Award-Winning

Authentic Southern BBQ

Award-winning, applewood smoked, tender, and ravenously delicious BBQ specialties that you’ll want to eat with your hands!

Our award-winning BBQ is smoked daily, low & slow…so we run out when we run out!

Best Barbecue
Westender News

Silver for Best Casual Chain / Best BBQ in Vancouver / Best Meat in Vancouver
Vancouver Magazine

Best Restaurant to Eat Meat / Best Barbeque
Georgia Straight Magazine

Top 100 Winner
“Where The Locals Eat”

Multiple Winner: Best BBQ
Westender News

Multiple Winner: Golden Plates Award Best BBQ
 

Best Value for the Money / Best Sandwich
Okanagan Life Magazine

Top 10 BBQ In Canada
Food Network Canada - Kelowna Memphis Blues

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: Commercial Drive Extended Patio open!

With dine-in restrictions ending no time soon, our Commercial Drive location is terribly excited for their extended patio! Comfortably seating 10-12 on cushioned, shaded benches - come and join us in the sunshine.
First come, first served, y'all!
We also have our regular patio area open - covered with heating available, comfortably seating up to seven. Same rules apply! First come, first served.
All patio areas meet all Covid safety protocols, with social distancing and screens in place.
Please wear a mask when not seated at your table. To sign in, please see a hostess before seating.
With love,
Memphis Family.

When

Now

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: Memphis Blues to donate to BCHF

For the entirety of May, Memphis Blues will donate 20% of their Memphis In May Pack sales to BC Hospitality Foundation. 

The Memphis in May pack includes the following….

· Ribs, rib ends, pulled pork, Certified Angus beef brisket, sausage, and chicken

· Slaw, pit beans, cornbread, potato salad, french fries

· Four Boylan sodas

· Plates and utensils so it’s ready to enjoy in the open air

 

“Memphis in May” Takeout for 4 - $90

Add on Russell Beer 6-pack - $100

Add on bottle of wine - $115

 

Funds raised by the initiative will help the BCHF continue to provide last-resort assistance for hospitality workers in financial crisis due to a serious health condition. The charity also offers a scholarship program that fosters the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.

 

To place your order: Memphis Blues BBQ House

1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver – 604-215-2599

When

May

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: Easter Holiday - Order your turkey and hams early!

Smoked Easter Hams and Turkeys are back!

 

We are serving double smoked and glazed Artisanal Dawson Creek Hams, with drippin’s for $80

Feeds 8-10 people and the leftovers are fabulous!

 

Our Turkeys are free range and hormone and antibiotic free. They feed 8-10 people.

Turkey plus house-made gravy $125

Add sausage-cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce $25

 

Frequently asked questions:

Do I order ahead, or just show up? Believe it or not, we take pre-orders and usually sell. We have limited cooking capacity of 30 hams/birds per day

Can I only order for Easter Sunday? Nope. You can have a turkey or ham anytime, we just need about a week’s notice to round the birds and pigs up. People often order for Good Friday or Saturday.

How much gravy do I get? We offer a litre of gravy with each turkey. You may order an extra litre for $10. We take pride in our gravy from scratch. We use house-made bone broth, butter, turkey fat rendered from the birds and finish the batch with drippin’s from the turkeys. We don’t add any liquid smoke (none in the house in fact), the light smoke flavour is from the smoked bird’s juices.

How much stuffin’ do we get? You will get the equivalent to 4 litres of stuffing or one feast tray full. We feel this is enough for 8 to 10 people, but if you need more, you can double your order of stuffing for $20.

You took my credit card over the phone, does that mean I have paid? No. We simply take the credit card to hold your Ham. If you don’t show up we charge the card.

How should I place my order? Call the store you wish to pick up from. You cannot order via our website’s contact form or email. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please call the restaurant to get clarity.

When should I plan to pick up? We offer two pick up times: between 12-1 pm, and 5-6pm. Please don’t come early!

I’ve ordered a ham, but I want all the fixin’s. No problem. You may add sausage and cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce for $25, and a litre of gravy for $10. Please order it ahead of time, we ain’t got nothing for no last minute Larry’s!

#MAKEITMEMPHIS
April 2nd (Good Friday) - April 5th (Easter Monday)
Time to pre-order your Turkey or Ham for your Easter supper.

When

Easter

Where

BC & Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: March Madness

 

#MAKEITMEMPHIS
March Madness!
Come down to watch the games (Covid-19 protocol in effect), or order takeout or delivery to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

When

March 16th onwards!

