8074 Islington Avenue
Woodbridge, ON L4L 1W5
Love Memphis BBQ and pretty much the entire Big Bone BBQ chain.
This location, in particular, looks like a broken down garage and I absolutely love that look as well. Memphis BBQ was the apparent original location of Big Bone BBQ but is still independently owned and operated. And while Big Bone BBQ and Wicked Wings is expanding across the GTA and making a name for itself, this spot is still kicking out some damn good Southern style BBQ.
When you have trouble deciding between ribs or wings, you do both! I ordered the mini combo which consisted of 3 bones (ribs), 1/2 lb of wings, cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread, and fries. All of this for $14. My friend Kevin S. did the Big Boy combo because he is apparently more of a man than I am (though I can't argue with the beard). The Big Boy is 6 bones and one full pound, so essentially double of the mini combo for only $20 (best value so try getting a friend to split if not hungry enough).
The ribs were nicely smoked where they had that bit of char on the outside and fell completely off the bone. I hate when people describe "fall off the bone" ribs when many don't really. These ribs here do. The bbq sauce used is hickory smoked and so sweet and tangy. The wings were merely OK. I actually thought they were better than I expected, and surprisingly had many sauce options.
Fries are incredible as they are the real crisp ones with the nice batter. The baked beans and slaw are meh. Don't care about those anyways. Not a huge fan of cornbread, but definitely pretty good with the moistness and not very dry either.
Place looks like a shack and that only adds to the intrigue of the place. Prices are fair and the food portions are enormous. The place can only hold about 20-25 people comfortably so be forewarned about bringing large groups. The wait can take a while too as this was probably my biggest problem with the place. But otherwise, good to go. Parking is out back and be careful you just don't drive by it.
Ambience: B | Service: A- | Price: A- | Food: A