B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.7
1762 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner and the several times we came to BB Kings. Every one was very welcoming!!

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KEITH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great! I think their barbecue ribs are the best in Memphis.
Everyone in our party were impressed with the food.

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KenQ
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at BB’s twice on our stay ... had ribs the first visit and shrimp and grits the second visit. Loved both dishes.

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Cameshia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best environments I have been around.

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vipwinelove
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very good and our server was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
56 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was hesitant to enter this place for lunch knowing that it’s primarily a blues-live-band place at night. Usually bar food/live band place menu consist of the usual bar menu of chicken wings, nacho, tacos etc. Well I was pleasantly surprised to see a wide variety of southern food selection here. Tables are spaced out and there are hand sanitizers all over the place.

I made the best decision to order Chicken Fried Chicken ($17.99): buttermilk chicken fingers on a bed of really creamy, cheesy, gooey yummy Mac and cheese with a side of sautéed veggies. Omg my 2 favorite things in one dish: chicken and Mac and cheese!!!

My husband also enjoyed his baby back ribs ($19.99). He raved so much about the fall-off-the-bone, tender, moist, flavorful meat. The sides beans and slaw complemented the BBQ and satisfied his craving!

Nikki was our very friendly and efficient server on a rainy day in Memphis. The music and vibe even at lunch was really fun. We enjoyed our lunch very much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love BB King’s. Music is always excellent.

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vipThis123
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lacey was Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a weekday at lunchtime with our 1.5 year old. We were the only ones in the restaurant at them time so I can’t speak to when they are busy, however our waiter took care of us and made sure Kerrigan (our kiddo) has everything she needed for lunch. Drinks were great, and the grande nachos the wife and I share were gigantic and filled us up. We approve and recommend. One day we will visit when we have a babysitter and a live concert is going on!

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Eagles
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was great,fun was had by all. The house band was very talented.the staff from the door man to the bathroom attendant were all really nice

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ShatarraW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

What is the use of OpenTable? I'm asking because once my party arrived at BB KIngs they claimed they did not havve a reservation for us and in order to be seated we had to pay $7pp That was unforeseen added expense Next we were placed in a secluded area upstairs that was not well lit at all If I'm not mistaken there were only 2-3 tiny lights which caused us to use the flashlight on our phone in order to see the menu. The server was nice. Everyone ordered their food at the same time however mine never came out. I told the server to just cancel my order but she claimed it was prepared and failed to be brought out The wait time on my order (only wings) was long again so I assume they either cooked some more because the first ones were cold or they had never prepared them By the time my order was brought out we were ready to go so I just threw my wings in a to-go box The house band and Jerome Chism was very entertaining I hope this occurrence isn't often as I work in downtown hospitality and refer a lot of my guests to check out BB Kings but due to this experience I am a little hesitant For this to be the only place my daughter wanted to spend her 21st birthday we were very disappointed

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LaVonneH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting..was great. Food was delicious..customer service excellent..band sounded great..love they stamp your hand to walk Beale street and come back after cover charge.. must visit when going to Memphis

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is not a word I can use to describe the food there. I’ll definitely be going back!! The manager West has the best customer service

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JazmynB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in Memphis and was just walking around asking where to go. This place was highly recommended! I would come here every evening if I could! I absolutely loved it and the band was OUTSTANDING!

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ErikaG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands 40th birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The band and singer was amazing and the food was good. We returned the next night to hear the band and it was just as good. We will be returning!!

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AmazingAmy
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and entertainment!! We truly enjoyed it!

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vipbabs
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The musicsl sets are short. The bands plsy the blues 10% of the time!

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SylethiaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We was in Memphis just visiting and BB Kings place was a must go to And it was amazing the stuff the food and the music ALL was GREAT!!!

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AmberM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

B. B King is a MUST on Beale Street! We had the ribs with Mac n cheese. The catfish bites were delicious as well! We arrived just in time for the live music!

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DianeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and great blues! A wonderful evening. We hope to be back to Memphis

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The band was great! Very talented. Ribs were good but sides where nothing special.

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DaveK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Entertainment was outstanding and the service was better.

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We made reservations ahead of time, expected a good table..... first offered seat by door, then on side of band, and then offered a table with view of band. I do feel if you are eating there the entertainment should have been included but paid $14 extra...I also know that with covid times are different. Food was great! Our waiter who was also tending bar was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time in Memphis loved the food atmosphere everything was great

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Fetch
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The pulled pork was delicious...however the potato salad tasted store bought out of a tub! The coleslaw was good! The baked beans were real soupy and didn’t care for the flavor! The roll served was just a plain small Hawaiian roll!
My friend and I paid the $10 cover charge cause there was a live band, however, 5 minutes after we sat down, they went on break and didn’t come back on stage till we were walking out the door! That’s BS!

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Eileen
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was glad we went to BB Kings during our 5 hours passing through Memphis. Very thankful for reservations. Food was very good; service slightly slow but very pleasant. Very talented band, though some peculiar songs. Would definitely recommend it and return again. Next time we'd try front of 2nd floor.

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lisa
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, reasonably priced. The Pulled Pork Nachos are huge! The Allstar Band was wonderful! Cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for lunch. Nice daytime ambiance and great pulled pork sandwiches!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music and a great time. Service was also outstanding. Highly recommend

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NatashaJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!!! Food and entertainment is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, especially the fried catfish, great live music and our waitress was excellent!!

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DeannaL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribs I have ever had!!! We loved the food, atmosphere and our waiter was awesome! Music was great!!! Did not know we would have to pay a $5 cover charge per person until we arrived though; was told this was to help pay for the musicians. We were fine with paying; however the musicians did ask for tips, etc while performing.

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed myself and the band was amazing. I had catfish for the very first time and fell in love.

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MarvinR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Several occasions my date ordered food with no tomatoes and both times the dish was received/ delivered with tomatoes. After the attempts she did not want anything. My food had a tomatoe base but it was too sweet.

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Annleshak
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was definitely outstanding however the food wasn’t what I expected especially for the cost. I was shock to get the shrimp dish which only consisted of about 6 shrimp and about 4 toast for 12.99. I was a bit disappointed and the rib was over cooked. The shrimp Poboy was good, I had a lot of fries. Loved the sauce and the burger for another guest said to been good.. The setting and service was outstanding. The food could’ve been better.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Ribs really are lip smacking. Great music. Angela Northern
Rocked the house. Good time.

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jb1563
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the ribs and pulled pork they were fantastic. Great selection of drinks. The house band was awesome.Everytime we come through Memphis we always eat at BB Kings.This time we had the brownie desert ,the brownie was still warm and with the ice cream and hot fudge...soooo good

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DeeMac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was tasty. I had ribs with greens and potatoe salad. Had to pay extra. Spouse had pulled pork sandwich and he liked it. Our server was VERY NICE. You have to pay $5 pp to get in. I booked 10 days in advance and our table was off to the side of the band. Live band for 1/2 hour of our 2 hour visit. Then they took Break. Band really pushed for tips

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BertinaM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a great time. We would come back the house band was awesome.

BJ
BrittnieJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great vibes great server❤️.. ribs fall off the bone and great band as well

FAQs

B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 524-5464.

B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis is rated 4.7 stars by 1762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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