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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” (458 reviews)
“tamales” (178 reviews)
“ribs” (1,401 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These ribs were fall of the bone, and I mean the entire bone was clean. Very tender, and full of flavor, I was full that’s for sure.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped for a bite to eat. Wife had the Memphis stew and I had the Gumbo. Each had a marinated salad. The gumbo and stew were both very good. soda comes with free refills. inexpensive - $24 plus tip for above

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, this location right at the top of Beale is the best. The food is good, although I am sure that you could find better ribs and better fried chicken if you tried, but you probably will not find better on Beale. You...More

Thank Jimmy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a street corner on Beale, this place dishes out fine BBQ and does it fast. My wife and I enjoyed the ribs, ordering the sauce on the side because she doesn't like a lot of sauce. Even without sauce, these ribs were beautiful...More

1  Thank Hondo_in_Huxley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The are known for barbecue but had already eaten barbecue so we were all looking for something different. The gumbo is good. A bowl is enough for a light meal. But has more rice than necessary. Fried shrimp was fresh and very spicy. Chili was...More

Thank drptexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while driving through Memphis because we were craving BBQ. Once we got there and seated we noticed there wasn’t a huge selection of BBQ on the menu. My husband got the full rack of ribs, which were delicious, I got chicken tenders...More

Thank Wyhockeymom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very late Friday night there wasn't a hesitation when it comes to Blues City Cafe- (like I said it is a late night restaurant) Blues City Cafe is usually very busy and I like to patronize a place that gets traffic(more traffic then I know...More

Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned my families trip to Memphis and Beale Street for many months and was particularly focused on BBQ. From the hundreds of reviews I read we decided that Blues City Cafe was the place for us. Were we ever wrong. The fairly long line...More

Thank StudioCityMark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it's located on Beale Street, we expected the Blue City Cafe would be an overpriced restaurant catering to unsuspecting tourists. Boy, were we pleasntly surprised! Our server was helpful and friendly, and both he and the food arrived quickly. The menu offers a wide...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blues City Café is everything you've heard. The ribs really are to die for, and un-spicy (which is how I like 'em). I did order the catfish too but found it pretty bland. The Texas toast is great, and I got an order of greens...More

Thank RadioCathy
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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