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Blues City Cafe

) #13 of 1,240 Restaurants in Memphis ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (406 reviews)
“tamales” (161 reviews)
“ribs” (1,274 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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1 - 10 of 2,354 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Please go here and get the ribs! So tender they fall right off the bone! You will be glad you got them!

Thank Laurah0531
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Music and atmosphere was great as to be expected. Food was ok and service was subpar - I thought our bill was a bit high but I guess given where we were I wasn't really caught off guard. I would definitely say it is a...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The meat on the ribs was literally falling off the bone! Absolutely FANTASTIC!! And the catfish was outstanding. Fun atmosphere, and we walked up at got a table. Live music made it a really fun dinner!

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First, this is one of the places that had live music before 6 PM on the Sunday. The music when we were there was more of the Elvis and Jonny Cash style than straight out blues. I had the ribs which were good but I...More

Thank scottc9876
Reviewed 2 days ago

First night in Memphis, we had no idea where to go for the ribs the city is famous for, so we asked a policeman on Beale St. if he could recommend a place. He told us about this place, and we went. It's a modest...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went looking for some famous Memphis Dry Rub BBQ and TA said this place was the best around. I was greatly disappointed. Let me say, that I make my own dry rub BBQ at home, so that was my standard. First of all, my waitress...More

Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ordered the catfish plate and it was excellent. Flavorfull and crispy it was just what you would hope for from a southern resturant. Open late so it's a great place for a late meal.

Thank JerryDuncan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ribs here are fall off the bone good. I have yet to find BBQ in Memphis made this way. Typically Memphis likes dry rub and/or tougher ribs. The steaks here are broiled and they are awesome.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went looking for great Memphis bbq. We didn't find it here. The service was slow and the food was brought out at the same time for our table in fact they 'lost' one of our four orders at the table. The food was okay...More

Thank Lili W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanted to go to the Rendezvous but they were closed on Sunday and Monday. Here we go. Catfish was great! Gumbo was very spicy but I liked it. Cole slaw tasted like Walmart. Baked beans doctored up can beans with a little onion and green...More

Thank damondowneastnc
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there age restrictions to sit and listen to the bands play on the bar side?
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
Do you have gluten free options?
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
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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