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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

Went for lunch with a group; best hamburger I've had in a long time. Server was very good. What was annoying was a "bus boy" who kept coming by with his bucket under his arm asking to take away plates. I had to tell him..."no" more than once. I'm okay with a server removing plates, but a person with clean-up equipment under his arm really makes one feel rushed.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed November 26, 2019

Ate there on Saturday night before going to a movie. The food was very good (I got the Philly Prime and my partner got the BBQ Bacon Burger). I wasn't as enamored with my side choice (the twice baked potato), which was fine but not...amazing, but the french fries were really good as were the entrees. Biggest problem is the smoke smell, which pervades not just the bar and smoking section, but the entire place. The air quality was fine at least, but just be prepared to come away smelling like a smoky bar. But, if you can manage that, the food really is worth it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

the daily lunch specials are really good. the staff is friendly, i highly recommend this place for social gatherings and lunch....

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed December 24, 2018

especially during spring or fall, when you can sit on their porch. Their service is excellent, their wine list as well. You can sit at their very good bar, or you can sit in their guest room. Their menu list contains something for everyone., at...any time of the day. One of the best all round bars/restaurants in downtown Memphis: you can go there with your date, with a bunch of friends or solo.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Group of 8 for dinner, drinks came out in timely manner, food took a little while to come out, was hot though. Steak was tender fish had great flavor. Server no personality at all

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018

One thing to know if you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, they do allow smoking in the first part of the bar/restaurant. Make sure you ask for a seat in the non smoking area. It's a comfortable restaurant with good food and drinks. Service was...friendly and fast. Bathrooms clean.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

What can I say, I’ve been eating there regularly for years and it’s consistent, clean, professional. Never had a complaint. Great job Monkeys

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

MY FOOD HAD A ROACH COOKED INTO THE MEAT! I think that says it all. I still can’t believe it. The service did nothing about it! By far the most rude and disgusting experience of my life.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Even down in the great state of Texas, we have heard about the Blue Monkey. Very good place to eat and the prices are not bad.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Good place to meet friends and have a drink to catch up, right by the Overton square area and not to far from the movies of you want to hit a flick after drinks.

Date of visit: July 2017
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have never had that happen to me. racism is everywhere. i only report on my trip and the food.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Monkey

Yes, Blue Monkey offers takeout services.

Blue Monkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4