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B.B. King's Blues Club

#12 of 1,211 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713 (2nd)
+1 901-524-5464
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was great and there was a live band that night- such a great night!! This is a must place to visit if in Memphis. The music is loud and there was a 3 dollar cover charge.

Thank 3566kk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got here on a Saturday night at about 8:15 pm and wasn't seated until 9:30. The thing about this place is its non-stop packed but for good reasons tho. The live blues band was so amazing that you kind of forget about the wait. Once we were seated, the server was great about taking our order and getting our... More 

1 Thank Bonnie C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Beale Street on a rainy midweek might and it was dead. A complete disappointment. That said, BB King's was the saving grace. Good food, great service and wonderful entertainment. Loved every minute and good value for money.

1 Thank mrrfwoolaway
Thomaston, Georgia
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is about what you would expect for a bar that serves food. Pulled pork sandwich was good. Start with nachos which were poor and not even as good as what you get at a ballpark. Crawfish poppers were forgettable at best. Not much of a beer selection and wait staff leaves much to be desired.

Thank Luke M
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was actually good, the drinks were also good, just hold onto them. The tables are not level and the will slide right off in the floor. I really can't say enough about how poor the service was, it wasn't that they were rude, they just leave you and ignore you. Let me add that We were there in... More 

Thank Melissa S
Jackson, Tennessee
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit here except for the $ to get in at night and absolutely no place to sit> We ended up leaving after about an hour of standing.

Thank bhoppyk1991
Waxahachie, Texas
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228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at B.B. King's on an afternoon and had a great time. Live band was playing - lots of talent on that stage! Ordered the Nachos with BBQ sauce - to my surprise they were amazing! I'm a Texas girl so my nachos aren't supposed to have BBQ sauce on them!

Thank woffer
Monterrey mexico
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The music was awesome but the food was like cafeteria food. Service was ok. Our waitress seemed to be very tired and as if we were keeping her awake. I used to be a server so I know how hard it can be and we were really trying to be understanding. But she kinda dampened the good vibes the music... More 

Thank Lilliarae
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Early dinner reservation....special Valentine menu....Food was fine....catfish and BBQ! Music started at 7 and it was GREAT!! The band put on a great show....the place was packed! A very memorable Valentine in Memphis!

Thank cooker72
BBKingBluesClub, Owner at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are honored that you chose to celebrate Valentine's Day with us. We hope that you will be back for more Catfish and BBQ again soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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229 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was very quiet midweek. Staff was friendly however don't like cover charge and drinks were expensive. Balcony tables too close together.

Thank Clint R

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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: +1 901-524-5464
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?