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Address: 138 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-526-3637
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Activities: Dining
Description: 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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Best ribs and gumbo!!!

I'm picky ..no its not the cleanest place but the staff are pleasant and food is fabulous! The cheese fries with pulled pork would have been enough for the 4 of us but has to try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Like many restaurants in this section of Memphis it isn't clean looking but the food is excellent, we had the Tomales with Chilli to start and then ribs and cat fish. My first cat fish experience and it was nicely deep fried! Worth eating here if you are in town before heading to local bars on Beale St.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I'm picky ..no its not the cleanest place but the staff are pleasant and food is fabulous! The cheese fries with pulled pork would have been enough for the 4 of us but has to try the ribs too...best ever! Only sampled the gumbo but pretty sure that's how it's supposed to be done...large bowl next time! We couldn't eat... More 

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Hannibal, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited here Sunday May 3, 2015 while in town for the music festival. Our party of 4 was just going to share a full rack of ribs since we were in a hurry and not terribly hungry middle of the afternoon. However, one of us also ordered the fries topped with pulled pork as an appetizer. Whoa! That plate of... More 

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Finchley, North London, England
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9 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel when we asked for a place for good BBQ food. It's basic, it has atmosphere and no frills. We shared a salad and prawns and a rack of ribs. The food was plentiful and decent. I wouldn't say it was the best ribs we've ever had. We had to ask for... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really good, tasty food and excellent service but the cafe looked more like a canteen. If you look up at the ceiling you can see that it hasn't been cleaned for years, if ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After the disappointment of Rendezvous the night before, I was so happy to eat great tasting ribs. They are tender, flavorful and the sauce is very good. Service was quick and friendly. The beans and coleslaw were first rate. The only thing that brought down the meal was the steak fries which were plain and needed some seasoning. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were recommended this place by friends and they were so right. The food quality was great and the portions huge and the staff and service excellent. There is a music venue linked alongside the restaurant with a good selection of Beers. We had a superb evening listening to the band. This place will be top of our list if... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were recommended this place as having the best ribs in the USA and had high hopes only to be strongly disappointed. The ribs were dry, the meat was tough and it definitely did not fall off the bone like advertised. The rest of the food was fine but we were most looking forward to the ribs! The service was... More 

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Midlothian, Texas, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Saw Hillbilly Casino, a rockabilly group out of Nashville and really enjoyed them. No cover on a Saturday night and cold beer. Doesn't get much better!

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Okay. I'll admit it. If I wasn't with a group, I never would have noticed this Memphis institution. And what a loss that would have been. Yes, the interior is rough and tumble, but the food is plentiful and oh so satisfying, and it keeps coming. What really makes this place a downtown destination is the entertainment. Elvis would approve.... More 

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