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“I think this place is better for music and drinks rather than a place to eat”

B.B. King's Blues Club
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Ranked #15 of 1,481 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I think whilst on Beale Street you must go to BB kings, the music and atmosphere is awesome. In terms of food, we were unfortunate that we were in a group of 6, the guy took all of our order by memory which we did question at the time and this proved to be an issue when one of our dishes didnt arrive so our mother was left waiting for her food to be cooked whilst we ate. Apart from that the service was good, music is amazing, it's a cool venue and when we popped in a 2nd time for just drinks it was such a great place to be.

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Thank Seanbrody
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

The food was so good and service great, very friendly. It is very loud when the live band is playing the blues but worth it. Even the $5 cover charge was okay because you could leave and come back later with a hand stamp from the gift shop.

Thank karenjerry2011
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited for lunch and it was very good. The staff was friendly and pleasant. We plan on returning in the evening to see if the place is jumping for not.

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Thank Ron B
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you like the blues you will love it here. The music was phenomenal each of the three days we were there. You can sit inside or out. Inside is the place to hear the music, outside is the best place to people watch. Both are very entertaining. We ate at BB King's only once (outside) and really enjoyed the rib eyes we ordered. They were done right the first time and were well portioned. The extras were good too. Our server did a nice job educating us rookies about BB King's and Beale St.

Why only a "very good" and not an "excellent" rating?

I will start with the restrooms, they are difficult to find and had a greasy look and feel to them. They are small for the amount of people that were going in and out of them. There were attendants in the both the men's and women's that seemed to take up a lot of space and at 50 years old I can squirt my own soap into my hands and grab a paper towel from the counter top.

The Wait staff in the general bar area seemed confused on who should be working witch table.

A little expensive, but every where on Beale St is.

Should you go? Definately

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Thank hotfire
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ate here and it honestly is one of the best meals I think I've ever eaten ... if you're looking for fancy food then of course this is not the place - but fried chicken, BBQ Ribs burgers ... oh my life it is incredible! And thats just the mains ... the desserts are simply heavenly!

Please go to BB Kings - please sit and enjoy the good food while live blues entertainment happens in front of your eyes, please experience the smells and atmosphere that Memphis gives out - there is no other place quite like it!

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Thank AWaters575
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