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B.B. King's Blues Club

143 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
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Ranked #50 of 1,252 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd
Description: Welcome to BB King’s Memphis - Home of the Blues! Established in 1991 - Our menu offers a variety of the South's most delicious comfort food influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style BBQ. Enjoy the blues experience with the best live entertainment on the street 7 nights a week. Don't miss our gift shop on your way out!
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78% Recommend
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Pemberville, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I did not eat here, but went for drinks with my co-workers and to listen to live music. We saw the King Beez, and they were really fabulous! I highly recommend a stop at this club. The food looked and smelled good!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, good food, lovely music. if in Memphis this place is a must to go to for food.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The bands are always excellent in this place. The place gets packed very early and lots of people eat so the food must be good. We didn't eat because we go to this venue purely for the music ...... and the beer. Once again I say the bands are truly amazing..... and it's free to get in. Incredible sound system.... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Great location on Beale Street. We stopped in for dinner and the Kingbeez were on stage. They are a rhythm and blues band and played many popular songs. The male lead singer was excellent. There was no cover charge and the drinks were discounted for Happy Hour. The fried pickles were quite tart with a light batter - a pleasant... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I don't remember the name of the band playing but the frontman was about 21 and we were told he has been playing here since he was 15! They were absolutely amazing and the cover charge was nothing for the entertainment we received. We also ate while we were there, good quality food, wonderful atmosphere and servers, lots of fun... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Food was adequate. Music was great. Servers were friendly. Sitting area is kind of of small and cramped back under the overhangs. All in all, fun evening.

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Topeka, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A nice place to experience the Memphis blues scene and good food. Beale street is a exciting place and being at B.B. King's was in the heart of the area.

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Richmond, KY
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27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We dropped in on a late Sunday afternoon after arriving in town. We were quickly seated right next to the stage. Our waitress was attentive and brought our drinks & food as it was available. My son & husband ordered BBQ ribs; they liked the wet sauce rather than the dry rub. I had a side salad and my other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were seated for lunch at 11:30, 5-6 other tables had food and drink so we figured someone was working?!? After 10 minutes of waiting we got up and walked out and told the hostess we never got a serves!! Her response was things are slow in the morning...it was 11:30am not 6:30am!

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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

First restaurant on touristy Beale Street. There is $5 cover charge to enter. Loud! Not the place to go for intimate dining conversations. Line out the door. Great band playing though; we enjoyed the music! The place is dark, looks quite run down (maybe this is their motif), generally small, claustrophobically tight. I'm thinking fire hazard. Food is average and... More

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