Germantown Destination Suggestions

Germantown is an exciting city just 30 minutes outside of Memphis. It’s also one of the state’s fastest growing cities, having its population jump from 400 to 40,000 in the last 50 years. But today, the town remains an entertainment hub for the Memphis suburbs. Whether you’re looking for a great night out or a superb upscale dinner, Germantown will work wonders for you and your group. There are also tons of family-friendly activities thanks to the town’s rich history.

Firehouse Subs

For a gourmet and creative sub, Firehouse is one of Germantown’s best restaurants. Whether you like hot subs or deli subs, it’s all good here. The signature sub here is the Firehouse Meatball. With huge Italian meatballs, provolone cheese and a wonderful marinara sauce, this sub can please any meatball lover. Another signature sub, the Firehouse Hero, comes packed with delectable roast beef, turkey breast, honey ham and is topped with some amazing melted provolone. They also have great sides, so be sure to order a bowl of Firehouse Chili to go with your sub.

7685 Farmington Blvd. Germantown, TN

(901) 755-8633


Sakura is hands down one of the best sushi places in Memphis. Whether you’re looking for house classic like the Marty Roll or standard sushi rolls like a Philly roll, finding better sushi in Memphis might prove impossible. For spicy, make sure you try their volcano roll. While the sushi bar is by far the most popular spot in the restaurant, you can still find all sorts of Japanese classics like a great beef teriyaki dish and their pork tonkatsu, a deep-fried pork cutlet. But whichever route you take, be sure you order up a house salad with their amazing ginger dressing for an appetizer.

2060 West St. Germantown, TN 38138

(901) 758-8181

Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery

Although Germantown is full of upscale, unique and ethnic restaurants, you can still from some great classic American food, as evidenced by Perkin’s. With some of the best sandwiches and omelettes in town, this restaurant is good at any time of day. If it’s your first time, be sure you try their Big Bacon Breakfast, a hug plate of bacon, tater tots and cheese. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with their Philly sandwich; and for dinner, their chicken pot pie is sure to please any appetite. Germantown's favorite restaurant for breakfast, it's delicious anytime of the day as well.

1340 S Germantown Pkwy. Germantown, TN

(901) 759-5938

Mellow Mushroom

The Mellow Mushroom is one of Germantown’s best pubs. With some great dishes and a full bar this place is wonderful for a night out or just a quick bite to eat. The pizza here is the main speciality as far as food goes. Be sure to try their Kosmic Karma, a beautiful pizza made with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, spinach and topped with an amazing pesto sauce. For something a bit more familiar, their House Special is a great choice. Topped with pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, and ground beef and a ton of veggies, this pizza is safe for both meat and veggie lovers.

9155 Hwy 72 Germantown, TN 38138

(901) 907-0243


Elfo’s is one of Germantown’s best Italian restaurants. The dishes here are superb. The eggplant parmesan is an easy crowd favorite, as well as the chicken parmigiana. But if you’re looking for something just a bit more filling, the 10oz filet mignon is out of this world. Seafood lovers can rejoice at Elfo’s too. So if you’re into salmon, be sure you order their brie-stuffed salmon dish. It’s a serious meal for seafood lovers. The ambiance is pretty great too, with a huge wine selection, a gorgeous full bar and dim lighting.

2285 S Germantown Rd. Germantown, TN

(901) 753-4017

Garabaldi’s Pizza

While the Mellow Mushroom has some super speciality pizzas, Garabaldi’s takes things back to the basics. With a wonderful pepperoni pizza and some of the best thin crust in town, Garabaldi’s can impress even the biggest pizza connoisseurs. If you’re into the fancy pizza scene, their vegetarian pizza is to die for, and the same goes for their barbecue chicken pizza. But there’s also a host of Italian dishes here, like their signature toasted ravioli and some amazing spaghetti.

7521 Queen's Ct. Germantown, TN 38138

(901) 756-4444

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