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Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-527-9060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a small dive type diner. You will experience some smoke from the kitchen which we didn't mind. The chicken and waffles, OMG, soo good! Large fluffy waffle, real southern fried chicken with perfectly seasoned batter. The bologna sandwich was a large slice of bologna...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a snack and a drink. The place is very much like stepping into someone's house, complete with screen porch door. There's not a full bar but beer did the trick and the decor is kinda dingy (like much of Beale St) but with...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoyed this soul cafe on a recommendation from an employee of A. Schwab across the street. it was spot on. they serve a pulled BBQ chicken sandwich, despite not being fresh smoked meat, it was pretty good compared to some of the designated BBQ...More

Thank rettup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a mid afternoon lunch here. We had pulled chicken sandwich and a fried green tomato BLT. Both were great. Fast friendly service and a great location right on Beale Street. You can’t go wrong.

Thank jimblackjim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had some catfish with fried pickles and fried green tomatoes. The food was good and the atmosphere was interesting. Don't believe that I would return here again as the food was too Spivey for my wife.

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our traveling show: Loosen the Bible Belt stopped to eat here and it was without doubt besteal on the tour. Incredible chicken and waffles. Cozy atmosphere, friendly and hospitibale staff, plus BEST FRIED PEACH PIE OF ALL TIME. That it a must get. Highly reccomend...More

Thank Meghan D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Best chicken and waffle ever! Great food and service! Food is cooked when ordered, so it’s always fresh! Love this place!

Thank Malissa M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I had breakfast here. I tried the house special BBQ omlet. Great flavor and cooked correctly. The potatoes were ok. Prices are reasonable. They do not have decaf tea which suprised me. The only card they take is Visa or cash of course.

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great disappointment. Seemed most of the morning customers were getting Mimosa or Bloody Mary's and therefore didn't taste the food. We had coffee and breakfast. Very small portion, a long wait, cold food and not very tasty. We will not go again.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

In the heart of Beale St., Miss Polly’s has the opportunity to be something special. Yet during my visit it was anything but that. Fried chicken, waffle and white beans/ham. Fried chicken was average and the waffle was cold and just so so. Service was...More

Thank Dave R
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29 January 2017|
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Response from nolamom22 | Reviewed this property |
not sure but we were there early like around 8ish... and the breakfast was excellent.... big portions......my husband and i shared a breakfast.... very very delicious..
20 August 2015|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. This is old time southern soul food. It's not for the health conscience or limited ingredient eater. That doesn't mean you cannot find something to enjoy on the menu, but you won't be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-9060
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