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City East Bagel and Grille

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6698 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38138-3625
+1 901-754-2660
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have eaten here several times. Most recently last week. The bagels are always fresh and they also make their own bread. I usually get an Eggel, bagel, cheese, egg and bacon but decided to try eggs and oat cakes. The oat cakes were really good. They are denser than pancakes which made them way more filling. They also had... More 

Thank Jill R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Waited a long time for our food, but it was hot and tasty when we received it. The oatmeal pancakes and potato hash were nice, but I was disappointed in the banana bagel (no banana flavor) as well as the omelette. Don't get cheese grits, either, as the cheese wasn't distributed well throughout the grits. I will go back, I'm... More 

Thank ReadergirlTennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Was super excited to try this place. It took months to get my husband to agree based on comments he has heard. Once he finally approved trying it out, I stopped in and placed a to-go order. You could feel the chaos the moment you stepped inside. Certainly not a place to go to have a relaxing meal. Biggest disappointment... More 

Thank LoveFunTravels
Memphis, Tennessee
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Today I had scrambled eggs with lox and onions. It was delicious, I substituted grits instead of hash brown potatoes. Had a jalapeno and cheese bagel everything was delicious. My husband had salami and eggs and my daughter had pancake breakfast. Pancakes were huge and fluffy. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitress was helpful and polite. The food came out... More 

Thank PhyllisGreenberg
Memphis, Tennessee
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and daughter had an incredible brunch today at City East. I had my favorite which is Salami and Eggs. The food is always good and the staff is friendly.

Thank Jay G
Memphis, Tennessee
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461 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

1.5 hours for for 5 people at 11 am when the place was DEAD. Only thing worth coming here for is the bagels. Server was nice but holy cow. Service was ridiculously slow. Horrible and disappointing.

Thank grits_are_good
Germantown, Tennessee
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219 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times for breakfast. It's convenient to my home in Germantown. I enjoy they're omelettes and bagels. I had a ham and cheese omelette with grits and a raisin cinnamon bagel with honey butter. Along with great coffee. Very good. The waitress and cashier were very friendly and professional. I recommend you give this small... More 

Thank RalphCIII
Germantown, Tennessee
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My husband and I go there for breakfast 3-4 times a month! They have a nice variety of dishes to offer - omelets, bagels, always fresh fruit, and healthy eats, too.

1 Thank ZodieFisher
Germantown, TN
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We do like this place a lot. They had a waitress who was amazing (finally!). We have been there in the last few months and the food is good, but the service was slow and apologetic. Today, it was great. I don't see how anyone could say their bagels are not great, and I have never had a bad bagel... More 

Thank Ellenski25
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323 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we showed up at City East that it was more of a breakfast place and not just a bagel shop that does breakfast items too. And I agree with one of the other reviewers that I really really wanted to give them four stars, but felt the food just didn't warrant it. City East is... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6698 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38138-3625
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-754-2660

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