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King's Palace Cafe

#30 of 1,211 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-521-1851
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Panama City, Panama
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While walking around Beale Street at noon and making time for our night flight to Atlanta, we decided to have a quick lunch and found this place had lasagna as it's lunch special so we decided to go in. It was a Monday afternoon so only another couple was there having lunch. It wasn't until I opened the menu that... More 

Thank Alberto G
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the food amazing, this little gem provides an opportunity to hear the talent of Memphis! I was very impressed and will be back!

Thank cynthiab554
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been here many times in our four visits to Memphis for blues-related events. We're from Edmonton, Alberta. Every time I eat here, I am pleasantly surprised by how good the food is. This food is a cut above the food you'll find on Beale Street. The seafood is great, portions are generous and the service... More 

Thank Edmonton017
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a beer when my food arrived and multiple times I asked where my beer was. I almost finished my food before I finally got my beer. The Gumbo was pretty good but I added pulled pork and hot sauce to it, and then it was awesome. My server apologized, but that hardly made up for the delay.

Thank chris p
Meridian, Mississippi
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 stops in last few months. Gumbo is good, not great. Last trip ordered Shrimp Velvet, which is supposed to be a Cajun dish. Turned out to be a bowl of mac and cheese with 6 ( yes 6) small boiled shrimp . No Cajun flavor at all. Came with a chunk of bread that was inedible it was so... More 

Thank Clay G
Columbus, Ohio
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My "foodie" husband says the gumbo is the BEST ever. I loved it, too. The sauce is really tasty. The mixture of flavors is incredible along w the bread. We got a bowl during happy hour.

Thank Kathy G
St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bowl of gumbo is a must! Ribs and the cheeseburgers are superior. Excellent service and reasonably priced.

Thank Michael W
Birmingham, Alabama
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Right on Beale Street, we went for the gumbo and assumed they would have other good food. They might have been understaffed that night because our server was always in a big hurry and never stopped to ask if we needed anything. Our order was partially wrong, but we didn't have time to have our incorrect item replaced. Our food... More 

Thank truevans
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We chose this place because of the outdoor seating and the live music. We ordered some food and it was good. The music was brilliant! I cannot recommend this place enough!

Thank Emma L
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was excellent! We had the BBQ platter and Cajun Platters, bother were completely finished without any complaints 😊 we were a little disappointed in the ambiance. We thought they would have had some live music at lunch, without it it was quiet and just felt like something was missing.

Thank Krystina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-521-1851
Kings Palace Café located at 162 Beale Street, has the old time Beale Street atmosphere of good food and good music. King Palace Café has a large dining room and a lazy outdoor patio, also the Jazz Room for live Blues and Memphis Music nightly. Open For Lunch And Dinner 7 days and nights a week. Kings Palace Café serves Cajun cuisine ranging from Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee, Blackened Catfish, Voodoo Potatoes, and many more. They also have pasta dishes, such as Shrimp Velvet, which is large butterfly shrimp on a bed of linguini with a mildly spiced cheddar cheese sauce, and many more pasta choices. Don't forget the Meat! King's Palace Café has Memphis Style (hickory smoked) BBQ Ribs, and New York Strips, Bacon Wrapped Filets, and Salmon Steaks (which are lightly smoked and grilled to perfection).

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