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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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American, Bar, Barbecue
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed today

We got dropped off by our hotel shuttle at the top of Beale Street and could see that there was a line to get into this place. We walked down then back up Beale Street soaking up the atmosphere (this was early evening). When we...More

Thank Digboo22
Reviewed today

we have been to Memphis numerous time and have enjoyed Blues City Cafe. We were felling adventurous so we strayed into another restaurant that had many awards for being so good, Well, the other place, although being pretty darn good didn't compare to Blues City....More

Thank dan d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being from Memphis and an avid steak eater suprsingly they have the best in the city. Huge & juicy and the juice is so good you don’t need steak sauce.

Thank lfspears
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate at this restaurant after a comedy show at the FedEx Forum. They are open late and live music plays on the weekend. There was a $5 cover to sit in the section where the band was playing but you could hear the music from...More

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed yesterday

I can't say I'm a regular to Beale St., but in a half dozen trips my family and I have tried 4 different BBQ places on Beale. Blues City Cafe, got an early visit and now has gotten the last two visits. Plenty of food...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't eat there but they had some very talented musicians playing and they have a number of different acts perform each night.

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Poor management and very poor customer service after trying to eat at #bluescitycafe today. After standing outside in 94 degree/full sun for about 40 minutes, a family of 4 (2 adults/2 toddlers kids) who had just walked up were seated before us (3 adults). We...More

Thank cmichw
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got a full rack of ribs and they were large . Best ribs I ever had a must place to eat. And good music.

Thank terrybA2617TS
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were 2 couples traveling together and decided on Blues City Cafe for dinner while on Beale Street. We certainly weren't disappointed! All 4 of us ordered the ribs with various sides - delicious! The ribs were tender, with lots of meat on the bone...More

Thank 902janeller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service and ribs were wonderful. You never go wrong eating here. Perfect location. I have to stop by here every trip to Beale Street. Go early it gets busy

Thank shudson56
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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