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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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“catfish” (459 reviews)
“tamales” (178 reviews)
“ribs” (1,410 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We landed in Memphis and hit Beale St, the music lured us into here, great band great beer great atmosphere! Bit packed but wasn’t an issue. The musicians were happy to talk to us we felt very welcome and safe

Thank MaBear17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great cafe with built in bar and live music. A good selection of ales and as for food? The ribs are out of this world!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Catfish/Rib Combo platter was delicious. Thank you Edgar. Catfish had light cornmeal coating on good size piece of tasty fish (not icky thick batter hiding some little unidentifiable fill) Next time we are in Memphis we will eat here again.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is our favorite restaurant when visiting Beale street. The food is just so good plus great service. Everything is good here but our favorite is the Rib and Catfish platter. We also love their gumbo only wish we had this kind of food...More

Thank rc1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I ate here on a trip to watch OKC play the Grizzlies. Food was GREAT. Service was even better. Great ribs. You must try the gumbo.

Thank jsully65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Front desk clerk recommended this restaurant over other more famous ones. She suggested my husband and I split the rib and catfish platter - what great advice! Half rack of ribs, catfish filet, coleslaw, baked beans, fries and toast. All for $19.99. We shared and...More

Thank DD049
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we asked a local on Beale for a recommendation. “Best food on Beale”, they said. The BBQ ribs - delicious. Happy servers, too. The cafe has everyone from tourists to the local business crowd - a good sign, too. Highly recommend. I have...More

Thank lisambrandt1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time in Blues City Cafe...directly across Beal Street from B.B. KINGS. We were quickly seated and served drinks. We had the ribs which were truly delious and River Catfish which were crispy and wonder. You won’t be disappointed with the foods,

Thank Mickey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unprofessional place which fails to honor reservations but doesn't call you up to tell you . Never had restaurant do this. Nasty hostess. So many choices in Memphis and on Beake. Stay away from this tourist trap.

Thank travellingGirl111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The band, The Hillbilly Casino were very good. We were disappointed with the food though. The chips were cold and the quality was poor but the staff were very nice and helpfull

Thank jackie_rogers59
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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