Memphis Blues Barbeque house features southern comfort food including melt-in-your-mouth ribs. There are several other locations in the Lower Mainland.
Food: Elvis Platter - so many meats in one place smothered with BBQ sauce.... *drool* I'd say my favorites were the pulled pork and sausage but my dining partner really liked the brisket but really, everything was fantastic. Sides of fries and beans were ok but I really enjoyed the coleslaw. Unlike the other locations, this was served fresh and warm and wasn't sitting on some counter for a while. I've been to the other locations and ordered the same platter and they just don't come close to this location even though it's the same chain serving it.
Service: nice and efficient. It was a 15 min wait but I'd rather get fresh food than have it served immediately from the counter.
Value: we had enough food for three days for the two of us so I can't complain.
Overall, I would highly recommend this location miles more than the others and the Elvis Platter is a nice way to try a little bit of each meat and sides. Bon appetite!
I have eaten at this location 3 times now since it has open and it has never been an absolutely disgusting meal (I do keep going back). What disturbs me a little more is that this food is not what I would class as good bbq. It is luke warm at best and there is no flavor imparted into the actual meat you need to coat it with so much sauce (also mediocre) to give it any sort of flavor. The pulled pork isn’t bad, by any means, but it is hard to screw up pulled pork. In this day and age with the information that is available on line it just seems that anyone and everyone thinks they are cooks and that they understand the principles behind cooking as long as they can read it off a webpage, or out of a ‘gourmet cookbook’, or off a spec sheet written by head office. This food lacks any sort of passion and any sort of art that should go into a good bbq. As for the space it is very dull and drab nothing going on at all inside. Cleaner bottles and Rags left out on the coffee and condiments station. Floor filthy and well traveled. I don’t mind paying 60 dollars for 2 people to eat as long as the food is good in quality and treated in a way that you notice that the people working and the owners care what they are serving you. It is painful to watch your money go to places such as this one and many others that have gotten away for so long selling pre-packaged, precooked, and pre-designed menus at exorbitant prices because they have an ‘advertising budget’ or a ‘million dollar view’. Memphis Blues is just another chain built on a name where mediocrity has become the norm and the expected and if you know what you are going to get when you go there then feel free but there MUST be better places out there (I just haven’t found them yet)...
The portions are just right with the price.
We went in on one wednesday and found a pleasant surprise. Live music!
All the food is self-serve... so I was a bit confused on whether to tip or not..............
The food is awesome! Unlike other barbeque places, Memphis blues food seems very fresh.
Love all the sides and the pulled pork here.....................
I went to this restaurant after seeing it in construction for a few months. The first time I went, it was fairly dead inside, as it was just built, in a newly constructed part of Surrey. You sit down wherever you want, and go up to the till to order. When its ready, someone will bring the food to you.
My favorite is the pulled pork. Its super tender and flavorful. The pulled pork dinner comes with fries/baked potato, beans, corn bread, coleslaw. Its $15, which is kind of steep. Ive also had their pulled pork sandwich which comes with just beans and slaw. It is $9.
My main complaint is that they give the beans and coleslaw in a tiny ketchup container, and a small wedge of corn bread. Its pathetic to be honest. You would think it being a BBQ house, they would give you a larger portion. Its beans and slaw, come on. They do give you a large portion of fries and pulled pork. The fries though, have a really salty seasoning on them, which I ask to not add.
Their BBQ sauce is different, and the first time i tasted it, i disliked it, but after a few tries, yo end up liking it. Their ketchup is more than likely homemade, as it isn't sweet like Heinz.
Really nice decor, good music, and the waiters/waitresses clean the tables up quickly. Ive been on weeknights, when it has been packed and I had to wait, even to sit outside.
Overall its a great place for BBQ. Everything smoked properly, and large portions of meat. The price can be a bit high for some.