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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Memphis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, food was good, served quickly - not bad considering we got there an hour before we were booked, but this didn't faze them at all. Great band played while we were there.

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CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! The food was fantastic! They had my name on the table with “reserved”! I loved everything about the club and highly recommend!

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ML
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Issues in the kitchen led to food for some of us being late. Server seemed a little overwhelmed took a while for simple requests like condiments and water refills. Bands and ambiance were awesome. Although we were given a small discount for the food being late, wasn’t worth the amount we paid and time we waited on our food.

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HD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trip to Memphis & heard B.B. King’s Blues Club was a must. Chowed down on the ribs & listened to some blues. The food was delicious & the band did not disappoint.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great experience. Something I have wanted to do many years. The deep fried pickles were the best I’ve had and the ribs were good too. Brannon waited on us very well. We watched 2 bands and enjoyed them both.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great - the food, the service, the atmosphere and the Band that was playing. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back.

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D
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spent a week in Nashville and Memphis. I listened to country music, sat on a roof top, went to Lynchburg, and went out every night. Toss in a safari zoo, comedy bus tour, Grand Ole Opry, and Graceland. The crown jewel of the trip was BB Kings. It met my expectations which were high. The atmosphere is awesome. Entertainment was just great along with the food and drinks. I will be back this year for a weekend trip to Memphis. The cost of food and drinks are reasonable. My rating is a 10, 10 stars rather than 5. We took a 45 minute carriage ride that dropped us off at BB Kings. This is a must stop. Best Regards, Doug from Wisconsin.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to BB's on the recommendation of a friend in the mid afternoon. The first band was just warming up while we were being seated on the second level. The band played for an hour before being replaced by another band. The second band played more traditional blues music and we both enjoyed it. I hate LOUD places, but found the music level quite acceptable.

Wife had pulled pork while I tried the ribs. Both were very good. Would gladly go back next time in Memphis!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and servive. The band was great too. Good drinks. Worth a trip

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PF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food and music, but filthy table and chairs. Could not see the surface of the chair in the darkened atmosphere and left there with food caked all over the back of my pants. Surprised that we had to pay a $5 cover charge for each of us, even though we were buying dinner there.

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RC
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

best ribs I’ve ever eaten!!

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LC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

B.B. King Blues Club in Memphis was a blast. We arrived around 6:00 pm and left around 9:45 pm. From the moment we entered the door until we left, we received exemplary service. The cover charge was very reasonable. We got a chance to experience two professional bands who entertained us every minute with blues, R&B, and memorable songs from the 70's and 80's. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable.

We will certainly be returning on our next trip to Memphis.

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SW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular. I would recommend the ribs or catfish platter

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CB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribs were outstanding, as were the deep fried pickles. Heard two bands while we were there and both were terrific.

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JM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best spot in Memphis. Great food and music. Always a go to spot when visiting Memphis.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The band playing was excellent and really enjoyed the evening. Had the ribs which were delicious, the staff was very attentive, would definitely recommend. Great table and view of the stage

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music, food, beer and time! Highly recommend the venue when in Memphis.

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SJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though the music was loud, the band was excellent and the food was great. All of the music on Beale's Street is loud, so enjoy the soul and blues.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried 2 clubs in Memphis and vastly preferred BB King's. There was adequate seating, with no one standing in our sight lines. Food was quickly and beautifully presented. Plenty of choice for drinks. The band encouraged dancing and cheered us on. Great night!

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The typical tourist trap
$5 cover per person for privelage of buying dinner there.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Blues. We had ribs and a beef Po Boy. Ribs were fantastic falling off the bone lip smacking. The Po Boy was full of tender succulent scrumptious roast beef.

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Q
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

If you want to experience Beale Street, give it a try. We were a party of 8 and seated next to the band where it was extremely loud and no view. Had to get up to see performance . The overall cleanliness was poor, sticky tables and menus. The waitress looked bored but was pleasant. This does not rate 5 stars by any means but is probably the best you will get on Beale Street.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal without being rushed or moved on. Our table was booked for 7pm and we left at 9.30pm. BB Kings house band were superb and can’t praise the food or the staff enough. Great evening and would recommend to our family and friends

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MA
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great experience spoilt by reception at the door. Despite booking table for two months in advance and confirming attendance the previous day was told there was no table available because I was 3 minutes late !! We were in fact in the shop purchasing merchandise which took longer than expected. Took the intervention of a passing manager to sort out situation. Once settled had a great evening.

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MF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to get a feel for Beale Street and what took place there on the history of music. Food was really good. The music was a little to loud and it was had to carry on a conversation.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere , great waiter named Michael very efficient and personable with the best music you'll ever hear, musicians were awesome. We were entertained with old time roll & roll and then the best Blues ever from 5:30 until 11:30, fantastic experience.

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the Mezzanine overlooking the stage. The food was great! The entertainment was fantastic (Memphis Jonas) and the ambiance and energy from the crowd was contagious. Booked thru open table and seating was seamless. Will definitely visit again.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderful experience!! Music and food was excellent! Our waitress was excellent! Was very happy that the band accepted our music request!! Will definitely be back!!

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KE
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and music were fantastic. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend to anyone wanting a goog night out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and what a great time we had! You should really check this place out while in Memphis.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this blues bar..Memphis Jones is a awesome band! You should definitely try the fried pickles for an appetizer. Thier Rub and BBQ sauce is so good!

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OT
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ribs and blues on the side. A fun time.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I made reservations and I still had to wait 45 mins to be served! I had to find the waitress to ask for a refill. My first impression was not a good one.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice band. The food was great!

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and live music were all fantastic! Would definitely recommend to anyone dining in the Beale Street area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome place, totally recommend to anyone into live music. Food was good, ribs are the best so delicious. If you're going out to have conversions is the wrong place for you. It's all about the music.

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BH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Make a reservation. Music was fantastic.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The fried catfish was amazing! The band performing was fantastic as well. We made a 4:30pm reservation for 4 on a Friday evening and were seated immediately. It wasn’t terribly crowded yet but it was a rainy day so I expect it would otherwise have been difficult to walk in and get a table. Our server was fun to interact with and kept joking around with our boys (aged 12 & 13). Seriously the best fried catfish I’ve ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back next time we visit Memphis!

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EW
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

We were so let down. My daughter had Shrimp and Grits and fried pickles, these was amazing! I had a burger that was extremely dry. The service was not very good. He forgot our drinks, then we had to chase him down to refill them once. He didn't drop off our food, he didn't check back on us, just dropped off the check and picked up the money. Never saw him again. We will not be back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited BB Kings twice during our visit to Memphis. The ribs were absolutely amazing. The live music was outstanding. Can't think of one negative thing to say!

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