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King's Palace Cafe

162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-521-1851
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“etouffee” (28 reviews)
“potatoes” (46 reviews)
“voodoo chicken” (14 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indifferent meal. Had to return several items as they were cool or lukewarm. Service was slow and music not as good as other places.

Thank UKSue29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into Kings Palace & the Guitarist was playing “The Thrill is Gone . . .” Oh yeah, it don’t get any more Bluesy than that! Sound quality was excellent. It wasn’t too crowded, think I’ll chill here for awhile. Then he turned the synthesizer...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have interest in a seafood soup, or you any kind of fan of creole, please do yourself a favor and stop by to try to the Championship Gumbo and the Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee. We got them as starters and honestly it was...More

Thank Tracy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I researched a ton of restaurants before hitting Beale St. I didn't want a chain restaurant, We wanted to try different authentic foods. This one had some great reviews. What a let down it turned out to be. We went in for lunch on a...More

Thank calipugmom
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Really good Blues singer to accompany dinner. Decided to be a bit adventurous so picked the blackened catfish and it was so good

Thank janicejanroxy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It is difficult to find a place on Beale Street but this one can be the best option. The menu is very basic and abundant, you do not will be able to finish your food. They have usually good singers or band, so can be...More

Thank Abelard B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This place had food that was perfectly fine. We were looking for a place without a bar scene and while this had a bar, our family was quite comfortable here for good food. That said, there was no music. They have an indoor stage that...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

If the chefs here were truly cooking for kings, they’d find themselves in the dungeon awaiting be heading. The food was inconsistent. While the catfish was flavorful and well cooked, the rice was ice cold. The etouffee seemed to have been left in a microwave...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My husband and I ate lunch here. It was ok. The service was really good and the prices are right. Loved my drink!

Thank kamilouise13
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I only stopped here as they had a live blues band playing in the outdoor courtyard. Stop in if there is a band, get a beer, and enjoy the music. I would stop here again if I'm in Memphis. The inside of the bar area...More

Thank Zebra_45678
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Questions & Answers
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
Beckie F
9 February 2015|
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Response from Relaxed091 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did.
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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