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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712 (Downtown)
901-526-3637
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Ranked #29 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2ND STREET
Transit: Bus and Taxi pick up and drop off are done directly across the street from our front door along with a Trolley Stop about one block away.
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Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I always fing that I am always somewhat disappointed in BBQ in other regions. I think of BBQ and I am thinking of what I am accustomed to and then I am always disappointed. I would give this a 5 stars except it was not quite what I was looking for. That being said it was delicious. Every bit of... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Gumbo fries are incredible. The meal sizes are huge. Be prepared for a food coma..! Everything about this place is amazing!

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Woodstock, Maryland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Blues City Café This is a nice spot on Beale Street, much better than expected for a restaurant in the heart of the tourist district. Two couples hungry for a quick lunch, so we take a chance on this place. Not a bad choice. My Chile and the Tamales were only fair, but, the Fried Catfish plate was excellent, the... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped here based on the TripAdvisor reviews. This place was just overall great. The food was good and we had great service. We loved all the signs they had everywhere.

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New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Even if there is a line.....WAIT! We had the rib and fried shrimp and split up. Service was excellent and so was the food!!!

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited Memphis for my birthday--on Friday night saw a very entertaining band of great traditional country/50's rock, Hillbilly Casino. Sunday night we returned and had a very tasty rack of ribs in the cafe before wandering back into the blues hall to hear the Sunday house bands, the Memphis 3, followed by Free World. What musicians! The service was great... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place has great food and huge portions. The ribs are THE best I have ever eaten. They're moist, tender, and fall off the bone. The tamales with chili and the catfish are delicious too.

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Hearne, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was in Memphis on vacation and was down on Beale Street. Saw the Blues Café and went in to try it out. I had the ribs and they were great.. Good iced tea and friendly folks inside. It's a place I'd recommend if you are ever on Beale Street.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

While touring the country with a national show, our cast and company stopped here as our first meal in Memphis. For many of us, including me, it was our first time in the city. The food was phenomenal. The atmosphere was alive with great music and a welcoming staff. What an experience!

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fab place great food big portions. The place was dark and atmospheric and had a real buzz about it. Right facing bb kings and both are at the top of Beale Street.

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Additional Information about Blues City Cafe

Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
Phone Number: 901-526-3637
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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