Rum Boogie Cafe { Memphis, TN }

We recently stopped in Memphis, TN for some lunch on our way back from vacation.

We ended up spending 4 hours on two roads in this beautiful place and can’t wait to head back for a “real” vacation.

We stopped here in search of BBQ on Beale Streat.  We perused many restaurant menus and ended up at the Rum Boogie Café

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This place was so cool!  The walls and ceiling are lined with guitars from former acts.  They have nighttime music which we missed since we were there for lunch.  The menu was kid friendly (they serve a few extra items that didn’t appear on the menu.  We were concerned when we saw the menu that they wouldn’t have anything my son would eat, since he isn’t a huge meat fan (and this is a BBQ joint after all), BUT he does like chicken strips and they had those.

My daughter and I shared a rack of ribs, fried green tomatoes, and fries.  Everyone was stuffed!

We decided to walk off our “fullness” before hopping in the car.  There was so much to see in downtown Memphis.

We stuck to Beale street and saw quite a bit in our 4 hour long stop.

Some very cool art sculptures and murals.

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A little Elvis, of course!!

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We had heard that if you take Beale Street all the way to the end, there’s a play area for kids.  There was!  While the kids ran off their energy before hopping back in the car, I checked out the Mississippi River and discovered that the Delta Queen was in dock.

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This is definitely a kid-friendly town with parks to play and menus they’ll eat from.   A few hours was certainly not enough time to take advantage of all there is to do.  There’s Graceland, The Children’s Museum,  and a zoo… to name a few of the things we plan to hit next time.

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