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King's Palace Cafe

162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-521-1851
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“etouffee” (28 reviews)
“potatoes” (48 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 25 July 2017

We wandered in here, and are we glad we did. The food is yummy, and the portions are humongeous, and the staff is friendly.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Beale Street and saw their advertisement of award winning gumbo so we stopped in. We tried the King's Feast with gumbo, etouffe, and a few other items. Also had the chocolate dessert. It was all SO good and the live jazz music...More

Thank Shari T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This cafe doesn't look like much from the outside, but is charming inside and the food was excellent all freshly made. I tried the Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee and my companion had the gator chips. We shared an order of fried green tomatoes which were...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The food was O.K. Service was mediocre. I kind of expected to be blown away by the gumbo since there was a sign about some sort of gumbo awards they've gotten, but I was disappointed. The pasta dishes were overflowing with soupy sauce. The best...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in Memphis visiting family and I wanted to take them to eat on historic Beale street. The items listed on the menu seemed appealing and the hostess greeted us on the sidewalk so we had high hopes.....on to be sorely...More

Thank kdiggypaul
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Five of us had a twenty minute wait before being taken to a table in the busy main area. The menu was interesting , the chicken was good and the beer cold . Service was fine , the atmosphere buzzy and the prices reasonable. There...More

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The gumbo was delicious! The ribs had great flavor but not as tender as I would have liked. Barbecue was great and our server was fantastic!

Thank Laurah0531
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

First, this is one of the few places that had live music before 6 PM on the Sunday we were there. The music is in their courtyard area right beside the restaurant. You can also order from the restaurant when you are in courtyard. We...More

Thank scottc9876
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This restaurant is in need of a refurbishment. Lighting was poor but food and service adequate. Would not return.

Thank JohnHumph123
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We never went inside. We did, however, sit out in the courtyard multiple nights. We could just walk right in, grab a seat at a picnic table and listen to good music for free. There is a bar at the entrance where we bought drinks....More

Thank Jay C
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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