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Blue Plate Cafe

#109 of 1,224 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
+1 901-761-9696
06:00 - 14:00
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Good meat and potato/veggie lunch, breakfast any time, drinks are kept full, and staff is friendly. Each day offers a different special.

Thank bumbliwa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Wow! I had the country fried chicken with white gravy, fried okra and black eyed peas. Incredible. Best fried chicken I've had in Memphis.

Thank GypsyHeart102
Cordova, Tennessee
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A friend and I visited and ate lunch at the Blue Plate Cafe, yesterday. Service was pleasant and good. We ordered fried shrimp, fried chicken and fried catfish with all the "fixin's". The food was plentiful and tasty, although probably not good for our cholesterol. We will return. We hadn't been there in a few years, but the quality and... More 

Thank James L
Denton, TX
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574 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was introduced to the BPC many years ago by a native Memphian. As a result it is always a stop on at least one morning on any trip to Memphis. Sadly, this time I was really disappointed. The pancakes were tough and tasteless, the omelet was greasy and the gravy on the biscuits was about as bland as gravy... More 

Thank Tupelo010835
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The service was good and the restaurant was tidy. There was a slight odor when you enter the restaurant. Not sure if it's because of the old wooden floors or something else. The food was okay, but because I cook good breakfast food myself, there was nothing spectacular about it.

Thank 5rubym
Kitchener, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We found this breakfast to be pretty average. Line up was incredibly long, so you may want to reconsider if you are going during peak time. Biscuits were super tasty, but the rest of breakfast was average.

Thank JenLeG
Milan, Tennessee
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We met a good friend, at his recommendation, for breakfast on my wife's birthday. We were seated right away, and the server got drinks and order quickly. Food was hot, tastey and plentiful! This was a very relaxed meal, in a very pleasant atmosphere. We look forward to visiting again!

Thank rogndeb
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The parking lot was full and there was a waiting line to get in – thus suggesting that it was a great place to eat. NOT TRUE. The service was horrible. The white on the Sunny Side Up Eggs was not cooked – runny and slimy – thus causing a health risk. The waiter was not pleasant about returning them... More 

Thank John G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very quick service. Great meat & 3 along with plenty of other menu items. You have to try their cornbread and white bean soup.

Thank bedjasworld
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The portions are generous. Much like the portions you would get at a Denny's. The food was served quickly and hot. The waitress as well as the hostess were friendly and polite. The restaurant appears to have been an old house that was converted. The interior colors are cheerful and gives the country charm for relaxation. Parking can be a... More 

Thank Ron T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?