Memphis Blues Barbecue House Surrey

Comments 137 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Barbecue might not be the sort of cuisine you would expect to come out of Vancouver but the fact is, from Korea to Carolina, it is actually very well-represented in the city. One of the first places I heard of that prepared brisket and pulled pork in town years ago was Memphis Blues — which is finger-licking, fill your belly good.

Image courtesy of Memphis Blues Barbecue House

It’s known for its Southern style barbecue and massive portions like the Elvis Platter which includes ribs, sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, rib ends, and smoked sausage — Meatatarians rejoice! They also have catfish, oyster po’boys, BBQ nachos, BBQ poutine, smoked chicken, and a variety of salads.

Memphis Blues has expanded from locations on West Broadway (near Granville) and on Commercial Drive, to several neighbourhood restaurants including two in Surrey, one in Kelowna, and soon Robson Street downtown. You can also find them in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

In July, Memphis Blues will be partnering with Okanagan Crush Pad Winery in Summerland for a BBQ on the outdoor patio that includes a tasting Haywire, Bartier Scholefield and Bartier Bros wines. If you can’t make it out to one of the restaurants or a special event, you can also pick up their sauces at a variety of local super markets like Nesters and Donald’s.

The Hillcrest Village location, on the border of Surrey and Langley along Fraser Highway, has graciously offered up a $50 gift card so that one of my readers can enjoy smokey, sticky, juicy barbecue with some friends and family. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment with your favourite menu item (or item you would like to try) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win $50 for Hillcrest @MemphisBBQHQ in Surrey from @Miss604

Follow Memphis Blues BBQ House on Facebook and Twitter for more information. The $50 gift card is valid only at Hillcrest Memphis Blues, which is located at 302-18690 Fraser Highway in Surrey.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Thursday, June 7, 2012. Update The winner is Meghan!

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  1. shelly KristiansonThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    I would love to try the Pulled Pork 🙂 sounds Yummy!

  2. CarrieThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    I have been wanting to try this place, I am a huge BBQ fan but have a weakness for pulled pork poutine and would try that one for sure!

  3. MapsRusThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    The pulled pork is awesome!

  4. Desiree CabalfinThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:07am PDT

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE their brisket, corn bread and BBQ sauce! Those are my three favourite items at Memphis Blues!

  5. C WilsonThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Ive never been but would love to try the slab of ribs

  6. Sharon DongThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Love to gather a group of friends and try one of their Platters…..maybe Elvis style. 😀

  7. DebbieThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    I would love to try the Barbeque chicken, it all sounds very yummy!

  8. LexieThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:24am PDT

    Definitely the pulled pork!

  9. CarolynThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:24am PDT


  10. KarenThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:30am PDT

    I don’t have a favourite yet, as I have never been – but I am a meat and potatoes girl so BRING IT!!!

  11. ChelleThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:30am PDT

    Pulled pork has always been my favourite BBQ item!

  12. SandraThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:31am PDT

    I’ve been to the Broadway location and it’s fantastic. We ordered the Memphis Feast and it was way more than the 2 of us could eat. My favourite has to be the BBQ ribs. The sides (cornbread, coleslaw, beans, fries etc are pretty good too. Would love to try the Surrey location.

  13. LisaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Love the pulled pork & pit beans!

  14. DerekThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Pulled pork nachos!

  15. lindseyThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    Pulled pork poutine

  16. Lynn PriceThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:55am PDT

    ANYTHING with BBQ meat: if it didn’t taste so good I’d be a vegetarian!

  17. Lelainia LloydThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 10:57am PDT

    The First time we ever visited Memphis Blues, we took my son there for his Birthday. I kept referring to it as “the meat place”. (*laughs* I live with three men, who are hardcore meat eaters.) We loved the Elvis platter, but my fav was the pulled pork.

    My son turns 21 on June 6th. If I win, were all goin’ to Memphis Blues!

  18. RichardThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:07am PDT

    Barbeque chicken, of course, is what I’d like to try!

  19. Ashley ChowThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:09am PDT

    I’d love to try their BBQ shrimp!

  20. JaneThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    pulled pork meal

  21. CandiceThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:28am PDT

    … Gotta be the pulled pork ! Can I have the recipe?

  22. Michael KwanThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    I like the brisket and pulled pork.

  23. Trevor MartinThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    Big Daddy sammich – pulled pork with sausage….YUM!!

  24. AnthThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:39am PDT

    My favourite meal at Memphis Blues is the cat fish platter!

  25. EricaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:43am PDT

    Love their elvis platter pulled pork and of course ribsssssss!!! Mwah!!

  26. SamanthaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:55am PDT

    Pulled pork poutine!

  27. MichelleThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Definitely the brisket!

  28. AmyThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:01pm PDT

    I would love to try everything as I haven’t eaten at Memphis Blues before.

