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“Ok food and good music”
Review of King's Palace Cafe

King's Palace Cafe
Ranked #56 of 1,493 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: US$0 - US$15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: 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).
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Two of us had steaks. One was very good, one was terrible, but at least they comped the bad steak. They are very proud of their gumbo and I would say it is just good. I enjoyed it, but they used faux crab and small shrimp. They had a decent roux, but it could have been great with better ingredients. BBQ plate was also ok, but nothing special. Good beer selection and a good blues guitarist playing.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We were scouting around on Beale Street after drinking in BB Kings's bar and went to the Kings Palace for dinner. Frankly, I was disappointed the music was great - a singer guitarist playing blues etc. And the service was OK but front of house was useless - an almost empty restaurant and 4 of use are initially seated on a table that should only seat two. We moved! Then the food came out the gumbo was good but one of our party had a poor main - a steak that was not cooker properly and although our server was attentive she should have replaced it with another.

Thank pb1642
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Food and service was good although the wife of my cousin wasn't happy with her steak so it was immediately deducted from the bill. Live music -blues guitar/singer.

Thank H0lly_Days
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

It was in the middle of the week and we wanted some good food and some easy listening music to go along with it. A friend had recommended the cajun food and we gave it a try. The Kings Palace offers a cajun for two selection. You get a variety of cajun dishes that is enough for two people. It was not the best cajun i've ever had but it was good for the price. They also had a live singer that hit all the oldies and was pleasant to listen to. For the money you get good food and good entertainment.

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Thank DonJancauskas
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We loved everything, from the rich red walls and colorful artwork to the food and live music.

It is very difficult to find vegetarian choices in Memphis, much less delicious ones, but we found them here in the veg lasagna and primavera entrees. The garden salad was huge and the blue cheese dressing amazing. We enjoyed David Bowen's guitar and vocals, a variety of mellow Memphis and Motown cover tunes, as we dined. Service was perfectly in sync with our needs.

My only caveat is Beale Street prices in general. Entrees here ran $14 (large portions, though) and artisan drafts $6. The experience is worth it, but be prepared.

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Thank Aviarian
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