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Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

#23 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-527-9060
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Granite City, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This place is small, and often has a wait time, but the wait is SO worth it, as the food was phenomenal!! Seriously the best breakfast I have ever had!! The Country Fried Chicken and Gravy......Delicious. The waitress was very nice as well, and did her best to keep up with everything even though the place was packed. A definite... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I went in not knowing what to eat. I asked the server what was good there. I had fried chicken, turnip greens, Mac n cheese, yams, waffles. IIt was an amazing and unexpected taste. The food was awesome.

Thank Tiffany H
Waco, Texas
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. Can't say enough good things,but I will give it a shot. One of the only places open for breakfast on Beale. NOT BBQ! Fantastic home cooking and Fried Chicken. Most of their sides are made from scratch. Wife is a good cook and she loved their home made mac and cheese. Mashed taters are not scratch... More 

Thank Doug M
Memphis, Tennessee
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233 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I always wanted to try Miss Polly and when my nephew and I were on Beale, decided to dine there for lunch. Since it was mid afternoon, empty except for one table. The waitress quickly greeted us and gave us menus. The thing that Miss Polly is known for is of course chicken! They offer other "home cooking" items and... More 

Thank airlink9972
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

With friends on Beale Street. Had to get some classic Memphis chicken and waffles. Also tried the fried tomatoes and dill pickle chips. Fantastic!!

Thank Slpfsr
New Baden, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We went to Miss Polly's twice for breakfast. The little screen door that slams reminds you of Grandma's house in the summer :) Good coffee and fast friendly service . Good, simple food ! The scramble was very tasty as well as the biscuits ! We like a laid back, not pretentious place for breakfast and Miss Polly's fit the... More 

Thank Epic99
Beaumont, Texas
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

We walked up and down Beale trying to decide where to eat. My teenage son kept turning everything down until we got to Miss Polly's. He had a fried ham sandwich and I had fried chicken, greens and baked beans. Our meal was comfort food done well. The chicken was crispy and well seasoned and the greens were perfect. The... More 

Thank AmiK2
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Decent diner food with a fun ambiance. I had the fried green tomato BLT, which was a fun twist, and husband had the chicken fried steak. The next day we followed up with chicken & waffles and steak and eggs. Waffle was a little soft, but good flavor. Husband liked the ham ( it was a little salty) and the... More 

Thank Awaywego123321
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great spot right in the middle of Beale Street. It was about 90 degrees at 9 am and I was so glad the air conditioning was working well. In addition to the cool air, my entrance was greeted with a great aroma of breakfast and coffee. Our meal was for breakfast. I had polish sausage and eggs and my friend... More 

Thank Jimmy2Long
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

What a breakfast....Chicken and waffles...white beans and ham...mac and cheese and jalapeno corn muffin,,,thats an artery blocker,,,bout boy was it good...Right on Bealle Street...in its original building.....boy if THOSE walls could talk....

Thank Kathy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?