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“A Must See” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blues City Cafe

Blues City Cafe
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Ranked #16 of 1,429 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2ND STREET
Transit: Bus and Taxi pick up and drop off are done directly across the street from our front door along with a Trolley Stop about one block away.
Graham, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Must See”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

The service to sit was speedy as was the server. We were told that the food was outstanding and it was in some areas. We tried a combo plate and for the baked beans in a condiment sized container along with coleslaw and tarter sauce. Fish was HOT, but the fries obviously sat as did the ribs. They could have been warmer but overall was a pretty good experience. We did hit the gift shop and brought home some of the BBQ rub.

Visited October 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Right on Beale St ......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Everyone on the trolley told us that the place to eat was the Blues City Cafe. They were not wrong. I had the ribs and my wife had the catfish. The ribs were great. Very moist, clean tasting. Not too greasy or smoky tasting but very good. The fried catfish may have been the best I've had, although I'm not a fried catfish expert by any means.

While I prefer the dry ribs (not offered here), I will "FORCE" myself to indulge here at Blues City Cafe.

The place ain't much for atmosphere, but that is not what you come here for !!!

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great barbecue in a casual restaurant with lots of character. Loved the live music at the attached bar. The whole experience was perfect!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim P
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Fountain Valley, California
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lickin' my fingers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The moment I arrived a the hotel my friend and I were told to walk around the corner to Blues City Cafe. The food was excellent and the service was very good and attentive....I can't wait to go back. Make room for dessert!

  • Visited April 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 82SAH
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Illinois
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and had the catfish/ribs plate. Super fast service and a very eclectic atmosphere.

Visited October 2013
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