Raffe’s Deli and Beer

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
jhgrantjr  (41) Tennessee | August 30, 2012
Here is the problem in TN. High gravity beer has to be bought at a liquor store, and everything under 6% has to be bought in a grocery store or convenient store like Raffe’s. So you have to got to two places. Raffe’s is one of the best local places outside of a grocery store.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | October 8, 2010
Visited on a recent trip through Memphis. Seemed like a typical corner store from the outside. More of a deli/gas station feel inside. They do have a mixed six pack section, but unfortunately just about everything there is very common. Having said that, I did find some Lazy Magnolia which I was looking for anyway. They also have Yuengling, and I am pretty sure this is the farthest west you’ll ever see that beer. Anyways, I am glad I made the stop... but I wouldn’t make a special trip unless you’re just passing through.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman  (30) Arlington, Texas | April 10, 2010
Due to the weird Memphis laws, high gravity beers have to be gotten at a liquor store, and all under 6% you must find elsewhere. Any high gravity available will likely be at Buster’s, but it can be a PITA to find lower alc craft beer in Memphis. This is your place. Basically a convenience store that serves gyros, etc but the owner loves beer and if he can, he carries it. Mixed sixes available.

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