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Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
+1 901-526-3637
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Ribs and catfish

Great food and fun atmosphere! We had catfish, ribs, fries, and slaw. Good service, music, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bestslpever
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Fabulous live music

Head into the bar on Beale street opposite B.B. kings and have a great night. No cover charge... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
ElleBee14
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Blues City's world famous menu has drawn attention of presidents and celebrities alike. Check out the best food on Beale with live music nightly in our world famous Band Box.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (126 reviews)
“catfish” (31 reviews)
“tamales” (12 reviews)
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138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
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+1 901-526-3637
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and fun atmosphere! We had catfish, ribs, fries, and slaw. Good service, music, and food.

Thank Bestslpever
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Head into the bar on Beale street opposite B.B. kings and have a great night. No cover charge, cheap drinks and fabulous live music from a band that seem to know everything and will play anything you want. Super talented band with a great interaction...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This place is exactly what I felt Memphis should feel like. Great LIVE music, wonderful staff and excellent food! Everything was exceptional!

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Awesome fried fish, greens were delicious! Courteous staff!! We didn't get a lot of attention like you might be used to in a resturant but we got what we wanted in a reasonable amount of time. Too busy , but that's a good thing! Loved...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

So today we went to Beale street....for no other reason than we're in Memphis and you kinda have to, it to lunch time and we couldn't decide where to eat...but the Blues City Cafe had a really good mix of people and looked busy so...More

Thank martin n
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

I was hanging out across the street at another blues joint when a bit more soulful sound reached my ears. I wandered in and ended up staying for hours. Staff was friendly and the drink selection supported my somewhat finicky tastes. The musical line up...More

1  Thank John F
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

This food was so good. I visited twice within a 4 day trip. I think the ribs and greens were my favorite. You didn't need any utensils. The ribs just fell off the bone because they were so tender. Chef Larry's greens were excellent too...More

Thank Natasha8791
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Everywhere we go in Memphis delivers delicious food and music that goes straight to my soul. We had ribs and catfish- both were delicious! We could watch all of the goings on on Beale street while we were eating. When you see the Blues City...More

1  Thank erinsmith8958
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

It all started when the guy who stands outside the front door of the place let the door slam in my face,then said how many and pointed for me to stand here. Hmm, ok so that's the greeting. I get seated pretty quickly only to...More

Thank Cheryl J
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

So, Beale street is super famous and a destination spot in the United States and now you need to add the Blues City Cafe! The place is simple and very "Beale Street" but the food was amazing. We had the Gumbo, Ribeye and Ribs... We...More

1  Thank Sean B
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