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Itta Bena

145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-578-3031
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to dine and listen to music. Wonderful view of beal street Atmosphere is relaxing and very enjoyable

Thank CYMattie
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been hearing all about the fried avocado for a long time when my buddy finally made reservations for dinner for our friend group and I ordered the avocado, now I can't stop thinking about it! Cool ambience, live music, southern at its best.

Thank JTMan10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere! My mom and I ate here after attending a musical at the Orpheum, it was a block away and right on Beale.

Thank Katelyn G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Itta Bena is on the third floor of BB King's restaurant. You have to go through the fire door and then up another flight of stairs and step into a very romantic setting with exceptional food. The service was very good too!

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations for a group of 25 and everyone at Itta Bena's worked hard to see that we were cared for and the meal was perfect. Servers were well organized and had their act together. The amazing thing was the remainder of the restaurant was...More

Thank Dwayne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a bachelorette party of seven people. They accommodated our seating without any problems. The atmosphere is sophisticated and very dim lighting. It seems romantic. Our serving was great! He was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was also great! I had their...More

Thank arina_boo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right off the bat, we enjoyed what they have to offer. The cocktails were delicious. The meal was as good. Homemade salad dressing told the tale. Everything was wonderful. But the blue coating on the windows was annoying.

Thank usnamom2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about Itta Bena on open table and was not disappointed. Food was very good. Service excellent located within walking distance from our hotel. The entrance from the street is quite dirty and not appealing at all but once you get inside you forget about...More

Thank AndriaF559
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really have to look for this place, as its up an unmarked fire escape! Worth tracking down though and food excellent, even if the service is a little slow. We went on a relatively quite night, and easily got a table overlooking Beale Street...More

Thank Bellcom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid a lot to eat here, because it had great reviews. The space was kind of tired. And the food was just okay. I had shrimp and grits, which were actually good. My daughter had a duck and waffle thing that was terrible. Seriously...More

Thank urbanflight
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
meleesa2
Can school age children come eat dinner there with their parents?
1 June 2017|
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Response from Jenniferwalton | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. Family friendly
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lynda m
Is there music during dinner
7 May 2017|
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Response from Cedar240 | Reviewed this property |
24 hours a day lobby and room. Made me so happy! Go!
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Skrichardson
Are reservations required?
26 November 2016|
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
We were advised to book and did; but on the night it turned out not to be necessary as there were plenty of available tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 55
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
    (Second)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-578-3031
  • E-mail
Description
Up the fire escape above BB Kings Blues Club lies Memphis' "hidden gem" Itta Bena. Named for the town where legendary BB King was born, Itta Bena embodies the charm and inspiration of fine southern dining. Itta Bena restaurant and bar invites you in for a cool libation and southern cuisine with a Delta twist. From our 16oz. bone in Ribeye to our Shrimp and Grits and decadent desserts, Itta Bena has something for everyone. So come as you are - no jackets required, for great food in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled southern hospitality.
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