Where

BC & Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: St Paddy's Day

 

#MAKEITMEMPHIS
St Patrick's Day
No "Kiss me, I'm Irish" demands shall be honoured this year. Come on down and have a more reserved observance of this holiday with a gourmet Irish themed tasting menu.  May the luck of the Irish be with you!

When

March 17th

Where

BC & Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: The Oscars

 

#MAKEITMEMPHIS
The Oscars!
You may not be having your usual viewing party, but the show must go on. Don't break a leg (or a sweat), order for delivery or takeout!

When

Feb 28th

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: Superbowl

 

#MAKEITMEMPHIS
FOR YOUR TAILGATE PARTY! 
Call your nearest store for your BBQ platter!

When

7th February

Where

BC & Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: Christmas Hours Commercial Drive 

 

Christmas Eve: 11am-6pm
Last call for food 5pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
(We pit masters need a rest)
27th - 30th Dec: Regular Hours
NYE: 11am - 8pm
Last call for food at 7pm
New Year's Day: CLOSED
(Cure that hangover, baby)

When

December

Where

Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues Christmas: Frequently Asked Questions   

Smoked Christmas Turkeys are back!

Our birds are free range and hormone and antibiotic free. They feed 8-10 people.

Turkey plus house-made gravy $125

Add sausage-cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce $25

We also feature smoked Artisanal Dawson Creek Hams, served with their drippin’s for $80

Feeds 8-10 people and the leftovers are fabulous!

 

Frequently asked questions:

Do I order ahead, or just show up?

Believe it or not, we take pre-orders and usually sell out a week before Christmas. We have limited cooking capacity of 30 birds/hams per day. We very rarely have a turkey for you if you call the day before or day of (only in the unlikely event of a cancellation.) So get your act together and order now!

 

Can I only order for December 24th?

Nope. You can have a turkey or ham anytime, we just need about a weeks’ notice to round the birds and pigs up. People often order for December 23rd or even New Year’s Eve! Or treat your office to a festive turkey lunch.

 

How much gravy do I get?

We offer a liter of gravy with each turkey. You may order an extra litre for $10

 

Is your gravy really house-made?

YES! We take pride in our gravy from scratch. We use house-made bone broth, butter, turkey fat rendered from the birds and finish the batch with drippin’s from the turkeys. We don’t add any liquid smoke (none in the house in fact), the light smoke flavour is from the smoked bird’s juices.

 

How much stuffin’ do we get?

You will get the equivalent to 4 liters of stuffing or one feast tray full. We feel this is enough for 8 to 10 people, but if you need more, you can double your order of stuffing for $20

 

Can you add other meats to your order?

YES! People often add brisket, pulled pork or ribs to their order. And don’t forget about adding some cornbread or collard greens to really fill out your southern feast. To help keep our very hectic Christmas eve running smoothly, please request add-ons at time of ordering.

 

You took my credit card over the phone, does that mean I have paid?

No. We simply take the credit card to hold your turkey. If you don’t show up, and we can’t sell it to a last minute Larry, we charge the card. But generally speaking, for security purposes we take payment in person upon pickup.

 

How should I place my order?

Call the store you wish to pick up from. You cannot order via our website’s contact form or email. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please call the restaurant to get clarity.

 

When should I plan to pick up?

We offer two pick up times: between 12-1 pm, and 5-6pm. Please don’t come early. The turkeys won’t be ready, and it stresses us out! This year especially, we won’t be able to have people waiting in the restaurant due to Covid-19 considerations. We have perfected our timing over the course of 18 years, and it will be ready on time.

 

Does the turkey taste really smokey?

Not really. You get a hint of smoke, but nothing overwhelming. If you are very sensitive to these kinds of flavours, you can always order our BBQ chicken for dinner and test your smoke tolerance out ahead of time.

 

I’m picking up my bird at 1pm, and serving at 6pm. How should I keep her warm?

Turkey really likes to rest and relax before the big carve. Some chef’s recommend up to 5 hours rest time. We suggest you pop her in a cozy corner of your kitchen, leave it wrapped, and tuck her under a few tea towels. If you find you need to reheat a little you can do so at 200°F in your oven for 30-60 minutes.

 

Reheating for x-mas seems like sacrilege, I dunno…?

