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“Itta Bena”
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Itta Bena
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Ranked #15 of 1,549 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 19 - USD 55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Second
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The ambiance is dark, intimate and romantic. Pianist is superb and she sings to. Food is great with excellent presentation. Staff is very friendly and professional. They also have a bar that you can eat at. Located in the heart of Memphis on Beale street.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Superb smart-casual and dimly lit atmosphere for dining on Beale Street with what I thought were fair prices. However I wasn’t that crazy about the duck entree so I would try something else next time.

Stevin gave us excellent service.

It’s the same ownership as B.B. Kings’s Blues Bar so you can head down the bar stairs after dinner and avoid the cover charge downstairs.

Thank Fantom_Gormay
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this little find on Beale St... the service was excellent as was the food. Generous servings and friendly but unobtrusive staff. I look forward to returning.

Thank terptravels
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant! The ambience is perfect it’s right in the heart of the city! It is a perfect prefix for the theater when you go to the Orpheum! On the weekends they have a great pianist, highly recommend! The lamb chops were like eating a lollipop, and my favorite app is the fried avocado!!

Thank mdgammon
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Really loved everything about this place. The hidden nature of the stairs behind BB King’s place, the food menu (i had the blackened snapper; wife had the grilled salmon), Ellen’s service was great and attentive, and Susan Marshall’s voice and piano playing was the perfect accompaniment. After the bread pudding dessert, we migrated to the bar, where the great service continued as we continued to listen to Susan Marshall. So good that we returned the next night for a drink and to hear more music.

Thank James C
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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at Itta Bena, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

James, thank you so much for your patronage! We’re glad you were able to enjoy the wonderful service and food, so much that you came back the next night! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to be able to serve you again soon.

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