The atmosphere at this diner-style cafe is so authentic that the place was used virtually unchanged in The Firm , the Tom Cruise movie about a Memphis ... More
Blues City Cafe
The atmosphere at this diner-style cafe is so authentic that the place was used virtually unchanged in The Firm , the Tom Cruise movie about a Memphis law firm. Bill Clinton is also fond of the Blues City Cafe. The decor is intentionally weathered, with corrugated iron and glass blocks. Diner-style seating offers a great view of the crowds on Beale. The best bet on the menu is that Memphis staplebarbeque. You can watch big slabs of ribs being turned on the grill while you drink a cold beer. The prices are slightly elevated because of the restaurant's historic location, but you can still eat for a reasonable price.
me and my family went on Beal st.to have luch at the BB King cafe ,but was stoped by a gentlemen at the blues city cafe across the street he asked me have we had lunch i said no he ask were we looking i told him i was going to bb king he said are you going over thier because of the bb king name i said no i had eaten thier before he told me that they also have very good food with some good prices so i said sure why not ,but if i dont like it i will not be paying for it he said and you should'nt when i tell you that food was delicious the prices were right you did'nt have to wait long for your order to come out i just want to thank the greeter at blues city cafe for conviencing me to try them out i still like BB.King but this cafe is giving them a run for their money i will defently be coming back !
I just completed my dining experience at Blues City Cafe and it was not impressive at all. The ribs looked like they came off of an oversized sow. They were tough and had no sauce to speak of. All of the hype about this cafe is way overrated. I asked for a piece of bread and never got it. I will be glad to be leaving Memphis because the food where I come from is much better.
The good: The best ribs I have ever eaten, reasonable prices.
The bad: It basically has the decor of a diner, and it gets a lot of traffic from the Beale Street tourists, so it could be cleaner.
The ribs, however, are a must-try item.
During Memphis in May...I whent down on the river to the Barbaque....tasted folks ribs all day.....never found any better ribs than at Blues City Cafe....It's a must for me to eat there every chance i get....also you must try the apple dumplings...they are great !!!!Say hello to Joe the Hat.....He will take care of you...
Was in Memphis for the first time in January and popped in to The Blues City Cafe as we heard great music coming from inside.It turned out to be one of the best nights i've ever had.The band playing were called The Dempseys,if you visit memphis do not miss this great outfit they are one of the best bands i have ever seen.
Finished the night off by tucking in to the full rack,fantastic.we ate there for the next 3 nights! you just dont get ribs like that in England.A great friendly,fantastic Beale Street experience...