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B.B. King's Blues Club

143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-524-5464
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (521 reviews)
“fried pickles” (91 reviews)
“catfish” (108 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit to B.B. King's definitely not the last. Wasn't expecting the $7 cover. Was seated rather quickly upstairs. Band was pretty good. Had the ribs and baked beans. Hands down best ribs I ever had. They literally fell off the bone. Only complaint is...More

Thank Falana J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. Great music. Hard to find a chair. Watch out for the bartender if you get your drinks from him he will try to rip you off by charging you more than what the drinks cost. Terrible. Would go again just based on...More

Thank orchickie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I split the ribs and half chicken plate and we should have ordered double. The food was off the chain good with good service. They start live music at 5:30 PM and another band at 7:30 PM. We definitely recommend this place...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first time eating at this restaurant and the overall experience was okay! The meals is a little pricey and the waiter was not very attentive to your needs. He was slow and only check on us twice during the 90 minutes we...More

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed eating good southern comfort food. I had chicken tenders and a berry cobbler a la mode. My husband had a Po Boy sandwich with fries and our friend had barbecued chicken with fries. All of us enjoyed our meals as well as the...More

Thank gkeil
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing experience to eat here while BB King's Blues Band were playing. Food was good too and the band excellent. Had a great table overlooking the stage area, the band were very loud, so at times, difficult to get the excellent waiting staff to hear...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The band was Awesome. Bathrooms clean. Food good. not excellent but good. Wings were small(but I like that) Shrimp Poboys, shrimp were good bread was hard. Chicken tenders looked to be breaded with cornmeal.

Thank ndutyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Front of House Hostess more interesting in chatting on her phone to her friend than finding a waitress to seat us. Shrimp were swimming in oil. Hush Puppies were burnt. Had to ask 3 times for our bill.More

Thank Aegisdobes
BBKingBluesClub, Owner at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience at BB Kings. We strive to provide our guests with five star service and food, so we are sorry for not being up to par during your visit. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So, yes, this is a very touristy place. However, it is so fun to hang here. I was here on a busy Sunday night. There was a $5 entry fee as there was a live blues band (a very good band at that) and the...More

Thank TravelinDantheMan
BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us and we’re so glad you had a great time with us! We’re really happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious ribs and the live band. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal and enjoyed the music. Our wait staff was super friendly, helpful, and attentive. This place is awesome. The only down side is that they pour really light drinks - almost no alcohol in their drinks. (which made it better for...More

Thank Mary R
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Kym P
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Response from kjyoung49 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice smoking inside but lots of smoking all over Memphis
Amy B
13 October 2016|
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Response from Shirley L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not the restaurant. Try them in person. Or Google. Sometimes it comes up there.
1 August 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
No elevator.....pretty fair climb....but worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-524-5464
  • E-mail
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. 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.
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