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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#16 of 1,197 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
(901) 523-2050
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little cafe with plenty of choice at good prices. Staff were friendly and we didn't wait long for our meals.

Thank spunkygonecountry
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended by our nearby hotel. This,place has set the standard, surpassing Loveless Cafe. Fantastic food, great atmosphere, great service. Recommend.

Thank Mike B
Adairsville, Georgia
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seriously, come and eat their biscuits. They are like little clouds in a basket with soft butter. The food is good too, but I would go back and make a meal out of the biscuits. You are asking - is this review really going to be just about biscuits? The answer is yes, try them and you will understand.

Thank geogiasun12345
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great breakfast and reasonable prices. If you want authentic southern breakfast, this is the place Happy in Memphis

Thank Jennifer K
Columbus, Georgia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ate here one morning simply because my hotel's breakfast room was packed out, and this was just across the street. Oh my gosh, I'm SO glad I found this place. The breakfast was AMAZING. I had a ham and cheese omelet that came with toast and pancakes (also available are grits, breakfast potatoes, and biscuits) I ate here twice... More 

Thank LCA1108
Bunker Hill, Il.
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Biscuits were the Bomb. Eggs good, plenty of bacon, pancakes were okay. Service was good. Our friends did have a bug crawl off one of their plates. Hard to find place since Google maps takes you to the wrong place had to call restaurant to get directions. I would recommend this place to others.

Thank MDWiese
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people had a bad experience, but we had a great experience. The food was plentiful, and the service was very good. I would come back here again without a doubt.

Thank TBRD113
Toronto, Canada
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257 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something quick and delicious downtown in Memphis for breakfast before starting out our day. This place seemed to have decent reviews and has been around awhile, so we decided to check it out. Pretty standard breakfast experience. Prices were reasonable and typical for this time of day, service was pretty good (once she warmed up to us) and... More 

Thank Ryjones
Alberta, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my sisters took me to Beale Street, it was breath taking. The Blues Café, I had steak,mmmmm it was so tender I could cut it with my fork. So much to see, that's why I'd like to go back.

Thank sandyvanderwolf
Delray Beach
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210 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited for about 40 minutes to get in. The place is very cute inside. They serve a very good breakfast. Pancakes are fluffly, but decent. Grits are average. Definitely have the biscuits and gravy-very good!! The biscuits were thoroughly enjoyed-even by our friend who hates biscuits! They are moist and so fresh. Our server was kinda crabby and very... More 

Thank Karen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (901) 523-2050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?