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Blues City Cafe

#14 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712 (2ND STREET)
+1 901-526-3637
11:00 - 03:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had great food ...fun time....good drinks..there was 28 of us and everyone was happy with their food...saw a great band Hillbilly Casino...bought cds....playing here in Milwaukee so a group going to see them again...waitress was a little b overwhelmed but got help and everyone was happy...all sat together. ...will go there again and suggest it to others!!!!

Thank pinkbirddiva
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place with lovely food. The portions a very large so a good idea is to share unless you have a bottomless stomach! Situated at the top end of Beale Street.

Thank Shirley D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so good! My husband and I shared a rack of ribs with beans and slaw with a side of turnip greens washed it all down with a cold beer. Simply delicious! Atmosphere was great too! Friendly and funny waiter! Even got a little serenade from the cooks in the kitchen!

Thank Kristie P
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made the mistake of going for the food and not the music. Our fault, the food was below average, ribs were bland and flavorless. The catfish was good, but very small serving. The music on the other hand was excellent! Go for the music and grab something to drink, skip the food!

Thank fremont5
Kirkwood, Missouri
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207 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this place while exploring Beale Street in the afternoon. It looked like a funky diner and we checked out the menu. There were lots of choices ranging from steaks to sandwiches, fried shrimp to chicken strips, ribs to catfish and a lot more. Ten of us stopped in that night and enjoyed a great meal at reasonable prices.... More 

Thank Bob H
Lamoine, Maine
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped in when I arrived in Memphis for a long weekend. I had the Cajun Garlic Skillet shrimp w/ steak fries. So good! Best coleslaw I had this entire weekend! The seasoning that they ahve on the table, is wicked good on everything. I went back for a second time, 2 days later and had the exact same thing!... More 

Thank CLaree40
Las Vegas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was amazing!! This place was small and quaint. It reminds me of a little "hometown food" family type of atmosphere. People laughing and enjoying the night with fun and music. You gotta stop by and give them a try... if your looking for a place to enjoy the night life on Beale Street in Memphis.

Thank Kathlean W
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I just stopped in for lunch on our first day in Memphis. It turned out to be the second best place we ate at. Worth going to.

Thank Ernie L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place to go for a great evening! If you don't mind sitting at a high table on a bar stool, go through to the bar/band area where there is a great atmosphere The menu is typical burger/steak type eats and the portions are enormous (but you can share a plate) Most people drink beer or sodas but our server... More 

Thank D M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't care for it at all. Too much grease and no flavor. Too noisy and you sit to close together.

Thank Robert V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?