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“Definitely not a southern breakfast” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

Blue Plate Cafe Downtown
113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
(901) 523-2050
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Ranked #30 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
USA
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“Definitely not a southern breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is more like diner food. Do not get the Mexican egg wrap. Did not taste like Mexican. The sweet tea with lemonade was the best thing we had.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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“First time with biscuits and gravy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Breakfast on a Monday morning, clean, comfortable nicely decorated restaurant a short walk from the Peabody Hotel. No problem getting a table. Husband and I both got eggs over easy, (me) bacon, (he) sausage, (me) grits, (he) potatoes AND (both) biscuits and gravy.
Eggs were good, sausage not so good (average sausage patty), bacon seemed reheated, grits were grits. But the biscuits and gravy is what gives this place 4 stars in my book. Our lovely waitress (Ruby Ann?) gave us proper biscuit eating protocol: "Break them up on your plate and pour the gravy over them." DELICIOUS!

Visited October 2013
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Cupar, Fife
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“Memphis Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We were directed to the Blue Plate by a local and what a find it was. The range and quality of the breakfast menu was exceptional. We had an excellent server which is not uncommon in American restaurants and as usual the quantity of food on offer was in excess of what was required. Seattle coffee our favourite was on the menu and refills came fast and furious. The Blue Plate is very popular with visitors and locals alike of all ages and probably because it offers incredible value for money. This is a little gem in brilliant Memphis and we are indebted to the local lady who sent us there. The pancakes in particular were memorable. The art work was noted.

Visited October 2013
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“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The biscuits and gravy are to die for! They have a great selection and the cafe is bright and cheery. Expect a line (though the wait is really not too bad -- 5 minutes or so). We went there twice!

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Recommended by our shuttle driver and he did not steer us wrong. My husband and I had an awesome breakfast that neither one of us could finish, all for under $20. The biscuits and gravy were to die for, and they must have some big chickens, because the eggs were huge! Will definately be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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