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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#16 of 1,205 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
+1 901-523-2050
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Theresa was the best!! She was so friendly & made us feel right at home. Then the food was just as amazing as the service! Large portions & the potatoes and biscuits were to die for!!

Thank hg0ss
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good saw mill gravy, great home made pancakes and waffles, hot syrup, attentive service in a traditional but fresh setting, facing a downtown park.

Thank bunkerm2015
Cookeville, Tennessee
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was kind of disappointed in the quality of the food. The portion was generous but the home fries tasted like they were cooked in stale grease and there was nothing special about the scrambled eggs

Thank klabarnes
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591 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get a southern food fix - either breakfast or lunch. We tried a big range of dishes: chicken fried steak had good flavor, biscuits were good but gravy was boring, black eyed peas were the winner, plus good home fries and turnip greens. Service was friendly but very scattered, wrong dishes, very very slow. Suggestion: please don't... More 

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had checked reviews and it was between our hotel and Beale Street, so we decided to eat a late lunch. Wonderful! There are soooo many sides to choose from, you can even get a sides meal!! It was chilly out, so I ordered the bean soup. Best I've ever had! With ham & all the extras! It came with... More 

Thank Teresa C
Manalapan, New Jersey
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191 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancakes eggs biscuits and gravy good coffee and great service. Thank you blue plate grill. Definitely a good place for breakfast. From here walk over to the river.

Thank ladydeexyz011
Memphis, Tennessee
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305 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A popular Breakfast & Lunch diner frequented by Downtown Residents & Tourists. 2 scrambled eggs / sausage / gravy & biscuits / hash browns / Water / $9.38 +$2 tip Sausages were pre-cooked & almost burned (photo). "Hash browns" were large 1" chunks of red potatoes including peeling / pre-cooked (my plate came out in 3 minutes) / cold /... More 

Thank ChanEvan
Roseville, California
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231 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place to enjoy the quintessential Southern breakfast treats such as biscuits and gravy and grits. Homey atmosphere and great wait staff add to the charm of this locale.

Thank Anne G
Miller City, IL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I always eat here when I am in Memphis with friends. Today I brought my mom and daughter to sample the breakfast. They loved it as much as I do! It's a must do when in Memphis!

Thank Sherry P
Southern Illinois
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you like a big breakfast, this is your place! Every morsel was great from the big basket of biscuits and the large bowl of gravy to the softly scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, fluffy pancakes and fried potatoes like mom used to make. You get a huge plate of food for a nominal price. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-2050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?