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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#16 of 1,211 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
+1 901-523-2050
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Bedford UK
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Thanks to tripadvisor we visited this place just round the corner from our hotel. First breakfast of the holiday in the USA . Large portions freshly cooked and promptly served. Never heard of biscuits & gravy but they went down well followed by eggs We ate here both mornings we were in Memphis Best breakfasts of the whole holiday

Thank bigkev88
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday morning, 15-20 minute wait time. Whatever you order is likely to be much more than you can possibly eat. Service was a bit weak; they appeared to be understaffed. I ordered the Eggs Benedict; 2 poached eggs over open faced biscuits with ham, covered with hollandaise sauce. It came with another 2 very soft biscuits with cream gravy. You... More 

Thank David T
Sao Paulo, SP
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583 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate very well, actually it was too much! With 2 eggs you get 2 biscuits, gravy, and your choice between hash browns or pancakes (3 big ones), all that for $5,79. Next time we will share one plate. Everything was delicious. Service was fast.

Thank ana carolina f
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last July we stumbled upon this little gem on our first morning of a weeks stay in Memphis. The breakfasts were second to none and would love to have this fabulous place back home here with us in the UK. Ruby Ann was often our server and on our last morning it was sad to say goodbye as she had... More 

1 Thank SABGMB
Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually eat breakfast at the Blueplate downtown before an early Memphis basketball game. have had a numberof breakfast choices ad always good.

Thank robhendry
Lake Placid, New York
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting my friend in Memphis and ask him for local place for breakfast. Blue Plate cafe as local as you can find. Nice decor, friendly staff and tasty breakfast. I've ordered eggs Benedict and my friend Spinach omelet. Before our food arrived waitress brought Blue Plate Cafe freshly made biscuits with gravy. I never tried before biscuits and... More 

1 Thank Dmitry F
Holts Summit, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was amazing, but the food was a little disappointing. It was kind of bland. I don't usually add salt and pepper to my food, but I did this time.

1 Thank lhendrydecker
St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfasts in downtown. Service is outstanding and will go back there anytime we are in Memphis.

Thank Michael W
Westchester, NY
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

While traveling with my sister we decided to stop in here for a late breakfast/early lunch. Apparently the house specialty is some sort of unappealing, starchy, flavorless (and excessively ladled onto almost every plate ordered) gravy. I had attempted to order, what I hoped would be a vaguely health plate of food - a variation on eggs Florintine. Sadly what... More 

1 Thank JanetJulia
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had the catfish and my wife had the chicken fried chicken. Both were delicious. Servers were very nice and pricing was reasonable. We planned to go back for breakfast after our hotel concierge recommended it, but didn't have time.

1 Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-2050

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