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B.B. King's Blues Club

#12 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713 (2nd)
+1 901-524-5464
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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west mids england
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have looked this place up before we arrived in Memphis. The plan was to eat there but when we arrived it was really busy and seemed more like a fast food place than an eatery. We had to pay to sit in the bar, which I object to. The drinks wee not great and we were glad to leave.... More 

Thank ali1965
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

B.B. King's is a great way to experience the Memphis vibe. It was packed and there was a small cover charge but it was well worth the wait and the $5.00. There were two different bands that were both wonderful and the food was excellent. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank 3Girlstraveling
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the worst visit. The waitress Sherita was rude! I will leave out the entire story but... I eventually requested the manager to just pay for our drinks to leave, during our calm and civil convo (manager and I) this same waitress, (mind you - had to be at least in her 40's) walks to WHERE we are and... More 

1 Thank MdAqua
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was average. The music was really upbeat and great. The house band was really good....The wait was not long. The length of time for waiting was average.

Thank tmck975
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is a little different. This is an entertainment and dinner experience. The live music was great really loved it. The food was good and priced reasonably. This is a tourist destination so be prepared.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wichita, Kansas
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to enjoy the music and drinks, and it was a successful stop! The house band was amazing and provided a night of very enjoyable entertainment!

Thank ShoppingM0M
Martin, Tennessee
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had reservations here for 4:30 pm. We loved how we were greeted. The music kicked off at 5 pm. The group, The KillerBeez, was great! We had the bbq sliders as an appetizer. I had the double cheeseburger meal and my wife had the catfish/shrimp plate. The food was good. We loved the atmosphere. People were... More 

Thank Carthage D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here late around 1am and had some of the best ribs ever. The bartender had a great personality who made our visit special. He talked me into the ribs and so glad he did. I had eaten bar-b-q about 3 days in a row prior to this night. There ribs are truly the best I have had. We... More 

Thank jakeaussie
Ripley, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided on this restaurant while in Memphis and were very pleased. It's an older restaurant with lots of ambience. We had fried zucchini and peppers which were good southern deep fried and delicious. We also had the ribs which were tender and lean with a great BBQ sauce!! It was on Sunday so things weren't as crowded. Our server... More 

Thank DebbieAdkins
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us went this club on 2 March 2017 after spending the day at Sun Studio and Gracelands The atmosphere in club was electric Food excellent - starters Chilled peel & eat shrimp Memphis style sausage and cheese platter Mains Lip smacking ribs Two way chill spaghetti All delicious washed down with ice cold beer and wine 2 live... 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
US$15 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?