  29. Stephanie SThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    Love their Oysters!!

  30. richard wThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:03pm PDT

    The brisket is sublime!!!!

  31. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:15pm PDT

    The Pulled Pork Poutine sounds delicious!

  32. DarcyThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:34pm PDT

    Pulled Pork Sandwich

  33. LauraThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    elvis platter!!!!

  34. RebeccaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    Can’t go wrong with pulled pork!

  35. VinceThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 2:50pm PDT

    I would love to try the BBQ Pulled Pork!

  36. BrandonThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    I would love to try their brisket, i heard it’s really good.

  37. MARYThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 3:02pm PDT


  38. DebraThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 3:25pm PDT

    Another vote for the Memphis Feast!

  39. LorThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    mmm – pulled pork poutine

  40. JanThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 4:24pm PDT


  41. harjitThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    I’m the biggest fan of nachos!! Would love to try the BBQ version mmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂

  42. JustineThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:13pm PDT

    Brisket or pulled pork. Can’t choose.

  43. GordonThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    pulled pork! 🙂

  44. DeniseThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    My fav is Memphis Feast. They make the best BBQ!! #yummy

  45. GaryThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:46pm PDT

    I’d try the Memphis Feast – Every meat plus all the fixins’- sounds tasty!

  46. AnnaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:48pm PDT

    I’d try the Barbeque chicken meal

  47. CyndiThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:49pm PDT

    Depending on how hungry I am, I’d try the full slab or the 1/2 slab o’ribs

  48. BalThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:50pm PDT

    I’d try the combo plate and get chicken and ribs

  49. JagThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 5:58pm PDT

    I would like to try pulled pork nachos

  50. MaryinvancityThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 6:32pm PDT

    Ribs of course!

  51. Chris Bjerrisgaard (VCBW)Thursday, May 31st, 2012 — 6:41pm PDT

    1/2 Slab o’ Ribs!

  52. JasOn kThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 6:42pm PDT

    Pulled pork platter!!! Want it every day!!

  53. tessaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 6:48pm PDT


  54. MeghanThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 6:56pm PDT

    I love their pulled pork sandwich!

  55. GiulianaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 7:09pm PDT

    I LOVE their BBQ chicken! Still tender, but fall of the bone good. Mmmm!

  56. SherylThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 7:34pm PDT

    Omigosh, I had no idea they had a Surrey location! I have never been, but would go for the combo platter and try the pulled pork and the rib ends. I think I will do it anyway! 😀

  57. TinaThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 7:48pm PDT

    I like to try the Elvis Platter or Priscilla Platter so I can try everything.

  58. ChrisThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT

    I love the pulled pork… Absolutely delicious

  59. Suzanne KnibbsThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 7:58pm PDT

    their pulled pork sandwich will always be my go-to pick. Although everything I’ve tried there has been great. Their fries are a killer surprise too- always fresh & crispy and well-seasoned. Could easily go there every week and never get tired of eating their BBQ

  60. JaniceThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    slab of Ribs!

  61. GeeHoneyBeeThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    Memphis platter! Fo Sho!

  62. MeganThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:00pm PDT

    I’d love to try their pulled pork and wings! mmmmmmmmm

  63. DonaldThursday, May 31st, 2012 — 11:52pm PDT

    Elvis Platter for the whole family!!!

  64. Andrew C.Friday, June 1st, 2012 — 12:09am PDT

    Looking forward to the pulled pork

  65. Vu NguyenFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 3:12am PDT

    The Pulled Pork is my favourite from Memphis Blues!

  66. AndreaFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 7:15am PDT

    I would love to try the pulled pork!

  67. DavidFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 8:10am PDT

    ribs, hmmmmmmmmmmm

  68. Emilia TFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 9:06am PDT

    The half slab ribs is my favourite.

  69. Sunshine GFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 9:54am PDT

    Cornbread looks fantastic.

  70. IainFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 11:05am PDT

    Willing to try anytbing once — Catfish

  71. PMFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 11:08am PDT

    Their pulled pork is amazing!! Our office is in Surrey so would to try the Hillcrest location.

  72. LindaFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    The pulled pork sandwich

  73. AimeeFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    Might as well pork on the full rack!!

  74. AbbyFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 11:39am PDT

    I really like their catfish.

  75. Jorge RiveraFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 12:34pm PDT

    I would love to try the pulled pork!

  76. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 1:51pm PDT

    Would like to try the pulled pork.

  77. RonFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 2:00pm PDT

    Pulled pork for sure!

  78. Sandra W.Friday, June 1st, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    Love the pulled pork and their catfish po boy sandwich!

  79. ritaFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 2:37pm PDT

    Full slab o’ribs sounds delish!!!!!

  80. TonyFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 4:52pm PDT

    I would get the full slab o’ribs.

  81. Amelia StegemanFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 5:50pm PDT

    Pulled pork nachos!

