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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (394 reviews)
“tamales” (159 reviews)
“ribs” (1,250 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place was packed! There was a short wait to be seated. The food was great, portions were a bit much. The prices were reasonable. Parking was not an issue, there is reasonable parking in a garage off 2nd.

Thank youngmrosterville
Reviewed yesterday

Blues City Cafe was at the top of the list of recommendations we received from our hotel staff. They weren't wrong. Absolutely perfect!! The ribs were cooked to perfection and the chopped BBQ was moist and nothing but meat! We will go back every time...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was awesome! I had the rib & catfish combo. It was fantastic. Service was slow, but she was very busy.

Thank tbrown336
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome!! Never would've thought bbq and catfish would be good together but it was! My husband had fries with pulled pork on top, I highly recommend them both!!

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was just right! The early evening we stop in they had a phenomenal blues singer (and his band). They absolutely rocked the place, very authentic! The food was great- no complaints!

Thank kmarkley72
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was a very busy night when we visited bit the service was wonderful and so was the Food! Atmosphere and decor was exactly what I expected. Would recommend the loaded fries--- was more than enough for 4 people!

Thank Debra1909
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for lunch after a Mojo tour. We had to queue and it was a little maniac, but very enjoyable.

Thank Help56
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group of 8 decided to stop for lunch before starting the Beale st. adventure. The appetizer of cheese and sausage platter...is exactly that. Cubed pieces of cheese, pickles and sausage. Tasted okay but nothing to write home about. Many ordered the ribs which were...More

Thank gjkNY
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow. Being from the country, I was amazed. The atmosphere and food were worth the trip!! Stayed in the econoldge downtown. It was a nice hotel to stay in. The air conditioner in 1905 was noisy. It was right near all the other hotels that...More

Thank luluohio_9
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to go when Earl The Pearl is playing! Good dinner salad and homemade brownie with hot fudge sauce and ice cream - YUM! Friendly service.

Thank Carol4802
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Are there age restrictions to sit and listen to the bands play on the bar side?
28 February 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
Do you have gluten free options?
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.
Shasta Y
I'm sorry, this question was posted on a review for Blues City Cafe and it's a restaurant.
25 November 2015|
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 05:00
11:00 - 05:00
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