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B.B. King's Blues Club

143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-524-5464
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (579 reviews)
“fried pickles” (94 reviews)
“catfish” (120 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed the food and the music so much that we ate there two nights in a row. Music was more bluesy one night and a little more rock the next night. Plus, being in B.B. King's place had a pleasure all its own. Given the...More

Thank Mimi L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Holy wow - the music. Stop reading the food reviews. BB King was not a chef. He was a legendary blues musician. Do yourself a favor: go early, tip the fabulous Tat at the door very heavily, be nice, and treat people - especially those...More

1  Thank Anita J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here for dinner and some music and were not disappointed in either. We had the ribs and chicken with beans and coleslaw. The ribs fell off the bone as did the chicken. The baked beans had a little heat (spice) to them and...More

Thank 605harry
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. Was surprised there was a cover especially since we were going to eat lunch. Music was good. Food was okay. Place was overcrowded (especially once the rain came) and the wait staff was overwhelmed. Would not go back.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in for dinner. Friendly bar staff - great recommendations on the food menu and the ribs didn't disappoint. House band came on about 5pm with some good blues music - definitely worth a stop.

Thank DawnEdgell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was my wife’s 50th birthday and what a great night to be had at B B Kings. Great food, great drinks, all reasonably priced. Fantastic live music

Thank El_Jefe_Especiali
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

$5 cover charge, not really an issue. Seated by the stage, listened to some quality rock/blues. My first ever bbq ribs and they were awesome, just fell off the bone. I tried the Blue Brew beer and wasnt disappointed. Good times

Thank Billyjean2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the barbecue in town I did not expect BB's to have really good ribs, but they did it! And the house band that night was really good. Overpriced, but what are you gonna do?

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another trip into the past for aging baby boomers. We were charged $5 each for a cover for the live music - a tribute band doing R&B favorites from mostly the 60's. The music is loud! And there is a dance floor. We...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Sunday. $5 cover charge but no wait for a table. Arrived just as bands were switching over so had 20 minutes of dj music. Ribs were pretty good, drinks seemed a little weak and service was just ok. When...More

Thank BostonBased99
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Kym P
20 October 2016|
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Response from kjyoung49 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice smoking inside but lots of smoking all over Memphis
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Amy B
13 October 2016|
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Response from Shirley L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not the restaurant. Try them in person. Or Google. Sometimes it comes up there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
    (2nd)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-524-5464
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Description
This is the original B.B. King's Blues Club located in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue, historic landmarks and great basketball. With live entertainment every night of the week - from authentic blues to classic soul and rock and roll - and a menu full of Southern favorites, the club is a popular destination spot on Memphis' historic Beale Street. The club offers a full menu comprised of a variety of the South's most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style barbecue. You MUST stop in for our award winning ribs that are some of the best in town - which says a lot for a town known for the world class barbecue! Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night meals, the intimate restaurant and live music venue has some of the finest local entertainment in town live on stage nightly as well as national touring performers. B.B. King's offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, the club has several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events - from birthday parties and family reunions to wedding receptions and corporate events.
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