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Blues City Cafe

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Wed, 3/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sausage and Cheese Platter
"The Beale Street Throw Down" – Hickory smoked sausage, assortment of cheeses, kosher dill pickle chips, crunchy bread and butter pickle chips, & mild pepperoncinis w/ BBQ sauce for dipping
Cheese Fries
A mound of steak fries smothered with our melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese blend
Chili Cheese Fries
Our cheese fries topped with our homemade chili
BBQ Pork Fries
Our cheese fries topped with our Famous BBQ Pork
Gumbo Cheese Fries
Our cheese fries smothered in our World Famous Seafood Gumbo. NBA Great Chris Webber has tweeted about these babies
Stuffed Mushrooms
A cast iron skillet filled with fresh button mushroom caps stuffed with a shrimp and crabmeat mix and sauteed in garlic butter
Seafood au Gratin
Lump crabmeat, shrimp, and crawfish in a white cream sauce topped with bread crumbs and mozzarella cheese. Served with garlic croutons
3 Way Skillet Shrimp
Half dozen mouth watering shrimp served 3 ways! Your choice: Garlic broiled, Cajun BBQ'd, or Golden fried
Cup $4.5
Bowl $6.95
Memphis Soul Stew
Delta stew made with strip steak, onions, carrots, potatoes and more. Served with Texas toast
Cup $5.95
Bowl $8.95
Seafood Gumbo
Very spicy! Roux based gumbo loaded with veggies, shrimp, crawfish, catfish, and more. You'll either Like it, or Love it!
3 For $5.95
6 For $10.5
With a Cup of Homemade Chili $7.5
With a Bowl of Homemade Chili $13.95
World's Best Tamales
Blues City's own blend of choice beef, peppers, and spices, rolled in cornmeal, wrapped and steamed
Cup $4.5
Bowl $6.95
Our World Famous Homemade Chili with Texas Toast
BBQ Chopped Salad
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onions chopped and tossed in the dressing of your choice. Topped with a mound of our famous BBQ pork and garlic croutons
Blues City's Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce chopped and tossed in Blues City's Caesar dressing and topped with parmesan cheese and garlic croutons
Southern Fried Chicken Chopped Salad
Our fresh salad mix chopped and tossed in one of our dressings. Topped with two hand battered and Southern fried chicken tenderloins and homemade garlic croutons
House Salad
Iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onions served with a side of dressing and garlic croutons
Marinated Salad
Our fresh salad mix smothered in our secret lemon garlic marinade and topped with parmesan cheese and homemade garlic croutons
Aged, hand-cut and cooked to order with plenty of salad, new potatoes or steak fries, and Texas toast
Cowboy Cut Ribeye (24 oz)
So good it'll make a bull dog bust his chain!
Memphis Strip Steak
Over a pound of choice hand-cut strip loin cooked to perfection
These steaks are so good we had to Price Them by the Pound and so big we had to slice them "Family Style" for sharing
per lb18.5
T-Bone (2 Lb)
per lb18.95
Porterhouse (3 Lb)
per lb18.5
Sirloin (4.5, 5.62 or 6.75 Lb)
Sirloin Steaks serve up to 6 people
Add 6 Skillet Shrimp or Half Pound of BBQ Sausage to Entree | $6.95, Add Stuffed Mushrooms to Entree | $6.95, Add a Fried Catfish Fillet to Any Entree | $3.95, Add a Hand Battered Chicken Tender to Any Entree | $3.95
Golden Fried Catfish Plate
A generous portion of our "Simmons Brothers" Mississippi farm raised catfish, filleted and hand battered with our own cornmeal and spice breading, then golden fried. Served with coleslaw, new potatoes or steak fries, homemade tartar sauce, and Texas toast
Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
Ripped, stripped, and hand battered. Served with steak fries and your choice of honey mustard or BBQ sauce
Half Dozen $9.95
Dozen $15.95
Iron Skillet Shrimp
Served 2 ways: Garlic broiled or Cajun BBQ'd. Served with cole slaw, new potatoes or steak fries, and Texas toast
Half Dozen $9.95
Dozen $15.95
Golden Fried Shrimp
Served with cole slaw, new potatoes or steak fries, and Texas toast
Blues City Cafe's BBQ Ribs, Seasoning, and Sauce have been featured on The Travel Channel's "A Taste of America", The Food Network's "Bobby Flay Show", and Bon Appetit Magazine's BBQ Issue
Half Rack $15.95
Full Rack $25.95
Beale Street's Best BBQ Ribs
Tender, juicy pork ribs rubbed with our secret seasoning, hickory smoked & basted with our maple BBQ sauce. Ribs are slow-cooked to perfection so the meat slips right off the bone. Served with baked beans, steak fries, coleslaw and Texas toast
The Best Meal on Beale Combination Platter
Can't make up your mind??? Get the best of the best. Half rack of our world famous ribs and a catfish fillet served with baked beans, cole slaw, new potatoes or steak fries, Texas toast, and tartar sauce
Apple Dumpling with Ice Cream
Baked apple wrapped in pastry seared with butter in a cast iron skillet. Drizzled with cinnamon and served with vanilla ice cream
Hot Fudge Brownie with Ice Cream
Brownie and vanilla ice cream drizzled with hot fudge
Southern Pecan Pie ala Mode
Generous portion of pecan pie. Served with vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon caramel drizzle
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my family’s second night in Memphis, and we tried ribs again. These were the mist delicious ribs ever!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tori M
Reviewed yesterday

Well, when you see people lined up to get inside a restaurant you know there must be a good reason. Our tour group had reservations which made it nice and once seated we were not disappointed. The food was out of this world and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pamelalawrence
Reviewed yesterday

Best Steak Or Spare Ribs on Beale Street. Matter fact, Steak So Good It'll Make a Locomotive Take a Dirt Road. Open Late and Great Service. Simple Decor but Really Good Food. The Gumbo is All That Too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cleve B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food and reasonable prices. Love the tamales. Fun atmosphere. Definitely recommend Blues City Cafe.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have eaten here but I can't say truthfully that you should visit when there are so many other venues that are better.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Graham T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only in Memphis for two days. Many locals recommended this cafe. GREAT BBQ. I would love to go again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chubbyfeet
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Memphis for the AAC basketball tournament and since it’s at the FedEx forum, visiting Beale Street for BBQ was a must. After taking a look at the reviews for good BBQ on Beale, we decided to stop at Blues City Cafe. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Vickie45385
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were only in Memphis for 4 days but ended up at the Blues City Cafe twice as the ribs were so delicious and the entertainment was top-notch!! Highly recommend going here to eat and enjoy great live music!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Memphis last month and just had to try this well-known BBQ café right on Beale Street. We have been to many of the BBQ restaurants in the city, so our visit here kind of completes our circuit. We sat in the main...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently good. Nice staff. Warm atmosphere. What’s not to love about it. Go there it seems to be the realist on that commercialized street.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jesse H
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiffani, Blues City Cafe is in two sections, pure Cafe, sit down & eat , all welcome & next door fronting Beale Street is the Bar and Band section where you can also order meals ! it's a typical bar scene and would... More
Robert L
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
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