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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#33 of 1,288 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-2050
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 24
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Located across from the Court Square park, this café offers a great breakfast at reasonable rates. Biscuits were wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
beerstl
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Arrington, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate twice at this restaurant in the last couple days. The first time, I thought it was just a bad day. The second time, I noticed people leaving before they had gotten a table because a rude hostess as well as people already seated, getting up and walking out because of poor service. It is sad to see a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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171 reviews 171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located across from the Court Square park, this café offers a great breakfast at reasonable rates. Biscuits were wonderful.

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Northwestern Ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Always come here every year, great food and service, very simple but very good! Friendly service, nice atmosphere, delicious breakfast and lunch!

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Finger Lakes, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The Bellman at The Madison Hotel, where we are staying, pointed us toward the Blue Plate Cafe for a late and quick breakfast. Just around the corner, it was a quick walk in the developing rain, so much appreciated that it was close. We were promptly seated and Katrina came over to walk us through a not very complex menu.... More 

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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
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?