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.
On my first ever tour to Memphis i turned up at Blues City at 11pm just in time to catch the live show by the hottest rockabilly band in Memphis - - - - THE DEMPSEYS. thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome. i'll see you again this year!!!!
You haven't experienced Memphis until you have eaten at the Blues City Cafe'. The food is fantastic, and you can't beat their ribs. The staff and service is excellent even when the place is packed. It was the highlight of our trip.
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.
My wife and I have lived downtown for one year and tried as many BBQ joints as possible: Rendezvous, Corky's, Rum Boogie Cafe, Cozy Corner, Interstate, The Commissary, etc. Of all of them, (and my coworkers agree) Blues City Cafe has THE BEST RACK of RIBS.
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