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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” (498 reviews)
“tamales” (191 reviews)
“ribs” (1,629 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After I got over the rudeness of the hostess and all our party was seated we were greeted by a awesome and very kind waiter. All the food we ordered arrived on time and hot. The order consist of salads, cheese fries, ribs, and catfish....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We asked around to find the best BBQ ribs. Everybody said go to Blues City Café. They were right! The BBQ ribs were the best. The meat fell off the bones. The meal came with cole slaw,and beans. The staff were helpful and friendly. For...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BeckCalifornia
Reviewed 6 days ago

That's right - tunes by Earl the Pearl Banks. And Hot Tamales and the Best Meal on Beale for my wife and I. Plus a Jack and Tito's for $48 plus tip. No complaints here. Excellent service and a good vibe.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed listening to the blues. Food was good and staff was friendly. It was a great way to end a great conference and socialize with new colleagues!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 156dianned
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened to be in Memphis and had never been to Beale Street. Sad I know, the wait staff was Awesome, the food was Amazing. Did you add in the Entertainment and you have a trifecta.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to not find good food in Memphis. This place offers good food, casual Memphis atmosphere, and fast service. Open late and located on Beale street so if you visit you must try.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank L A
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us had a table in the music area where we heard a legend play away while we enjoyed good food, great service and a fun atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chockel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place love to bring all my guest to this Place. I would recommend it to anyone, and if you let us know, we will let you know the staff that we have the best service with on our visits. Follow us on youtube and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AmericanLuxuryTours
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family visited here on a weekend evening. We were greeted and seated immediately. We had great service and the food was awesome. I heard they have the best ribs in town so I had high expectations so I hate to admit that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ellen055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ribs are a must but be prepared to stink off BBQ as it's an open kitchen but it's well worth it! Excellent band was on the the back room. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank scoie1973
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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