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!

New Online store Launched! Get your Memphis Blues Apparel Here 

Our smokehouse in Red Deer have launched their online apparel store!

Want to be part of the pitmaster crew? We have everything from t-shirts, cozy hoodies and baseball hats - perfect gifts for yourself or a keen pitmaster in the family.

Order here!






Upcoming Events!

Commercial Drive Closed! Tuesday 7th Sept 

Our smokehouse on the Drive, Vancouver will be CLOSED Tuesday September 7th as we celebrate our pitmasters.

We will be taking the day to rest, eat and be merry.

Normal hours will resume on Wednesday 8th - go easy on us, we'll have a sore head or two!



Tuesday 7th September


Commercial Drive

Upcoming Events!

Whole Hog Is Back! Make It Memphis 

Our WHOLE HOG NIGHT is back!

Every last Wednesday of the month, we will celebrate with a whole hog to feed you and your family. Reservations are required as this is a popular gig!

Each whole hog night will be a different theme; libations and sides will be tailored to the chosen theme, so keep an eye out on our social media what it will be.

For 20 years, we have been smoking a whole hog and we cannot wait to host this event again. If you have missed out on a seat this time, book for our August hog on Wednesday 25th!


Every Last Wednesday Of The Month


Commercial Drive

Upcoming Events!

Memphis is 20! We celebrate our 20th Anniversary

It seems like only yesterday Memphis Blues arrived on the block, but after many mouths fed with some delicious BBQ - the famous smokehouse is 20!

In 2001, George and Park opened their doors to those who came hungry. Serving authentic, southern BBQ, Memphis Blues remains at the top in Vancouver for a BBQ smokehouse.

Many have grown up with Memphis Blues; those who were children are now bringing in their children! A staple in Vancouver, Memphis Blues celebrates their 20th anniversary on the 26th August. Our Commercial Drive store will be closed 3-6pm this day for a private special event.

Stay tuned at @memphisbluesbbq to see up and coming details - there will be giveaways and celebrations all round!


26th August


Commercial Drive

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.




BC / Alberta

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, socially distanced, up to 20 on cushioned and 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.





Upcoming Events!

Memphis Blues: National Brisket Day

You know what to do.
For the 20 years that we have been smoking, Memphis Blues has served you a staggering 1.8 million lbs of our delicious Certified Angus Beef brisket!
As a thank you, when you order 2lb of brisket from our Commercial Drive store - receive a 20 dollar giftcard to be used on your next visit!
For pick up and dine in (patio) only!
Not available on platforms.


May 28th


Commercial Drive

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at and the World Health Organization (WHO) at

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!



Effective Immediately



Upcoming Events!

Live Acoustic Music

with Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff


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


Kelowna 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


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.

For catering with our Kelowna store, please contact the following email:

For catering with all Alberta stores, please contact Justin De Rush at

For quicker service, please fill out our form:



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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