend! The club was delish and shareable— try it with the tomato bisque! The tuna wonton app was incredible! Staff friendly...and courteous! Upstairs was a little too loud for us but the basement was awesome!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

We went there on recommendation of hotel reception. The service great food cheap until you add taxes and 20% tip. Katie served us and was really nice and attentive. Returned 2 days later and she remembered us and looked after us. Yes it's noisy but...the food is great and a lot cheaper than other restaurants nearby. Just about to finish a round the world trip and by far the best place in America and Katie's service best for for our whole tripMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Don’t understand why I have to pay required 20 percent tip for loud, obnoxious bartenders. Great place if they had a more attentive, caring staff. And why should they care? They know they are getting twenty percent tip - no matter the level of service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022

We stopped here on a whim just needing a light dinner between activities. The music was loud, it seemed to be a mix of locals and tourists, and the service was quick and friendly. I just got a drink and a salad, but it served...its purpose and was a good choice.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022

Junk food, terrible service. Mandatory 20% tip for nothing. Over charged for drinks I didn't order. Yelled at And physically intimidated by a bar back for complaining.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled on to Bardog Tavern in downtown Memphis while on the first leg of our extended road trip and couldn’t have been more pleased. Food was great (try grandma’s meatballs) and everything about this restaurant exudes quality and the friendliness we...experienced throughout our stay in Memphis. Sat next to, and visited with, Eric Bourgeouis (marketing manager for owner, Aldo Dean) and he made our experience just that much better. My wife and I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you’re looking for very good food and a fun place to spend some quality time. Aldo Dean, you’ve got a good thing going in downtown Memphis. Great job!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Warm and friendly welcome from the locals and the staff, nice local beer at a reasonable price, Food was great and if we are fortunate enough to visit again we would go again. portions are generous so don’t order everything at once 😀😀

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

We love a good dive bar and were looking forward to Bardog Tavern. Upstairs was full (smoking allowed) so we were seated in the basement, which was "good and divey". We ordered our drinks in anticipation of ordering dinner. There was a delay taking the...drink order even though there were just 3 tables of patrons. The drinks finally came and we were ready to place our food order. Our waitress seemed too busy talking to her girlfriends that came in or talking to a fellow waiter to return to us. When she finally came to our table, we settled the bill and left without ordering dinner. In a time of restaurants struggling to remain open, it seems as if the staff should be a little more attentive. We appreciate and support the service industry with very generous gratuities, but they lost us on this night.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

Loved our food and beer Ordered large salad and Poo food to share plenty to fill us up. Some of the best and healthiest appetizer type food we have ever had. Included egg rolls, spicy chicken tenders, crab rag-goons, and shrimp. Tasty salad. Great service...from the 2 young women that waited on us wish I had got their names. Good tasting local beers and tv's to watch the super bowl. Very good covid measures in place. No smoking that was mentioned in other reviews so thinking they quit allowing that.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

Yummy lunch!! Food was nice and tasty, staff friendly. Very good with health policy - sanitizer on table, temp checked and cell number required for potential tracking with COVID. Had the quesadilla steak, very very nice.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Visited this place twice during a visit to Memphis. Cool little dive bar. Good food. Friendly people. Only downfall is they allow their patrons to smoke. Other than that, cool spot to grab a bite at.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Mike T | Reviewed this property |
not sure about that. I went there around 1am; maybe during the day.
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Yes, I believe they do take Discover
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BARDOG TAVERN, Memphis - Downtown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Bardog Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4