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B.B. King's Blues Club
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Ranked #15 of 1,440 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd
Description: 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.
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A must place to visit!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went here on a Wednesday night around 6:00 pm and joined in the Happy Hour with a beverage and some apps. A live band came on stage at 7;30 and they were very engaging with the audiance. Our 7 year old son was up dancing and shaking his moves around. Some other children joined him.

We decided to stay for dinner and had some chicken and ribs combo. IT WAS SO GOOD! The house BB Sauce was sooooooo tasty. I don't like beans and I subsituted it for yummy garlic mashed potatoes.

It is an affortable meal and there is a wide variety of items to please any fussy eater. They have a store attached and sell the yummy bb sauce.

I would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
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Nixa, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Decent food, cool bar”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is not terribly authentic. It's a tourist type spot on Beale St. That said, the food was very good, although a bit expensive. The local band was okay (at 5pm on a Sunday evening).

We had great ribs, an average salad, and homemade loaded potato chips as an appetizer that were regrettable. Get a different appetizer.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
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“A real BLUES experience!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, The Blake Ryan band played some phenomenal rhythm blues with original songs and crowd favorites. I could not sit still in my chair! Definitely made the experience worth while. We did not eat during our visit so had to pay a cover charge of 3 dollars each...something I was not expecting, the servers were ok, one friendly, one female not so much unless you were a guy. All in all it was a great place to visit to experience real music of Memphis blues.

Visited March 2013
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Memphis, TN
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Happening Place!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Even during the lunch hour when we visited, there was music from a live band and an overall energetic vibe in the restaurant. The food was very good with ample portions and our server was new but friendly and attentive. Take time to view all the blues memorabilia on the walls as well. There was even a bachelorette party going on that day who had been shopping on Beale St.

  • Visited December 2012
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stillman valley
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lively Place!!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this place. We were there around 6 on a Friday evening, the place was alive with music. We got seated right away, had beers and appetizers and enjoyed the music, Memphis Joe was excellent!

Visited March 2013
Thank marian p
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