RE: Blue Plate Cafe
I wonder how many places there are at present named "Blue Plate Cafe?" Maybe roadfood reporters will take the time to comment on the one they visited.
Mine was years after the first post on this subject and some hundreds of miles away, but the Blue Plate Cafe in Memphis TN is a great breakfast place. I'll have to let others comment on lunch and dinner (which may not be available all days or all locations).
I think there are three Blue Plate location in Memphis and we went to the original location on Poplar. This is not far from I-240 if you are driving through. Great waffles, good pancakes and biscuits, eggs actually done pretty much to order, and as well prepared country ham as I've had in a long time.
The dinner menu looked good also, honest southern food.
For history buffs of a certain strain, the Poplar street location is interesting another way. It is in a residence built for the founder of Holiday Inn. Also, its just down the street from Corky's in case you are planning to take BBQ home.
It is also near Dixie Cafe and you don't want to be tempted there under any circumstance.