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B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.5
4.5
1747 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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7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (901) 524-5464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yolanda Edwards

  • Catering

    BB King's Blues Clubs has catering menus to accommodate a celebration for any size. We offer hot appetizers, cold appetizers, hot and cold dips action stations, buffets and limited menus.

  • Private party facilities

    B.B. King’s offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, the club has several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events – from birthday parties and family reunions to wedding receptions and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Ansley Smith: (901) 202-9114

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Cross street

    2nd

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    We have live music nightly! For a schedule of events please visit www.bbkingclubs.com. BB King's will have you jamming to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. They 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!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Sweet

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The hospitality and service were very good! The music was also good.
  2. MM

    MattM

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was amazing food and service! Live music was great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time in Memphis, we were celebrating my wife birthday. Great atmosphere, excellent food for the right price.
  4. J

    Justin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The food was decent and the music was great. I just wish the music volume was a little lower.
  5. C

    Chainsaw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was expensive and my guess was that it was all frozen food. Very little seemed like it was made fresh. The service was good and the ambience was nice but I would not recommend someone go for the food.
  6. K

    Kayp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    We made reservations, their system was down so the they didn’t care. We (a group of 10) were charged $10 each just to walk in. We sat to have lunch, three of us ordered salads which came with brown lettuce, specifically my lunch order was messed up (I can’t have dairy) so I ordered a burger and it came to the table slathered in cheese. One friends chair was broken when she sat down. The only thing good was the waitress, she was so nice and did everything she could for us. Awful experience, waste of money, dirty restaurant
  7. RW

    RobinW

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Music was great. Service was good. Food was good.
  8. AE

    AnnikaE

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my family were in town to celebrate my sister’s birthday and we had an amazing experience. The service was excellent, the waiter was amazing, we were greeted by everyone even outside the door! The food was amazing, the band was amazing and even gave my sister a birthday shout out. Overall Memphis was a great experience and BB Kings was our last stop before we headed home and it topped it off! We will definitely be back soon.
  9. BS

    BarryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ribs were great. Liked the cheaper PBR beer. Unfortunately singer / band leader quit and band was a bit confused
  10. JE

    JEnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The place was amazing for dining. Great music, atmosphere and food. I did get sick from the ribs but I would still eat them again haha.
  11. IW

    IeshaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the highlight of our trip. Great customer service, environment, and band. I loved it, can't wait to go back! I highly recommend this place.
  12. GS

    GretchenS

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was fantastic. We were visiting from out of town enjoyed our food and entertainment. Would highly recommend two friends that are visiting the area.
  13. B

    Brian

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious. Southern style. Mouth watering and flavourful. Cooked to perfection and really quick to come out as well. Very short waiting time.
  14. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want good food, good service and real blues music this is the place!
  15. R

    Rhonda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food, band and music. It was a great celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary.
  16. JM

    JuneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome! The music was great and the food was even better!
  17. BJ

    BrittanyJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Overpriced and dirty. Food was tasty, service was great. Definitely not worth the money.
  18. N

    Nak1121

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Was not aware of the $10 cover until we arrived. We did not expect a band on Sunday afternoon and it was quite loud. Totally understand that you get Blues in Memphis, just unexpected. We probably would have gone some place else had we known. Our server was excellent though!
  19. R

    Ronnie

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time. Band interacted with crowd. Definitely recommend if you’re in Memphis.
  20. HC

    HelenC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our visit to B.B.Kings! Had the shrimp & grits which were amazing, and hubby had the 8 bone ribs. Both outstanding. We stayed for a few drinks and the music, which was a blast! Would definitely recommend!
  21. MM

    MarkM

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun place to eat for out of towners. Loud because there is live music, but that's what you come here for. Service is very good. Food is ok, not bad at all. I had the catfish sandwich and a Memphis Margherita. That amd the music was just what the doctor ordered!
  22. IG

