We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blues City Cafe

) #14 of 1,258 Restaurants in Memphis $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (422 reviews)
“tamales” (167 reviews)
“ribs” (1,324 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 2,425 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second stop here. I had to go back for the baby back ribs. They were so memorable from my last trip to Memphis 4 or 5 years ago. They were still delicious. These ribs are wet and juicy.

Thank Jared D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly, the bartender made excellent drinks and the band was awesome! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Blues City Cafe is The Best!!! Plenty of Menu options, the ribs literally fell off the bone!!! Great Atmosphere, Great Service!! Hands Down the Best BBQ Ever!!!!

Thank Shasta Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live blues filled the restaurant, as we were seated after a short wait. Our table had ribs, steak, shrimp, stew, tamales, catfish, & gumbo, and all but one was extremely happy with the food (the tamales were not well received). We chose this due to...More

Thank RussDole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a seat settle in, the food was very good. Our family all got different menu items to share as the waitress told us they were larger portions but for the price we won't be back anytime soon (unless hungry for steak, they sell by...More

Thank Redcurls875
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere, great. Service, great. Serving size, full rack of ribs, great. Rib flavor, not memorable.

Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs were fall off the bone tender and melt in your mouth delicious! The pulled pork po boy sandwich was big enough for two and scrumptious. Also had excellent fries.

Thank GracieMidwest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Made a good call to split a rib platter and catfish platter among 3 of us. Still had food left. If visiting, pack up leftovers and consider giving to needy along Beale.

Thank jmpnjo21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wednesday night is probably the best night we have had here. Brad and band singing. Great food and drinks flowing

Thank Stacey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Beale St, Memphis I do recommend the Blues City Cafe for Memphis' signature ribs. After dinner stroll into the "band box". We were lucky to catch a famous Memphis band called Free World on a Sunday night. But I am guessing most...More

Thank Grahame D
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Majestic Grille
864 reviews
.15 km away
Itta Bena
300 reviews
.01 km away
B.B. King's Blues Club
2,730 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
1,783 reviews
.18 km away
Beale Street
5,812 reviews
.04 km away
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
209 reviews
.22 km away
Statue of Elvis
390 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tiffani243
1 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
2
Votes
Robert L
16 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 05:00
Saturday
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
    (2ND STREET)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-3637
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing