Memphis Blues

Memphis Blues is a chain of Southern barbeque restaurants that has several locations around Metro Vancouver. There are actually a few different styles of American barbecue; the Memphis style is characterized by both wet and dry ribs and barbecue sandwiches.

I visited the location on West Broadway for lunch one day while I was working in the area. The restaurant has a dark and homey atmosphere and the second you walk in the door you are greeted with the delicious aroma of smokey meat.

Large Rib Ends Sandwich

For my lunch I went with the large rib ends sandwich. For only slightly more money you get a couple extra ounces of meat. I couldn’t resist that offer.

The large size sandwich definitely had a lot of meat on it. You don’t see rib ends on many menus around Vancouver, so when a restaurant serves them I feel compelled to order them. The meat was tender and it had a very smokey flavour. The sauce that smothered the sandwich had a dark, sweet, molasses taste.

The sandwich was served with a side of coleslaw and baked beans. Both of the sides were good. I especially liked the light and tangy coleslaw because it was a nice contrast to the heavy sandwich. The beans were also good, but I found their flavour to be very similar to the sauce on the sandwich, which I got a bit sick of by the end of the meal.

Overall I was pretty satisfied with my lunch from Memphis Blues. Some of the barbecue menu items can get expensive, but the sandwiches are reasonably priced and filling.


Yes, for a good barbecue sandwich.

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Categories: $$ ($10-$15), BBQ, Fairview, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver


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One Comment on “Memphis Blues”

  1. March 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Pretty good spot Amy… Well written! I have honestly perfected my pulled pork and ribs so rarely head out for BBQ

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