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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (463 reviews)
“tamales” (181 reviews)
“ribs” (1,500 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed today

The restaurant was very busy. There was a table for six available so we joined with two couples who were also waiting. Our orders were placed on individual tickets and we had good conversation while we waited. The food was very good. We all gave...More

Thank Islandcreekers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best food we have eaten in Memphis. Busy, popular place. Great service. Looks like a dive. But don't let that make you pass it by. So do most of of the eateries on Beale St.

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to Memphis for years now as we have family nearby. I’ve been to so many BBQ joints, restaurants, etc, most of which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. But as we were sitting at Blues City the other day for lunch, I said, “If I...More

Thank Grandpear
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Deep fried everything! From chicken to catfish the locals were ordering huge plates of fried goodies. We opted for some garlic prawns & toast which were lovely. Only soft drink or water options. Good Southern atmosphere

Thank sharoncurtis_flynn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking for great barbecue and our Uber driver recommended Blurs City Cafe. The ribs were sweat and smoky. The meat was tender and fell off the bone. The cole slaw and beans were the perfect accompaniment. I am not a big fan of...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Couldn't go to Memphis without trying some proper ribs, and this place definitely delivered! Plus, it's joined to a blues bar with love music, so you can't complain about the atmosphere even when it's raining - you don't even need to go back outside!

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place in town. The envinronment of the restaurant sends you to the fifities. Nice service, great food, a little pricy though.

Thank PauloMarinho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Certainly seems somewhat run down on interior design but that is part of the charm. The ribs are absolutely gorgeous. The bar is well stocked and good drafts on tap. Service is attentive. Restaurant and music area are separated. You can eat and...More

Thank hawk2500
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't try the eats, but really enjoyed the live music and probably too much beer. The crowd seemed to enjoy the music as much as we did. It was very busy, but everyone seemed to squeeze in and have a good time.

Thank Spencer F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is great. Gets really busy with queues out of the door so we knew straight away that the food must be really good and it did not disappoint. I had a half rack of ribs and the steak chips were delicious too. Highly...More

Thank Mee S
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Questions & Answers
1 March 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
16 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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
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