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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” (410 reviews)
“tamales” (170 reviews)
“ribs” (1,345 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday

We had heard about 'ribs' in America and experienced them here for the first time - WOW!!! These were exceptionally good, such a wonderful 'smokey' taste. My husband had a half and could hardly finish them - very generous serve. I had catfish, another thing...More

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed yesterday

We ordered two appetizers. The gumbo fries and an order of the steamed tamales. I also tried the half rack of pork ribs. The gumbo fries were a unique combination of french fries, nicely seasoned gumbo and cheese. Not something to order if you are...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has a really good atmosphere, which we picked up on as soon as we walked through the door. Music in the background mixed with laughter. The food was fresh, local and very Southern. Attentive Waiter with a smiling face. Great place to eat...More

Thank april b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were two,couples in Memphis for a few days before boarding the American Queen Riverboat. We were on a local trolley/bus going to Beale St to,look around again and have lunch. The driver said this was his favorite for lunch. My husband and I shared...More

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After enjoying the car show on Beale St. I stopped in to get some ribs to go. Boy when I tell you those ribs are amazing! I can see why ppl rave about. Definitely go and get you some.

Thank Dlouis418
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate there twice on our three day trip to Memphis. The food is excellent and they give you plenty of it! The service is very good considering how crowded the restaurant is. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ribs were delicious, band was great. Gets busy but we were there on a Friday night and only had to wait 5 minutes

Thank Howard J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the pulled pork salad for $9.99. It was very tasty and large portions. It's a cafe style BBQ restaurant. The other meals going by looked great. The food came quickly and the server was very friendly.

Thank Berns
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was told by hotel clerk that, particularly for first timers to Memphis, this is the place to go for a first meal. You are treated respectfully, and quickly. I ordered a bowl of gumbo, fried chicken, and a few beers (the latter is pretty much...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 6 days ago

1st time dinning at Blues City Cafe and we were not disappointed. Family friendly atmosphere and everything we ordered was delicious. Especially the ribs and mushrooms. And thank you server for doing a wonderful job.

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