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Thu, 6/13
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great evening at this iconic venue on Beale Street. Tables are available first come first served - not possible to book online - so arrive in good time to avoid appointment. We arrived at 7pm on a Sunday evening and the entertainment was already in...full swing. $10 cover charge per person on entry and worth every cent. Great live music from accomplished musicians. Cool vibe in a relaxed and informal setting. Excellent BBQ food with warm, friendly and attentive service. Great evening and worth a visit if you’re in Memphis.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here earlier in the day, but did not go in due to a $10/person cover charge. We went back in the evening for dinner and music. The two bands we heard were terrific and played a variety of music beside Blues. That alone...was worth the cover charge, which we were told goes to the bands. I went for Chicken and Waffles. It was the first time I had it and I was surprised how good it was. The syrup, waffles, and chicken make for a delicious taste. My wife had a rack of ribs which she said was very good. Music plus Good Food plus Good drinks makes for a must stop.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! The fried pickles are delicious and you can't go wrong with barbecue. There is a cover charge when there's a band but it was great to have some live entertainment.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to book before we went but it appeared to be fully booked. However we were walking past and asked and went straight in and were given a table. I’m not sure you can actually book, or certainly it’s not necessary. There was a...$10 cover charge but a lot of the music cafes have that. There were two bands on and both of them blew our minds. The food was really good. I had prawns and grits first time and we went a second time and I had ribs. My husband had a burger both times (it was so good the first time). The staff were really friendly, especially considering how busy they are.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, music and the atmosphere in BB Kings is awesome! Absolute must visit if you’re down Beale Street! The band we saw, was truly incredible!!! Would have been 5 out of 5, however, the servers that served us weren’t very friendly and came across...like they wanted to be there. Memphis is known for its Southern hospitality and the servers we had, truly weren’t hospitable at all! But it was an incredible experience, and made my love for jazz/blues even more! P.S. next door on the left is a BB Kings merchandise store which was great!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the absolute worst ran restaurant on the entire street. I sat down and waited over 20 minutes for a server to wait on me. As I am waiting 3 or 4 tables sat after me and every one of those tables got waited...on before me. An absolute poorly ran business .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 7, 2024

Great atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. The band was amazing and could of listened to them all night long. Really guys top notch. The lead singer was handing out CDs which i wish i could of had. But i don't have anything to play...it in anymore so didn't take one when i couldn't use it. The BBQ nachos were so good and service on point. Make sure you visit if your in town.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 7, 2024 via mobile

After heading into BB kings (as britains) we were greeted with a sign that says $10 per person to cover live music. As we are from the UK, this was a shock! But, gave it a go. We were sat close to the stage but...nothing happened for a good 20/30 minutes. Then Memphis Jones started playing and were sooo good! They are so knowledgable about the history of blues and soul music as well, they don’t just play their music! Well worth the $10 per person charge at the door. I only mention we are Brits because a lot of Brits would be put off with the charge! But don’t be! Also once you pay it for that day you can come and go for the rest of the day. We were served by a lovely waitress, didn’t catch her name. She was so attentive and got us the side of fries we wanted to share between us so quickly. Drinks flowed, fantastic overall! Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 6, 2024

Last night in Memphis and this seemed a good option. The place charges a fee for the live music - $10 a head. Crazy but we went in anyway. The band playing attempted to play a variety of styles but it all sounded the same...- thrash it to death. The music was very loud but we ordered by shouting and pointing to the dishes we wanted. The food was okay and the beer good.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 26, 2024

This is a THEE venue for great music, good food and good atmosphere. My daughter and I were in Memphis for two days and I wish we'd had longer. We were lucky enough to hear the BB King All Star Band. Oh WOW, absolutely fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 23, 2024 via mobile

Tried to visit this legendary establishment on a Saturday evening but the queue to gain entry were enormous so we gave and and tried again on Monday evening. This time only half a dozen people a head of us. Initially sat at the bar and...had a couple of cocktails, the Lucille and a Hurricane. Both very sweet and £11 each before taxes and a tip. Given the chance of a table, we tried to pay off the bar tab but our server was quite tardy that evening. Once we moved to a table, ordered food : BB’s chopped Salad and Catfish bites. The food offerings in this area seem to be the same in almost every establishment and this was pretty average. What makes this place special is the band and guest artist. They were staggeringly good.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 21, 2024

We got here later in the evening about 8:00 pm. The hostess sat us at a big table. We were right up front from the live music. Had a great time. The music was great. Got catfish bites and they were good. The place was...clean and comfortable. Had a great experience here!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 20, 2024

Our first visit to Memphis and BB King's was our first restaurant. BB Kings provided us with everything we were expecting. Good food, good drinks and good music. While the bbq rib portions were ample, depending on what part of the rib you received determined...the amount of meat you were served. Suggestion, ask for the mid-rib section for the best selection and you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 17, 2024

We really never got in. I have been there a few years back and truly enjoyed myself. However, was surprised that the 4 of us would have needed to pay $40.00 to get in before we could even decide what to eat. So we felt...like to pay almost 1/2 of A$100 to get in. This was not the place for us. And it was good we did not go in. Some friends told us the music was sad and there were people in the rest room begging for more money. I hated to hear that because I always enjoyed the food there. Very disappointed, but I am sure they don't care. It is a money thing now everywhere, NOT service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 16, 2024 via mobile

Good meatloaf and great music. Considering how crowed it was the service was pretty good. There is a ground floor and a mezzanine.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Shouldn't be. I parked a few blocks away on the street. No problem.
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I would advise reservations on the weekends but during the week, you should be able to walk in.
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