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Blue City Cafe is a dining restaurant and bar located in Memphis, Tenn. Established in 1991, the cafe offers a variety of barbeque ribs, southern-fried catfish, homemade tamales, broiled steaks, stuffed mushrooms, skillet shrimps, salads and sausages. It also serves kids' menu which includes chicken tenders and grilled cheese on Texas toast served with French fries. Additionally, Blue City Cafe organizes various parties and business events with food, beverage and entertainment. The restaurant also serves complete in-house and off-site catering service for group events.
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Texas Good I was impressed an...

Texas Good I was impressed and pleased with the taste of my ribs which were tender and tasted great. I would strongly reccomend this place to any tourist.

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A Memphis Must

Excellent fall off the bone ribs in an interesting setting. My wife likes her ribs dry and she loved them as well. The sides are good, especially the beans. I'm not a cole slaw fan so was not impressed with the slaw. The chili was also excellent. The place has 2 dining areas and 2 bars, one with music. We ate in the bar with entertainment and loved it. I have been here at least 5 times over a period of time and it is... view more

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Great Chili

I am not a chili fan at all, but I'll always try anything. Since this place claimed it was their specialty, I thought I'd give it a try along with their tamales. Now, the tamales were good, but not really my thing. I think I'm just too used to homemade mexican tamales to appreciate these southern ones. The chili, however, was out of this world! The ambiance of this restaurant was very hip, relaxed, and industrial loo... view more

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Good food in the heart of Beale

This was our first stop when we rolled into Memphis in the middle of the night. We read that this was Bill Clinton's favorite place to eat in Memphis. We were greeted with a friendly, ""Sit anywhere you want!"" and were immediately happy with the authentic ""dirty South"" atmosphere. At first we were dismayed by the limited menu, but we came to discover over the weekend that this is common in Memphis -- places tend t... view more

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best barbecue

best barbecue with all the fixins ... this is a must stop if you're traveling through Memphis ... or staying on. With their long hours, me and the family always go for a memorable meal, whatever the time. Welcome is great -- good folks, too.

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Succulent ribs, beautifully spiced. A great honky-tonk, and it's open late.

Succulent ribs, the meat tender and beautifully spiced. I did not find them as saucy as others said. Don't bother with an appetizer - you'll be stuffed with the ribs and other entrees looked even larger. A great spot - just avoid Sundays; they are off their game on an off night. On a Sunday visit, the ribs and beans arrived cold with blazing hot fries. That was fixed fast enough, and the warm ribs were comfort food t... view more

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Best ribs, skillet shrimp

This is a very popular place, with good reason. Highly recommended: Ribs, skillet shrimp, seafood gumbo, catfish. Not recommended: Beef stew, marinated salad, crab au gratin. If you are alone or with one other person, they will steer you to the bar to eat to keep the dining room tables free for larger groups, so expect it to happen when they're busy. Best time to go is late afternoon/very early evening. Great service... view more

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The first time I went to this place I had the ribs wet and they were so tender I could cut the meat with a fork....Wonderful stuff...and the catfish is SOOO much better!! Highly recommend this place, but it is a little pricey so take money.

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Having been a chef for over 30 yrs, and sampled a wide variety of ribs and bbq in the greater Memphis area, I have found the ribs at Blue's City Cafe to be, by far, the best ribs in thec city of Memphis ... wet or dry they are tender, moist, flavorful, as well as plentiful. These ribs are far superior to those of the establishments that have been promoted and hyped, that never seem to live up to their reputations.

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My husband and I were there last month (May) and had a terrific time at the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. The place looked like it did many moons ago and I know when we return to Memphis we will also return to Blues City Cafe. Hope they never change the atmosphere of the place.

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138 Beale StMemphisTN 38103

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