B.B. King's Blues Club- New Orleans

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Are you ready for the time of your life in the “Big Easy”? For the best live music in New Orleans you have to be at BB King’s Blues Club, located across the street from the French Market. We’ll be serving up the best Barbecue anywhere in New Orleans.

Our gift to music lovers everywhere is the B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band, our hand-selected house band complete with a full horn section that will have you dancing to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and all your favorite Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll musicians. Our musicians will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the city, why Ray has Georgia on his mind and what the Temptations are talking about!
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, food was simple but great and overall terrific value. Great night, would happily visit again.

l
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was not Blues but rather more of a show bad. Very disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice to have the soul music I want in my life

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The live band was absolutely amazing. The food had great flavor and our server Izzy was very helpful and full of energy.

F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food and an awesome live band! Definitely a stop you must do when in Nola

GP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went in with a lot of expectations. We went at BB King's in Memphis and had the best ribs ever and a very pleasant evening. We wanted to eat those ribs again and it was a big disapointment: overcooked and burnt, not Memphis style either.
The band was funny but surely not NOLA's very high standard. So we tried and won't go back. Service was fast... maybe too fast! Our apetizers were still on the table and we received the main courses. Felt like they wanted us to leave as soon as possible.

MR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is very good but it’s very good music club food - not a good as most New Orleans neighborhood restaurants but much better than bar food. The ambiance and the service were excellent. That said, go there for the music. The music takes everything else up a notch.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service was terrible and just ruined the overall experience. It was hard to enjoy myself because I was so annoyed. 1st when we arrived we still waited 45 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. 2nd we were charged a $10 cover charge per person to eat dinner...this was not disclosed beforehand. 3rd our waitress blatantly ignored us all night. We got 1 round of drinks after being sat for about 20 minutes and then it took almost an hour for her to come back to even take our order. I tried to flag her down once too and she made eye contact with me and literally turned and walked the other way. The 20% gratuity is automatically added to your check (we were a party of 5) so I guess there was no incentive for her to pay attention to us. We are nice, patient, good tipping folks. I was so dissatisfied. There are lots of places you can eat in this city that have music where the food and drinks are more authentic and not overpriced. I suggest Choose one of those unless you’re just looking to dine at the place for the name.

A
Miami
103 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow despite the restaurant not being busy. The music was great.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as we enjoyed our BB ribs and cajun pasta entrees. Our server David M was very professional & attentive. The drinks and food were a reasonable price.The only negative was the host seemed surprised we had a Reservation and that we were seated some distance from the stage even though there were many closer empty tables.

RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks were cold and the entertainment was excellent!! Definitely would go back!

LW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Music was amazing, great food and atmosphere can’t wait to visit again next time we come to New Orleans

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bands. Enjoyed the music very much. We ordered a bowl of seafood gumbo but it was not hot. Overall we had a great time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was cancelled because the restaurant booked a private party. No one called us. We went all the way there for nothing. Couldn't get a reservation to anywhere else we wanted to go. This was my wife's birthday.

PP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience and great service . The Food was tasteful and the music, just wonderful!!

FK
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! From the friendly staff and he excellent food to the fantastic music from Kevin Village and his band BB Kings was a brilliant night out. I woukd recommend this venue to anyone who is visiting New Orleans. One of the highlights of our visit to this amazing city

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it nice clean and respectful place to be will return soon

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I look forward to coming here every time we visit NOLA.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service, Jazz, customer care, personal attention, a true dinner & a show. 10 stars!!!

d
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, great music, very friendly waiter, just what you would hope for in a blues bar!

BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience Would highly did recommend it. The band was out of this world best anywhere.

PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Excellent music as well.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

No service at all ! The fish was good, but the pasta taste fade.

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our server was very sweet but it took 45+ minutes to get our food after we ordered. Music was fantastic and is a great place to take kids/teens who are under 21 to see a great band in NOLA.

RH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall, great time. Food was great. I had blackened redfish and my wife had Cajun carbonara. Service was very friendly but slow. They were very busy. This was New Years Eve eve. We were pleasantly surprised they already had a band playing and they were very good. There was an unannounced $5 per person entertainment fee, but they were well worth it!

MB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Loved the music and the “we accept everyone” feeling. Really bad service. The waiter said they were really busy...when is New Orleans ever not busy? Have a plan! I saw some people walk out, but I wanted to try the ribs.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Wonderful staff and great music!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best BBQ ribs EVER!

SP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!!
My friends an I who were visiting from Oklahoma enjoyed ourselves!
The music was fantastic!!
We picked a good time to go (12n) as it got busy afterwards.
Food could of been a lil more for portion size but other than that, overall great experience.
I’ll be back

RR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If we hadn’t been greeted at the door with a demand for a cover charge “for the band” (who still asked for money) this would have been 5 stars all the way. I expect that in a nightclub but not a dinner club. Forgetting that, this was a great place for music and barbecue. The ribs and pulled pork were delicious. Our waiter was superb and the price was reasonable. And the band was pretty darn good.

R
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a must go place when you go to New Orleans. Food was very good and the band was outstanding. What a cool place to have beers and listen to the blues!!!

EC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B

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BR
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience. Started with no one at entrance to seat us. Stood for quite awhile until I went to the bar and asked if anyone was working the door. By now there was a line of people waiting to be seated. Server seated us, then host finally arrived to our table and informed us there was a cover charge. No where on open table did I see this. We paid it and waited at our table for service. After that not happening we decided to leave. I will give them a positive for refunding the cover charge. We did not eat so I am not reviewing food, only service. Disappointed it didn’t work out for us.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes I would recommend this club.The service was good.We had the ribs which were excellent fall off the bone. There were two bands which I enjoyed.We got good value for our money.

L
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great music venue. Blues for the City band played tonight and they were awesome! One of the best I'd heard in a long time. Even got me up to dance! Wait service was very good. Had a really good waiter who took real good care of us. Food was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to visit for vacation and the live music was awesome. Our server was beyond amazing friendly and hilarious, I wish I remembered her name!

TT
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and music

J
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pre thanksgiving family outing to the BB King Blues Club and has a fantastic time. The band was tight and the singer was wonderful - what an incredible voice. Pulled pork was really good. The drink specials are in small plastic cups and not very large, but still tasty.

BM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place definitely encompassed the whole New Orleans experience for us! We are definitely coming back!

JL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good band, good food, good vibe!
We had an excellent evening over there.

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