  82. CarolFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 8:02pm PDT

    I have never tried “real” Barbecue and would love go to Memphis Blues and try their Memphis Feast.

  83. HolyFriday, June 1st, 2012 — 8:09pm PDT

    Would love to visit! Sounds yummy already

  84. Albert CSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 7:15am PDT

    Pulled Pork!

  85. debbie fSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 9:28am PDT

    I would like to try the Barbeque chicken

  86. greg fSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 9:29am PDT

    I would like to try the Barbeque ribs

  87. JaimeSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    the pulled pork is awesome!

  88. scott ImbeauSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 5:01pm PDT

    Seriously. If you aren’t ordering a platter then why are you there?

  89. EileenSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 6:17pm PDT

    Catfish Po Boy. Wonder if its as good as in New Orleans?

  90. Stephanie PriebeSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 7:46pm PDT

    Pulled pork

  91. GlendaSaturday, June 2nd, 2012 — 11:22pm PDT


  92. Eileen OSunday, June 3rd, 2012 — 11:40am PDT

    The beef brisket sounds good!

  93. RenfrewSunday, June 3rd, 2012 — 12:49pm PDT

    beef brisket is the best!

  94. Amn JohalSunday, June 3rd, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT


  95. taniaMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 9:37am PDT

    BBQ chicken mmm!

  96. rinoMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 9:37am PDT

    I’d love to try the pulled pork!

  97. RyanMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:59am PDT

    Hmmm definitely the pulled pork!

  98. JaniceMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 12:11pm PDT

    The BBQ Shrimp and pulled pork both sound delicious.

  99. lizMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    I love the pulled pork and the yummy coleslaw!

  100. Cindy SmithMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 7:46pm PDT

    Pulled pork of course!

  101. TeresaMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:17pm PDT


  102. Kat E.Monday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:18pm PDT

    I LOVE their Pulled Pork sandwich!

  103. BryanMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:31pm PDT

    The pulled pork meal with a brew or a cherry soda.

  104. maryMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:33pm PDT

    Pulled pork

  105. janice montroyMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    would love to try the pulled pork

  106. VeronicaMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:37pm PDT

    Lovr their Memphis platter!! Meat coma!

  107. michaelMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    their food is SO good!

  108. CeciliaMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:43pm PDT

    I would love to try the pulled pork sandwich!

  109. Art B.Monday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:50pm PDT

    The pulled pork is awesome!

  110. Elaine DMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:53pm PDT

    I like getting the Memphis Feast platter, enough for a full family dinner. Usually do a take out and pig out at home!

  111. karl kMonday, June 4th, 2012 — 10:57pm PDT

    I judge a bbq by its pulled pork. Bring it on.

  112. BonnieTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 12:34am PDT

    I would like to try the ribs.

  113. LisaTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 12:58am PDT

    Would love to try the Memphis Feast platter!

  114. TiffanyTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    I definitely would love to try the Memphis Feast. Best of all meats!!

  115. JasonTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 10:53am PDT

    I love the pulled pork!!!

  116. KandesTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT

    The nachos are really great! So much cheese!

  117. SharonTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 11:25am PDT

    Puled pork sounds awesome!

  118. AlTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    Pulled pork poutine!

  119. SarahTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 2:53pm PDT

    How to choose? Definitely combo platter probably with pulled pork and rib ends…yumm!

  120. KatyTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Well, the RIBS of course! Okay, so the corn bread looks good and I haven’t had good collard greens for ages… Great, now I’m hungry.

  121. Mike LTuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 10:39pm PDT


  122. Ginger GervaisWednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 9:15am PDT

    I soo wanna try the bbq poutine 😛

  123. Matthew SWednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT

    My favourite item is the sliced beef brisket. So tender!

  124. valerieWednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT

    The Elvis Platter is MAGNIFICENT! thankyouverymuch

  125. Siobhan S.Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 5:12pm PDT

    I want to try everything, so the Memphis Feast would be nice to win! Hmm… now I want this for dinner tonight. LOL.

  126. cindy quachWednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 7:12pm PDT

    pulled pork

  127. GinaWednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 10:58pm PDT

    I believe they have a unique poutine dish?!?!?!

  128. StotesThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 6:42am PDT

    The pulled pork and the corn bread.

  129. Leah MThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 8:06am PDT

    I love their brisket and pulled pork

  130. KendraThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    The BBQ Shrimp!

  131. CoralThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    My favorite menu item is the pulled pork!

  132. DreThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 10:30am PDT


  133. DeidreThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 4:07pm PDT

    Pulled pork – yum!

  134. VickyThursday, June 7th, 2012 — 5:10pm PDT


  135. Tanya ColledgeFriday, June 8th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    Apparently the pulled pork sandwich is amazing

  136. CairineFriday, June 8th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    Love ribs, would like to try theirs!

  137. MayFriday, June 8th, 2012 — 10:25pm PDT

    Beef brisket — YUM!

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