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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” (475 reviews)
“tamales” (186 reviews)
“ribs” (1,549 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have a big appetite then this is the place for you they have a bar with music along side great atmosphere.

Thank Maureencovill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Long wait to get inside that had empty tables. Said they were helping cook staff catch up. This was on a Monday night! Husband ordered 1/2 rack ribs and said were delicious. I ordered cheese fries with pulled pork barbeque. Not much cheese or pork....More

Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch during tour. Recommended by our tour guide. Brtween us we enjoyed catfish, ribs and pulled pork. All delicious.

Thank becki52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t normally leave a review but after reading some from yesterday I wanted to give my two cents. Yesterday’s reviews mentioned poor service and being “forgotten”. My experience is just the opposite. We were met when we arrived and seated immediately. Our waitress was...More

Thank Jim U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The hostess sat us down then 15 minutes went by and no one even spoke to us. We got up and left to find somewhere else to eat lunch.

Thank gypsy0688
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were seat and forgotten like that. Ten minutes and not a I’ll be with you or anything. The woman that sat us forgot she sat us as we left and said thanks and have a nice day. We went down the road to the...More

Thank Highlander T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was here for it’s my family for dinner. The place is dirty, old and nasty. I Do not recommend this place to eat. The staff was friendly; only reason why they get two out of five rating

Thank Ro_Fishers
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had barbequed ribs here and at the Rendezvous. He liked the ribs at the Rendezvous, which were cooked with a dry rub, but he said he preferred the Blues City Café ribs because they were moister. I LOVED the catfish at the BCC....More

1  Thank juliesaunt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I was expecting some great ribs and they were average at best. They were cooked well but nothing else stood out. No distinguishing flavor or something to make me want to come back. And the sides like beans and slaw also very average and...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in to listen to the band. Stay up at the bar- friendly staff. Drinks served in plastic cups was a slight downer but I guess saved the washing up! We did not eat here but others seemed to be tucking in. The band were...More

Thank philosIsleofMan
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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