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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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Hours:
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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Band box was a fun dive bar

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
DannyHinMidlo
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Midlothian, Texas, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Sligo, Ireland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
28 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our first stop on Beale street while visiting Memphis, it's right on the first corner so hard to miss it;-) We heard of this place and knew it was pretty famous and I'd seen it in the Travel channel and was both curious and hungry to learn more! Ok so the interior is American Style rough and ready... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant served us the best Ribs we've ever tasted! To be able to pick up the bone and the meat literally fell of it.. and the taste, best one I have ever tasted.. A Must eat Restaurant while on Beale...

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New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Was looking for some Memphis BBQ while in town. Found this place rated highly on my iPhone and also recommended second from a woman at the Westin hotel. It isn't the authentic dry rub barbecue you should expect in Tennessee...but still quite good. The ribs were delectable and falling off the bone. I didn't LOVE the sauce, but it was... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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61 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Memphis 3 were playing at the bar/grill the night we ate at Blues City Band Box—a music venue adjoining the Blues City Café-- and we were there for two things….ribs and music! We were not disappointed on either count. We shared a full slab of ribs that were moist, meaty, tender, and saucy. We opted out of fries, but enjoyed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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70 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When I saw the line I thought this must be a great place. In reality the service was slow and the food was average or a bit below. There are a lot a great places for barbecue, this just isn't one of them. Look around a bit if you are in Memphis and you will find better. The area is... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

1st night ribs w excellent typical sides. We sat right next to prep and couldn't stop salivating over the steaks. So after a boozed up night at b.B. kings we stopped in for butter steaks. Not the finest cut, tasty. Ate leftovers for breakfast . Great atmosphere on Beale street

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