Blues City Cafe

138 Beale St • Memphis, TN 38103 USA

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Sunday: 11:00 AM-3:00 AM

Monday: 11:00 AM-3:00 AM

Tuesday: 11:00 AM-3:00 AM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM-3:00 AM

Thursday: 11:00 AM-3:00 AM

Friday: 11:00 AM-5:00 AM

Saturday: 11:00 AM-5:00 AM

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The live music


What goes better with barbecue food than Blues music? This place has both. Live music and food made right is what this place is about. You never know who might just walk in as they have an extensive list of famous people who have graced this place for some good eats.

Established: 1991

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0.2 miles from FedEx Forum



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John Miller

Blue City Cafe was so amazing that I ate there twice in 24 hours. The grilled shrimp was great. The ribs were unquestionably the best I have ever had. They literally fell off the bone! Go there!

Posted On: 2018-04-04 23:34:58


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.

Posted On: 2017-03-31 14:14:12


Perfectly 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!

Posted On: 2017-01-05 05:40:27

Caleb Marsh

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.

Posted On: 2016-12-21 21:41:46

Jesse Bagels

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

Posted On: 2016-03-27 18:42:14

Jim Anderson

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

Posted On: 2015-08-18 01:34:00

Jim Anderson

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)

Posted On: 2015-08-15 16:13:38

Dan Maccarone

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.

Posted On: 2013-06-09 02:49:21

Rebecca Seligstein

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.

Posted On: 2013-01-24 19:18:34

Ken Rogers

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

Posted On: 2011-09-08 13:10:13

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darcie rochon


Ate here Friday night. They were crazy busy and there’s a guy working like crazy - busting his butt, waiting on 10 people at once. My husband said, “He’s got to be the owner, working that hard”. We asked him - he is not! His name is Keith and he is just a great worker! Great personality, too! I hope whoever reads these reviews at BCC recognizes what an awesome employee they have in Keith!

Posted On: 2018-04-08 20:56:02

robert hughes


Ribs are awesome! Gumbo was great! Staff was nice and made great recommendations! The blue friend drink from next door is a must and then music after! All in one!

Posted On: 2018-03-31 12:22:13

Tonya Bell


This place was absolutely FABULOUS!!! We ran into a pepper eating contest and ask some of the locals for recommendations on a great place to eat and they suggest this place. With all of the recommendations, we couldn't pass it up. We had the garlic broiled shrimp, bbq ribs and steak. This meal DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! If you're looking for a great place to eat, this is it!

Posted On: 2018-03-29 15:35:44



I ordered the ribeye steak medium well. It was done correctly but it lacked flavor. I had to add A1 sauce on it to make more flavorful. Atmosphere was active. Quick service and good.

Posted On: 2018-03-29 01:59:17

Christopher Carlson


For the price, I expected the ribs and BBQ to have better flavor. Honestly, if you want better BBQ you should just go to Outback. The tamales were not edible -- the actual tamale wrap couldn't be chewed. That happens when it's either not fresh, or over cooked. The location & staff were very nice. But, that's what you're paying for. The food was not good.

Posted On: 2018-03-13 03:14:24

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Mattie N.

Food was disappointing to say the least. I had the mixed combo with ribs and catfish-AKA- the Best Meal on Beale-I WOULD HOPE NOT! Ribs was below average...

Posted On: 2018-04-13 20:37:19

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Steve D.

The idea is really quantity over quality. We had 4 lbs. Porterhouse and it was a lot of beef. The cook for medium rare was a more like medium. The meat...

Posted On: 2018-04-02 08:16:27

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Aarani P.

We were in Nashville for a week, and decided to switch it up and drive to Memphis for the day, just to switch things up. We were literally only in the city...

Posted On: 2018-03-25 17:17:35

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