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Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central City
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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289 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6N2, Canada
+1 250-868-3699
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location along the main street with lot's options. The restaurant looked like a good option but we we're disappointed.

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Thank robo33
MemphisBBQKelowna, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback robo33. We've very sorry to hear that you were disappointed - this is certainly the exception and not the rule at Memphis Blues. We wish that you had let us know at the time what wasn't quite right as we would have been happy to resolve your issue right away. If you'd like to reach... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an evening with a friend to catch up. Food was amazing and they had a live musician on a Thursday evening. What a great atmosphere!

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Thank chris2796
MemphisBBQKelowna, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback! Thursdays are an awesome night at our downtown location with Poppa Dawg. He also plays on Mondays at our new Rutland location too! Really please you enjoyed the food and atmosphere - thank you for your visit. More 

Whistler, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First time trying Memphis Blues with my wife and son and from the moment we enter you can smell the faint hint of smoke in the air, clean and organized dinning area and greeted by happy staff. We are big BBQ fans and the menu was filled with great options ,we ordered wings for a share plate and the brisket... More 

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Thank knowitallbigmouth
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and so glad you enjoyed everything. We really appreciate such tremendous feedback. More 

Armstrong
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We shared a full rack of ribs and still had some to take home! French fries will not disappointed you. We will be back!

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Thank Betty R
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments! The full rack is a must share - can't imagine finishing that off by myself. We look forward to your next visit and many thanks for the great feedback. More 

Kelowna
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I honestly don't understand why kitchens can't send out hot food? We ordered a platter - all the food except for the extra basket of fries was only just warm. Barely warm food to me screams re-heated, not cooked fresh. I understand most items are slow cooked and not to order but you've got to find a way to serve... More 

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1 Thank Hungry-in-Kelowna
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments "Hungry-in-Kelowna". Unfortunately, BBQ is rarely served "hot" unless the items are either finished on a grill (which we don't have) or literally pulled right out of the pit. All of our meats are slow cooked, wrapped and held at "holding" temperature - this keeps the items warm and prevents them from over-cooking. If we held... More 

Oshawa, Canada
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch last week, hadn't been before. A "waitress" promptly came over to the table and told us we had to go to the counter to order (keep in mind she walked over to our table to tell us this). I ordered a pulled pork sandwich and fries, my husband ordered the brisket sandwich. The sandwich itself... More 

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Thank ELP81
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and are sorry to you found things a little "too casual". We are considered a "Quick-Service" Restaurant, which means that you order at the counter. When we are able, we like to provide as much personalized service as possible while keeping with the service style of the restaurant, hence why the staff member in question... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I finally got to try their ribs and they did not disappoint. I also enjoyed the sides of coleslaw, potato salad and beans. The most AMAZING thing I ate was their pecan pie with caramel bourbon sauce. Out of this world!! Will definitely go back.

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Thank MyOkanagan
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing feedback - so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for your visit! More 

Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure what I was expecting but it didn't wow me. You order up at the counter and then they bring it to you. I had the 1/2 rack of ribs and my wife had the 1/2 BBQ chicken. Huge mound of fries. Portions were decent. Prices were reasonable. Food was hot.

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Thank GlenMClark
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Decent portions, reasonable prices and hot food - sounds overall pretty good. We look forward to your next visit - hopefully we can throw a bit more "wow" into things. More 

Canmore
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Busy but quite quick, good selection of items, huge portions, really tasty food properly prepared, cold beer. What more could you ask for?

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Thank 1of945
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback - really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Calgary, AB
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The pulled pork sandwich & pulled chicken sandwich were very tasty. This is an "order at the counter" style restaurant but the staff will bring your order when it is ready. Most sandwiches are around $14, so with a drink it will run you about $19 - it's not the cheapest place to have lunch.

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Thank CanadianCalgary_AB
PorkStar, Owner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. Our sandwich prices range from $10.95 to $11.95 - we feel that this is more than reasonable as everything is cooked fresh and nothing is ever frozen and/or processed. Our beef brisket is "certified angus" beef and is literally some of the best meat money can buy. We feel that $11.95 for a 1/3lb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 250-868-3699

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