Travel + Leisure included Memphis on its list of the Top 20 Friendliest Cities in America. Bring the whole family to these fun-for-all local spots. Please visit the websites below for more information regarding hours, tickets and more.
Memphis cuisine is best known worldwide for its barbecue, but don't limit your taste buds to just one delicacy. Listed below are some restaurants in close proximity to the college. In no way should this be considered an all-inclusive list of the city's best; just a sample of a few within a short drive. (Fast food is available in several locations on Union Avenue.)
Hip decor accents the tasty Caribbean and Southwestern dishes.
83 South Second Street
Table-side guacamole is a must try at this popular mexican restaurant.
2115 Madison Avenue
Known for its sushi, but this local favorite offers a great seafood and steak menu too.
135 South Main Street
An eclectic eatery that offers flight menus.
39 South Main Street
Legendary restaurant known for its fried chicken and other Southern comfort foods.
310 South Front Street
A 1940’s style bar and grille specializing in steaks, fresh seafood, and gourmet burgers.
145 South Main Street
Bistro-like atmosphere, offering daily lunch and dinner specials.
122 Monroe Avenue
Charming pizza restaurant located in the Overton Square district.
2087 Madison Avenue
A taste of New Orleans from one of Memphis’ top chefs.
2144 Monroe Avenue
An American restaurant with Southern flair situated in the heart of the Cooper-Young District.
862 South Cooper
Midtown eatery and watering hole.
2119 Young Avenue
For the true Memphis experience, a good barbecue meal should be on everyone's agenda. Here is a sampling of some of the local favorite barbecue restaurants:
Memphis has endless options for getting outside and enjoying yourself. Visit the websites below to learn more about all the activities and events happening around the city.
From local designers to legendary brands, Memphis has it all. Check out these well-known shopping areas, including Harbor Town’s boutique shopping options, including groceries.
There are several options for housing around the SCO Campus. Midtown Memphis offers a number of affordable and practical housing options with close proximity to the SCO campus and food and entertainment options in the thriving Overton Square area. Harbor Town is popular with students for its convenient Mud Island location.
The Office of Student Services assists all students in locating housing that’s affordable and safe. A housing fair is held each spring; a roommate wanted list is maintained online; and brochures with direct links to the apartments our students find most popular are provided before an applicant comes for an interview. To contact the Office of Student Services, please call (800)238-0180.
The listings below are a few of the major entertainment hotspots from around town. We invite you to visit their websites for more information and to immerse yourself in the local flavor of the city’s nightlife.
Expedia has called Memphis one of the 15 Best Places to Experience American Culture. Experiencing Memphis culture through a variety of ways will paint a vivid picture of why Memphis is great. To learn more about each of these museums, visit their website.
Here is a sampling of the variety of festivals and fair hosted in Memphis each year. To learn more about an event, click through to visit their website.