B.B. King's Blues Club
B.B. King's Blues Club

B.B. King's Blues Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nashville.bbkingclubs.com/
  • Phone: (615) 256-2727
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11am Daily, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday until 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm Late Night Menu: Sunday - Thursday until 11pm, Friday and Saturday until 1am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Robert Jordan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: BB King's Blues Clubs has catering menus to accommodate a celebration of any size. WE offer hot appetizers, cold appetizer, hot and cold dips, actions stations, buffet options and limited menus. Visit www.bbkingclubs.com for our event packets.
  • Private Party Facilities: Call for your next private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Hurley 6152562727
  • Entertainment: Live Music 7 nights a week! For a schedule of events go to www.bbkingclubs.com. BB King's Blues Club will have your guest jamming to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. The 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 Blues Club is known for its special events. We can hold up to 900 reception style and have live music nightly. Any group over 15 is given special attention and works with a Sales Manager. For more info contact lisa.hurley@bbkingclubs.com or amanda.allen@bbkingclubs.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commerce
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public surface lots and garages available.
A word from B.B. King's Blues Club
BB King’s Blues Club 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 fried pickles, catfish, salmon, mouth watering steaks, lip smacking ribs and an array of wines that compliment every entree and satisfy any pallet. BB King’s also offers an entertaining club atmosphere where the music and dancing never stop, lively staff that keeps the party up, and a hot retail shop to help make your mark. To locals and travelers alike, BB King’s Blues Club is the spice of the night!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
B.B. King's Blues Club reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (38)good for groups (36)late-night find (30)vibrant bar scene (24)special occasion (16)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (5)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Cool spot
    Foodme
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Took my family here for dinner before the Preds game. It's walking distance to Bridgestone arena. Nice bonus, you can come back in for free after the game to listen to music. Service was excellent. Food is not really the star here, it's good but not great. The draw here is the atmosphere, the vibe, the music of course.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blues in Nashville??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Who would think Blues in Nashville? Looked for a late spot and tried it out. Great band, as good as Chicago. 6 of us had drinks and appetizers, and were not rushed at all. Service was friendly and prompt! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Love BB Kings, Nashville.
    Travel
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    All of the bands are great! The atmosphere is fun and you can get up and dance. Everytime I go to downtown Nashville I have to go to BB Kings and everytime I have such a great time there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun idea leaves you screaming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I normally enjoy this kind of place but the music was so loud we had to scream to hear each other. The waiter was nice but messed up our drink orders and food order three times. We felt bad because they kept having to take the food back and, I assume, waste it. The food was tasty when it did arrive correctly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moms Birhtday Party Great
    Cburn
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nice dining and the band was great and entertaining. There was plenty room to dance and do a shuffle or line dance. The staff accomadated all of our needs. I'm looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    love2eat
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We reserved priority seating for two at 5:30 on a Tuesday to assure time for a 7:30 performance at TPAC and were seated promptly. There were only 20-25 people there so the reservation definitely wasn't needed. No one came to get our drink orders for at least 20 minutes, although several waiters passed by our table and made eye contact. An attempt to flag one down was blatently ignored. When our waitress finally arrived (we suspect she was late to her shift and nobody covered her table), the service was adequate but not spectacular. My gumbo was tasty but was served warm--definitely not hot; not a whisp of steam was to be found. My husband enjoyed his pasta. We weren't offered a second round of drinks. Checked off list; doubt we'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Music
    NashvilleNewcomer
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    B. B. Kings has a great vibe, there is awesome food, great people and amazing music. The food was soul food, with a fine dining twist that gives it refinement. The waiters and staff were friendly and attentive enough, without being too annoying. The live band was fun and made to environment fun, but mature, it was an awesome first experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FFA good experience
    FFAGroup
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We took of group of 25+ FFA members and adults for dinner. Great music, good food, wonderful environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly live music joint
    FFAadvisor
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I took a large group of high school students here while in Nashville. The atmosphere was very family/student friendly. The service was fairly fast and friendly. The live music was very loud but the band took frequent breaks so it made it a lot more enjoyable. I would come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    dubeyves
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were looking for good food and live music. They have a nice selection of beers and wines, as well as the food: local and nice varieties. The restaurant is located in the hot area of Nashville, where everybody seems on the party in the secured environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BB King's
    patnpam
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    In Nashville, working our way down Broadway bars and eateries. We were thinking BB King's would be touristy. We were pleasantly surprised at the value and high quality of food, service and entertainment compared to other strip restaurants in Nashville. Our server, Kaylee U was very knowledgeable. Margarita's were great, and Kaylee had a great sense of humor while serving a group who had been living it up for a while before arrival. The food was also unexpectedly top notch. The ribs are perfectly cooked and basted. The salmon dinner and shrimp and grits platter was awesome. Try the catfish bites as an appetizer and you won't be disappointed. Don't miss BB's if you are looking for great food, drink and music at a great price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music and Food!!
    ABHollandVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great place to listen to music and have dinner. Ribs were awesome!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bring ear plugs
    xyza
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Musical talents was great - volume was over the top. Impossible to order a drink or food - waiter can't hear you!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Montana
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Overall this is a fun place with great music. The noise level was too loud for my liking for a restaurant. It's pretty much impossible to have a conversation - it was even difficult to talk to the waitress to order. The hostess was not friendly but the waitress was great. It seems like there are regular customers but I only go when I have out of town guest who want a Southern experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foxxParty
    FoxxParty
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our experience was awesome....amazing table, great band, good food, great service.....server was real nice Would go back in a heartbeat!!!!! Fun...Fun.....Fun!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    PBandJ
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great music and great food! Had passed it up last time we were in Nashville but sooo glad we didn't this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food plus great music
    RCMonitor
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The night out at King's was swingin'. The music was good, the food was great and the service was excellent. Our waitress, Jackie, was over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food a bit disappointing
    Canadianvisitorsoct12
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We've been to three BB's. Nashville's is better than Memphis but not nearly as good as Vegas. Food specifically ordered without scallions sprinkled on top came with them anyway and melted into the cheese. Another's brisket and potatoes were very cold and had to be heated. Entertainment was good, but room was so big it lacked warmth and ambience. We were entertained by Lamar's artwork. Won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was fabulous. I has Memphis style ribs. My wife had the brisket. BB's all-star band was high energy and the song selection was spot on. Lead guitarist---FANTASTIC!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful BBQ
    jontyler
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a wonderful meal - some of the best BBQ ribs on the planet! Opening entertainment was very good and enjoyable. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBKING A CLASSIC
    LadyDi
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Of course if you love BB King's music, you MUST go to this club. My pleasant surprise was really how good the food was!! The ribs were practically as great as mine and I consider mine the top of the list. Everyone else was pleased too. You MUST plan on enjoying the classic music because you will not be able to talk among your dinner partners until the break time. So be prepared for good food and loud, good music.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was our 29th wedding anniversary, and we had a great time at B.B.King restaurant. We loved our seating near the stage and the music was good. Great job Jamie Higdon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ditkasfan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Carl Stewart band was outstanding with great music complimenting our meal Our server Diana S did a fantastic job watching over our drinks melas and appetizers and took great care of us. Call ahead seating was easy to do and BB Kings called ahead of time to confirm we were coming. Excellent dinner and evening!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WeeklyDiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great place for blues and Motown music played by Carl Stewart. My 81 year old mom had a blast.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
    TRGilbert
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Go for the music, food and atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The nashville king
    chuck
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great music, with our reservation we waited less than five minutes to be seated. I had the chicken fried chicken with white cheddar mac & cheese and it was spot on all the way to the cornbread. The band as always was killer. The lead guitarist who we had heard seen before sat silent tonight. The band, "the rhythm section" was awesome and the drummer was the lead singer, so impressive. Good mix of blues, Motown, older and more recent rock. Even the wait staff was dancing great time!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    very entertaining and the food was good,we enjoyed the the music and the city of Nashville,tn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good food
    Thorswife
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The appetizers are perfect. It is so much fun to go with a group of friends and everyone order different items...all are good especially the fried green tomatoes...Reservations at 5:00 gets you good music without a cover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    travelingmomma
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was delicious And the music was excellent! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music, Lackluster Service
    EmilyO
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I booked a table for 12 at 7PM through Open Table a few weeks in advance. We arrived on time and waited ten minutes for the staff to set up a high top, we asked to be moved to a set of low tables that had been vacated when we arrived. The hostesses informed me they didn't actually hold tables or take reservations and what I had effectively done was a 'call ahead' and there wasn't a low table they could seat us at. They eventually saw the low tables we were referring to and relocated us. A very confusing and lackluster experience when you're making reservations and from out of town. The Friday night music was a series of two awesome blues bands. The food was affordable, but nothing to write home about. I'd say go for the atmosphere!
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  • highlight of the visit
    lov2eat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    All I can say is awesome from to staff to food and music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Take in Nashville the way you're supposed to with great food, drink and music! The service was outstanding and the fried pickles are the best I have ever had....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No reservations on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When our group of 8 showed up on Saturday after making reservation via OpenTable we were informed they do not accept reservations on Saturday's. Luckily it was not that busy and we didn't have to wait very long.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plan Ahead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The overall experience of BB Kings was very good, the food was qute fresh and in large portion. Reservations NEEDED to be made over 4 days in advance which was a bit of a struggle when much of the trip to nashville was based upon gonog where the music sounded good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music, great vibe
    Greatdiners
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening at BB Kings in Nashville. The house band were sensational and, sitting right next to the stage as we were, we received the full experience! Food was very good and atmosphere overall was great. We would certainly recommend an evening at BB's
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting to know Nashville
    Newcastle
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A really enjoyable meal with excellent live music. Steaks were excellent. Service helpful and attentive will definitely go again if we return to Nashville
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening to Remember
    WeLoveBBs
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were coming to BB Kings to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The staff was outstanding, from the hostess, to our waiter. We were seated quickly and the music and entertainment was the best we experienced in Nashville. our dinners were amazing. My ribs were the best I tasted while visiting the southern states. We were both delighted, and would recommend to friends. Definitely will return when we are in the Nashville area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 712 reviews are from the B.B. King's Blues Club reviews archive.
  • Good food and GREAT live music!
    PeterSNY
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food and GREAT live music! The atmosphere is terrific.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!!!!!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was a great experience. Me and my wife really enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Music
    RochelleVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was ok, they had a great selection. Band volume was way too load for dinner music. Great night life spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic