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Blues City Cafe



138 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

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(901) 526-3637

  • Sun - Thu 11:00am - 3:00am
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 5:00am

Cuisine: Cafes

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4.7 of 5.0 from 143 reviews

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  • marne reviewA great place to get the feel of a real `juke joint.` Mismatched chairs, torn booths, and a loud jukebox playing blues and r&b favorites. Chef Bonnie `King of the Hill` Mack cooks up a mean steak and potatoes. And don't forget the toast!

    55555 by marne


  • Lisa LSampler platter with BBQ ribs & catfish was delish!

    55555 by Lisa L


  • Ollie JIts not Cafe, Its local Memphis beer people!

    55555 by Ollie J


  • Sergio MLife music 🎶

    55555 by Sergio M


  • Connor F.This place is incredible. Get the Gumbo (It's spicy and amazing). The catfish is delicious also. Wash it down with a Ghost River Golden Ale.

    55555 by Connor F.


  • Theo LI feel this place was the Uncle Bills of STL. Where my St Louisians at?

    33333 by Theo L


  • Gabby BThe ribs are so good!

    55555 by Gabby B


  • Elliott SDon't leave Beale St. Until you get those barbecue ribs.

    55555 by Elliott S


  • Danni CPerfectly tender, juicy, flavourful rib with just perfect amount of fat on meat. Half rack or rib was just right amount of food for me. When all other BBQ joints are closed, this is the place to go!

    55555 by Danni C


  • Caleb M.If you aren't up for much exploring and want to stick to Beale Street for the night this is a great place for ribs and the catfish is spectacular.

    55555 by Caleb M.


  • James C.Tamales and chili the bomb.

    55555 by James C.


  • Amália LMaior costela ever! Delicious, the rib melted every where!!

    55555 by Amália L


  • Sarah DEat ALL the ribs!!!

    33333 by Sarah D


  • Zach HedrickBest gumbo on Beale! You've got to try their tamales, wow!

    55555 by Zach Hedrick


  • Neiep CRibs n catfish

    55555 by Neiep C


  • Cheryl CGet the steak!

    33333 by Cheryl C


  • Don P.Great little lunch yesterday.

    55555 by Don P.


  • James S.Food is great. Service is questionable.

    55555 by James S.


  • Janek WKdo chce poznat živou hudbu v pořádném rozjezdu na výbornou zábavu musí navštívit hned na začátku Beal street výborná muzika

    55555 by Janek W


  • Christian JRibs are great and service is awesome! Great music too

    55555 by Christian J


  • KristinGumbo covered cheese fries!

    55555 by Kristin


  • Jesse B.Man oh man nothing like stopping in Memphis in the middle of the night and getting to eat here, do NOT miss the gumbo cheese fries and the ribs, too good

    55555 by Jesse B.


  • Allan W.Joy is a great server and knows the menu inside out.

    55555 by Allan W.


  • Brenda SRibs, Catfish, slaw, baked beans, green beans. Pecan pie

    55555 by Brenda S


  • Charlotte ScarfPretty fun place for fast food and tunes.

    55555 by Charlotte Scarf


  • Ted LRibs are great

    55555 by Ted L


  • Jaime Hervar GThe beer it's the best!

    55555 by Jaime Hervar G


  • Edna AGumbo is great

    55555 by Edna A


  • Fernando GobboÓtimo restaurante. . Boa conida

    55555 by Fernando Gobbo


  • Joe EThe Gumbo cheese fries were the truth not to mention the catfish was fried nice.

    33333 by Joe E


  • Ann ABest ribs in Tennessee, awesome local beer, good music, WiFi elvislives

    55555 by Ann A


  • Chawn ARibs fries Cole Slaw BBQ Sauce

    55555 by Chawn A


  • Jim A.Try the Fried Catfish Meal - It was more about the ribs AND the catfish! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Jim A.Try the Ribs w/ Baked Beans, Fries, & Toast - The best meal I ate all week! ...at 3:30am on Beale Street. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Jim A.Try the Best Meal On Beale - A slab of ribs, a fried catfish filet, beans, slaw, fries and Texas toast. What's not to like? (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Anna VladauFried chicken tenders

    55555 by Anna Vladau


  • Rick H.Great ribs, great music. Nuff said.

