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“Bad experience” 1 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2009

they snatched up my wifes food before she finished.....Large man at front door rude ..get the money push you out the door ...
not a good dining experience

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“Great Atmosphere..OK food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2008

Like many of the places on Beale St., the Blue City Cafe is dripping with atmosphere. Although they all clearly cater to the tourists, this place really did feel like it hasn't changed much in the past 50 years, which made for an authenentic experience (or the illusion of one at least). Sadly, the food does not live up to the illusion, or the hype of the guy stationed out front to lure in passers by. I had the half rack of ribs, which were a bit dry/over cooked, with an underwhelming charred barbecue sauce. Even spare sauce on the side did little to add flavor. My companion ordered the fried catfish, which was cooked just about right, but similarly lacked flavor. The sides were also unremarkable, and our Rolling Rocks were served on the warm side. On the plus side, the service was very good...friendly and attentive. There is also an attached bar with live music that looked like fun, although we didn't venture in, as it was packed.

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“Not that good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2008

Friend and I had lunch on 8/21/08. The restaurant is like a real old diner. The pulled pork sandwiches were horrible. I didn't even eat half of mine - and that is rare for me. Granted I didn't have the ribs but the BBQ sauce on my sandwich was to vinagery for my taste. The coleslaw was just ok and the fries were like any others.

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“Great late night food that's terrible for you and entertainment.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2008

Great late night food that's terrible for you and entertainment.

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“Awesome Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2008

Awesome Ribs

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