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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#20 of 1,268 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Went here for breakfast the first day and liked it so much we went back the second day also!! Try the Healthy Breakfast it was Amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good lunch spot - typical southern food - not much for people trying to be on a diet in this town LOL. Good burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs -- good for families - reasonable eats

Thank Jackie M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for breakfast the first day and liked it so much we went back the second day also!! Try the Healthy Breakfast it was Amazing!

Thank Golfglenwood
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious classic breakfast food in a no frills restaurant. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. Good home cooking.

Thank greshbr
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very delicious! If staying downtown this is a must satisfying breakfast in which to partake. It was on my list of "to-do's" and was happy that it was so close to my hotel. I highly recommend the biscuit gravy, eggs, ham and of course coffee. They brought way more than I could consume, but delicious. If I had all day... More 

Thank Patty L
Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am from Memphis and decided to pay a visit to this restaurant on a recent trip, big mistake. The service was extremely slow. I saw the people at the table behind us leave their pancakes I thought well maybe it was too much to consume. When our pancakes arrived I see why they left them, they were extremely tough!... More 

Thank adtdmt
Amherst, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Café is right downtown on the corner by Beale Street and offers great food and Ribs that fall off the bone. Excellent service and great cooks and Staff plus live music on the bar side of this café. Great place to eat and drink while in Memphis.

Thank Gerard C
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Huge portions, good food, great selection, quick and friendly service. I eat large portions but could not finish my breakfasts at this restaurant.

Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really good American breakfast is a thing of great beauty and this was a really good American breakfast. The place was packed but we didn't have any problems with speed of service, but then again I reckon Brits are a bit more relaxed about that kind of thing :-) The biscuits and gravy were excellent and I followed that... More 

Thank Howellsey
Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had 3 blueberry pancakes and only managed to eat 1 and half as they were so big, but they were really tasty. My husband had steak and eggs with biscuits and gravy. It was huge, he said it tasted amazing. Definitely recommend a visit for breakfast.

Thank JennCapps
Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a ham and cheese omelet (cheese was just a slice and wasn't really melted) but the breakfast potatoes were tasty, as well as the biscuits and gravy that came with it. Bright colored atmosphere with a lot of animal paintings on the wall. We got there at about 8:45am on a Sat morning and there was a line out... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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?