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Blue Plate Cafe

#86 of 1,196 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a little bit to get seated but it was a busy morning. Food and service were good and everything was clean.

Thank Cindy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The breakfast here is soo good! The biscuits are amazing. I have tried a number of dishes out and all have been very good. It is very loud and always very busy. I have never tried the lunch, but I pass this location several times daily and it is even packed during lunch hours, so I am assuming it is... More 

Thank Msmarra74
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is small but they get you in and out and it is actually larger inside than it looks. Staff was very friendly and the food was good. The cost was minimal.

Thank Angela B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great local cafe on a very nice area on Poplar. Service was excellent and food was excellent as well. They have the best & lightest biscuits and graveyard to start out your breakfast. Reasonable prices very nice staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Frank T
Beverly Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Good eggs stay away from the pancakes they're too heavy and dry No fresh orange juice RESTAURANT: B- Food quality A Value B Ambiance A Location B Staff C Scene C Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils A Table A Glassware

Thank james90211
Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast with family. My brother and I agreed the biscuits were like our dear mom made when we were kids. Understand that is the "measuring stick" for all biscuits. Eggs/bacon were cooked perfect. My hubby and I had grits, I needed more salt but that's prob just me. Atmosphere clean/crisp with a lot of original art (for sale). Primarily... More 

Thank lindafosters
Decatur, Georgia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We had early Saturday breakfast with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting was bright and friendly, the service efficient, and the food excellent. I had strawberry waffles which were perfect. By the time we finished, there was quite a crowd, so arriving early would be advised. The have positive advice on the menu--see picture!

Thank RJSJr1954
Germantown, Tennessee
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165 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten breakfast here several times through the years. Today was not up to par. They were busy as usual, which is generally a good thing. I was seated in about twenty minutes which was fine. Then it went down hill from there. My waitress was #105. I think her name was Mel. She was having a bad day. She... More 

Thank RalphCIII
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here while staying at a hotel nearby. Not what we expected. The omelet was okay. Just barely. My wife had the hash browns were more like breakfast potatoes and were burnt. The waffle was okay. Just not that good of breakfast and won't be back to fight for parking spot in small lot to get... More 

Thank Kirby P
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went for breakfast on a Monday mid-morning. The restaurant was busy. A sure sign that the locals love to dine there. The food was plentiful and good. I particularly enjoyed the biscuits and gravy --- and of course, the grits. Would recommend if you don't need fancy surroundings or presentation.

Thank hjb20162016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-761-9696

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