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Blues City Cafe

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Address: 138 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number:
+1 901-526-3637
11:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 05:00

Blues City's world famous menu has drawn attention of presidents and...

Blues City's world famous menu has drawn attention of presidents and celebrities alike. Check out the best food on Beale with live music nightly in our world famous Band Box.

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A good supper!

A tasty and plentiful meal despite the fact they were closing early for repairs to the cafe. Staff very nice

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Memphis, Tennessee
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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This great place has it all: good music, tourist as well as locals, people from all colours who enjoy their meal together and last but not least: fantastic comfort food. If you are searching a calm, quiet atmosphere and healthy food this is NoT your place. If you need as me warm delicious comfort food GO GO GO! There ribs... More 

1 Thank Isabelle-leesveel
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A tasty and plentiful meal despite the fact they were closing early for repairs to the cafe. Staff very nice

Thank dianarowsell
Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

half-rack of fall-off-the-bone ribs and a large piece of fried cat-fish, was EXCELLENT....and right on Beale Street,......Go and ENJOY!!!!

1 Thank gxmoller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped in for lunch and the place was hopping. We got a table right away and placed our order. The special was "the best meal on Beale" Deep fried catfish,rack of "fall off the bone" ribs,baby roasted potatoes,coleslaw and bbq beans. All this for $19.95! It was more than enough for both of us. Excellent food and great service.

Thank algrif
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Situated at the top corner of Beale Street this is a popular food and music venue with great atmosphere

Thank Yvonne R
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The gumbo and fries are great, but the service was less than stellar. Maybe they are under staffed, but we were basically ignored by our server and one of the hostesses was sarcastic and rude.

Thank courtneybelcher
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place has the best bartender/server and makes this place feel like you are so welcome here!! Keith aka Sam Kinison you made our first time on Beale st awesome! We will be back!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went for dinner here while in Memphis, the ribs were great as was the entertainment. Located in the middle of everything on Beale St.

Thank Roy L
Yucca Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed an early lunch on a Monday. The catfish hoagie was on lunch special and gave a large piece of catfish on a delicious roll and lots of yummy fries. The children's menu gave the kids good sized servings/choices plus a scoop of ice cream included! Great location - easy walk if parking at Peabody Hotel.

Thank AzNannie
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

You should ask what your drink is made with as they do not follow normal drink recipes. Ordered a Hurricane, normally made with Rum and got something that tasted like Vicks cough syrup. About asking what the drink was they said it is a hurricane, Southern Comfort and grenadine. Absolutely terrible! I'll go back to Memphis, but not to Blues... More 

Thank BobALu56

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