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B.B. King's Blues Club

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Chow down on some fried pickle chips while listening to some of your favorite blues music.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-524-5464
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Music $7 cover charge, drinks are cold. Meals are good but don’t wait till the locals say get out of this street and eat don’t forget it’s the street everyone goes.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank spcvuandy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an overnight stay traveling back home with 2 teenage boys. We had dinner at BB King’s the evening we got in, with the 2 boys, probably about 8-9pm. They had a Jazz band and other children were there too. We had to pay...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We just stepped in for a few minutes of great music and atmosphere. The local band was great, the crowd was engaged and the cover charge was low and totally worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Figured I was paying more for music and ambiance than good food. I was very wrong!I had the Chicken Carbonara and my daughter had the Shrimp & grits. Both were very very good! The sweet tea was sweet and the music was hopping !

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We came early for dinner and my elderly father was having so much fun we stayed for hours! The bar-style southern food was good, but the service was amazing. Our server was attentive, listened carefully and circled around to check in often. We met some...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

We stumbled upon BB's through best places to eat. I was surprised we each had to pay a $5 cover charge (then again we are seniors :-) but the band was AMAZING and worth the cover). We didn't want to sit next to the band...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Catarina137
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Thought we must do the famous venue, there was a cover charge of five dollars to come in , lady taking the money appears to be unable to smile and gave off an air of being very bored with tourists. Micheal our server however was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We decided to stop on a Saturday evening and were surprised that our party of 6 didn’t have to wait. The drinks and food were good. We would definitely eat here again when in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lmcarter77
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Just read a review say portions small, we only had an appetiser and not sure we will be able to eat an Entree. The review I read said they were sat next to a speaker, well I am looking at the speakers, all hung from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank jerryh736
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

The food was great, portions a little on the small side though. We had no wait to get in at 4:30pm, but while there, a lot of people flooded in to hear the “band”. I expected to here Blues music, but what they played was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from 64smith10 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $5 but I do understand that this can vary!
July 31, 2018|
Response from Susanne C | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t need reservations. We just walked in. But I bet we were there around that time on a Saturday. Check the website, see if there is any info. DON’T GIVE UP YOUR SEAT
September 19, 2017|
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Response from 325michaelam | Reviewed this property |
No, we just walked right in.