We get a lot of repeat customers every year, and they say the reheating doesn’t hurt the juiciness. We have also run these reheat tests ourselves, and it really is impressive how well the birds reheat. You literally cannot tell the difference. Besides, we want our staff to have Christmas day off like everybody else. We will provide comprehensive reheat instructions when you pick up your bird.

 

Do y’all carve?

Typically no, we want you to have the honors. But if you are completely unable to, we will do so for $15. But you must let us know at the time of ordering, or you may be out of luck.

 

I’ve ordered a ham, but I want all the fixin’s.

No problem. You may add sausage and cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce for $25, and a liter of gravy for $10. Please order it ahead of time, we ain’t got nothing for no last minute Larry’s!

 

When

December

Where

Please review our website for store contact details!

Upcoming Events!

Commercial Drive Store: Movember With Memphis Blues   

Movember is a month dedicated to raise awareness around prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health in men. To give thanks for their continued fundraising, Memphis Blues BBQ House on Commercial Drive will be donating 10% of all ELVIS PLATTER sales to Movember for the entire month.
Available for both dine in and takeout Elvis Platter orders.
We are also hosting a  Movember competition!
Send us a photo of your best moustache! Tag us @memphisbluesbbq and @hungryhippo.ca on Instagram for your chance to win!
Winner will be picked on November 30th and will win a $50 gift card for Memphis Blues.

When

November

Where

Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Upcoming Events!

Commercial Drive Store: Thanksgiving Dine In And Take Out  

Heads up, folks! Our Commercial Drive will be offering Thanksgiving dinner in store from 5pm onwards. Tables are restricted to a party of 6 maximum. Thanksgiving dinner will also be available for take out from 5pm onwards. Call our store at 604-215-2599 for more details!

When

Monday 12th October

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

Commercial Drive Store Closed: September 9th For Staff Event 

Heads up, folks! Our Commercial Drive store will be CLOSED September 9th for one day only! The store will be closed for a staff event. See you Thursday 10th, regular hours!

When

Wednesday September 9th

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

Hosting An Event? Make It Memphis 

All stores available for Catering! Anytime, anywhere. Full staff service available, up to 50 people. All staff members will serve with PPE, sanitizer, masks and gloves with mandatory social distancing. A Covid-19 fee will apply.

When

Today!

Where

BC / Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Father's Day: Make It Memphis 

House made BBQ sauces, spices and aprons all available for gifts for your Dad, this Father's Day! Call your nearest store for details.

When

Sunday June 21

Where

BC / Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Covid-19 Update: ALL STORES NOW OPEN! 

All stores have opened up again for dine in. Please note, there is limited seating to meet health and safety regulations as we enter into the next phase. Reservations are strongly recommended! All Government guidelines are in place for each store.

When

Today

Where

BC / Alberta

Upcoming Events!

Blues, BBQ & Brews: Poppa Dawg Live on Facebook 

Live on Facebook, Poppa Dawg performs! Memphis Blues will be featuring BNA Brewing Co. brews. Call our Kelowna store on 250-868-3699 to place your BBQ and Brews order! With your pick up order, 20% will be given to Poppa Dawg himself. Tune in!

When

April 23rd 6pm

Where

www.facebook.com/rick.halisheff

Upcoming Events!

COVID-19: A letter from Memphis Blues BBQ HQ

To our Valued Customers,

Although the media has been quick to provide real-time updates on the Coronavirus, we highly recommend you rely on trusted and respected health services for accurate information. These include Public Health agency of Canada (PHAC) at www.canada.ca/en/public-health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov and the World Health Organization (WHO) at www.who.int.

Our foremost priority at Memphis Blues BBQ is the health and safety of our guests, staff, suppliers and delivery services.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Memphis Blues BBQ would like to reassure you that we are taking all precautions necessary for your health and safety.

We are reinforcing our already high standards and operating procedures for food and hygiene. We always wear gloves for food handling with regular hand washing and we will be frequently sanitizing and wiping down equipment, door handles, tables, booths, chairs, menus and debit machines.

We work with our suppliers and delivery partners to ensure they are frequently hand washing and using hand sanitizers.

Memphis Blues BBQ is doing our utmost to ensure our guests that every effort and precaution is being made for your safety when you visit any of our Great BBQ restaurants.

BBQ is all about Family, friends and fun!

Love and BBQ from the Memphis Blues BBQ Family!

 

When

Effective Immediately

Where

BC/ ALBERTA

Upcoming Events!

FOR YOUR SUPERBOWL TAILGATE PARTIES - MAKE IT MEMPHIS!

