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B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.6
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$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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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DaveK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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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

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C3PA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was great, service great and B B King Band was excellent.

JB
JudyB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I traveled there from Houston to celebrate our 53rd anniversary. This place did not disappoint. The food was great, the server was wonderful and the music was fabulous. We hadn't had that much fun in a long time. Love, love, love BB King's Club.

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KaraM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived to our reservation they said, "Just like we told the people before you. We are not honoring any reservations made online even though you were allowed to make the reservation". She then pointed to a sign with a $10 cover fee per person on top of any food purchased. We left. Wish we would of known and we would of went some place else before wasting our time assuming we had a reservations since they allowed us to make it online.

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JoeW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor our reservation. They said they do not take reservations. We will never go back there very rude staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band was bomb and the waitress and food was amazing

JB
JoeB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great prices. Will definitely eat here again.

DC
DCRCV
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blues band and BBQ ribs. Need I say anymore than that?

JR
JoniR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, tasty food—the ribs were amazing!—and great music on the stereo. We’ll go again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! We loved the band! Huge portions and we enjoyed the leftovers the next day. 😊

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Adstew82
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was AWESOME! Our waiter changed our table when requested because we wanted a better view. The Diversity Band with Angela Northern was AMAZING! The sweet tea was so good... we went back the next day for more! Great night! We will be back!

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KayS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! Music was great Thanks! Thanks for a great night.

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RushaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My ribs was cold and nasty. Paid 7.00 cover charge, it took the band an hour to start i was done with the nasty food and weak drinks. 100.00 later. Trash. I drove from Ft Worth Texas because I heard so much. Trash

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AnitaD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

There is nothing on the menu for people who don’t eat meat nor dairy also if you can’t eat shellfish you are out of luck there is nothing on the menu for you to eat our waitress was a dumb Dora she was giving me another persons credit card giving me food that I did not order so I can say service was horrible food was horrible but the band was good. Oh the service was horrible. The hostess had the worst attitude. It was cold and we were seating upstairs under the air, we just asked the move and the hostess not pleasant at all. Her face expression said it all.
I do not recommend this place at all my last time coming

JD
JulieD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food & service. There on what would have been B.B 's birthday & it was rocking. Will be back again!!

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DonV
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I used the opentable a app, reminders of the reservation, directions to restaurant. We didn’t need the reservations during the week, not crowded. We sat upstairs, above stage, low traffic and easier to see the stage.
We ordered the famous ribs, and they were fall off the bone, along with mashed potatoes and slaw. Very good flavor and ample

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Cheryl
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great time. Food was good, entertainment was really good. I’d definitely go back

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TiffC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an amazing date night, I would recommend this not for a first date but a fun date.

KJ
KeisaJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, it was my first time going and first dress up date with my boo. It will be a night to remember. Thank you. I'm a very happy customer and will be back.

JA
JohnA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had a reservation, but was seated away from the stage.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at BB KINGS. First time visiting Memphis. Highly recommend!

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 4.6 stars by 1741 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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