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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“catfish” (449 reviews)
“tamales” (175 reviews)
“ribs” (1,383 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Memphis on the way home from a road trip, it was suggested that we eat here. The staff was friendly, we each ordered a sandwich (Cajun chicken and a catfish po boy) and decided to try the gumbo cheese fries....More

Thank tuttlelt
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Before you go here make sure you check the small print. The food is ok but on weekends they do NOT offer their normal menu. Only the main dishes and some appetizers are available. It is a hoppin places and the staff was very helpful...More

Thank BaronFoer
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Being on Beale Street I wasn't expected too much but I was wrong. I LOVED the gumbo. Just the right spice and soupy like I like it. My husband had a whole rack of ribs thinking he would never finish them but they were so...More

Thank WhoWantsToGo
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to get ribs and pulled pork but ended up splitting a full rack for our lunch. Staff was friendly. Food was good but not great, ribs were very tender. Located on Beale street known for its bars, barbecue, and music. Known for its...More

Thank puddyfoote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the rib plate. The ribs are coated with a tasty BBQ sauce that is applied during the cooking process. The sides of fries, beans, coleslaw, and Texas toast were good as well. Service was good and friendly.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Dropped in for a quick drink on a hot day. Wasn't sure what beer to have so the bartender brought us over to the taps and spent at least 5 mins explaining each beer and asking us our tastes. Based on his advice we each...More

Thank mbabill
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Excellent food and service. We were seated quickly and our orders were brought quickly. The orders were accurate and the server checked back with us several times. We did not feel rushed.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's squat on the end of the touristy block of Beale Street, a reason that I'd avoided it the last time I was in Memphis. This time I took the plunge, and do not regret it. Cool atmosphere, good service, excellent food. That last was...More

Thank HughMcAloon
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Memphis because I love good BBQ, especially ribs. Tried this place out yesterday and I would place it in my top three for ribs. Not really a big fan of the steak fries they serve with the meal but the flavor...More

Thank fishingtater
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in a gift shop and asked where a good place was to hear some good music. the man working said there was a good local group playing here so we took his advice. Boy were we glad we did. The band was great....More

Thank lilannie1971
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1 March 2017|
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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
Robert L
16 January 2017|
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Response from Rayswifeashley | Reviewed this property |
Steak and baked potatoes are gluten free unless made with certain marinades. So you should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 am
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
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