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Blues City Cafe

) #12 of 1,241 Restaurants in Memphis €€ - €€€ 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” (403 reviews)
“tamales” (161 reviews)
“ribs” (1,268 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a small bite, so can't rate much....but, the turnip greens were amazing. My fiancé loved them and he has always said he doesn't like greens. Tasted just like my grandma used to make them! Also had the seafood gumbo. Gumbo was spicy,...More

Thank Cynm88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy place. Was recommended to us by local law enforcement. Huge portions. Decent prices. Get the shrimp! Delish with the baby red potatoes.

Thank SolDee
Reviewed yesterday

went there around 700 there was a long wait about an hour then thay open the bar room for seating had good ribs and listen to a good band (sun records reveiw ?) guys in the band were ingauging and played some really good music

Thank prauso
Reviewed yesterday

I went with a large group and the food and service were excellent! I tried the tamales and they were wonderful. Others in the group got the ribs and catfish and I got to try them. Also, excellent!

Thank Kathleen917
Reviewed 2 days ago

Revisited Blues City Cafe and had another amazing meal the 28 oz steak was to die for great flavour and fantastic venue I will be back every time I visit The South of USA

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as having the best bbq on Beale. While that may be true, the wait in line outside did not portend the food inside. My wife and I shared a slab of ribs including three sides (they do give...More

Thank sandyfeets2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good food, excellent service, reasonable price. Right on Beale Street where the action is. We both had the ribs- excellent flavor, easily fell off the bone.

Thank judydale62
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ribs, shrimp, steak fries. Good beer, friendly service. What more could you want? Except more if the same. Yum!

Thank Vespasian62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Convenient location to our hotel. The food was very good. Large portions. Good valu for my money. The service was very good. Good atmosphere.

Thank Ms_C_2112
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, don't miss the apple dumpling with ice cream! In fact, have it more than once. Never had anything like it! We had ribs, gumbo and the cheese fries topped with gumbo. All were fantastic. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone cooked (not smoked) with...More

Thank Jay C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there age restrictions to sit and listen to the bands play on the bar side?
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
Do you have gluten free options?
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, Groups, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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