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Itta Bena

145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-578-3031
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried avocado” (15 reviews)
“lamb chops” (17 reviews)
“jambalaya pasta” (10 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you tripadvisor otherwise we wouldn't have found this gem. This fine dining restaurant is hidden away on the top floor of BB King's place. The food and service are great - try the deep-fried stuffed avocado, sounds odd but it's awesome. Wonderful food, very...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The manager came to our table after realizing there was a problem with our service tonight. Could not have asked for more from the manager. The food was as always amazing... just a little problem with service... But everything was made right by a very...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fine Southern cooking and atmosphere on the third floor of the BB King Blues Club. The service was top notch. The blackened snapper was very good and the duck and waffles was an incredible take on chicken and waffles. A nice wine list and...More

Thank Tom G
BBKingBluesClub, Manager at Itta Bena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tom, we are so happy to hear you had a great time with us! We’re glad you enjoyed our blackened snapper and the duck and waffles. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and we hope to be able to serve you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about this restaurant and staff! From beginning to end the service quality of management (Brett)and staff were amazing. We were made to feel like family. The food was spectacular..from the she crab soup to a speciality halibut main course . And...More

Thank deberdoo13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located above BBKings, black awning on side street, go up the stairs. Suggest reservations, busy place. Food was very impressive & tasty, service was excellent, friendly & allowed us to relax & enjoy drinks & our meal. Nice piano music in the background. Restaurant windows...More

Thank jgl99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent a few days in Memphis and of course no visit is complete without visiting B.B.King's Blues Club. Itta Bene restaurant has a great romantic vibe with cozy banquet seating located on the third floor of the club. We had a great dinner...More

Thank amckbella
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the third floor of the Beale Street location of BB Kings Blues place is a surprise! We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and piano playing while dining. The service was excellent and our food was delicious and of perfect temperature. I had a side salad...More

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BBKingBluesClub, Guest Relations Manager at Itta Bena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to be able to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted and seated immediately. Professional and knowledgeable server. Dark interior that blends faux antique/aged decor with white linen. More than a casual vibe but less than formal. Music thumping nicely from BB Blues club below. Bbq pork belly with foie gra and slaw: cholesterol bomb--so...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with a group of about 10 people. The food was very good with good portions. My husband had the pork and grits and said both were excellent. I had some type of fish and liked that also. The atmosphere is nice and...More

Thank cliffview12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a company event there and the service and food were great. We had a limited menu because of the size of our group, but everyone had a great experience. The service was prompt and courteous. BB would be proud. This is a neat...More

Thank 73SouthernGent
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Glenda R | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure we saw children there on at least one trip. You can go up the side entrance and never have to go thru the club.
lynda m
7 May 2017|
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Response from Cedar240 | Reviewed this property |
24 hours a day lobby and room. Made me so happy! Go!
26 November 2016|
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
We were advised to book and did; but on the night it turned out not to be necessary as there were plenty of available tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 55
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-578-3031
Up the fire escape above BB Kings Blues Club lies Memphis' "hidden gem" Itta Bena. Named for the town where legendary BB King was born, Itta Bena embodies the charm and inspiration of fine southern dining. Itta Bena restaurant and bar invites you in for a cool libation and southern cuisine with a Delta twist. From our Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops to our Jumbo Shrimp and Grits and decadent desserts, Itta Bena has something for everyone. So come as you are - no jackets required, for great food in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled southern hospitality.
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