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Blues City Cafe

#14 of 1,209 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712 (2ND STREET)
+1 901-526-3637
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the food and the band was awesome. Lonnie gave excellent service, very attentive. The ribs were very tender with great sauce.

Thank Sandra M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a concert, we stopped by the Blues City Café for some take home food to go to the hotel. Although they were closing the kitchen, they were more than happy to take our order. We had the Shrimp grilled with Steak Fries. We also had bowls of Gumbo. The Gumbo was some of the best I've had since I... More 

Thank Bill H
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Place, nothing fancy, People very friendly. Menu prices reasonable. Food really not served hot, ribs room temp, fries were cold, and the shrimp was way to salty which I believe is the spice they sprinkled on it. Ribs over cooked, slightly dry. Beans and coleslaw were good. Average food. Waitress messed up the order gave us wrong shrimp and didn't... More 

Brookfield, Illinois
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had the chopped chicken salad with caesar dressing...excellent, husband had catfish ribs combo...again excellent. service is great and friendly staff

Thank Susan S
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 2 evenings in this bar recently and heard some great music and ate some good food, friendly staff, good fun. Highly recommended

Thank Deefox
Twin City, Georgia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Traveled to Memphis on a special visit. Hotel desk referred us here. The atmosphere was wonderful, very bluesy!! Just what you wanted when you get to Memphis! The band was awesome! Had a couple of drinks and ordered dinner. The waiter was spot on about sharing a plate but the ribs were just ok. The amount was enough to share!... More 

Thank zgdurden
St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Ribs are unbelievable as are the catfish filets. Looking forward to trying other dishes on future visits. For something different try the soul stew.

Thank Michael W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just come back and can't wait yo go again ,I live this place also Danny the manager and all staff they are fantastic and can't do enough for you ,they are so welcoming and make you feel so welcome ,pleade give this place a try ,you won't forget it or regret it food is amazing

Thank matildalynch52
Needham, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything you want in a rib joint on Beale street - fall off the bone meat, historic blues music videos when there's no band, and pretty good sides.

Thank 8585rachel
Bismarck, North Dakota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I have never really had real southern BBQ food, so I don't know if its because of that but we thought the food was some of the best we have had!! lol. We had the ribs, and they were delicious!!! We also had the cheese fries with pork and it was just as good. The portions are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 05:00
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
    (2ND STREET)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and Taxi pick up and drop off are done directly across the street from our front door along with a Trolley Stop about one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-3637

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9 days ago
Collierville, Tennessee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?