    55555 by Rick H.


  • Cristian TRibs and shrimps

    55555 by Cristian T


  • Alinecafé r salgado

    55555 by Aline


  • Kenneth R.Steaks are cooked to perfection!!! Chef Greg and Chef Larry are incredible!!

    55555 by Kenneth R.


  • Jeff CraneLoved the tamales!

    55555 by Jeff Crane


  • Kris JI love they ribs

    55555 by Kris J


  • Barry Segalhad desert, was good, service was just ok

    33333 by Barry Segal


  • Liz HarknessGumbo is spicy and delicious.

    55555 by Liz Harkness


  • Karen JohnsonThe Gumbo is very good!

    55555 by Karen Johnson


  • David F.The ribs and the catfish are as good as it gets!

    55555 by David F.


  • Russell HolleyGet the BBQ!

    33333 by Russell Holley


  • Michael S.Great music and food.

    55555 by Michael S.


  • Roger M.Grab the rib and catfish special!

    33333 by Roger M.


  • Kris C.Quality ribs at this cafe.

    55555 by Kris C.


  • Ryan N.whoever said try the tamales...shut up. This is memphis not mexico. whoever said try the ribs and put blues city hot sauce on fries...amen.

    55555 by Ryan N.


  • Big John K.Well...it pains me to say this place just isnt what it used to be. Aside from the horrid service, bug in tea, hairs in food (yes plural) the ribs were dry and is that sweet baby rays I taste? Shame !

    22222 by Big John K.


  • Willis J.Order seafood au gratin, but get it with fries. Total bliss.

    55555 by Willis J.


  • MEMBest Ribs In the World!!! Also great service and friendly staff!!!

    55555 by MEM


  • Lydia KHE COMIDA COSTILLAS EN MUCHOS LUGARES Y CIUDADES LAS MEJORES Y DELICIOSAS SON AQUI!!!!

    55555 by Lydia K


  • Edward WebberThe hush puppies are awesome

    55555 by Edward Webber


  • James HerrinRibs Ribs Ribs

    55555 by James Herrin


  • Andy A.Very nice place to visit

    55555 by Andy A.


  • Elena QbJust had the sausage and cheese appetiser (nothing amazing) and the gumbo. What annoyed me is that I was given the check before I ever had a chance to order dessert.Seriously? Way to upsell, girl!!

    33333 by Elena Qb


  • Yvonne S.Ribs are to die for!!!!!

    55555 by Yvonne S.


  • I Wanna M.Muy buen sitio para comer y en plena Beale! Bien fe precio y personal majisimo. Muy buenas las costillas!

    55555 by I Wanna M.


  • Carl S.You can't go wrong with the catfish and ribs

    55555 by Carl S.


  • Amanda C.Awesome service, even better food!!

    55555 by Amanda C.


  • Angie E.The red chili is yummy!!

    55555 by Angie E.


  • Nicko J.Great chicken strips!

    55555 by Nicko J.


  • Stefan M.You should try the 20 oz Cowboy Cut Ribeye steak.

    55555 by Stefan M.


  • Stefan M.Unbendingt das Cowboy Cut Ribeye Steak probieren.

    55555 by Stefan M.


  • Angie C.Well no Ryan Harris means no Rita :(. Cold beer will be nice...

    33333 by Angie C.


  • Deepak S.Ok atmosphere...kinda grimy. Very older-type crowd....maybe an off night for a Tues?

    33333 by Deepak S.


  • Cori J.If you want a quick satisfying bite to eat, get the sausage and cheese platter.

    55555 by Cori J.


