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Blues City Cafe

) #14 of 1,249 Restaurants in Memphis $$ - $$$ 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” (414 reviews)
“tamales” (163 reviews)
“ribs” (1,295 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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541 - 550 of 2,408 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2016

I was in Memphis for work, and was there on my own. I was looking for a place that would feel welcoming and fun to hang out on my own - and it was just that! Great music, fun crowd. I had seafood gumbo and...More

Thank Ellentravels08
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We came back for the Best Meal On Beale (ribs and catfish) but it just wasn't as good as I remembered. First time I ate here, about five years ago, it was the best ribs I had ever had. This time they lacked flavor and...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Make reservations in the afternoon and evening. The best ribs, catfish and steak I've ever eaten. I will be back!

Thank mikeyd1951
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a good place to eat with good live music! The food was very good & the pricing reasonable. Staff were friendly. It was three of us eating. The catfish & ribs I highly recommend.

Thank wonderfulka
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Well I think you can judge a place by the cleanliness of its toilets, and let's just say I had to go elsewhere to avoid using the facilities holding my breath. The food was ok, and the staff were lovely and helpful which is always...More

Thank Sheri D
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Excellent southern breakfast in this efficient and colourful eating house. Biscuits, although I would call them scones, are wonderful but not sure about the Sawmill gravy?....fluffy eggs as the menu says. Highly recommend.

Thank Majosky
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were staying overnight in Memphis and while wandering about, we wanted to eat somewhere that had a bit of character, had decent food but wasn't overly expensive - Blues City Cafe ticked all the boxes! We went for an early dinner and so the...More

Thank Selina C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place is simple with a limited menu but it is AMAZING! The menu is very limited but that means they are really good at what they do. I am not a huge Ribs fan but these were great. The catfish was great too. You...More

Thank danielle21799
Reviewed 6 August 2016

$6 Caesar Salad, $9 chicken tenders and fries... The salad is big enough to eat as a meal. The meat prep area is open for all to see. The chef grabs the ribs out of the flame oven, cuts them, mops the sauce on them,...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Fun place to eat yummy ribs and listen to live music. We split the full rack and had an appetizer and we were stuffed. Did not have to wait long even tho there was a line. Our waiter was very attentive and funny but he...More

Thank 924lesaw
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Questions & Answers
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
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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