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Blues City Cafe

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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Great music

Visited the blue city cafe last night ! The food was really nice , we chose the local food ribs... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
jimmycfc61
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Denham, United Kingdom
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Great Ribs

Wanted some good ribs and we found them here. Tender and moist... falling off the bone. Also had... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
DeltaDawn83
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Mississippi Delta
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Blues City's world famous menu has drawn attention of presidents and celebrities alike. Check out the best food on Beale with live music nightly in our world famous Band Box.
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Wanted some good ribs and we found them here. Tender and moist... falling off the bone. Also had the stuffed mushrooms.. the best! Portions were substantial, service was great. About 1 - 2 blocks from the Peabody.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeltaDawn83
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Their sign says, voted best ribs in Memphis and they weren’t kidding. Fallin off the bone, great flavor and sauce...WOW. The cup of Gumbo reminded me of Nawlins. Fun, funky and casual.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 770jeffc
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The tamales are fantastic! Greens are great representation of true Southern food. Wet ribs - fall off the bone delicious. Wait staff so attentive. Memphis beer tasty and refreshing. Recommend highly!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve A
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Walked in because at 8:30 it seemed to be the busiest with serving food, a lot were drinks only after walking the street. We loved it..I had the shrimp in the skillet and my husband had the half ribs and catfish. The music was great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AvalonLori
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Looking for some good music and this was definitely the place ! The beer was cold and our server/bartender was very attentive. We spent about 3 hours drinking and enjoying the music ! Will definitely go back when next in Memphis.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Toothsc
Reviewed June 25, 2018

My husband and I went to Beale street and read a ton of articles on how good this place is to eat and we were not disappointed. We shared a full rack of ribs, fries, baked beans and each had our own sweet tea. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nikki Z
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited the blue city cafe last night ! The food was really nice , we chose the local food ribs catfish etc ! The ribs ell off the bone and the catfish was so tasty ! The waiter was very good he remembered every dish...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jimmycfc61
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Great wet ribs. My husband had catfish and ribs and really enjoyed it. I had ribs and BBQ chicken. Dinners come with 3 sides. We had beans, great coleslaw and turnip greens. Service was good but we were there early. Also reasonably priced.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lindafromNJ
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Regular Memphis folks said this was the best for BBQ ... they were right on!! Angela our server & bartender couldn’t of been more hospitable... we also can recommend this as a great Beale Street experience!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ken h
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Great food and fun atmosphere! We had catfish, ribs, fries, and slaw. Good service, music, and food.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Susan D
July 21, 2018|
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Response from ken h | Reviewed this property |
Good question!! We loved their BBQ
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