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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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“ribs” (579 reviews)
“fried pickles” (94 reviews)
“catfish” (120 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed today

Some great local music to go along with some pretty good Ribs. After paying the cover charge we were seated in the upper level overlooking the music stage. Memphis Jones was playing at the time we were seated. I ordered a local craft beer and...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guy at the door. Had a bad attitude. We passed. I ask a simple question and got a lecture an the cover charge. Too many options to put up with that s#%t

Thank Rick W
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for drinks and to hear some live music. BB Kings has some really talented musicians on their line up. Only had drinks and appetizers and they were good too.

Thank LBToni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is great. The barbeque ribs fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. Beans and Cole slaw are good too. The atmosphere is not too nice. In serious need of some maintenance.

Thank FunnyAnimal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the food and the music so much that we ate there two nights in a row. Music was more bluesy one night and a little more rock the next night. Plus, being in B.B. King's place had a pleasure all its own. Given the...More

Thank Mimi L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Holy wow - the music. Stop reading the food reviews. BB King was not a chef. He was a legendary blues musician. Do yourself a favor: go early, tip the fabulous Tat at the door very heavily, be nice, and treat people - especially those...More

1  Thank Anita J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for dinner and some music and were not disappointed in either. We had the ribs and chicken with beans and coleslaw. The ribs fell off the bone as did the chicken. The baked beans had a little heat (spice) to them and...More

Thank 605harry
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. Was surprised there was a cover especially since we were going to eat lunch. Music was good. Food was okay. Place was overcrowded (especially once the rain came) and the wait staff was overwhelmed. Would not go back.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner. Friendly bar staff - great recommendations on the food menu and the ribs didn't disappoint. House band came on about 5pm with some good blues music - definitely worth a stop.

Thank DawnEdgell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my wife’s 50th birthday and what a great night to be had at B B Kings. Great food, great drinks, all reasonably priced. Fantastic live music

Thank El_Jefe_Especiali
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Kym P
20 October 2016|
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Response from kjyoung49 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice smoking inside but lots of smoking all over Memphis
Amy B
13 October 2016|
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Response from Shirley L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not the restaurant. Try them in person. Or Google. Sometimes it comes up there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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