  • Angie C.Ryan is the best bartender Eva!!!

    55555 by Angie C.


  • Diana A.So the bartender puts the filthy piece of paper literally on the head of the beer! She is a pig to say it nicely

    22222 by Diana A.


  • Tony B.The pecan pie ala mode is amazing!

    55555 by Tony B.


  • Mark A.My Memphis ribs favorite! Good food, good beer, no b.s.

    55555 by Mark A.


  • Dan M.Ribs are amazing! The tamales are an ocean of grease- avoid for the sake of your heart. Fries are better with the table side Blues City Cafe seasoning.

    55555 by Dan M.


  • Julie S.Great food, great service, great people watching! Tamales are awesome and the marinated salad is so good you will want another bowl!

    55555 by Julie S.


  • ClayI don't care what anyone says, this is the BEST steak in Memphis hands down!!

    55555 by Clay


  • Melody P.The catfish & tartar sauce are awesome! Perfect southern meal served here

    55555 by Melody P.


  • George G.Lindsay's cute coming or going......

    55555 by George G.


  • George G.This it...dinner

    22222 by George G.


  • George G.Best steak in Memphis@2:00am

    55555 by George G.


  • Aitor H.Buena comida y barata. Mas blues!!!

    55555 by Aitor H.


  • Dominique K.A great place to go to for just about anything food and drink wise!!! I will be coming back when I come to the city

    55555 by Dominique K.


  • Adonis S.Best place to eat on beale. Catfish is good. Ribs are good. Good portions for the price.

    55555 by Adonis S.


  • Karen O.The food was fair. No need to visit again!

    33333 by Karen O.


  • Kelli W.The ribs are amazing!

    55555 by Kelli W.


  • Ross F.The fries are heavenly.

    55555 by Ross F.


  • Michelle M.This place is too good! Get the Gumbo and stuffed Mushrooms

    55555 by Michelle M.


  • Crystal C.Tamales & chili.

    55555 by Crystal C.


  • Rebecca S.Good option for late night food. The best ribs on Beale, but I would go with the chili and tamales. Some of the best in Mem. Also the stuffed mushrooms & catfish are delicious.

    55555 by Rebecca S.


  • Katie M.Freeworld on Sundays is one of the best shows you'll see on Beale!

    55555 by Katie M.


  • Drew D.Love the sausage and cheese plate...plus good BBQ sauce.

    55555 by Drew D.


  • Jens P.The "Best Meal on Beale" is amazing. The ribs are made perfectly and the catfish tastes amazing.

    55555 by Jens P.


  • Wendy B.Try the Tamales and Chili - Awesome (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Wendy B.


  • sona c.No wifi for customers so cant give shout out on twitter.

    55555 by sona c.


  • KyleMust get the ribs!

    55555 by Kyle


  • Kimberli K.Very friendly people! The first booth is the best cause u can see what's all going on in the restaurant and outside!!

    55555 by Kimberli K.


  • Lori F.The catfish fillet melts in your mouth & the fries are awesome!!!!

    55555 by Lori F.


  • Daily H.Try the Best Meal on Beale while waiting for the doors to open at FedExForum. Go Tigers.

    55555 by Daily H.


  • Deshun B.Love the Shrimp

    55555 by Deshun B.


  • Jess S.Best catfish I've had in my entire life.

    55555 by Jess S.


  • Anthony E.Amazing music, great staff and I love the food. If you're from out of town, try the Best Meal on Beale.

    55555 by Anthony E.


  • Jason P.The seafood au gratin is awesome!

    55555 by Jason P.


  • William L.Brittany is awesome. Ask for her section.

    55555 by William L.


  • Shatara M.The ribs....beyond great.

    55555 by Shatara M.


  • Brandon H.There's a 99.9% chance BCC serves the best chicken tenders on Beale. Try 'em out.

    55555 by Brandon H.


