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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (463 reviews)
“tamales” (181 reviews)
“ribs” (1,500 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
££ - £££
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Best ribs we had in Memphis! Definitely best on Beale. Super fun waiter/bartender. Great music but that's everywhere on Beale!

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a busy Thursday night at the cafe, but we were seated quickly at a high top in the bar area. I ordered the "best meal on Beale" combo and shared it with my daughter. The catfish is great and the ribs absolutely fall...More

Thank Kelley9733
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this place for the 1st time a yr ago. 2nd time was just as good as the 1st. The catfish and rib combo is the best! My husband had the pull pork fries they where good also

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Before eating there, we were talking to another tourist from Australia that had eaten ribs at 2 other places on Beale Street and they said by far this was the best one. We visited at lunch and the service and food was great. I told...More

Thank 58Michele59
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for an early dinner. We had the ribs and catfish. The ribs were fall off the bone tender, the catfish was fresh and lightly fried. The beans had some pulled pork mixed in, it gave them a good flavor. Coleslaw was tasty...More

Thank 605harry
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice and the ribs are fabulous - falling off the bone. In addition to that, the Wiseacre Gotta Get Up to Get Down coffee stout was great to wash them down. Loved the bands - especially Blind Mississippi Morris. Meet lots of...More

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe there is a certain charm to keeping things nostalgic but to me this place was run down and dirty. They have curtains hanging to partially cover the conduit and electric. The hostess was rude. She got mad at us when we asked for a...More

1  Thank bevinfocus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good ribs. But don’t look too closely, this place has some serious cleanliness problems. I almost could t eat my food. Ate a little , convinced myself to not concentrate on the yuckiness. But that’s the general experience on Beale street. Old, worn out, historic....More

1  Thank Honey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

so many places to choose from. shuttle driver recommended this one and it was great. choice of fries or red potatoes which were soooo good!

Thank mybucketlisttrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years ago I had a hunger for dessert so I just had a dessert at this restaurant and then I returned to Florida and one day on the food channel I saw Bobbie Flay standing next to where I had sat eating dessert....More

Thank Sruediger
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28 February 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiffani, Blues City Cafe is in two sections, pure Cafe, sit down & eat , all welcome & next door fronting Beale Street is the Bar and Band section where you can also order meals ! it's a typical bar scene and would... More
Robert L
15 January 2017|
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Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 05:00
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
    (2ND STREET)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and Taxi pick up and drop off are done directly across the street from our front door along with a Trolley Stop about one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-3637
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