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“Ok food and good music” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of King's Palace Cafe

King's Palace Cafe
Ranked #42 of 1,405 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ok food and good music”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2011
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great music, reasonable service but no atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2011
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Wiltshire
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“OK”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2011
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Dallas TX
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236 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good Eats & Good listening”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, TX
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Vibe & Vegetarian-Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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