Craving BBQ? You’re in luck – in this article, we’ve listed the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton!
We picked places based on their menu, overall vibe and other services. We have also included in this list each restaurant’s bestsellers to help you figure out what to order!
We also provide answers to frequently asked questions about barbeque and barbeque restaurants at the end. Anyway, let’s start now!
|BEST FOR||Wide variety|
|ADDRESS||8216 104 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta|
|CONTACT NUMBER||587 520 6338|
|OPERATING HOURS||For takeout: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm |
Delivery: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Restaurant Dining temporarily unavailable
|BEST SELLERS||Beef brisket, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, and maple chili ribs|
Meat is a local restaurant specializing in Texas-style barbeque. They have a wide selection of proteins like beef brisket, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, maple chili ribs and spicy pork sausage.
Aside from red meat choices, they also serve fried chicken, smoked chicken and smoked confit duck leg. These can be perfectly paired with their selection of sides like housemade garlic fries, mac & cheese, meat beans, potato salad, dirty rice, cornbread, among others.
Looking for a lighter meal? Meat also serves sandwiches like the brisket sandwich, andouille dog and pulled pork sandwich.
For vegetarians and veggie lovers, Meat serves a vegetarian sandwich and options of vegetable-based sides such as brussels sprouts, coleslaw, salads and pan-roasted zucchini.
To cap it off, Meat’s dessert options are equally exciting. The restaurant also serves cold beer, bourbon, cocktails and wine to pair with your meal.
While their indoor dining is temporarily unavailable due to the pandemic, the vibe of their Edmonton restaurant is perfect for a group of friends or family looking for a place to eat meat.
Look through these client comments to see why Meat is one of the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton:
“I brought home some take out from Meat and it was such a hit to the family! We have done a few take outs during this Covid time and this has been the best by far. We had the Brisket with Bourbon sauce, beans and slaw. It was absolutely the best BBQ brisket I have ever had and I love to cook myself. The value was great too. We had enough meat for one dinner and two lunches for a family of five. Highly recommend this restaurant.”
“We have been here a few times and always bring visitors from out of town here. The ala carte service makes it really easy to try everything. everytime we have come we luck out with the same server. She is always very attentive and very knowledgeable. try the mac and cheese and the banana pudding for dessert”
2. The Barbecue House Ltd
|BEST FOR||Meat dishes with an Asian spin|
|ADDRESS||9711 118 Ave NW Edmonton, AB, Canada T5G0P4|
|CONTACT NUMBER||+1 780-477-6113|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Saturday – 10:30 to 7:00 PM|
|BEST SELLERS||BBQ ribs and pork, pork belly, and BBQ Duck|
This restaurant offers Chinese-style BBQ for those with an oriental palate. Their menu is straightforward for everything BBQ: BBQ pork, BBQ sausage, BBQ ribs, BBQ duck and BBQ chicken.
Their BBQ main dishes can be paired with these Asian sides: tasty egg roll, wonton soup fried rice and chow mein.
For those who want to get the best of both worlds, The Barbecue House Ltd also offers combo meals, which are meats served with either fried rice or chow mein. For big groups, they offer a party tray with 3 pounds of meat or a whole pig.
Although the restaurant is relatively small and the dish options are not as diverse, The Barbecue House Ltd has a loyal following. Customers say the restaurant is the “hidden gem” of Edmonton’s best BBQ restaurants.
Here are some of the comments shared by customers:
“People should come to this place more often. It is a very good restaurant and you don’t pay much for what you get. The prices are low and the food is excellent. Just one of those hidden gems”
“I had heard about this place from several people. I have a company coming from Europe next month and decided to do a pig roast. After looking into it, I had discovered many people suggested just getting a whole BBQ pig from this restaurant. My mom and I decided to taste the product first. It was the best BBQ pig we’ve ever had!!! We are definitely ordering our whole pig from them!! All the staff working were so friendly too, which also helped! Definitely recommend this place to anyone that likes Asian BBQ!!!”
3. Memphis Blues BBQ House
|BEST FOR||Large group dining|
5317 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 7G4
16907 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6V
|CONTACT NUMBER||Millwoods: 780.428.6328 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Millwoods |
Monday to Thursday and Sunday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday to Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Monday to Saturday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
|BEST SELLERS||BBQ Nachos, Memphis Feast, Seafood Medley, and Ribs|
The Memphis Blues BBQ House was established in 2001. Founders George Siu and Park Heffelfinger drew inspiration from the exceptional pulled pork they tasted during a stopover in Memphis.
This inspiration and their passion for BBQ pushed them to be one of Edmonton’s best BBQ restaurants. They were hailed as the “Best Restaurant to Eat Meat” by Georgia Straight Magazine and “Best Value for Money” by Okanagan” Life Magazine.
They have a wide selection of starters, salads, sides, platters, sandwiches, bowls, desserts and beverages. They also have choices for the vegetarian, veggie lovers and non-red meat lovers like BBQ chicken, nachos, seafood medley, salads and sales.
For their main meats, they have slabs of ribs, sliced beef brisket, rib ends, smoked sausage, chicken, pulled pork and catfish. All their meats are served with cornbread, BBQ pit beans, slaw and choice of potato salad or fries
They also carry a selection of bourbons, spirits, whiskeys, cocktails and wine. Their wine list is updated monthly.
Here are some of the comments shared by customers to explain they believe Memphis Blues BBQ House is one of the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton:
“We were blown away by this little restaurant. Super quick service and such huge portions!!! Their share plates looked amazingly, a portion of ribs will easily feed 2. The flavours were great. We will definitely go back.”
“We’re BBQ aficionados and were pleasantly surprised by how good this barbecue was. We had pulled pork sandwiches which were very good. You can substitute fries for the beans-and-cole-slaw that normally accompanies the sandwich.”
FAQs about BBQ Restaurants
That concludes our list of the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton.
BBQs are great comfort food for when you want to reward yourself. They are also amazing for events and celebrations.
If your BBQ restaurant is on the list, or if we have helped you decide which of Edmonton’s best BBQ restaurants to visit next, tell us. We love to hear from our readers.
Looking for a place to chill after a full BBQ meal? Check out our list of the best bars in Edmonton here.