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Woman's Exchange

88 Racine St., Memphis, TN - (901) 327-5681
A lovely eatery that hearkens back to the days of ladies lunch with a menu of creamed seafood, crustless pimiento cheese sandwiches, and pretty pink strawberry cake for dessert.
100% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Chicken Salad Plate

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Woman’s Exchange was established in 1885 and started serving lunch in the 1930s. When you walk in today, it feels like the culinary past. Here is one of the last bastions of ladies lunch, where dainty meals are served quickly and efficiently. The ordering system ..."   [Read More]

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88 Racine St., Memphis, TN
(901) 327-5681

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A staple of ladies' lunch, the chicken salad plate also includes fruit salad, asparagus, potato salad, a pimiento cheese finger sandwich and, of course, Jell-O!
"A staple of ladies' lunch, the chicken salad plate also includes fruit salad, asparagus, potato salad, a pimiento cheese finger sandwich and, of course, Jell-O!"
Cliff Strutz





Creamy, mild, and comforting, seafood Charleston is a dish that epitomizes ladies lunch.
"Creamy, mild, and comforting, seafood Charleston is a dish that epitomizes ladies lunch."
Michael Stern


Instead of using partitioned plates, the Woman's Exchange separates items on its four-vegetable meal by using bread crusts. This plate holds mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, and greens, plus a cornbread muffin. In the background is a bowl of yellow squash.
"Instead of using partitioned plates, the Woman's Exchange separates items on its four-vegetable meal by using bread crusts. This plate holds mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, and greens, plus a cornbread muffin. In the background is a bowl of yellow squash."
Michael Stern


Strawberry cake with pink frosting: like the best bake-sale cake you've ever eaten
"Strawberry cake with pink frosting: like the best bake-sale cake you've ever eaten"
Michael Stern


Each day's menu choices are posted at the register.  Choose your lunch, make your payment, and then be seated.  Your meal price includes tax and beverage.
"Each day's menu choices are posted at the register. Choose your lunch, make your payment, and then be seated. Your meal price includes tax and beverage."
Gregg Pill


Located on a side street in a mixed-use neighborhood, the Woman's Exchange is a destination lunch room NOT for women only.
"Located on a side street in a mixed-use neighborhood, the Woman's Exchange is a destination lunch room NOT for women only."
Michael Stern



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