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Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe

#24 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
American, Bar
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154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-527-9060
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07:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't want to smell like a frying pan don't go here. Breakfast was very disappointing. I usually trust tripadvisor reviews but not this time. Wouldn't recommend it 😣

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1 Thank lq123
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place as our first place to eat in USA. Hubby found the flavourings too hot but the coleslaw divine. I had waffles and chicken with lovely beans which seemed odd but tasted lovely all cooked in the clearly visible open kitchen and served by efficient and friendly staff. Copious amounts of iced tea served with it.

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Thank Louisa A
Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here everyday for 6 days in a row. We drove about 15 minutes to get here everyday but it was well worth it. A relatively small place in the heart of Beale st that serves great food.

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Thank jakeaussie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken & Waffles was less than average no flavor, spice, taste or anything else appealing ....just ugh! Bacon Beale Burger was juicy/greasy and delicious; the bacon was cooked to perfection. The French fries were institutional no flavor but cooked to perfection and nothing a little salt and pepper won't help. Overall I think this food is seasoned with diabetics in... More 

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Thank Luciana S
Fredericton, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can't get enough of Memphis's delicious soul food. Wake up and head to Miss Polly's because their fried chicken and waffles is going to make you bet happy. They also had a large range of egg dishes. Try and get their early if you want biscuits because they ran out and we got there around 10am.

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Thank fuega88
Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolled down Beale Street and found a "down home diner" where we had brunch. Tables with bar stools, diner counter and open kitchen, this was the real thing. Diners varied from locals, visitors and regulars. Service was the best we had in our many eating establishments we visited during our week long stay. My partner had the pot roast which... More 

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MO
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned to have lunch at Polly's with my husband and 2 teens. My husband opened the door to go inside. An employee literally put her hand on his chest to keep him from coming inside any further and said "We have a wait" and nudged him out the door. Seriously? Unbelievable. So, we walked down the street and ate elsewhere.

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Dayton, Ohio
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited there on Thanksgiving morning and were very glad that we did. Chicken and waffles were perfect! The atmosphere was quirky and fun and the service was excellent.

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Thank Cr W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grits? Waffles n chicken? Breakfast on Beale st! Nice little spot for break lunch etc. nice wait staff. Reasonable prices! Pork chops yummy!

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Thank shell87124
Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, so this place is a total dive. Seriously. Atmosphere is old, but I LOVE IT. The people are fantastic. Service was great. Small place, so big groups wouldn't be seated together...probably not. But, here is the best part...OMG...the chicken and waffles. THAT WAFFLE! It is perfect. Tastes just right and it is soft and sweet. The chicken is fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-9060

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