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Blues City Cafe

) #14 of 1,258 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%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (422 reviews)
“tamales” (167 reviews)
“ribs” (1,324 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday

The ribs were out of this world, melt in your mouth. The best we have ever had. We were just expecting something average but got great.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed yesterday

This resto bar is very nice with big history. The music is great, the food good (especially the ribs) and its is perfect to enjoy a good beer. We feel the old Memphis Blues atmospher, unforgettable !!!

Thank Ulysse_rod
Reviewed yesterday

The first time we ate at Blues City Cafe, we had been referred there by a local celebrity for the ribs. And they were good - not great, but very tasty. Of course, being a barbecue judge I'm probably pretty picky. The second and third...More

Thank Debbiekc73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my second stop here. I had to go back for the baby back ribs. They were so memorable from my last trip to Memphis 4 or 5 years ago. They were still delicious. These ribs are wet and juicy.

Thank Jared D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly, the bartender made excellent drinks and the band was awesome! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Blues City Cafe is The Best!!! Plenty of Menu options, the ribs literally fell off the bone!!! Great Atmosphere, Great Service!! Hands Down the Best BBQ Ever!!!!

Thank Shasta Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live blues filled the restaurant, as we were seated after a short wait. Our table had ribs, steak, shrimp, stew, tamales, catfish, & gumbo, and all but one was extremely happy with the food (the tamales were not well received). We chose this due to...More

Thank RussDole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a seat settle in, the food was very good. Our family all got different menu items to share as the waitress told us they were larger portions but for the price we won't be back anytime soon (unless hungry for steak, they sell by...More

Thank Redcurls875
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere, great. Service, great. Serving size, full rack of ribs, great. Rib flavor, not memorable.

Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs were fall off the bone tender and melt in your mouth delicious! The pulled pork po boy sandwich was big enough for two and scrumptious. Also had excellent fries.

Thank GracieMidwest
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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
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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