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Evelyn and Olive

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630 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3303
+1 901-748-5422
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, Tennessee
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284 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Because this establishment is a little off the beaten path I have avoided going to visit it. I should've gone sooner. The service was excellent and the food as well. I like spicy and this was the ticket. Try boom boom sauce. For my initial visit I ate fried green tomatoes and wings. I suggest if you don't know what... More 

Thank Scott P
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great fried asparagus! Jerk chicken was not to spicy- perfect flavor. Great great veggie black bean taco. Friendly staff--and nice owner-- ate there twice while visiting. I would return

Thank Marla C
Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Close to downtown, reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere and staff and tasty food offerings - what more can one ask for? Try the fried green tomatoes, jerk chicken and the key lime pie. Recommended!

1 Thank vandermint
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a great place to eat. The people are very friendly and the food was wonderful. On Thursday's they have a live band. There was four of us and we literally cleaned our plates. You need to try the blackened salmon oh my god just melts in your mouth. I and drinks where great.

Thank Pamela F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with family for lunch. The jerk chicken is great. Good spice but not overwhelming and very tender. I would avoid the pasta with cream sauces. They tasted great, but were very poorly prepared with too much oil and water. It was more like soup and did not coat the pasta. The location was decent but basic with low... More 

Thank MetalTravel
Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We tried Evelyn and Olive for the first time and weren't sure what to expect. The food was better than we could have imagined. I had the catfish and grits - excellent. I have eaten a lot of catfish, and this was probably the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is relaxed - and our server, Donna, was outstanding!

Thank MemphisEats
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Jamaican Jerk Chicken plate with rice and peas and Jamaican cabbage. Everything was great from the food, the atmosphere, the servers, and the owner. The meat literally was falling off the bone. I wanted to experience REAL Jamaican food and this place exceeded my expectations.

Thank Stephanie J
Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This restaurant was highly recommended by a co-worker. It is located in the inner city in a safe but older part of town. The staff is very helpful, personable--going over and above workers in many restaurants. Two of us ordered the same meal; we both thought it was OK and the other person with us did not like his meal... More 

Thank cookie4965
Cabot, Arkansas
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. I had the shrimp tacos with mango salsa, a cucumber salad, and rice with peas. The key lime pie was perfection. The food, service, and the atmosphere made for a very enjoyable lunch.

Thank Margaret G
Dallas, Texas
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Having read numerous rave reviews about Evelyn and Olive, I was really excited to try it for myself & unfortunately I was quite disappointed. I ​ordered the Ziggy Pasta (Shrimp, black beans, corn, tomato, red onions & fettucine in cream sauce). The shrimp was very good, the pasta not so much. Our waitress was SUPER SLOW, even though the place... More 

Thank derondah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-748-5422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?