B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.7
1778 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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MrsF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I visited the renowned BB King Blues Club on December 26th. I visited the popular location to celebrate me getting married earlier that morning. The club had only been opened for a couple of hours. After placing our order, the waiter returned to inform us that nearly everything on the menu was not available to order. Everyone at my table had to settle for fried fish. We were visiting the city traveling nearly three hours away. I made the reservations days in advance. If I had of known that the items on the menu were not available, I would have chosen another location.

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vipDream
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. they do bbq best.
loved the visit. though it was Covid time , there vibe was great and they were getting ready for live music at 1:30 pm on saturday 25th dec.
loved it.
eill love to return post the pandemic to enjoy the whole experience.

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TibuloCamacho
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

They seat us in the worst spot of the place, The waitress didn't understand that when you go to a place like that is not for the food, the food is not the main event, you go for the music, the environment, that's why you pay at the entrance. I know we are in covid times and the tables can not be near of each other but she literally seat us in the worst spot when were others tables available.
After I told the waitress to move us from that horrible spot to another with better view of the band, she did nothing instead she sat another couple in a better place with a reservation half and hour later than mine.
The most funny is that after the band finished the waitress tell me to move to another spot.
My recommendation to other tourists is to avoid this place and walk down one block and you will see another local with live music were the service is incredible, it name is Rum Boogie Cafe
PS: thanks for the worst service.

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NancyR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After we got through the rude girl at the front everything else was great! Food, Atmosphere, MUSIC WAS AMAZING!!!!

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IndigoRain
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back! This was an amazing experience. The food, atmosphere and energy was AMAZING!!!! Glad to have been able to experience this.

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vipWesleyA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Disorganized.

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FoodieSD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at BB Kings! We enjoyed the seating, the music was amazing and the food was the best! Thank you for making our birthday trip experience perfect. We look forward to coming back for great music and the ribs, shrimp and Mac n Cheese!

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ShaiG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place was nice. There is a service charge for the live music but it was a decent price and the music was good. My God was good, only thing was my ribs didn't come out to hot they were a lukewarm temperature but still good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother Birthday...so we drove all the way from Atlanta to hear so live music and which we enjoyed.we can’t wait to go back.

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VeldaA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place. I have been twice, I am from New Orleans.

JM
JuanitaMo
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ambience and music in town! Love this place!

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Wendy
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here! Food was good, music was great and we had great service

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PartyOF5
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing band last night!

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vipMarcyL
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great SERVICE
GREAT A
ATMOSPHERE

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time to Memphis and this place came highly recommended. The bartender was amazing and recommended everything we ate from the beer, to our appetizer, and entrees! It was a great experience! 10/10!!!

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QuintellaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast! Music was off the chain. Can't wait til next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
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 on November 19, 2020
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 on November 18, 2020
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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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!!

JB
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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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

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 1778 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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