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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great music, excellent food ( outstanding ribs) ! Great place!

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

All the food was cold. Service slow. This was our second visit and totally disappointed. Won’t be returning!

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great BBQ restaurants in Memphis. But not only the vibe is great at this one, the BBQ is really outstanding. Love the sauce. One of the best meals we had during our last visit to Memphis. Try it.

HR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fabulous. The service was a bit slow, but they were packed, so I understood.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Came back after eating here 6 weeks prior because the pork chops had been amazing! Tonight though they were overcooked and bland. A bit disappointing. The service and the music were great tho!

BT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun atmosphere, I would highly recommend this for lunch or dinner.

W
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Both bands that played were great. A must if in the area.

OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The creole catfish, shrimp and rice dish was wonderful. Gumbo also very good. Grits weren’t our favorite, but still good. The blues band was also very, very good. Must eat on Beale Street.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing! Great food, great band. Everything we thought and more. Would definitely go again.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty and the music was great!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation....table was ready. Service was excellent. I had a complaint regarding my drink, but the staff took quick action and corrected the problem.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Everything, especially service was awesome with the exception of the food, which can charitably described as “uninspired”, or, more accurately, as “sub-Chili’s”. Mere words cannot convey my disappointment over the bbq and the ingredients such a the chicken. Going to BB King’s was the co-highlight of my entire trip to Memphis, and I cannot say how surprised and disappointed I was by the lackluster performance on the part of the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I’d go again I a heart beat: service was beyond awesome, the drinks were great, the music was better, and the ambiance? What can you say, it’s BB Kings!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and entertainment!

RR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The pulled pork plate was great and for a $5 cover we got some wonderful blues!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as was the music.

RG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Sorry to say at the time of our visit the air conditioning wasn’t working so to hot upstairs but all in all not bad . Food was very nice

LD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, the music was fantastic. The one downside was the lack of air conditioning, it was uncomfortable and hot.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, the band was great. Our server let us sit to enjoy the music after we finished eating. We really did not want to leave, the band was that good.

d
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was vacationing...knew of Memphis Jones, and had heard a recent rave review, so I made a reservation to eat and hang out and listen. Zuri was my waitress and was fabulous! Food was great, music was also...enjoyed my visit!

VW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Paid $5 cover even though we were there for dinner - over $100 for 2. We got there an Hour early - bad move. We were seated in a lousy location - in the afternoon sun. Waitress was attentive until she found out we had a later reservation then we were ignored until I when to the hostess at our reservation time to find out what was going one. She got the manager. The Manager was very accommodating and we were seated immediately. The food was good, service started out good then disappeared. Manager came by again and corrected that service problem. We ordered desert with de-caf coffee - no de-caf coffee. At that point we left. As far as the music goes it depends on when you are there. The band - King Beez- was on til 8:00. Their definition of good is LOUD. You can't fix mediocre with volume. The band that followed was great. Good music, reasonable volume, very enjoyable. Overall - I would go someplace else next time.

T
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Sorry but we don’t like getting our main, when we have not finished our starters, felt as if we were being rushed,

CY
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food decent. Entertainment and ambience is what makes this place great.

DF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 4:30 PM and arrived early and it was no problem. We were seated and orders taken,drinks served in a timely manner. Wait staff was superb.Smiles all around and the band was excellent. Also, ironically the table we sat at was reserved. When I turned the card around it was my name. I was like WOW! Coincidence? Maybe, I dont know. We had a great time.

W
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bands were great. The food was served expeditiously considering the crowd. The food was outstanding. The greeter was very polite. The waitress was cordial and ensured we were not just a number. Will go there again the next time I am in Memphis.

OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Of course, a return trip would be in store if visiting Memphis again. But arriving around 6PM on an August evening, it was hot inside, meaning the comfort level of temperature. Some fans were finally turned on to help make things more comfortable. The service was at a crawl which didn't help quench our thirst upon sitting down. She surely missed out on serving additional rounds of drinks throughout the visit. Two in my group had the ribs which they loved. Another had Street Tacos with pulled pork which was also very good. I had Shrimp and Grits which included a lot of shrimp swimming in a way too large a serving of grits and needed a hefty serving of hot sauce to be more palatable. The house band had it going on with more classic rock than R&B which was okay for us Golden Girls and the rest of the crowd. It was a fun time at an iconic landmark, but seriously, not the best in town for service and food.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music/ambiance, easy parking, fair priced food and drinks.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and service. Great music. Draft beer selection is limited. Would go back.

PA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. My server, think his name was Michael, very handsome black guy with green eyes. He made the experience even more amazing. I will definitely come again. All of the staff was pleasant. Prices were reasonable. Food was good, drinks were tasty. The band was amazing. Loved the place

JH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, terrific wait staff, music off the chart

RN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Music, good food and good service.
We were seated right away, close to the stage. Nice evening in Memphis.

SJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This place has been around for many years, in the same location. It is not a fancy place, the food is good, but the best feature is the music. They have live music most of the time and it is always good.

LH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was good. Atmosphere was fun! Would go back again.

H
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, big jeff was a great server.. music touched the soul.. and the food was amazing

LF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL! If you go to Memphis you CAN NOT miss a dinner there!! Lots of good food and VERY good live music!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening. Enjoyed Memphis Jones tremendously.

J
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the music was great. The first act Memphis Jones was over the top.

JP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

We made a reservation the day before, but unfortunately when we arrived the computers were down so we could not order food. We ate at a different restaurant but went back afterwards. We were seated right away and had a great seat. We ordered drinks and after I told our server that we were unable to order food earlier that evening he didn’t charge us for our pop. The entertainment was AWESOME!!!! We would of love to eat there but we’re happy we decided to go back!

R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere- enjoyed our meal!!

LW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Ready to comeback already. The food was excellent. Some of the best gumbo I have had.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...
The sausage and cheese appetizer is a great touch to have with your drinks.

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