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Blues City Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“catfish” (474 reviews)
“tamales” (186 reviews)
“ribs” (1,548 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is in a great location....but that’s all that is great about it. The waiter was friendly, but the service was very slow. He brought us food and we never saw him until we requested a bill. The table was filthy. I had the...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

this cafe is just fab. We had a meal with a side of chilli and it was superb. So good in fact we went back the next night. Good sized portions. The Waitress was very friendly. Never had to wait for a table. highly recommend...More

Thank Flembo39
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First night dinner. Joined line at 7 and waited 15 mins - good efficient service ! Waiter was polite - straightforward and says the same line over to many people but he’s right - ribs and catfish are really good. Listened to the band after...More

Thank Howie501
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Memphis on a Sunday evening so some of the restaurants were not open, but the Blues City Cafe was doing a great business. We decided before arrival that this would be where we ate. Great location in the heart of all the...More

Thank wzmercer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the outside you may not want to walk into this restaurant, but we are so glad we did. This restaurant was recommended to us and we arrived around 6:00 pm and didn’t have to wait for a table. When we left, there was a...More

Thank Lindamansouria
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs were terrific. Like much of Memphis, the place could use some freshening up. If you're looking for fine dining, this is not the place.

Thank frankt4712016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here on family trip for lunch. Wife and I split shrImp dis and I added a catfish filet. Shrimp dish decent, but catfish filet was very thin, not much meat to it. Good sweet tea.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You absolutely do not need the knife they give you with your plate of rib. The meat falls off of the bone. The waiters and waitresses are very good and you don't have to wait till dinner time to get lunch. Fast service.

Thank meladams809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect from this restaurant, however we were pleasantly surprised. Great, quick service and the staff were really friendly. Food was southern style, hot and well cooked, and super tasty!! Reasonable prices also. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Jamie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best fried shrimp.... I never seem to be able to order anything else! But they have a great menu, the meat and cheese appetizer is great and the fried apple dumpling on a skillet with ice cream is a winner!

Thank Tahnya U
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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, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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