B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis
B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bbkingclubs.com/
  • Phone: 9015245464x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Seth Krasnove
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: BB King's Blues Clubs has catering menus to accommodate a celebration for any size. We offer hot appetizers, cold appetizers, hot and cold dips action stations, buffets and limited menus. Visit www.bbkingclubs.com for our event packets.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please check out our website at http://www.bbkingclubs.com/index.php?page=groupsales
  • Private Party Contact: Libby Ware 9015245464x
  • Entertainment: We have live music nightly! For a schedule of events please visit www.bbkingclubs.com. BB King's will have you jamming to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. They musicians will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the city, why Ray has Georgia on his mind and what the Temptations are talking about!
  • Special Events: BB King's is known for its special events. We can hold up to 400 seated and have live music nightly. Any group over 15 is given special attention and work with our Sales Manager. They can be reached by e-mailing memphissales@bbkingclubs.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd
  • Parking: No
A word from B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis
PLEASE NOTE: BB King's experienced a small fire and is closed for the month of October. Our upstairs sister restaurant, Itta Bena, is still open so please visit them instead! (http://www.opentable.com/itta-bena-at-bb-kings)

Welcome to BB King’s Memphis - Home of the Blues! Established in 1991 - Our menu offers a variety of the South's most delicious comfort food influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style BBQ. Enjoy the blues experience with the best live entertainment on the street 7 nights a week. Don't miss our gift shop on your way out!
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B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (10)late-night find (10)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Another Southern Must!
    aMust
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Wonderful. Love the ribs and catfish! Great service great food great entertainment. A must visit to add to your trip to TN.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday outing was fun. our group.
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was awesome from the time we got there. The people were nice, the food was awesome, and band was off the chain. We loved it and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time @ BB King Club
    BBFirstTimer
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The bathrooms (men's) greatly need remodeling. And management need to instruct or assign someone to service it regularly. Food was okay. The music was actually pretty good and entertaining but it was too loud and made conversation at dinner almost impossible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Must eat at!
    lovsgoodfoodandfuntimes
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our entire dining experience was wonderful. I had the brisket and it was the most tender I have ever had. The BBQ sauce was amazing. My husband had the steak and he also commented it was the most flavorful, tender steak ever. The band that was playing, Memphis Jones, was amazing. They totally interacted with the diners and made everyone feel a part of the entire show. Jeff was out wait person and he was fantastic. He could also bust a move on the dance floor. I will very definitely travel to Memphis again just to go to B.B. King's Blues Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B.B. King's for Dinner
    RibLover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Best ribs we had in Memphis, very good service and great music. Not too loud and a very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Making Memphis memories...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fun waiter, loved the band, delicious crawfish poppers... My young adult daughters and I had a memorable time. We were on vacation from San Francisco Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Marcelo48
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great vibe ! Good music! Band is great ! N.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • magicman9413
    MAGICMAN9413
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food are service were great and the music was even better. Can't wait to go back ASAP>
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great music, great atmosphere, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. The food was very basic and dry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Winston
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had such a great time here. The food was out of this world. Best salmon I have ever had.the band was great...Memphis Jones and group... What a fun way to help celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So disappointed...
    ALS5467
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My husband and I had reservations for 6:30 on a crowded evening- lots going on downtown. We arrived at 6:27 and were told to stand at the side and we would be taken to our table soon. Well there were a lot of people waiting to the side and more people in line behind us. We waited about 10 minutes and after several people who came in after us were taken to their seats, we left. So frustrating. We won't return... there are plenty of other places to eat in downtown Memphis where the service is much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we enjoyed this place!
