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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 good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (427 reviews)
“tamales” (170 reviews)
“ribs” (1,343 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ribs were excellent. Catfish good, sides just meh. Beef stew was served lukewarm, but flavorful. To the staff's credit, they were responsive and heated it up for us. Long wait on a Saturday night.

Thank misterjohnny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked in and were seated right away. I was excited to try the ribs. I ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs and catfish fillet combo. The service was great and the food was delivered quickly. I was disappointed with the ribs. The taste was...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I love Blues City. The bands are awesome and the staff go out of their way for you. We had ribs and catfish. All food and sides were hot and delicious. Our bartenders were amazing and I enjoyed more than one Superman...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great beer southern prohibition from Hattiesburg Ms. Great atmosphere and really liked the menu choices. The problem was I'm used to tasting a couple of craft beers prior to deciding on a beer and the waitress was very dry and told us they don't do...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had dinner here one night and found the customer service to be very friendly. The bartender helped me pick a good local beer that was not overly bitter. The food service was quick and the food was good. I was fortunate to listen to...More

Thank Zebra_45678
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a Saturday evening I was surprised that we were able to walk in and get a table right away. Our waitress was attentive and got our drinks immediately. We ordered a steak to split. The steak was spot on but the new potatoes, which...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner here and stayed on to listed to a local band, Ghost Train Blues. The important bits first. We got a table no problem with a good vies of the stage area. The food was really good, I would recommend trying the ribs....More

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We asked our hotel clerk where to eat he recommended Blues City Cafe. He also recommended the rib and catfish combo platter. Great food, great service and right on Beale St. Give this one a try!

Thank Bob0409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here. We both had the shrimp. It was good. Service was excellent. Prices are typical. Saw some of the other diners steak they looked really good and were huge.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best place to eat on Beale street quick and big , you might need to wait for a seat but worth it.....

Thank Saul T
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Questions & Answers
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, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 05:00
11:00 - 05:00
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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