Family Serving Family

What makes a place feel like home?

It’s the warm welcome when you arrive. The familiar flavors of food made from scratch by people who care. The chance to catch up with friends and celebrate life’s major milestones.

If that’s home, welcome home to Big T’s BBQ.

Our pit bosses fire up the smokers every morning at 6 a.m. so we can be ready for you. When the temp hits 225°, they toss on locally-sourced Certified Angus beef briskets with homemade rub, pork butts, baby back ribs, half chickens, and hand-piped sausages. It’s all smoked low-and-slow for hours over BC applewood until it’s perfectly tender.

While the smoker does its thing, the rest of the team is hard at work. They’re making gravy from brisket drippings for housemade poutine. They’re mixing tangy BBQ sauce for dipping. They’re getting the the Blues tunes up and the platters lined with paper for massive meat feasts.

By the time you slide into a booth at Big T’s, we’ve been at it for hours. Taking the time to do it right. Striving for the best BBQ in Calgary. Because you wouldn’t expect anything less from family.

Family Serving Family

Big T’s BBQ and Smokehouse is a family owned and operated business in beautiful Southern Alberta.

Honing our craft in the restaurant industry for 20 years, we’ve grown Big T’s (open in 2004, we took over in 2014) to four locations, and counting! Our award winning and authentic, made from scratch BBQ promises a Smokin’ Experience For Your Tastebuds™ every time. Savoury, made from scratch rubs + infamous, so good they’re drinkable sauces are paired with traditional BBQ meats, slow smoked and grilled to perfection.

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Big T’s Gives Back

We share our Calgary BBQ wherever we can. These are some of the wonderful organizations that we support to give back to our community.

The Calgary Dream Centre

To celebrate the birthday of beloved son and brother Michael, we serve BBQ to the residents at the Calgary Dream Centre over the May Long Weekend. This group works hard to provide support to people experiencing homelessness and struggling with addiction.

Support the Calgary Dream Centre

Janus Academy

We bring our BBQ truck up to Silver Willow in Carstairs each August to support the Janus Academy’s annual fundraiser. Janus is an accredited school meeting the needs of autistic children.

Support the Janus Academy

Canadian Parkinsons Association

Each September, we donate our time and BBQ to the Canadian Parkinsons Association annual fundraiser.

Support the Canadian Parkinsons Association

The Mustard Seed

Leslie volunteers in the kitchen at The Mustard Seed, and we’ve provided food to their fundraising event. This nonprofit provides housing, food, and other resources to people experiencing homelessness.

The Mustard Seed




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We believe in respect, kindness, working hard and making it right. We love what we do on the BBQ and hope you do too. Southern inspired, crazy delicious, straight up comfort food. Slow cooked, smoked to perfection, fancy enough for your wedding, and easy enough to eat on the go, anywhere. We are proud to be a small, local business; family owned and operated from day one.

Made from scratch and with love. We believe in community. Coming together. Showing up and standing out. BBQ is love. BBQ is family. We made it through because of you, and that’s a privilege we want to keep earning.