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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” (481 reviews)
“tamales” (187 reviews)
“ribs” (1,568 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday

"BB Kings for the music, Blues City for the food." That is what the front desk clerk at our hotel said and we did it - not disappointed in the least! We had the "Best Meal on Beale Combo". Ribs, Cat fish, Baked Beans, Cole...More

Thank RdTripper_USA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If u like your ribs wet and fall-off-the-bone then this is the one. So many bbq joints to choose from but the locals recommended this place and it didn’t disappoint. Right in the heart of Beale St. Highly Recommend!!

Thank CanadianMountie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! Great food, great music, excellent service! I am a tour group leader & brought a group of folks with special needs to vacation in Memphis for the weekend (follow our travels on social medias - Trips Inc. Special Adventures). Richard & his crew were...More

Thank amymY9218GC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a decent meal here. It was fun to look out on Beale Street. The service was good and the food came out quickly.

Thank carolcR7802ZE
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this when we asked for a good sampling of Tennessee food. It's unpretentious, but clean and has attentive pleasant servers. I got half rack of ribs, which came with a huge serving of hot crunchy fries along with small servings of baked...More

Thank Milwaukeetraveler-dj
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party had mixed reactions to the food at Blues City Café. The salad with pulled pork was delicious. Several people felt the ribs were dry. The one thing everyone could agree upon was that the baked beans were fantastic! The café has a friendly,...More

Thank IllinoisTravel4Fun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation and weren’t disappointed. Had to try the ribs and wow were they good. Service was also good so no complaints here.

Thank Millymolly77
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for drinks on a hot October day. We were ushered into the back bar room and promptly served. Our waitress was friendly and spent her time between the bar and cafe so we sometimes had to wait for a new drink. The...More

Thank McGoo8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hustle and bustle of this place was fun, staff welcoming, prices reasonable. Lots on the menu to choose from. I Wasn’t in the mood for ribs, but everyone around me really seemed to enjoy them. Tamales were rolled in paper, about 3 for $5,...More

Thank BirdNerdMaine
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the recommendation of our cab driver and the promise of the best ribs in town. They didn't dissapoint. The ribs were delicious and I couldn't fault the service. Was even gifted a bottle of their BBQ sauce and seasoning as we were leaving.

Thank Aaron1921
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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