  • Memphis TravelDYMO - Dance Your Meal Off at the Blues City Band Box, which features live entertainment nightly along with some of the best ribs in Memphis.

    55555 by Memphis Travel


  • Greg D.Food is the best and entertainment is allways on point.

    55555 by Greg D.


  • Jessi J.Tamales! And best meal on beale is awesome too!

    55555 by Jessi J.


  • Graham G.Ask to sit in Dwight's section. Amazing service.

    55555 by Graham G.


  • JJDecent gumbo .... Hard workin' band to tonight

    33333 by JJ


  • Fernando H.Nice ribs!!!

    55555 by Fernando H.


  • Victoria W.The memphis strip is excellent. It's a lot of steak so perfect for sharing!

    55555 by Victoria W.


  • Rachel M.Stephen is awesome. The sausage and cheese platter (apparently the "beale street throwdown") is SO good.

    55555 by Rachel M.


  • Joseph H.Salad with rib meat topper

    33333 by Joseph H.


  • Jonathon M.Come for Freeworld on Sunday's!

    55555 by Jonathon M.


  • Irene L.the ribs were pretty good, but apparently they're not the best in town!

    55555 by Irene L.


  • Bill B.Fried catfish and ribs:) awesome!

    55555 by Bill B.


  • Ken R.The Memphis Strip, a 16 oz. steak, is one of the best steaks in Memphis. And dip the fries in the steak's grease; it's divinely awesome! RIP Chef Bonnie Mack

    55555 by Ken R.


  • Roberto C.The chili...oh my god...

    22222 by Roberto C.


  • Keri S.Grilled chicken salad with house dressing.. Ahhh!

    55555 by Keri S.


  • 💙✊🅰♏💙Stephen is the best server/bartender EVERRRE!

    55555 by 💙✊🅰♏💙


  • Andy K.Awesome ribs and even better music! What a great joint.

    55555 by Andy K.


  • Toya C.This shrimp gumbo is to die for!!!!!

    55555 by Toya C.


  • Blake B.HUGE beers on tap! Be a man and get a Fat Tire!

    55555 by Blake B.


  • Billy NThe best ribs in Memphis if you are not looking for dry rub. For dry rub you need to head over to Rendezvous.

    55555 by Billy N


  • Sarah J.Eat the chicken fingers or tamales!! They're awesome!!!

    55555 by Sarah J.


  • Jessica BRip James Harris best cook blues city ever had.

    55555 by Jessica B


  • Richard K.The seafood Gumbo is heaven in food form!

    55555 by Richard K.


  • VigdisGREAT chili!! ;) be aware, the chili is HOT!! ;)

    55555 by Vigdis


  • Donna WisherMeh, ribs were not the best in Memphis...try Interstate or Neeleys instead.

    55555 by Donna Wisher


  • AyleenI love this place! All the food is GREAT.

    55555 by Ayleen


  • Daniela RAgree w/Dave.. order the ribs, and a Blues City Brew... MMMM Delcious!

    55555 by Daniela R


  • Laurel H.Great service!

    55555 by Laurel H.


  • Steve P.Gotta give it up for the ribs!

    55555 by Steve P.


  • Katie M.Freeworld on Sundays is the BEST!

    55555 by Katie M.


  • Brianne P.Great chicken strips!!

    55555 by Brianne P.


  • The Commercial AppealHave you tried the tamales? You should. :)

    33333 by The Commercial Appeal


  • Chris R.Get the sausage and cheese platter. It's crazy.

    33333 by Chris R.


  • Shawn D.Whenever you head to Blues City always ask for Lonnie's section he is a consumate professional and always guides you thorugh and amazing dinner experience.

    55555 by Shawn D.


  • Chandler M.Thur/fridAy good. For rockabilly

    55555 by Chandler M.


  • James P.Awesome gumbo and tamales!

    55555 by James P.


  • Dave DGet the Ribs and chase it with a Beer

    55555 by Dave D


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