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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” (438 reviews)
“tamales” (173 reviews)
“ribs” (1,362 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday

I tried the combo plate that had ribs and catfish. It was approx $19. The cole slaw was great, and the catfish tasty. So much food, that I never finished all of the very meaty ribs or the steak fries. The one downside of my...More

Thank tgrldee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time! Food portions are large. Had to get a box to go. Waitress was very polite and attentive. Definitely will go back.

Thank Stormee3841
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the sirloin steak fillet strips and it was great. The place was heaving when we arrived and we were given the only vacant table in the "music" room which was next to the band. The service was fine, food delivered after about 10...More

Thank Peter-Selby
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were greeted by a welcoming host at the door and thanked by our server for chosing Blues Cafe as soon as he came over. We were immediately struck by this southern hospitality. We came for their ribs and were not disappointed. The rub and...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Blues City Cafe and really enjoyed it. We had a large group and everyone was very pleased with their meal. We we well taken care of. Our server did a great job with our group!! Well return on our next trip to Memphis!!

Thank efabacher
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yummy dinners--spicy and tasty gumbo, great BBQ ribs, delicious stuffed mushrooms, combo player with ribs and catfish with all the fixings and delectable pecan pie a la mode. What more could you ask for especially with genuine blues at with good cool sound system that...More

Thank gkeil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first time eating at this restaurant and the overall experience was okay! The hostess was okay and not very friendly! We ordered the catfish meal and it was okay and the gumbo was a little spicy. The waiter only checked on us...More

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice. Enjoyed our meal both times. Very friendly staff. Fortunately we didn't have to wait either time. Had the combo plate--catfish and ribs.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere, craft beers, and live music (harmonica, guitars, drums, vocals) with no cover charge. There was a constant line of couples waiting to snatch the next open table, but plan on waiting as most people will stay for the entire music set.

Thank ClassicalScholar
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was good, as was the beer. Great band, good interaction with the audience. Barman did an impromptu drumming session using bar equipment!! Staff were friendly & efficient No cover charge Recommended.

Thank Tigertribal
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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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