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B.B. King's Blues Club

143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-524-5464
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried pickles” (100 reviews)
“catfish” (133 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is big and brash, difficult to be hearty I suppose. The music was superb, drinks expensive and the seats uncomfortable. You need to visit at least once.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 976briang
Reviewed yesterday

Ate lunch there on an early Sunday morning. The blues musicians were excellent (the harmonica player was the best I've heard in a long time) and the atmosphere filled with history. Food was super! Service fast and friendly. The bathrooms were a tad scary...not the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harleysis
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a great time this past Sunday night, they had a band but no cover charge. I have shrimp as an appetizer and the dry ribs for dinner. The band was very entertaining and great selections.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pfunkspud
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wandered in here and were very impressed with the house band, the service, and the food. Great clean venue that does its namesake proud.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dheads
Reviewed 2 days ago

They do serve food here, but we were here for music and drinks. There was a $5 cover charge for each of us, but it was fun to soak in the environment, people watch and listen to some great music!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dtw1969
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for a couple of drinks but the music was so good that we forgot about the drinks and have a great night listening to the live band. And then we have a couple of Bourbons.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ciziaj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Live music is the draw here...they have great bands. Food is average, drinks are good...but the music is the reason to go. It's a huge bar/restaurant with an upstairs. We have always been able to find a table so that makes is nice to have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dreamer67808084552
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I went to BB Kings twice over the last weekend. Once on Saturday night just to listen to music and have a couple of cocktails. Then again on Sunday for brunch. I had the breakfast tacos and he had the Beale st....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Erik73
Reviewed 2 days ago

The catfish is excellent especially the sauce, but the excellent music is great. A bit rude at the door trying to keep people in waiting, but after you go in the atmosphere is fun. Great bands and their webpage lists the bands playing each night....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lisahD9934RR
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a few drinks and heard some great music at a recent visit to B.B. King's Blues Club. The service was great and our waitress was fun and responsive. The atmosphere in the club is relaxed and casual. We are looking forward to returning...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jennifer A
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from jmeddick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for the first level. Not sure about the second.
December 26, 2018|
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Response from RdTripper_USA | Reviewed this property |
No. All are welcome and the music and atmosphere are suitable to all ages.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
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 - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 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
  • E-mail
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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