We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Food and Music on Beale”
Review of King's Palace Cafe

King's Palace Cafe
Ranked #50 of 1,509 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: US$0 - US$15
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: 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).
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

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank janicejanroxy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (586)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 15 of 586 reviews

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 quite noisy if you want to have a conversation. Restroom can improved.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Abelard B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 was silent, empty, and they had an outside patio that hadn't gotten anything going yet. So for a quiet place to duck in to grab some good food, yep, not bad. I really was hoping for a family dining and music experience on Beale Street and settled for a decent place with no music. Oh, and the parking in the structure was $30 for just walking around and eating. Watch the per hour cost.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Steve G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 for way too long and scorched my mouth. This was the most flavorful dish I was served, and after adding the cold rice, it was still too hot, but the taste started coming through.

The chicken Cajun pasta was hot in spots, cold in others. The chicken was tender and good. The cream sauce was watery and lacked flavor:bland.

Then there was some sort of chicken with a Benedict type sauce, served over potatoes. Awful.

If it weren’t for the excellent service, atmosphere and music afterward in the courtyard, I’d say stay away. Danielle made the experience pleasant and the leftovers were appreciated by the homeless.

I’d also give it higher rating if it were an inexpensive restaurant. But, it’s pricy and bad food.

Thank Rob C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to King's Palace Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing