Blues City Cafe

Bar, Café, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Memphis, Memphis
  • Anthony E.
    "If you're from out of town, try the Best Meal on Beale."(4 Tips)
    Toya C.
    "This shrimp gumbo is to die for!!!!!"(13 Tips)
    Lori F.
    "The catfish fillet melts in your mouth & the fries are awesome!!!!"(16 Tips)
    Rebecca S.
    "The best ribs on Beale, but I would go with the chili and tamales."(46 Tips)
130 Tips and reviews
  • ribs
  • catfish
  • meal on beale
  • gumbo
  • tamales
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  • Amália S.
    Amália SouzaNovember 1
    Maior costela ever! Delicious, the rib melted every where!!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McCarthySeptember 5
    Eat ALL the ribs!!!
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickAugust 30
    Best gumbo on Beale! You've got to try their tamales, wow!
  • Neiep R.
    Neiep RegionAugust 9
    Ribs n catfish
  • Cheryl O.
    Get the steak!
  • Don P.
    Don PlattMay 17
    Great little lunch yesterday.
  • James S.
    Food is great. Service is questionable.
  • Christian K.
    Ribs are great and service is awesome! Great music too
  • Kristin
    KristinApril 9
    Gumbo covered cheese fries!
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsMarch 27
    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
  • Allan W.
    Joy is a great server and knows the menu inside out.
  • Brenda M.
    Brenda MooreFebruary 19
    Ribs, Catfish, slaw, baked beans, green beans. Pecan pie
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfFebruary 1
    Pretty fun place for fast food and tunes.
  • Ted C.
    Ted ClarkJanuary 22
    Ribs are great
  • Jaime Hervar
    Jaime HervarJanuary 7
    The beer it's the best!
  • Edna M.
    Edna MercerDecember 30, 2015
    Gumbo is great
  • Joe K.
    Joe KoolOctober 17, 2015
    The Gumbo cheese fries were the truth not to mention the catfish was fried nice.
  • Ann C.
    Ann ChasovikovaOctober 14, 2015
    Best ribs in Tennessee, awesome local beer, good music, WiFi elvislives
  • Chawn J.
    Chawn JonesAugust 23, 2015
    Ribs fries Cole Slaw BBQ Sauce
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonAugust 18, 2015
    Try the Ribs w/ Baked Beans, Fries, & Toast - The best meal I ate all week! 3:30am on Beale Street. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonAugust 18, 2015
    Try the Fried Catfish Meal - It was more about the ribs AND the catfish! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonAugust 15, 2015
    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)
  • Anna V.
    Anna VladauJune 7, 2015
    Fried chicken tenders
  • Rick H.
    Rick HApril 25, 2015
    Great ribs, great music. Nuff said.
  • Cristian C.
    Cristian CanessaJanuary 16, 2015
    Ribs and shrimps
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth RobersonJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Steaks are cooked to perfection!!! Chef Greg and Chef Larry are incredible!!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CraneDecember 23, 2014
    Loved the tamales!
  • Kris W.
    Kris WhiteDecember 6, 2014
    I love they ribs
  • Barry S.
    Barry SegalNovember 7, 2014
    had desert, was good, service was just ok
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarknessOctober 19, 2014
    Gumbo is spicy and delicious.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonOctober 17, 2014
    The Gumbo is very good!
  • David F.
    David Foley, Jr.September 29, 2014
    The ribs and the catfish are as good as it gets!
  • Russell H.
    Russell HolleySeptember 9, 2014
    Get the BBQ!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SpencerAugust 26, 2014
    Great music and food.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaAugust 7, 2014
    Grab the rib and catfish special!
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionJuly 27, 2014
    Quality ribs at this cafe.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NoslerJune 27, 2014
    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.
  • Big John K.
    Big John KrishackJune 18, 2014 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 !
  • Willis J.
    Willis JacksonJune 6, 2014
    Order seafood au gratin, but get it with fries. Total bliss.
  • MEM
    MEMMay 30, 2014
    Best Ribs In the World!!! Also great service and friendly staff!!!
  • Edward W.
    Edward WebberMay 24, 2014
    The hush puppies are awesome
  • James H.
    James HerrinMay 19, 2014
    Ribs Ribs Ribs
  • Andy A.
    Andy AndersApril 24, 2014
    Very nice place to visit
  • Elena Q.
    Elena QbApril 3, 2014
    Just 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!!
  • Yvonne S.
    Yvonne SmithFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ribs are to die for!!!!!
  • Carl S.
    Carl StokerOctober 25, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the catfish and ribs
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CrawfordOctober 23, 2013
    Awesome service, even better food!!
  • Angie E.
    Angie EastwoodOctober 16, 2013
    The red chili is yummy!!
  • Nicko J.
    Nicko JamisonSeptember 29, 2013
    Great chicken strips!
  • Stefan M.
    Stefan MollSeptember 28, 2013
    You should try the 20 oz Cowboy Cut Ribeye steak.
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