    Bealok
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Friendly people, correct, timely and professional service, good food, so much we had to take a doggy bag. Music was entertaining and not only blues. We had to pleasure to hear/ see two bands playing, with front row seating.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Good food, great music. Really busy while we were there and service was only so-so.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool blues venue
    Jensen
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food average, not very clean tables, floors, and toilets, service below average. But still - it's a blues place, and it's B.B.'s place. That makes me return to the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't honor reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I made my reservations the day of the planned meal when I arrived at the restaurant they told me it would be another 30-40 minutes because they don't check the reservations list past the morning and didnt have my party on there so I would have to wait. They also want to charge $5 per person to pay for the live music. That should be somewhere on their website
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is Memphis
    NorwichLad
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My first night in town. First night on Beale Street. Needed something barbecue. Needed music. I'm solo so was impressed that I wasn't overlooked for the groups of tourists or lovers! Server took his time, sensing my vibe. Decent beer, excellent puled pork. And memphis Jones was the first performer (local character but i knew who he was) and self-deprecating but ego-driven Preston someone came on for some rough blues as a second act. I know its a mini chain but its scruffy enough to be authentic and everyone had fun; including me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs
    Traveling
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The ribs were fantastic!!!!! Went to BB King's twice when in Memphis and enjoyed it both times. The food, the service and the bands were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best combo - music and food
    MissM
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We loved our visit to BB Kings on Beale! Great seat, great food and great music! Generous portion of BBQ pork on the nachos... better than any other place we tried - good value! And the music is so good we came back another night just to hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Music and good food
    Bettydboo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and I must say we were blown away! First visit and had a great time. The live bands was awesome and kept you on your feet the entire night. The location is in a prime spot on Beale Street. Just beware the crowd and the music gets loud. We never felt unsafe, but the atmosphere on Beale St. certainly changed as the night progressed. The entire dining experience was very enjoyable with the food, the music, the waitress and the venue. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B.B. King's Blues Club, Memphis
    bluesfan1
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were seated right away. Our waitress made us feel welcome and got our drinks to us very quickly. The BBQ sandwich and fries were filling. The cole slaw was a little too dry, but tasted ok. The bacon cheeseburger with the potato chips was well liked by the second member of our party. The live music was the reason for our visit, and we will definitely be back the next time we are in Memphis.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Brthday Hang-out
    Geog4972
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    BB King's was all that I expected it to be; the music was right on time. The food and service were top notch. A great choice for my birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and music, poor service
    Iryna
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We went there for my friend's birthday. I did mentioned that at reservation. We got a server who looked like she hates her life. We got our main course before we were half done with our appetizer. The band was really good, kinda Black Keys, so we wanted to enjoy it, but with the service that we got, we felt like we were in rush and have to leave. We ordered desert to kinda not just sit there, but server was still not pleasant. Peach cobler was very liquid, more like soup. Overall it was not bad, but from all the advertisement for this place we were hoping for something special. In the end when we tipped her 25% she was running after us downstairs saying "have a great night" and whole 9 yards. Too late for that though, night was over
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    service was outstanding, food was great, will most definitely return when we visit Memphis again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blues and brew
    BluesMan
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good food, GREAT BLUES, service is good. Avoid the crawfish poppers, too small. Shrimp and grits were great. Gumbo was good too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EandAl
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great place! good food, great music! had a Blast. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a good time with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Loud & Too Tight in There
    belcherseatgood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    For such a small venue, the music is entirely too loud. We couldnt talk to each other & the waitress couldnt hear us nor could tge bartender, unless we screamed. Had a headache after 10 minutes. And its too tight in there, maybe they should eliminate some tables because you can barely walk in there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 580 reviews are from the B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis reviews archive.
  • Enjoy
    smudge
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    When booking ask for a balcony table as they have best view of the stage and bands. The food was good and the drinks kept coming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    Mixed
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Music loud but I am 71, expected blues music, but enjoyed the food and music
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • King of the B.Blues Clubs.
    BoozBloozFoodLover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    What a great place to go for a meal, a drink, or both. Great music surrounds you whatever you go there for. Good atmosphere & service. If you do eat, remember there is no cover on a late return. Just make sure you get your hand stamped! We were made welcome, our table was ready & the food arrived real quick & was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come For The Music
    Stephen17
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The restaurant is really a live music venue the offers a large menu of bar food, southern fried foods and BBQ. The meals my wife and I had the two recent nights we were at BBK's to hear the phenomenal, Will Tucker, were bla in flavor and not at preferred serving temps. We did envoy the BBQ nachos with shredded pork. Could serve 3-4 as appetizer. As above, the blues bands are excellent and fun. It's on Beale Street and that's why you're there. Have fun!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was great and
    Donk
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The service was great and the music went beyond great with Will Tucker's band. We had perfect seats to watch the show and enjoyed a Sweet 16 game on TV at the same time. Half of our table watched the game while the other half watched Will and his band. The food was very good. It was pouring outside so a lot of people crowded in. But we had just the amount of room we needed to get up and watch the game or head to the restroom. Every employee from the ones at the front door to the wait staff were cordial and strived to please.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Soul Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    A good dining experience in a lively setting. Quality of ribs first class. Music of excellent standard. Not all tables well positioned for good views of band, but as evening progresses you can move tables. A very good, lively night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Waiter messed drink order up multiple times, forgot orders, slow & food was ok. Didn't even consider going to BB Kings in Nashville and probably won't ever go to one again. Extremely disappointed!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The serving was very very
    Mitchell2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The serving was very very slow ,everyone had got their food except my husband and we was finish eating when he got his food, he order fish, staff seems to be over work and no so friendly ! Been coming their for the last four year did not enjoy it this time
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best BBQ!!
    Juno60VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I was shocked at the fall off the bone smokey BBQ ribs! The best in the city!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night with Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent venue. Food and drink we're good but the amazing part of the night was the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back!!
    BFW718
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Our server Jodi was so nice & energetic. The staff was great! The band was Hott! Shannon Preston! Loved Loved Loved. The food was wonderfully delicious! It is definitely a place to go while in Memphis!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Live Music
    andrew
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Great service and atmoshphere but the best thing was the music. First class live band playing a great range of blues, funk and soul music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Daveena234
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We travelled from the Uk to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday in New Orleans and Memphis and spent our last evening at BB king's and it was certainly an evening to remember good food and great music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent.
    luvbug
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious and the band was awesome! We will most definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.