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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%
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“catfish” (451 reviews)
“tamales” (176 reviews)
“ribs” (1,384 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

huge plates of wet ribs as opposed to dry rub ribs. and you can order that plate, half order, with a side of garlic bbq shrimp for which they are famous. oink.

Thank Molly H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't know about this place, but someone at the hotel recommended it. It did not disappoint. The service was great and we were seated promptly (of course, it was low season too). The food was great. I recommend a visit.

Thank 317sbuck
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff gave great service and cooked amazing food. We were entertained by a life Blue's band while we were there. In addition, they had the football games on to keep up with the latest scores.

Thank Juliana H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Restaurant came highly recommended. Old diner feel with plenty of seating for all size groups. Went on a weekday before a show; mildly busy. My friend and I was seated in the back at a high boy table. The table was unstable as were a...More

Thank full_halfmoon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been eating here for years! Great grub. Love the stuffed mushrooms. Anything we order is always good! Good vibes and laid back true Memphis feel.We usually go here at night, and it's always busy but worth it.

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a late Sat lunch with family/friends, hard to decide what to order, they all look good and enormous, and they are indeed! Be prepared to share a steak, we had the sliced steak , good for three people, some of the other choices I...More

Thank dedocamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, visiting a true city legend for BBQ was perfect! Our hotels front desk said to stay away from chains & go to the locals favorite in the heart of Beale St.! Not a fancy place, but...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers top quality barbecue at a moderate price. The portions are large and excellent quality. We ordered the platters with a half rack of ribs with homemade baked beans, coleslaw, potatoes and Texas toast. Our dessert was an Apple Dumpling baked in an...More

Thank Cooperu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here and my husband ordered his usual...the Catfish Platter. I decided to order the Fried Chicken Salad, which was just OK. It just didn't have much taste to it. Will order the catfish or steak next time. Rachel, our server was excellent.

Thank cordovachick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a culinary experience don't go here. But if you want a lot of decent food for a decent price at a decent diner then go here. We had a plate of ribs- they were good- sides only okay. A big bowl...More

Thank Robert W
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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