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Blues City Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“catfish” (475 reviews)
“tamales” (185 reviews)
“ribs” (1,551 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed today via mobile

A crowded place on the the corner of Beale Street. Staff was very friendly and worked very hard to please us. Our service lady showed us another table near the music.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed yesterday

Only in town for one night but this place had the best music we saw anywhere on the Beale. We got there around 6 and didn’t have to wait or pay a cover. We stayed for about two hours and thought we should check out...More

Thank oishifoodie
Reviewed 2 days ago

We entered this establishment and were seated near the cooking area. It was interesting watching the process. We ordered two of the "Best meal on Beale" which was barbecued ribs. After a longer than usual wait the late lunch early dinner was served. Well the...More

Thank Gary V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I along with my elderly in laws have been enjoying a great road trip from New Orleans. We were really looking forward to coming here at our stop in Memphis. In our case at least, the Blues City Cafe team let us...More

Thank davidgrenfell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this restaurant after reading all these good reviews and we were not disappointed. We had the ribs (full rack) and the Memphis strip steak and there were both delicious. The ribs were so tender and the steak very juicy. The portions were huge!!...More

1  Thank Lydia L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came here 2 years ago and ate the best ribs ever! Since then I’d heard they also do an amazing catfish so I wanted to try that this time, sadly not having the ribs. Hey, guess what....they do a rib and catfish combo!!! The...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dive bar...insane food..try the ribs and try the tamales with chili...sometimes hard to squeeze in when busy, but the staff will work with you...

Thank jaycsa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Blues and bbq can’t beat be beat. I actually had the tamales and chili though. Lol. Sooo good. And the atmosphere is great with a live band. Super friendly wait staff and cold beers. Try the local IPA

Thank sabearfan12
Reviewed 6 days ago

10:00p on a Wednesday night. First time on Beale Street - we're STARVING after a horrible "mishap" involving a credit card-eating parking meter. Blues City Cafe looked like an ok place to eat. Was it ever! I have to say - the best tasting southern...More

Thank tpagirl66
Reviewed 1 week ago

wow what a night fantastic food we ordered the massive 40oz steak which fed 3 of us it was cooked to perfection it came with frys onion rings by the bucket load the staff were amazing and very quick to serve you we also had...More

Thank Simon977
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiffani, Blues City Cafe is in two sections, pure Cafe, sit down & eat , all welcome & next door fronting Beale Street is the Bar and Band section where you can also order meals ! it's a typical bar scene and would... More
Robert L
15 January 2017|
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Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
    (2ND STREET)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and Taxi pick up and drop off are done directly across the street from our front door along with a Trolley Stop about one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-3637
  • E-mail
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