Barbecue has to be one of the first things that comes to mind whenever Memphis is mentioned, and the city definitely lives up to the hype. There are too many barbecue places to count, and they are all fantastic. But don't worry if pulled pork and ribs aren’t your thing—Memphis has something for everyone. All cultures are represented, and students have the most fun searching the city for a new favorite place. There are so many options to choose from that you cannot possibly get bored, but it won't be long until you find that one spot you'll keep going back to again and again.
Germantown is great for a nicer evening out, and Beale Street is available if you just want to grab a drink and chill with friends. The ridiculous number of frozen yogurt places in the area is convenient for study breaks, and places like YoLo even give a discount to Rhodes students. In fact, Rhodes Student Government put together a list of many places that will lower their prices upon seeing a student ID. A downside to local dining is the lack of late-night dining options, but you learn to love Taco Bell at 2 a.m. It won't be long before you find yourself looking forward to the days when you can get off campus and leave the Rat behind.