    IkeGold

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had the ribs and fried pickles. We thought the BBQ was better than an other more renowned BBQjoint in the area. There was also a good soli guitarist playing for a weekday lunch crowd.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, service
  24. D

    Duncanm

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The band were fantastic but the food was not good, the guy who served the food was on another planet and the girl who was our server was ok but it’s not really a great experience.
  25. LS

    LorraineS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Waitress was very good. She even gave me her cardigan as it was very cold in the venue. Food was average. It was my birthday and I wanted to enjoy some lunchtime music. Very disappointed as much more chat about history than music. Only a handful of people in, which maybe had something to do with the entertainment. Perhaps it would be better in the evening. Very disappointing.
  26. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, food and entertainment. This was exactly the experience I wanted when I decided to visit Memphis. The rack of ribs had some char but the pulled pork was fantastic. I also enjoyed meeting the singers performing during this visit.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I only went for the experience since 1st time in Memphis. It was 6 of us for lunch and they charge $10 each at the door b4 u even sit down u spent $60 bucks. The food was okay and portion size small. Nothing to say it was good. Even a lady I did not know was complaining in the ladies restroom. The music is good but they beg,beg,beg for tips for them and the waitress staff. I thought this was extremely tacky where u can't even enjoy the music. I don't mind giving the band a tip but to beg. Let's say we all agreed we will not be back. This was on the bucket list so checking it off.
  28. RB

    RyanB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious and there was plenty of it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best Experience Ever!!!! Loved Everything from staff to food to the band!!
  30. R

    alanR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmoshpere of music and the feeling of being welcomed to a Blues Club.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation for 11:00 a.m. for lunch. Arrived at 10:45 and waited outside for them to open. At 11:00 a.m. a server walked out and told us they were having issues in the kitchen and would be delayed on opening until 11:30. We went for a walk and came back at 11:25 and the door was open. We went in and a server was eating at the bar and very hatefully stated “we are not open!” Which confused us momentarily because the door was open!! I asked if they were going to open at 11:30 as we were told earlier and she said she didn’t know when they were going to open. Another server stated the bar was open however after being treated so disrespectfully by the server eating at the bar…. We walked out!
  32. M

    Mpsulli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Went in the afternoon & was surprised that there was live music around 2pm, definitely a plus!
  33. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. We had the shrimp and grits and the ribs. Both were fantastic. Live band was great.
  34. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, family friendly, especially loved Memphis Jones. Would recommend!
  35. TH

    TanjaH

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding atmosphere with amazing live music!! Food good too and our server was great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night on holiday made even better by the brilliant Divercity!
  37. V

    Veecee

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the two bands. They were both great. The food was good. The fried pickels are the best! Purchased souvenirs from the gift shop.
  38. J

    Jess

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING and the environment was fun, but a little loud since there was a band playing. Overall great experience and we will definitely be back!
  39. KW

    KeptWoman

    Treasure Coast

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    In a nutshell-disappointing. First off, you pay a mandatory $10pp charge at the door for the opportunity to listen to live music. Our particular musicians stopped playing 5 minutes after we arrived and started back as we were walking out the door. The BBQ selection on the menu was completely covered in sauce, leaving no taste to the meat other than BBQ sauce. Same with the pork tater tot’s. Way too much sauce. Overall, an event and establishment we were looking forward to that was disappointing.
  40. EB

    EdwardB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. The ribs are to die for, and the shrimp and grits are phenomenal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 1747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

143 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yolanda Edwards

  • Entertainment

    We have live music nightly! For a schedule of events please visit www.bbkingclubs.com. BB King's will have you jamming to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. They 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!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 524-5464

  • Catering

    BB King's Blues Clubs has catering menus to accommodate a celebration for any size. We offer hot appetizers, cold appetizers, hot and cold dips action stations, buffets and limited menus.

  • Private party facilities

    B.B. King’s offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, the club has several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events – from birthday parties and family reunions to wedding receptions and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Ansley Smith: (901) 202-9114

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