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Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-527-9060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“mac and cheese” (32 reviews)
“fries” (63 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We woke up early on our first morning in Memphis and decided to go for a walk down Beale st for breakfast. Miss Polly’s was the only place open and so we decided to give it a chance. Going inside is like going back in...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We were told we needed to visit this place. The food was mediocre and the service was poor. It was about 9 am and there were many people who send to be trying to get over a hard night of drinking. It took a long...More

2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The service was exceptional and very friendly servers. I had fried white meat chicken with greens and black eye peas. The jalepeno cornbread was great. They only take cash or visa cards for payment.

Thank 506carolyna
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the chicken here! The Mac and Cheese is delicious, and the okra is too! The staff is so friendly. Everything is cooked to order, so you know it’s fresh!

Thank josiecflake_08
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It's a small dive type diner. You will experience some smoke from the kitchen which we didn't mind. The chicken and waffles, OMG, soo good! Large fluffy waffle, real southern fried chicken with perfectly seasoned batter. The bologna sandwich was a large slice of bologna...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a snack and a drink. The place is very much like stepping into someone's house, complete with screen porch door. There's not a full bar but beer did the trick and the decor is kinda dingy (like much of Beale St) but with...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 18 November 2017

we enjoyed this soul cafe on a recommendation from an employee of A. Schwab across the street. it was spot on. they serve a pulled BBQ chicken sandwich, despite not being fresh smoked meat, it was pretty good compared to some of the designated BBQ...More

Thank rettup
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a mid afternoon lunch here. We had pulled chicken sandwich and a fried green tomato BLT. Both were great. Fast friendly service and a great location right on Beale Street. You can’t go wrong.

Thank jimblackjim
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had some catfish with fried pickles and fried green tomatoes. The food was good and the atmosphere was interesting. Don't believe that I would return here again as the food was too Spivey for my wife.

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our traveling show: Loosen the Bible Belt stopped to eat here and it was without doubt besteal on the tour. Incredible chicken and waffles. Cozy atmosphere, friendly and hospitibale staff, plus BEST FRIED PEACH PIE OF ALL TIME. That it a must get. Highly reccomend...More

Thank Meghan D
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28 January 2017|
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Response from nolamom22 | Reviewed this property |
not sure but we were there early like around 8ish... and the breakfast was excellent.... big portions......my husband and i shared a breakfast.... very very delicious..
19 August 2015|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. This is old time southern soul food. It's not for the health conscience or limited ingredient eater. That doesn't mean you cannot find something to enjoy on the menu, but you won't be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-9060
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