"I like midtown because it is close to work and downtown. The area is lovely especially in the springtime. The people are nice and it makes for a great 'neighborhood' atmosphere."

- Dr. Kim Huch (Medicine Program Director)

"Midtown has great non-chain restaurants, the zoo, museums, and plenty of sidewalks for running. 5 minutes away from the hospitals, easy access to downtown on the weekends, and very close to Sam Cooper when you need to drive out East. My favorite part of Memphis!"

- Gina Raymond (PGY4)

Residents at Bar Louie in Overton Square

While Midtown is home to some of the oldest neighborhoods in Memphis, its local cuisine, indy music scene, and trendy shops make it one of the most modern and exciting places to be in Memphis! From classic, southern BBQ joints and soul food restaurants to contemporary eating experiences like tapas, sushi, ramen, and modern-american, dining in Midtown offers a little bit of everything and represents the cultural diversity of Memphis. Midtown is also home to some of Memphis' most fun events and activities such as numerous local playhouses, the Brooks Museum of Art, the Levitt Shell, and the amazing Memphis Zoo. The popular Cooper-Young district offers a variety of entertainment from eclectic restaurants and fashionable bars to the annual Cooper Young Festival.

In more recent years, Midtown's Overton Square has been revitalized with multiple new local restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Restaurant Iris offers a fine dining experience and has been nationally recognized and acclaimed for its delicious menu and elegant atmosphere. The beautiful Overton Park is not only home to the Zoo and the Brooks Museum but also has plenty of space for jogging, having a picnic, or golfing. One trip to Midtown and you will see it has a little bit of everything to offer with a unique side of Memphis flavor.

Our list below offers a sampling of some of our residents' favorite places to visit in Midtown, Memphis!

Restaurant Iris
Central BBQ
Memphis Pizza Cafe
Cafe 1912
Slider Inn
Beauty Shop
Young Avenue Deli
Soul Fish Cafe
BBQ Shop
Bayou Bar and Grill
Babalu Tacos and Tapas

Fun things to Do:
Playhouse on the Square
Memphis Zoo
Levitt Shell
Brooks Museum of Art
Overton Park
Cooper Young Festival
Studio on the Square
Brooks Museum of Art

Contact Us

University of Tennessee
Med/Peds Residency Program
956 Court Ave
Room H316
Memphis, TN 38163

Phone: 1-800-733-1846
Fax: 901-448-7836

Melissa Hayes, Coordinator