Derae Restaurant

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Derae Restaurant

923 S. Highland St. (Hadley Rd.) Send to Phone
901-552-3992 | Order Now! | Menu
This humble mom-and-pop establishment serves traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes and Mediterranean fare.



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Derae Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The atmosphere is no-frills inside this Orange Mound-area family-owned diner, but the food is topnotch. Authentic Ethiopian, Eritrean and Mediterranean dishes are on the menu, and first-time diners are often offered free tastes of signature dishes. The most popular selections involve spongy injera bread, an Ethiopian staple used to scoop up lentil stews and slow-cooked vegetables. Other possibilities of note include the hanid and rice (goat meat and rice) and fish and rice (marinated kingfish steak). Stop in early for a traditional Eritrean breakfast of fuul (fava bean stew, served with or without eggs). Derae doesn’t serve alcohol, but don’t miss the spiced hot tea.

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