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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was discriminated against because of my age. I ordered the mimosa, and the lady who appeared to be the bar back, brings over two glasses filled half as full as younger patrons glasses. I thought it odd but they are only $3 so we...ordered. The food was good and our real server was good. I ordered another mimosa since I only got half the first time. This bar back brings a regular size and color mimosa to the lady sitting at the table in front of me. I hear the young woman say, did I order this? I tell the bar back that she put the glass at the wrong table. She then brings mea glass of oj. I say no I ordered a mimosa. She says it is a mimosa. I point to the color of mine vs the woman in front of me. She refuses to take it off my bill. Yes I am in my mid fifties but guess what my age group has expendable income. This woman was so bad other patrons stopped me on my way out to tell me how rude the lady was.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

absolute worst restaurant experience i’ve had in my entire life. took an hour just to get a waitress to take our order, then another hour to get our food. food was cold and orders were wrong. DO NOT COME HERE

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Based by Auto Slims... was busy. Seem bruch menu. Looked nice. Lovely waitress, lush food. Mimosas tasted cheap. Fab setting. Reccomend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

Wish I had walked on past! Our breakfast was lukewarm and poached eggs cold, by time they replaced the eggs the rest was also cold. Prob one of the worst meals we had our whole holiday. To add 20% gratuity for tables of two or...more is diabolical , should we have gone in and sat seperately? A disgrace !More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

I have eaten in many excellent Memphis restaurants during the last 30+ years. Some were less the amazing but overall they were satisfactory. I must say this was the worst meal ever!! This was frozen food heated and served. The crab cakes were almost un...edible. I ate here several years ago-what a change.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Excellent breakfast/brunch in downtown Memphis, right across from The Peabody Hotel. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. Great service and food.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed our brunch during Elvis week. Stayed downtown and were looking for a spot last minute on Saturday morning. While they were very busy we were seated and given coffee quickly. Our server was great and the kitchen had our food out in short...order. We all agreed bananas foster French toast and brisket Benedict were wonderful.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

Pass this place by! Loud and Hot inside. The overall sour smell of the place over shadows the food. Service is meh. Food is meh. They also charge you a 20% gratuity automatically which I assume is where the name comes from. Our waitress was...not worth that. They also add a credit card fee. Do not recommend at all. We will never go back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

If it’s the weekend, you’re in Memphis, and brunch your thing then you must stop here. Just across the Peabody this place loaded with crazy waffles, benedict specialties, and whole variety brunch style foods. The oreo waffle as crazy as it sounds is a waffle...with bits of oreo in it. I’ve never had anything like this and to be honest it’s a sugar junkies dream. A light crunchy waffle that tastes like an oreo is just amazing how they make it so subtle yet awesome. They use the same base waffle batter for their chicken and waffles with a piece of nice crunchy chicken that just melts in your mouth with flavor. A great spot to hit for a late breakfast/early lunch. Side note, in the evening there martinis are to die and I highly recommend the key lime pie martini with a graham cracker rim, yum! Watch for happy hour specials. Their shrimp and grits were wonderful and unique with the hint of bbq sauce in the grits. This place is fun for a date night or a girls night. It is conveniently located in walking distance from the Peabody hotel. Kid friendly no kids menu. $$More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

Food was outstanding, well presented, hot when arrived, full of flavor. The atmosphere also is great. The best aspect of this restaurant is its staff, especially Stephanie, Adam and Carletha! They were stellar servers and made the great dining even better!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food was average. We had the salmon which was pretty over cooked. The spinach dip was good though. Average place.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023

It's a shame but I genuinely don't like leaving negative reviews. I've worked in restaurants and it is hard work indeed. We arrived in here on sunday morning when visiting Memphis for a few days. We ordered the Brisket Eggs Benedict and Crab Cakes. We...waited what felt like an eternity for the drinks to arrive and even though some people who arrived at the same time or after us had their finished plates taken away, ours had still not arrived. When the food did eventually arrive it all looked amazing and we couldn't wait to eat it. The only issue then was that it was all stone cold. I'm fairly sure I saw the plates sitting in the kitchen waiting to be taken to us. The staff apologised and offered to recook the meals from fresh but we had now nearly wasted an hour and having a tour booked that day, we didn't have time for them to re cook it all over again. The waitress was apologetic and the manager was also apologetic as well so that's why I've not put the review as terrible. The Memphis people seem very sincere. They removed the meal from the bill and I paid for the drinks and left a tip before leaving to go grab something quick from a store. A bit of a shame because we will likely not be back in Memphis again and this looked a nice place for breakfast but we didn't get to eat any of it.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

Fun place, with good food, enjoying the imaginative waffles and choice omelets. $3 Bloody Mary's on the weekend were a treat. Service was attentive despite being somewhat divided between upstairs and downstairs. Not much room to wait inside, should that be needed.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

Visiting in the area and decided to stop in for brunch after a long walk. We were directed to the upstairs area in the dark corner. We ordered a glass of orange juice was tinted red. I ordered chicken and waffles and potatoes. Everything except...the waffle was obviously left over and warmed up in a microwave, My friend ordered a vegetable loaf which was the same thing - old, cold and tried to be revived in the microwave. We also noticed that the people of color were seated in the loft area while the other patrons were on the first floor with plenty of sunshine and spacious seating. Will never go back there againMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Lively restaurant with friendly service. They seems to be short staffed but still did a great job. The wedge salad was crispy and fresh.

Date of visit: October 2022
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AUTOMATIC SLIM'S RESTAURANT, Memphis - Downtown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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  • Atmosphere: 4