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Blues City Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (459 reviews)
“tamales” (178 reviews)
“ribs” (1,408 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son and I ate here on a trip to watch OKC play the Grizzlies. Food was GREAT. Service was even better. Great ribs. You must try the gumbo.

Thank jsully65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Front desk clerk recommended this restaurant over other more famous ones. She suggested my husband and I split the rib and catfish platter - what great advice! Half rack of ribs, catfish filet, coleslaw, baked beans, fries and toast. All for $19.99. We shared and...More

Thank DD049
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So glad we asked a local on Beale for a recommendation. “Best food on Beale”, they said. The BBQ ribs - delicious. Happy servers, too. The cafe has everyone from tourists to the local business crowd - a good sign, too. Highly recommend. I have...More

Thank lisambrandt1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our third time in Blues City Cafe...directly across Beal Street from B.B. KINGS. We were quickly seated and served drinks. We had the ribs which were truly delious and River Catfish which were crispy and wonder. You won’t be disappointed with the foods,

Thank Mickey L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unprofessional place which fails to honor reservations but doesn't call you up to tell you . Never had restaurant do this. Nasty hostess. So many choices in Memphis and on Beake. Stay away from this tourist trap.

Thank travellingGirl111
Reviewed 1 week ago

The band, The Hillbilly Casino were very good. We were disappointed with the food though. The chips were cold and the quality was poor but the staff were very nice and helpfull

Thank jackie_rogers59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted I'm not from the south so don't have much BBQ experience, but the ribs at Blues City Cafe were the best I've ever had. The clerk at the hotel recommended this restaurant, and it was spot on. Definitely worth stopping in.

Thank SueW55416
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel suggested we go there as it was short walk for us. Probably shouldn’t haven’t listened to her! Seems like a cool vintage diner but it was actually created in 1991! Ordered the beef stew, fries with gumbo, half rack ribs, pecan pie, brownie...More

Thank Nina V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a fun place for dinner and great live music! We had the extreme pleasure of listening to the Brandon Cunning band while munching on good bbq. Great local beer, local music was up close and personal, and a fun crowd. Take it...More

Thank SagebrushCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just have one word for your visit "barbeque shrimp", OK its more than one word but it is all you need to know. Like almost every place on Beale it is very informal but comfortable. My best advice when eating in Memphis is to...More

Thank mel b
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28 February 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiffani, Blues City Cafe is in two sections, pure Cafe, sit down & eat , all welcome & next door fronting Beale Street is the Bar and Band section where you can also order meals ! it's a typical bar scene and would... More
Robert L
15 January 2017|
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Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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