Itta Bena

4.8
3303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Located on the third floor of B.B. King's Blues Club overlooking historic Beale Street you will find Itta Bena "A unique delta experience". Whether entering from our private Second Street entrance or walking through the secret hall from inside B.B. King's Blues Club, Itta Bena is sure to capture your senses. Modeled after the speakeasies from the 1920's, you are a true VIP as a friendly member of our staff escorts you to the third floor. The experience is further heightened when you step inside and find yourself surrounded by rich wood floors, vaulted ceilings, deep golden hued chandeliers and the faint sound of the bustling street below. Touching all the senses, we enrich your evening by offering a delta inspired menu of robust flavors and clean presentation. Itta Bena is a complete overwhelming of the senses that you must experience for yourself.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3303 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess Lauren and the entire staff was excellent. Craig the manager perfect. We are going back.

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bmoney
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, ambiance, and service.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awsome!!! The food is OUTSTANDING and the service is 2nd to none!!!

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Kimmy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Memphis! The bar was a great cocktail bar.

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vipFran
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening-
Jessica was an outstanding server- helped us with our dining choices. Yummy lamb chops and Brussels sprouts!!
She made our first trip to Beale Street memorable and fun with her delightful and fun nature!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem on Beale street. Made reservations for my husbands 50th which was a party for 6. The restaurant is a little hard to find since nothing is marked with the name, but once in, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was wonderful and answered all of ur questions. My only complaint is that the piano music was super loud. My husband sitting at the end of the table didn’t partake in most of the conversation as he could not hear what our friends were saying at the other end.
Food was superb!! Especially the sweet potato dish. Yum!

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Karyn
Little Rock
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were spending the night in Memphis to attend a concert and had heard Itta Bena had a great reputation. It was excellent. Enjoyed sharing the crab stuffed avocado. My husband had the lamp chop and I had the sea bass. Our server was well informed and so pleasant. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! We just love everything about it !!!

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vipJennS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing

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johnb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ChloeH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and atmosphere as always. We were really well taken care of. The bartender that served us our food was brilliant in terms of recommendations in both food and alcohol. He was funny, polite and super nice. We can't wait to return.

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JamieL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing is all I can say! Going back tomorrow night. Love this place! ❤️

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JayS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to entertain out of town guests, food and service (KoKo) was great! Super accessible to Beale also…

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AdamS
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Just a super cool atmosphere. Food is always wonderful. It’s an experience that’s hard to beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sooo enjoyable!

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vipShea
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere as ALWAYS with wonderful entertainment by Susan Marshall! Our favorite spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service and food were outstanding!

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MackenzieP
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Great drinks and even better service.

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vipteddig
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with fantastic service and in a charming dining room off Beale street!

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DaphneS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great from the minute we walked in… they happily accommodated our party of 4 + baby carrier. Every course was excellent… our waitress, Kiana, was knowledgeable and fun. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere a huge bonus. We will be back!

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Slmj45
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent entrees, lovely ambience, and great service. We were a party of four and each of us ordered something different. Each of us gave our entrees 5 star ratings. The wait staff were very welcoming and efficient. The music was delightful. The only drawback is the fire escape stairway. A couple of us are elderly with arthritic knees-still it was worth it, and we all said we would love to come back.

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MarielaL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, meal, and drinks. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend.

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ChelseaF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. We definitely will be back.

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Memph
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing food !!! We will be back !

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ShalondaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were out celebrating my husband’s birthday and decided to take him to dinner and Itta was a great experience and my husband said he would go back when visiting Beale street again

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SandyCWO3
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Once we located the entrance, all was good! Interesting decor and ambiance. Nice live music in the background.
Lauren was our server and did a great job. Very professional and attentive.
Short ribs meal was delicious but seemed more like good pot roast than short ribs…still yummy!
Cajun pasta was also really tasty. Not too spicy but still a nice kick.
Portion sizes were reasonable…not ridiculous.
Decent wine selection.
Ordered cocktails at the beginning of the meal..whew! Best Jack and Coke anywhere and Whisky Daisy was well…not a “girly drink”. Lol! Compliments to the bartending staff!

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LorieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

First off it said Classy dressed. Most were in jeans. Some men had shorts and two men ate with hats on

I got the stuffed with cream cheese and seasonings chicken. I couldn’t hardly find the stuffing. When they asked I said “it was ok”. Asked what they could do.

Husband had the large shrimp and grits. He didn’t finish his

There is a charge for bread. I said never mind. But she brought it anyway and charged us

Very disappointed I was really excited to eat here

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vipGregP
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful basicly hidden gem in the dregs of Beale street.

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vipDanielM
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staff, beautiful environment, great food, wonderful wine, and the best smoked old fashion I’ve ever had.

The live soft Jazz music was icing on the cake for what is arguably my most memorable dining experience in Memphis.

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TATUML
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, server was great! Food was amazing, atmosphere was romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was wonderful

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JonathanW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great. Value is not good though. Food overpriced.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent wait staff. Table ready when we arrived for our reservation. Live music very pleasant.

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AlexisC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We will definitely be back

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Tedi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So much fun above BB King!
Yummy food and great service.

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PaulT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Speakeasy style entrance to the exceptionally helpful receptionist fabulous bartenders and selection of drinks the evening began perfectly. When we reached our table wait staff was extremely helpful explaining the menu, I had shrimp and grits, absolutely the best I've ever had them made, my wife had the sea bass crispy outside warm and tender inside prepare to Perfection. Didn't have room for dessert but it sure looked good, night cap bar, great music. Totally enjoyable evening, wish I lived in the city so I could go back often. I will certainly share this experience with all of my traveling friends. Absolutely five stars
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RogerS
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our third time ti Itta Bena and it never disappoints. The ambience in probably the best resturant in Memphis. Live piano player, blue windows, dim lights. Just a great dinner place. Food wise our table order the Cajun pasta, short ribs, and Shrimp and Grits. All were excellent. The Wedge Salad was also very good. For desert we ordered the cheesecake and creme breule and neither were great, that is the only reason I gave the food 4 stars instead of 5. Besides that it ranks right up there with the other 4 great resturants we have been to in Memphis.

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! The food was excellent, drinks good, service superb, and entertainment was smooth and relaxing. Party of four for two birthday celebrations. Brandon our server was beyond good. He even escorted us downstairs to the club. Had a wonderful dining experience.

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TomN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to Itta Bena before the show. Stevin was our waiter. It was a fantastic experience. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The place has a nice vibe being upstairs from BB Kings pub. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

FAQs

Itta Bena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-3031.

Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 3303 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.