Make it Memphis Blues BBQ House for your Tailgate Parties! Contact your nearest store to find out who will be screening the big game.

Hosting a party? Contact your nearest store for pick up and take out orders!

 

When

Sunday February 2nd

Where

BC/ ALBERTA

Upcoming Events!

VANCOUVER BREWERY, FRIED CHICKEN AND BBQ TOUR - A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MEMPHIS BLUES BBQ HOUSE AND VANCOUVER BREWERY TOURS

We collaborate for a special Dine Out event with Vancouver Brewery Tours. Book your tickets at https://vancouverbrewerytours.com/tours/booking-a-tour/ as we sell out fast!

 

When

January 17th - February 1st

Where

Vancouver, BC

Upcoming Events!

MEMPHIS BLUES BBQ HOUSE WEST BROADWAY LOCATION - PERMANENTLY CLOSED DUE TO NEW SKYTRAIN CONSTRUCTION 

For your Lower Mainland BBQ fix, please visit your nearest store:- Commercial Drive or Robson Downtown.

 

When

Permanent Closure for West Broadway

Where

BC

Upcoming Events!

FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON CELEBRATIONS - MAKE IT MEMPHIS BLUES!

Any size party welcome! Call our Catering line on: 778-919-5694 to organize your Christmas celebrations today!

Party of 20 or less? Call your nearest Memphis Blues store!

When

Today

Where

BC & Alberta

Upcoming Events!

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY AND HAMS!

Free run, hormone free. Deliciously fresh and smoked in our BBQ pit. We sell out fast, order now!

When

Today

Where

BC & Alberta participating stores

Upcoming Events!

GREY CUP GAME

Watch the game & enjoy your tail-gate party with Memphis Blues. Order now through Doordash!

When

Sunday 24, November

Where

Commercial Drive Location

Upcoming Events!

American Thanksgiving

Order your turkey at your participating store!

When

Today

Where

Participating Stores only

Upcoming Events!

American Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Celebrate with us and feast on a delicious turkey dinner

When

Thursday 28th November. 6pm

Where

Commercial Drive

Upcoming Events!

Live Acoustic Music

with Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff

When

Every Thursday, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Where

Kelowna Location

Upcoming Events!

Vietnamese Whole Hog

All-you-can-eat until the hog is gone!

When

June, 26th. 6pm

Where

West Broadway Location

Upcoming Events!

Hawaiian Whole Hog

All-you-can-eat until the hog is gone!

When

July, 31st. 6pm

Where

Commercial Drive Location

Upcoming Events!

Staff Summer Party

Broadway and Commercial Closed!

When

September 3rd - ALL DAY

Where

Commercial Drive & Broadway

Upcoming Events!

British Whole Hog

LAST HOG NIGHT OF THE YEAR! All-you-can-eat until the hog is gone!

When

Sept, 25th. 6pm

Where

Commercial Drive Location

Our Story

Memphis Blues BBQ

In January of 1999, George Siu (an original owner of Not Just Desserts) and Park Heffelfinger (Vancouver Wine Academy) had a stopover in Memphis while flying from New Orleans. Lunch was a pulled pork sandwich, and it was love at first bite.

Since then, they have attended the World Barbecue Championships in Memphis where they conducted extensive research. They were able to reproduce the recipes at home, and decided to bring authentic Southern barbeque to Canada.

Memphis Blues BBQ work with us

Come Work with Us

Are you an aspiring individual wanting to surround yourself with delicious, award-winning BBQ? Where the Blues plays all day and through the night, learn our secrets and become a Pit Master!

Memphis Blues BBQ House are proud of their team; full of creative, hard-working and passionate individuals.

Join our family and send us your resume today!

Memphis Blues BBQ catering

Catering

From simple food deliveries to multi-course tasting menus, Memphis Blues BBQ House can cater all your special events.

We do our very best to work within our client’s, tastes and budgets. Special requests are our specialty.

Full staff service is available for parties up to 50. Our staff will serve you with PPE, sanitizer, masks and gloves with mandatory social distancing. A Covid-19 fee will apply.

For catering with our Kelowna store, please contact the following email:
memphisblueskelowna@telus.net

For quicker service, please fill out our form:

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Franchising

Canada’s first authentic Southern BBQ restaurant.

Memphis Blues BBQ House and its franchisees are committed to top quality, mouthwatering barbeque, wine, craft beers and bourbon served by an outgoing and energetic staff.

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