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B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

4.5
4.5
1719 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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What 1,719 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Hot Spot

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    American

  • Memphis

    Hot Spot

  • Memphis

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Memphis

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, and the music was something everyone could relate too! Definitely will return on my next trip here.
  2. LT

    LindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delivered in a timely manner. Service was outstanding. The food was good and a great value for the price. Really enjoyed listening to the live band.
  3. o

    oanjeleteb

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good. The waitress was very attentive once I got served. The live music was amazing. I would highly recommend this place if you are new and to Memphis.
  4. P

    Pattiz

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was cold. Sent back, came back cold again. They count on the tourists coming in for the music and could care less if you like the food. Cover charge.
  5. MP

    MillieP

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had reservations there was a cover charge. The live band was AWESOME!! It took a long time for us to get our food a couple came in after us got their food before us.
  6. DS

    DeboraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and band were really good. Best ribs ever.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? It was Memphis Barbecue at it’s best, at the best location for the Blues! Everyone was so helpful and positive, which was typical of our week in Memphis. I don’t have any negative comments about anything, other than it took a few minutes after you opened before you cranked up the Blues music! After that, all was great. Thanks again.
  8. KT

    KristineT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to experience Beale Street! Great food, Great music.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, exceptional service, and outstanding performance by the Jason Foree Band.
  10. BP

    BarbaraP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just as we remembered from 8 years ago, the bbq ribs at BB Kings are superb. Falling off the bone tender, moist, and delicious. Our 4-rib orders each had 5 ribs. The slaw was just right - not too sweet or soupy, and the baked beans had nice chunks of meat in them. These are the best ribs we've had anywhere in the country (and we've traveled all over - more than 100,000 miles in our motorhomes over the last 13 years!)
  11. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I celebrated my 17th wedding anniversary and it was beyond amazing everything. Love the music.
  12. TH

    TimH

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We weren’t seated. There is not an accessible entrance for guests who use wheelchairs. We did not eat here, although it looked great, and we wanted to dine at B. B. King’s, it just wasn’t possible.
  13. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely except the hushpuppies. I had soo been looking forward to them but they were room temp, not warm and were very dense & dry Catfish was AMAZING !!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best ribs I’ve had. Memphis Jones band is a must see!!!! They love what they do, and I loved the history of Memphis that he spoke about.
  15. DS

    DonnyS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to see Memphis Jones and had a great time. Best ribs in Memphis!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the room ribs
  17. MW

    MichaelW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the catfish and shrimp 🍤 platter and the food was hot, fresh and delicious. My two sisters 👯‍♀️ ordered the cheeseburger 🍔 plate and they stated everything was exceptional.
  18. CR

    CharlieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and my ribs were the best this side of the Mississippi. The wifes catfish was also second to none, Our waitress was also the best we have had while in Memphis. Highly recommended by us for food service, and later on music… Blues Boy King, Rock On !
  19. RF

    RhondaF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    I enjoyed the overall experience, but didn’t care for the waitress whose tables I ended up in for a while. I’d asked to be moved to an area that wasn’t so cold and my waitress obliged me. She put me in an area that supposedly belonged to a waitress who had a large party that would be there. I saw her face when my waitress explained why I was there. She wasn’t happy and she proceeded to treat me as if I was a problem. She eventually asked me to move and I told her no. I was eventually given a better table, but that interaction left a bad taste in my mouth. It was my birthday and she almost ruined my day. She made such a big deal about nothing. I was alone, so I wasn’t in her way for her party. I’ll always remember so if I ever return, I hope never to see her again
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Ribs in Memphis, great music, excellent staff, loved this place went to the first show at 5pm!! Wish we would have seen the house band but we were told the area is sketchy after dark and not advised for out of town guests because of the crimes. We had a blast definitely recommend this place…got to see the guitar BB King played named Lucille, upstairs on the loft. Don’t forget to check out the piano bar on the third floor.
  21. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ended up going to BB Kings later than our reservation. Catfish was delicious. They also charged $10 each just to go in. They donot take that cover charge off even if you spend $60.
  22. CC

    CarrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW!! What a fun experience. Live music, the food was amazing and the service was quick and friendly. FIVE PLUS STARS!
  23. PD

    PaulD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Fully booked for the evening so we booked for lunch. $10 live music cover charge which wasn't mentioned when booking! Then the band went off for their break after we had been there about 10 minutes. We only had a band for about half the time we were there so feel a bit ripped off. Otherwise food and band good.
  24. KE

    KathyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, would have enjoyed live music, but that didn't start until later. food was wonderful. price a little high but understandable
  25. GM

    GlendaM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Sisters and I had the best experience. It was our first time in Memphis and the Club was absolutely awesome. Our Server (Joann?) was so friendly and the entertainment was great. Looking forward to coming back.
  26. MW

    MaryannW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Restaurant was closed due to fire, no notice given, turned up for booking to find a sign on the door
  27. a

    amyr

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Wish we could have stayed longer.
  28. MS

    MissyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was gresttt!! We actually went at lunch and we’re able to enjoy some live Blues being sung while enjoying their fabulous ribs!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch here as soon as we got into town. Wonderful blues band played while we ate. Great food, fun atmosphere.
  30. LW

    LauraW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    So much fun!! Great food, drinks and BLUES!!
  31. RH

    RichardH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great Blues experience with above average food. Very busy staff so not a lot of communication. Probably too loud for it anyway.
  32. MB

    MarschellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very busy but the service was on point. A little over priced on the food, but the music makes up for it
  33. B

    Bill

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good as well as service. Was not expecting the $10 cover charge per person.
  34. PC

    PamC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best fall-off-the-bone ribs I've had in a long time. Food was great and the music was better.
  35. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome. Beale Street Trio. Great music, great good.
  36. AE

    AngelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! Fantastic service. Yummy food. We enjoyed the live music. I thought the volume was okay, but my husband felt it was a little too loud.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous place and a must visit!!! Our waiter was Miso and he was just fantastic! He did not only help us with what to order but where else to go to have a good time around town! A must recommend place…and you will be blessed if you get Miso as your man !! I’m
  38. L

    Lftsad

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was dark and smelled horrible....our table was dirty,the bathroom was dirty,the whole place was just dirty.... We sat there around 10 min waiting on a waitress that never came.... The whole experience was terrible.... We drove 4 hours for a birthday experience and left with only a bad one....never ordered....just left.... Memphis never again.... Go to the one in Nashville!!!
  39. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Ate outside so did not get to appreciate music Food and service excellent !
  40. TH

    TriciaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very poor service! Party of 11 did not receive all of the food ordered, items missing off of dinner plates, requested water did not receive, had to request silverware. Servers and management had attitudes. Awful experience. Would not recommend.

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 1719 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 14 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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