• Memphis Fire Barbeque Co.

  • 3.5 stars
    (33 reviews, average rating: 3.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Barbecue
  • (905) 930-7675
  • 1091 Hwy #8 Winona, ON L8E 5H8
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Fair
13 Reviews
9 months ago
  • Not all it's cracked up to be!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Figured the place would be excellent since it's always packed way out in the tiny village of Winona! How can you go wrong with ribs, right? They're always good, even when I make them myself! Turns out, *especially* when I make them myself! I like mine MUCH better, at a fraction of the cost! I didn't care for the ribs at all. Period. They were certainly edible, but I'd never order them (I sampled someone else's in our party).
    We found the smokiness to be very overbearing, hey I like good smoked meat, but this was just overly smokey flavored.
    We got a huge takeout order for 9, including kids. I tried the 3 slider sampler. Glad I didn't just order one of the three. The pork was kind of filmy, fatty, perhaps due to it not being piping hot due to the nature of takeout, but I dont' think so. The beef brisket was thick sliced.. I'm a fan of thin sliced and piled high. The slider burger was rather plain, and they put this awful cheese mixture on it, and it was just inedible. Stay away from that wacky cheese!
    The gravy was brown colored water with a little thickener. The dressing that goes with the pork seemed to be pure vinegar rather than flavor.
    They forgot to include 2 of our sides.
    One of our group had the wrap, but although it was pricey, it wasn't filling.
    The buttermilk biscuit... save your dollar!
    The chili was the beanless variety and although not BAD, I've certainly had much better, many times!
    The fries looked like they would have been good, but unfortunately, not a great choice for takeout.. they might be good if they were hot out of the deep fryer though!
    Out of 9 people and having a large variety of menu items to try.. the one thing that was purported to be, and which also looked delish, was their burger. I think I'd give the place one more chance just to try the burger.
    The kids would have got the buttermilk fried chicken breast, but alas, that is only served about 3 days per week, but not available on the weekend
    Hats off to the owners for keeping up the stamina and maintaining a buzz about their restaurant. I found the food to be a very expensive mediocre.

  • Order: pork, brisket, ribs, fries, gravy, burger, chili, wrap, shakes.
 
Marj
1 Review
11 months ago
  • OVER RATED
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 5
  • Had fried chicken, no taste, over priced. "sneaky cheese burger" had no meat. Service w as "OK" Small chicken wings. Boooooo!! I don't think " You Gotta Eat Here!"

  • Order: Sneaky cheese burgers, wings, deep fried chicken special....
 
profpsycho
37 Reviews
2013/05/18
  • Awesome BBQ breakfast
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 7
  • Definitely worth the drive to Winona. I like the combination of BBQ and eggs for breakfast than the usual bacon/sausage combination. The kids meals are huge too.

  • Order: BBQ Breakfast, Pancakes, Sausage breakfast
 
roz
6 Reviews
2013/02/07
  • tuffishooker
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Came for ? late lunch ; not buzy [good time to go to a restaurant ] . Had to try the brisket ; no complaints from us . Collards are a must try , beans ditto. If you do not like it at least you tried ! Location a bit out of the way for us but would go back any time !

  • Order: above
 
CCHURCH
1 Review
2013/01/04
  • Poor service greasy food :( A business is only as good as it service!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • had to complain about server he was so rude we wanted to walk out! I told the manager he switched servers to fix the issue did not get the server to apologize. food was greasy frys were old and nasty I guess I should not have complained. new server was great tipped him $10 for a $50 bill ate there the week before service was great and food was great. so seems to be up and down.

  • Order: Whistle dog and fry's
 
LasVegasFoodie964
2 Reviews
2012/11/14
  • Soggy, soggy and more soggy
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I know a lot of people start off by saying this, but I never write reviews.

    Usually, my order is slider combo, which is 3 burgers (pork, beef brisket and hamburger). We don't eat pork for religious reasons, so normally we ask for 2 beef brisket.

    This Sunday however, the chef in the back refused to make any changes, even when we offered to pay extra. So instead we ordered the beef brisket sandwich with poutine.

    The beef brisket was full of fat, and completely smothered in the sauce making it totally soggy :( And the poutine was not cheese curds it was melted cheddar cheese with fries, making them soggy as well!!

    Total let down! Didn't even have room for apple crumble. Not going back... :(

  • Order: Beef brisket entree and poutine
 
2012/11/22

Recent Comment by: roz

We have been dinning out 50+ years took what was on the menu or left ! My pulled pork could have been considered "soggy" by the gourmet crowd; I liked it and would have it again!

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roz
6 Reviews
2012/11/10
  • tuffishooker
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • [last review did not make the trip] #3 visit; greeted by "how are you?" answer "hungery!" come back "we can fix that!" [10/10]

    Restaurant was not full on tuesday pm for dinner. service was prompt; food; fries;cannot get any better; collards ditto ;pulled pork I will have again any time!

    Stick wilh two drink limit! If you need more perhaps Memphis F.B.C. is not for you!
    Re; negative reviews when a restaurant is packed: I think at times this can be unfair to the business! Staff do not show up at the last minute quit etc.

  • Order: above, pulled pork was great!
 
2013/01/12

Recent Comment by: lili25

2 drink maximum? I have never heard of such a thing! We were planning a family outing there. maybe we need to go elsewhere so we can be treated like adults

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profpsycho
37 Reviews
2012/10/28
  • Yum for breakfast
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Kids had pancakes. I had the BBQ Breakfast. Waitress was very nice. This is our 2nd time; first for breakfast. Brought my mother and she enjoyed herself.

  • Order: BBQ Breakfast
 
roz
6 Reviews
2012/10/28
  • tuffishooker
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Recommended by staff at Grimbsy Tackle store
    [many people stop for direction location]

    Been twice ;dinner chicken tuesday special 10/10 breakfast sausage on a biscut ditto. One wonders what the detractors expect ? If they want Memphis food go to Tennessee!

    Two drink limit again 10/10 [how many meals ,parties,ship cruises,etc have been ruined by drunks] Again compaints re poor service are usually not the fault of the owner ;ie staff not showing up at the last minute.

  • Order: above chicken tuesday special ;sausage on a biscut
 
GypsyFooder
12 Reviews
2012/09/27
  • Great if you have never been south
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I have traveled a lot in the southern US. Memphis fire is bland in comparison to most southern US BBQ. Liquid smoke does not help.

    I have tried many things on the menu and the worst is the fried chicken. Totally bland.

    Pulled pork and brisket are okay but again disappointing if you have travelled south.

    There is one good server the rest completely suck. They must be buddies with the owners because they are still there.

  • Order: Brisket, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork.
 
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