B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

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Established in 1991, 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.
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NJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back atmosphere. Wonderful, soulful music. I will definitely be a regular patron.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Definitely go to see the live music

DA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Checking out historic places while visiting Memphis.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music and Food was great. Most impressive was the care and attention with which the hosts took care of my mother who is in a wheelchair. Staff went out of their way to facilitate getting her to our table, storing the wheelchair, and giving her an outstanding experience. Beyond the excellent food, music, and service, this is a team who cares about people. Thank you BB King’s!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family and I loved the food and atmosphere of B.B Kings. We can’t recommend enough

SL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to have a good meal and listen to gold music and this has to.be one of the best places to do that. Jonathon Ellison was playing and he was phenomenal. He played a variety of music and had the crowd engaged. The bbq was great and the salads were very fresh. All in all, an experience not to be missed.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was amazing! Would love to go back very soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Something’s off with the service here. Everyone has an attitude. Server forgot items in our order numerous times. The vibe here isn’t friendly. Disappointing.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place. Loved Memphis Jones!! He was GREAT! The main act was good, but VERY loud! The food was GREAT, and service was fast. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting Memphis! KEEP Memphis Jones!!! Encourage him to make CD's!!!

AB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good about this place. The service was amazing, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect, and the music by the house band was absolutely astounding. I had an amazing time. Everything was perfect. Best birthday ever.

B
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly quick service. The stage is centered so very few seats in the restaurant don’t have a view. The BBQ ribs were awesome, and their BBQ sauce was great. I recommend the shrimp skillet for an appetizer. It’s loaded with yummy garlic sauce and bread.

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, food, atmosphere, and service was incredible! BUT the live music was the best part of our visit.

EC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 30 minutes early but they were able to seat us immediately. We both ordered the ribs and they were fabulous! The musical entertainment was really great. I would absolutely visit BB Kings Blues Club again!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from Michigan

DW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Memphis Jones provided great music and delightful background about the musical history of Memphis and of soul, blues, and rock. The service was just right and the food good.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food was nothing like what I had expected. The music was great and the service was absent. I got the fried shrimp but they tasted broiled and then fried. the bbq nachos were good but they were drenched in bbq sauce and salsa. The chicken sandwich was fried in corn meal or fish grease. I alcoholic beverages were good. I really expected better food. The bbq sause tasted like kraft bbq sauce.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wife flew in from Atlanta. Parents drove in from Atlanta. BB Kings on Wednesday, Thanksgiving on Thursday

SA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I would recommend BB King's Blues Club for the experience. The food was ok, not great and not bad. However, the band was great!

G
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fun place. Lively and happy. Food was good but not great, but then that’s not its appeal — it’s all about the atmosphere and mood.

RB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional. We especially enjoyed the fried pickles appetizer and the catfish dinner. All portions were more than anyone at our table could finish.

P
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bbq ribs, musicians were very good, we loved the ambiance. Attentive service and good value

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I want to stress that I would recommend the Memphis location for the food and the entertainment. But if you want me to be honest about the service I would not recommend it. Our waitress never asked us if we wanted a second drink, never checked to see if everything was okay & never offered us dessert. Did I mention we were there for my moms birthday and they knew because when we checked in they hostess said oh you are here for the birthday. I felt bad for my mom because it was her birthday. The best part was we asked for take home containers and she brought us the bill. So I would recommend BB Kong’s in Memphis for the food and entertainment but not for the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

it was very lively and welcoming along with the best bbq in memphis! it is worth the visit everyone

NC
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue and wonderful food!! The ribs literally fell off the bone. When in Memphis, I will be back!

RB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great stop for a tourist like me, loved it!! Music was great, service was great, food was solid.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, the service was pretty rubbish but no big deal as we went for the music. We arrived at 7pm and the band came on for about 40 mins then went off but they went off for 40mins so all ambiance was kind of lost whilst waiting for them to come back on. When they did they were good but didn’t seem very enthusiastic or seem like they really wanted to be there!

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a great time at BBkings. Dont think I would use open table to book this site as we got the worst table in the place by doing so. I'm sure we would have gotten a better table by reserving directly

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to enjoy Memphis Jones music and ate dinner while there

RW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time in Memphis and I had a good time . I had the shrimp and grits there were just okay . But I loved my boyfriends food lol . I don’t eat meat often but his chicken was cooked perfectly and falling off the bone , his Mac and cheese was BOMB. The drinks definitely aren’t strong so if you’re trying to feel a buzz I wouldn’t recommend it. HOWEVER we had no wait , customer service was amazing and the music was also great . My only other con was there was a $5 cover for the music I didn’t know about . Not expensive I just didn’t know about it . I’d go back and try something else but definitely had a great date night overall

DR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good, nice sized portions. The band was amazing. Was taken by surprise with the $5 per person cover charge. Website said nothing about this. If it goes to the band, great ! If it's just a way of collecting revenue...not pleased.

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome! Live music was great & our meal was delicious. A must go to when you visit Memphis.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best BBQ Nachos! Chicken and waffles was very tasty and the waffle itself was great!

SP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The ribs were out of this world. Best I’ve ever had and the Mac & cheese was so good also. Music was great and just added to the atmosphere of the place.

AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great music; great service. When in Memphis, a must visit!

R
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great, service was good but no music till 5 pm.

KO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place to visit...BB KINGS!! The music was awesome, the food was incredible and the staff was great!!!

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had had in seven day and great bands!! Our waiter was awesome!!! Great night!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was bangin. Had bbq chicken and ribs. Saw 2 bands who were AMAZING. Great food and music! Loved it.

H
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find on Beale Street
Very popular venue so book ahead or be prepared to wait in line
Good tables
Good, efficient service
Varied menu - can definitely recommend the ribs
Drinks are rather expensive but the music is fabulous and the whole experience is well worth the money

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Our waiter, Ron, was amazing to watch serving 9 tables that I could see. So efficient - he was working with such natural rhythm taking care of everyone. The fried shrimp was delicious, my husband had a grilled pork chop - he said best he has ever had. So lucky to be able to see King Beez perform! What A great team of performers.

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