B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.6
1821 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
What 1821 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service!!!this was my first time visiting and the staff was very nice food was excellent and the waitress ray did a phenomenal job!!! I would definitely recommend

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vipMichaelB
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with delectable shrimp and grits. Service was great, and things were run very well even under Covid conditions.Definitely a place I will go back to when I have the opportunity.

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AmyF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food was delicious music was great!

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OleMiss22
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

BB Kings was awesome experience. Food was great, music was great. Atmosphere was awesome

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DiannahA
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the band, food was delicious, Katherine seated me beautiful personality. I’m gladly return I was visiting from Houston Texas

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow Ribs!! Best we have ever had!! Will go back next time in Memphis.

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TedS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was pretty good. Band was good, not great. But it was a Monday night. Chicken fried chicken very small portion. Ribs were OK. Wouldn’t go back but would tell people to give it a try as long as expectations aren’t to high. Probably good for a family.

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Geechee
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't know what to expect and was going by B.B. King's reputation.
the server was great and the cocktails were very good. The best part war the meal, the RIBS were outstanding. We have already told our friends and relatives.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food & great service!

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lajuana
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time...no disappointments! Great entertainment and food. We will be back.

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sittnduck
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was our server and he did a great job. Really enjoyed the meal and the experience.

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LaSandraP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice establishment and most definitely will be going back. Good food and good vibe. Live band was awesome.

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TomonaH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was loud and they charge five dollars extra to listen to the live band. But other than that the food was good.

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WillW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere good ribs food was great overall and had great live entertainment we went early around 2:00pm b4 the big crowd nice experience would gladly come again

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Montgomery al

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BonnieT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, 4pm reservation, live music at 5pm, we were dining with 2 tween boys, everyone enjoyed their food and the band. Walking distance to our event at the FedEx forum. Great service. Will go back!

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BillW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff friendly and professional. Wait staff think name Dereck was great! Band wonderful. Pork nachos good

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ReneeW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with fantastic service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Musical historical Tennessee road trip

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent band, great ambiance! We brought our kids here also- 11 and 14 they loved the food/ music.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Making reservations gave us the best seats in the house!! So worth it! The service was fantastic.

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JuliaB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Monday night blues! Ribs and chicken were great. Waitress forgot the side salad, but still charged us for it. Didn't notice this until we got back from our trip.

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Joshc
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service was great and the house band was top notch. Can't wait for our next trip to Memphis we will go back

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BigRed66
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Large portions. Local Beer. And of course live Jazz. Got a table here very easily, walked straight in. Do be aware there is a cover charge to help the band. Ours was 7$ a piece.
Try the Pig sandwich. It was outstanding and the nachos with brisket were huge. I need to point out I’m a native texan, meaning when I say big I mean big.

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AntoniaS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time at this place!!! Food, music and service always excellent!! Thank you!

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CrystalC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere was amazing. My only negative was they charged me $5 for my son to add shrimp to his meal but they did not put shrimp in his food. He did not tell me until after we left the restaurant.

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DebbieM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Need more healthy options.
Diversity band was good however begged for tips all night and breaks were 45 min!

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CandiceS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere. Great service. Hardly any wait time to get food. Big serving sizes for the food. Fried pickles were amazing and enough to be the full supper.

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EdwardT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and ambiance. Music was fantastic!!!

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ReneeH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Couldn’t wait to eat some BBQ. The ribs were amazing. Meat fell right off the bones. Our server was trying his best to take care of everyone. Band was good too!

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CecileC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and the bartender was great!

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JimN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was not honored. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told “lots of people have reservations, ma’am.” None were being honored. The line was long, so we left. We were very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I called the venue to advise my flight was late and could they hold my reservation half an hour and I was simply told no and they were very rude.

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vipnatashial
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing our waiter Tony was great!!!

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DaMeeshaP
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveled from Arkansas.. good was great and I will be returning.

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KiaA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BB’s had delicious food, great service, and the live music really made this experience first class. I plan on visiting here every time I go to Memphis.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The BB Kings All Stars were incredible! Drinks were strong and the service was great!

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BrianG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was the highlight of our trip. DiverCity was playing and they could have not been better. Only drawback was thet the sets were short and breaks in between sets long. I suspect they do this to keep traffic flowing through the restaurant. Surrounding area is a little sketchy. But nice for Memphis I suppose.

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Akamplete08
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Service was ok, maybe he could have used a little help, as getting drinks and water refills were a problem. The food took a really long time to come out yet was still below substandard. Fries were cold, fish was soft to the point where it was just falling all apart, and they had no ketchup and only one of the desserts available from the menu. Music was good though.

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Michele
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We arrived as the band was starting on a Friday night and they were phenomenal! Keep in mind it’s a live music joint and the main attraction is music and the bar. Food was ok for a bar though! The service was outstanding! Very kind and fast bartender!

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CathrynM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We never felt like staff wanted to move us along so we were able to sit and enjoy the live music.

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 1821 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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