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B.B. King's Blues Club

#12 of 1,197 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713 (2nd)
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I loved just B.B. King's Blues Club. We were in Memphis for four nights and the music at B.B. Kings just kept pulling us back. One night it was Soul, the next Rock 'n Roll, then Blues etc. Music starts playing from around 4pm and there are a couple of bands every night till late. It was... More 

Thank Darbie28
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this place! If you are eating, get a table upstairs looking over the stage as you can get a great view of the bands. Food is okay, but you are really there for the quality music and talent. We were happy to sit and watch for hours!

Thank Kelly D
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome blues club!!! The band on were playing Elvis songs and we had a great view from the first floor while we had dinner. The ribs were sensational!!

Thank Littlelinds79
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you get anywhere near Memphis, You MUST stop at BB Kings Blues Bar and Grill. It is a quaint place on the main entertainment strip. You will be well entertained and the food is good. Reasonably priced and well worth you time

Thank A6848TDdavidp
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I paid to enter as a band was playing, which we would have happily listened to however the sheer volume issues and sound problems made it unbearable and reminded me of old night clubs in the 80"s. we didn't even have a drink and simply left.

Thank IrishmissT
Spring Grove, United States
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love BBQ. I love the blues. I love live music. What better place to go than BB King's on Beale Street? As mentioned in another review, I do love Rum Boogie Cafe and it is one of my favorite places ever but when I think of Memphis, Music, and BBQ, BB King's is always the first thing that pops... More 

Thank Timothy K
Saint Peters, Missouri
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family here, got to experience some good blues and good bbq. I wouldn't say it's the best on beale but it's definitely a must visit place in Memphis, especially for live music. We went during the day and enjoyed the entertainment

Thank Kori B
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar to escape the heat and have a cool beer....stayed for two and ordered a bowl of battered deep fried pickles....they were strangely moreish. No live music was playing but very cool place with multiple levels and a good looking menu.

Thank RocheMaree
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Memphis is "soul music city". B.B.King's is all that plus great food, atmosphere, and friendly service. Barbecue ribs are the best, but don't miss ordering the "fried pickles". They were a delicious!!! B.B.'s is a MUST to do in Memphis.

Thank Shirley T
Bethesda, Maryland
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

BB King's is a fun place to visit while on vacation. It's a busy, noisy place with decent food and friendly service. My husband's chicken was served on paper on a tray which is meant to seem like an authentic juke joint but really just gave him shredded paper when he cut his chicken. The BB King All Stars, possibly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 19015245464
This is the original B.B. King's Blues Club located in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue, historic landmarks and great basketball. With live entertainment every night of the week - from authentic blues to classic soul and rock and roll - and a menu full of Southern favorites, the club is a popular destination spot on Memphis' historic Beale Street. The club offers a full menu comprised of a variety of the South's most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style barbecue. You MUST stop in for our award winning ribs that are some of the best in town - which says a lot for a town known for the world class barbecue! Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night meals, the intimate restaurant and live music venue has some of the finest local entertainment in town live on stage nightly as well as national touring performers. B.B. King's offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, the club has several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events - from birthday parties and family reunions to wedding receptions and corporate events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?