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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#30 of 1,284 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-2050
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Blue plate cafe

Went there every morning for breakfast absolutely fantastic and value for money. Did try another cafe but not as good as the blue plate cafe. Omelette was to die for as was the pancakes and bacon

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Carol B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there every morning for breakfast absolutely fantastic and value for money. Did try another cafe but not as good as the blue plate cafe. Omelette was to die for as was the pancakes and bacon

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Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Peabody was full for breakfast and the concierge referred us to Blue Plate. So glad he did! The biscuits were truly outstanding. Really - I think the best I've ever had. Had a much larger breakfast than anticipated but well worth it. Bargain priced and just delicious. What a treat!!

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Melbourne, Victoria
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had brunch here on a Sunday morning, and I think we were lucky to get a table based on the queue that was out the door when we left. The cafe is a little run down, plastic table cloths, worn furnishings, but the food was very tasty, generous sizes (without being too large), and good value for money. I... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It was very busy the night we were there with the NBA game and Lion King. The food was very reasonable and good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Was fabulous great ribs! Pulled pork was also good Catfish was good too. Nachos were delicious and HUGE!,

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Harpswell, Maine
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Downtown Memohis has a good, inexpensive place for breakfast. The biscuits were quite good. I skipped the gravy. Eggs, home fries, and bacon all were what you'd hoped they'd be. Service was friendly, if not exactly efficient. But good enough to return. Dig in.

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Staten Island, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the food here. Highly recommended. Food coma, took a nap after. I had the biscuits & gravy to start...phenomenal. Scrambled eggs w/ country ham & home fires. My wife-the ginormous waffles, eggs, bacon home fries. Juice,Coffee & tea Excellent start to the day. 30.00 bill, not bad

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Mayfield, NY
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Oh my goodness, HUGE amount of food! Overwhelming! It was good but not mind blowing, breakfast is my favorite meal out and this would not be a repeat. The restaurant is cute. It was FREEZING the day we there, had to keep our coats on. Bottom line if you like a lot of mediocre food you'll be happy here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Great home cooking. Comfort food. We went last Saturday for breakfast. Only complaint I have is that it's so disappointing to have someone hostess that has no people skills. Was like everyone was bothering her. She rolled her eyes. Which was so disrespectful. When people asked her how long the wait would be she would say she had no idea.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great diner in downtown Memphis. It happened to be one of the very few places that was open on new years eve, and boy was I lucky that they were open and the other places I tried were not. It doesn't do anything particularly different from the standard diner fare, it's just done that little bit better. What bowled me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (901) 523-2050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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