Memphis >Food & Dining > Bb King's Blues Club Memphis
143 Beale St, Memphis, TN | Directions 3810335.139736 -90.053512
Neighborhoods: Downtown Medical Center, Central, Downtown Core
best ribs l ever had – best ribs so tender and loved the veg.'s too
Another winner picked by Mike Jovan – Mike Jovan thinks this place is great! Mike Jovan loves the atmosphere!
Best Catfish anywhere – They have the best Catfish and Fried Dill Pickles. I had never tried fried dill pickles before they were great. The Catfish was seasoned perfectly. We enjoyed it so much that we ate there twice while we were there. The music and the service were also great.
Best Musicians especially Stacy Mitchhart, he is fantastic, fantastic ribs and pickles, great customer service, you won't want to miss going to Beale Street and not going to BB King's – The last time I was there I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the music. It is a great place and the music could be heard no matter where you are seated. I did not care for the cole slaw. Youu need to talk with me when I get there, which is the next time Stacy Mitchhart is there hopefully. My husband and I owned a barbecue restaurant and undoubledly have the best barbecue sauce in the nation, but yours is great. I love the sides you have, including the pickles. I also have a receipe for deep fried sweet potato rounds that I am sure you would love to have, as well as several unusual desserts. If interested look me up. Stacy played at our restaurant last year and he was accepted very well. Boby's Boogie Pig Bar B Q in Blountville, TN, We have now closed and are looking for a larger place. I make the best cole slaw you will have ever eaten and it compliments the ribs expertly. I do plan on coming the end of this month if Stacy is going to be there and when is BB going to be there I would love to see him and Stacy perform. I have recently moved to the Memphis area and very excited that I can now visit quite often. If interested in trying out some of my receipts that will compliment your fantastic foods just let me know.
Great Entertainment- loved it! – This was my first visit to Memphis and I spent several nights on Beale Street! I was hooked the minute we got there. Great entertainment and good times with friendly people everywhere. BB Kings place was really rockin the night I went in with a group of friends. Ruby Wilson is fantastic and gave an unforgettable performance! It was very crowded and of course, tourist priced with just okay food. However, I got what I came for, great music and a rockin atmosphere! We had a blast and would highly recommend going if you visit Beale street. We are already talking about when we can go back to Memphis. BB Kings is most definately on the list of places we will go back to! (Along with Graceland, National Civil Rights Museum, and the list goes on- Memphis overall is spectacular!)
Great music - below average food – Went to BB King's while visiting Memphis on a Saturday evening with a large group (14 ppl). They made room for us right away...or so we thought. There was room for 10 of us - the other 4 tried to squeeze in on corners. Music was great - we saw Preston Shannon and the house band kept us entertained. I loved the atmosphere! Service was quite good for serving 14 people. However, my catfish sandwich was horrible. I returned it (which I rarely do) and ordered a burger. My burger never came. When our waiter brought our checks, he said the burger would be up soon - much too late if we're already leaving. So, I didn't eat that evening. The least they could have done was comped my Coke, but I had to pay for that with 19% gratuity. I'd return again only for the music.
Great music plus good food equals an authentic Memphis experience in the palace of this blues king. – The Scene
King, who got his start on Beale Street, opened his namesake club in 1991. Though tourists flock here seeking the definitive Memphis blues experience, plenty of locals frequent the club to hear their favorite acts. A dance floor lets folks swing and sway, working up an appetite for the Southern fare cooked up in the club's restaurant.
The big man himself plays the club a couple of times a year. The rest of the time, first-rate blues acts pack the place on a nightly basis. House favorites like Ruby Wilson and Preston Shannon usually man the stage on weekdays, while larger national acts play weekends. On weekends there are two bars--one inside, one out on the blocked-off Beale Street--where you can order your cocktail, beer or shooter.
User review by taratate23 – Make sure you check out Ruby Wilson, Preston Shannon and definitely Larry Springfield, they all rock. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are definitely the best nights to attend. Good, mixed crowd, not usually too rowdy, good mix of locals and tourists. The house band is excellent as well, Myron, drummer, Jackie, guitarist, Norris, pianist, they all rock! Can sometimes catch guest musicians when they perform at the Forum, they stop by and have a blast!
The Best! – I was in BB Kings on Saturday and it was hands down the best time I have ever had! The Music, food, and service were all great , and the atmosphere is unlike any I have ever seen! Beautiful women, black,white,young,older,locals,and out of towners all having fun. I will be back!
Disappointed – I was disappointed with this place. I expected better. This is not my idea of a blues club. When I was there in July 2002, the band that was playing was a rock band not a blues band. I can recall describing it as a tourist trap. The menu is not that good and we left early. I would recommend Isaac Hayes' place because of its better food and ambiance.
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