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King's Palace Cafe

162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-521-1851
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“gumbo” (137 reviews)
“potatoes” (44 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for dinner and thought the Cajun platter would be a good choice, especially because of gumbo's popularity. Frankly, we were disappointed. The food was bland, which is strange for Cajun food, and didn't taste fresh. I wouldn't go back here again.

Thank ksingrey92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

King's palace cafe promotes to have won the award for best gumbo in 1990 and 1991. Seems like they haven't made any fresh one ever since. The meal we had (Cajun feast) was microwaved yet still cold. Upon mentioning this to the waiter we got...More

Thank Thomas v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to stroll into this gem . My husband enjoyed his pork dinner and I enjoyed my shrimp . The fried tomatoes were done perfectly. Our favorite part of the evening was the gentleman playing the blues or any song you'd request ! He...More

Thank terri8267
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed the menu outside the Café and I noticed Green Fried Tomato's on the Menu as I always wanted to try them we decided to have Lunch there. Like much in Beale St it doesn't look much on the outside but I believe once...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered in here, and are we glad we did. The food is yummy, and the portions are humongeous, and the staff is friendly.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Beale Street and saw their advertisement of award winning gumbo so we stopped in. We tried the King's Feast with gumbo, etouffe, and a few other items. Also had the chocolate dessert. It was all SO good and the live jazz music...More

Thank Shari T
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This cafe doesn't look like much from the outside, but is charming inside and the food was excellent all freshly made. I tried the Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee and my companion had the gator chips. We shared an order of fried green tomatoes which were...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food was O.K. Service was mediocre. I kind of expected to be blown away by the gumbo since there was a sign about some sort of gumbo awards they've gotten, but I was disappointed. The pasta dishes were overflowing with soupy sauce. The best...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in Memphis visiting family and I wanted to take them to eat on historic Beale street. The items listed on the menu seemed appealing and the hostess greeted us on the sidewalk so we had high hopes.....on to be sorely...More

Thank kdiggypaul
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Five of us had a twenty minute wait before being taken to a table in the busy main area. The menu was interesting , the chicken was good and the beer cold . Service was fine , the atmosphere buzzy and the prices reasonable. There...More

Thank yandinazetland
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29 August 2016|
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Response from Tiffany G | Reviewed this property |
Its.southern style food. Don't recall gluten or low sodium items. Suggest eating somewhere else if you have dietary concerns.
20 June 2015|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
call them and ask at (901) 521-1851
Beckie F
9 February 2015|
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Response from Relaxed091 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-521-1851
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).
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