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Blue Plate Cafe

5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
+1 901-761-9696
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sawmill gravy” (6 reviews)
“country ham” (8 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

If you are looking for some good ole southern cooking - but nothing fancy - try is place. Food is good - service is fine. Not the newest or shiniest place in town - but they do a good job. Biscuits are GREAT!

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were told by the hotel clerk that Blue Plate Cafe was the place to go for a nice and hearty breakfast. We went to the Blue Plate Cafe downtown, but it had a 2 hour wait. We traveled 15 minutes and landed at the...More

Thank RADPrincipal
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We wanted to have breakfast at a local diner so we tried the Blue Plate Cafe. The food was good, I had scrambled eggs with cheese but the portions were HUGE. I was glad I had hash brows as a side as this was a...More

Thank LittleIgor
Reviewed 7 January 2018

December 22, 2017 - The Peabody Hotel concierge told us this was her favorite breakfast place in downtown Memphis. So, one morning, we walked the short distance to the Blue Plate Cafe. The Cafe overlooks a small park, has a neon sign, wood floors, and...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Breakfast foods were good. All food was freshly prepared. The biscuit and gravy were delicious. However, service was just subpar on this visit. Had to wait on waitress for ordering food, beverage refill and food bill. @ARousseauPic #ARousseauPic #MemphisTN #BluePlate #Memphis

Thank A. R
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Having arrived from Chicago during a two week tour of the states we were starving so decided to give this place a try. The breakfast was HUGE ( by anyone’s standards - so many choices to be made and if we’d have thought about it...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 11 December 2017

When you arrive on a Saturday morning and there is a 30 minute wait for breakfast it should be a good sign that the place is good.....and I was NOT disappointed. Biscuits and sawmill gravy were delicious, omelettes cooked perfectly, and their potatoes are exceptional!...More

Thank Travelle R
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had breakfast here recently. This was my first time, but definitely not my last. I was seated quickly and coffee with creamer were delivered HOT and quick. Waitress took my order and in just a few minutes, my biscuits, cream gravy and butter were...More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Portions are large and prices reasonable. Biscuits are above average, gravy could use some additional flavor. Hash browns are yummy. Service was pleasant and attentive.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband n I had breakfast here a little while back. It was terrific. The wait was totally worth it. All the art for sale is way over priced in my opinion but would definitely eat there again.

Thank RAChampeau
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marty m
28 November 2015|
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Response from luvs2travel_0107 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be able to but might want to call in advance, they are really busy on the weekends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-761-9696
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