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Travellers' Choice2023
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$32 - $93
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown
0.1 km from Beale Street
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Service was excellent. Our server Veda was wonderful and gave great suggestions. Steak and green beans were delicious. Our dessert was exceptional bread pudding with caramel sauce.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, great food, service prompt and great live music for some of the time, would have liked longer. A couple of observations- we requested the peach cobbler when we ordered the main course and our waiter assured us he would keep one aside. Not...so, when desert was served he admitted there was no peach cobbler left. Also willing to give our waiter the benefit of the doubt, but he charged us for a more expensive bottle of red wine on the bill. Not sure if it was a genuine error or if he thought we were tipsy like some other ladies in the restaurant! Check your bill before paying.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

We saw this on trip advisor but actually struggled to find it so it really really is a hidden gem. Everything about it was lovely, wish we had found it our 1st night and not our last night as we would definitely have returned. It...is actually above B B Kings and entrance is at the side.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The food, ambience and service was spot on Joe B,our waiter, was the best. The barbecue shrimp and she crab soup were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Pre Orpheum Theater show dinner with friends… running a little late called ahead, no problem. Food was characteristically great as always and our server Sydney really could not have been better. Restaurant was packed, she was also covering a ten top next to us with...another server but always had her eyes on us and head on a swivel. Great food is expected, great service is really a bonus these days as customer service seems to be a lost art!! Cheers to Sydney and team at one of the best eateries in Memphis!! We had lamb chops, lamb lollipops, wedge salads, roasted chicken and the sea bass…. Cooked and seasoned to perfection!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Our first time here and it was excellent. Atmosphere is laid back and relaxing not to mention the deliciousness of the food and quality of service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

We loved Itta Bena, the food was delicious and the service great, took us back to a time gone by with the decor and feel x just off Beale Street and above BB Kings. Definitely one to try for a feel of Memphis

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Everything about Itta Bena is amazing. The atmosphere is really cool. The food is delicious. The signature cocktails are amazing. The service is among the best I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent meal!! Everything about this restaurant is top shelf. Our server was fantastic. He took care of us and made our experience very enjoyable. The crab appetizer was delicious. My pasta with seafood, chicken and andoulle sausage was 5 star. My husband's lamb chops were...cooked to perfection. The best meal of our tripMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Very attractive restaurant once you climb a lot of stairs. The food was very good as was our waitress Caitlyn.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

In town to catch a show at the Orpheum Theatre and found this gem of a restaurant. Quaint and tucked above BB Kings. Amazing food, cocktails, and service!! A must go-to when in Memphis.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Delicious food, beautiful place, pleasant live music, and very professional waitress. Other workers were very nice too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Made reservation based on online info, so was a bit leery after seeing the rest of Beale Street. Fortunately, restaurant was lovely, food was delicious and service was impeccable.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

WOW! Great ambiance, fantastic food, incredible music that lightly filled the air such that you could have a delightful conversation ! I would highly recommend this classy place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

One the truly great meals we had in our three weeks touring around the South. Food outstanding, service good, prices a bit toppy and atmosphere spot on. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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EDeakins
24 October 2023|
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Response from JeanC279 | Reviewed this property |
People get pretty dressed to go. If you paired the jeans with a dress shirt maybe. A lot of dresses and dress slacks with dress shirts
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Sorry for the late response, which I'm sure by now is too late. But wanted to acknowledge your question. We did not have a car and were staying in a nearby hotel and were able to walk, so I wouldn't have been able to... More
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I don’t remember but I would think that they’d be able to work something out to please you
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ITTA BENA, Memphis - 145 Beale St, Downtown - Restaurant Reviews & Phone Number

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Itta Bena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5