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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” (547 reviews)
“fried pickles” (94 reviews)
“catfish” (112 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was first put off by the $10 cover charge. Then I was put off by the overcrowded space - it was difficult to walk around and very difficult to get a drink - plus the bartenders weren’t the greatest. We finally got a seat...More

Thank ngsosu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a work associate here from out of town who loves blues. We had some good food and listened to some great blues with BBKing All Stars. The music was outstanding and food was good too. I will be back again. Great place.

Thank W3321VMwilliamk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous live music, but the food was only average (the barbecued ribs were disappointing). Although the greens were quite good

Thank Novi-Jeff
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here for dinner during my Memphis excursion, they have great live music, and the sound reaches throughout the venue, but it is loud, so earplugs would be a help(wish I had heeded that bit of advice!). I had pulled pork, which was cooked...More

Thank slaintenh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ribs are way better here than at Rendezvous. Great Blues. It is a little loud. Ribs were tender juicy fall off the bone excellent.

Thank L762
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on Beale Street. I kinda felt that when it comes to Blues, the King of the Blues had to get it kick started.

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my first night in Memphis and I had to try the famous BB King Restaurant. I asked for recommendations and the waiter told me to stay away from the po boy sandwiches as they are dry and often get sent back to the kitchen....More

Thank leslye d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The music was good but if you have not reserved a table you need to get in early. We ate and the food was very good. The staff were very helpful in finding us a table when there were eight of us and we didn't...More

Thank jackie_rogers59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we dropped in here for lunch, and decided to try the ribs!! wow, they were great, literally falling off the bone! didn't really need the garlic mash and beans we ordered but there was enough fantastic ribs to keep us happy,!

Thank Will C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in this bar. A Band was absolutely great! Staff was nice and can't complain about drinks. Would visit again definedly!💗

Thank Lurulaa
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Kym P
19 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
12 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • 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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