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King's Palace Cafe

162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-521-1851
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (55 reviews)
“etouffee” (26 reviews)
“voodoo chicken” (15 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for lunch. This was lunch time and the restaurant was rather empty. I ordered the BBQ Platter which was okay . The restaurant boasts on their deeds with the Gumbo, though unfortunately we didn't get back to try this. I'm...More

Thank alastair4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fried green tomatoes and gumbo. Both were fantastic. I would most definitely order them again. Some folks commented on the Decor. It is a bit dated/unusual. But I love, unique! Staff were great. Several went out of their way to make casual...More

Thank BirdNerdMaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what it was about this place but it felt dirty. Not sure why they have not cleaned it up. Made me wonder where the food was being cooked was it as dirty as the restaurant felt???

Thank MelNew14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right in the heart of Beale street. Great barbeque. cool atmosphere. Blues performed live while you dine.

Thank vfguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They rave about their gumbo...multiple awards won in the 90s. It's not the best I have ever had, but it's very good. Nuce flavor with just the right amount of heat. The bowl is $9 and is a generous portion...good choice for lunch.

Thank eatbread
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I came to this restaurant based off of another restaurants recommendation. We were seated quickly. Our drink orders were taken then nothing for 15 minutes so we just left and went to another restaurant. Later that night I decided to try again...More

Thank joyw589
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on our first night in Memphis. As their draft beer wasn't working, we were able to buy beer next door and bring it into the restaurant. The Caesar salad was too large a portion with a lot of dressing which...More

Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was very good. The meal was god but not great. The gumbo was delicious as way the catfish. Chicken was warm and a bit overcooked. Music was great.

Thank CdnFirstTraveller
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Well the husband was delighted that, at the age of 48, he was asked for ID for a glass of wine. I’m not complaining but it did make his day 😊 I had the gumbo which I enjoyed and it had the right amount of...More

Thank LeighHappyGirl
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered the barbecue meal for two. It included gumbo, voodoo potatoes, ribs, bread, crab cake and sliced pork or shoulder as it was called. When it came out, we were amazed that we only got one cup of gumbo to share! Since the entire...More

Thank Marcia G
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11 May 2018|
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Response from Beavercowboy | Reviewed this property |
We put our name on their list and were seated when our name was called. I don’t know if they take reservstions. We came in off of the street.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Tiffany G | Reviewed this property |
Its.southern style food. Don't recall gluten or low sodium items. Suggest eating somewhere else if you have dietary concerns.
21 June 2015|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
call them and ask at (901) 521-1851
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-521-1851
Kings Palace Café located at 162 Beale Street, has the old time Beale Street atmosphere of good food and good music. King Palace Café has a large dining room and a lazy outdoor patio, also the Jazz Room for live Blues and Memphis Music nightly. Open For Lunch And Dinner 7 days and nights a week. Kings Palace Café serves Cajun cuisine ranging from Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee, Blackened Catfish, Voodoo Potatoes, and many more. They also have pasta dishes, such as Shrimp Velvet, which is large butterfly shrimp on a bed of linguini with a mildly spiced cheddar cheese sauce, and many more pasta choices. Don't forget the Meat! King's Palace Café has Memphis Style (hickory smoked) BBQ Ribs, and New York Strips, Bacon Wrapped Filets, and Salmon Steaks (which are lightly smoked and grilled to perfection).
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