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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#29 of 1,204 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, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    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
I got my southern breakfast

I got my southern breakfast fix at Blue Plate. This Yankee loves her grits and they did not disappoint. Add the biscuits and gravy and it equals perfection. Yum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Mindy S
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I got my southern breakfast fix at Blue Plate. This Yankee loves her grits and they did not disappoint. Add the biscuits and gravy and it equals perfection. Yum.

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Huntsville, AL.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here for breakfast twice during our recent stay in downtown Memphis. We enjoyed the food and the service was very good.

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West Kilbride, Scotland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't have breakfast at our hotel and chose this place instead on the recommendation of the hotel staff. There were queues out the door - what better sign is there at a restaurant? It lived up to our expectations and we would go back again and again!

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Modesto, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Many locals eat here. Friendly people and good service. I ordered Fried green Tomatoes and 'soup and salad'. I thought I would get a cup of soup but I was wrong. I got a bowl of soup I could not finish. They were very cheap with generous portion. Only thing was tomatoes were too tough. Maybe that the way it... More 

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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant 3 times! There will be a wait for your table but it is worth it!!!! The biscuits and pancakes are delicious and the servings are huge. We have had Katrinia as our waitress each time and have had great service!

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

From reviews this place looked like a good spot to try for breakfast. It wasn’t far from our hotel so we decided to give it a go. The reviews weren’t wrong - the breakfast is really good and plentiful. The service, however, was what let it down. The person on the desk when we arrived was pretty disinterested and we... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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206 reviews 206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a really great local breakfast, give this place a shot. Had the buttermilk pancakes and sausage. The pancakes are fluffy and cooked perfectly with that really great griddle type crust on the outside. The service was really friendly and it was a great experience overall.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The fun begins when you receive your menu which is similar to a morning newspaper. If you can draw your eyes away from the fab life tips and quotes, you can pick from a large and extensive selection of breakfast delights! Scrambled eggs with cheese and pancakes are a highlight.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Love the breakfast at the Blue Plate Cafe! I had the eggs bacon and pancakes plate. The eggs and bacon were done just right. The pancakes were delicious! Fluffy, thick and light with maple syrup!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed at the Exchange while in Memphis, and this place is a half block from the hotel. Open for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast was wonderful. Fantastic biscuits. Good service. I highly recommend it.

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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?