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Blue Tractor

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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207 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-222-4095
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good BBQ

This is my adult son's favorite A2 restaurant. They have a wide variety of BBQ, including Thai, Memphis and N Carolina style. They are also noted for their craft beers. I had the grilled steak with sweet and spicy crust, blue cheese-bacon dressing, smoked tomatoes, wedge iceberg lettuce and toasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Bloodman33
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is my adult son's favorite A2 restaurant. They have a wide variety of BBQ, including Thai, Memphis and N Carolina style. They are also noted for their craft beers. I had the grilled steak with sweet and spicy crust, blue cheese-bacon dressing, smoked tomatoes, wedge iceberg lettuce and toasted pecans. It was very good except smoked tomatoes taste really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My son had the brisket which was sweet and tender. I had the half rack which fell of the bone and the bean burger was the best ever (according to my wife who has eaten these in many countries) and so our short trip to AA has begun well. Beer was really good and coming from the UK I have... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

wonderful service - smallish portions - for some reason Barbaque chicken is not really on the menu. It's a good college town place to dine.

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Paradise Valley, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

the food is terrible. traverse city location is the best one. great staff and bathrooms. seating is comfortable. needs new menu and better sides.

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Minneapolis
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I just visited while in Ann Arbor for business. I was with a co-worker and my mom. If you don't like BBQ, you might want to pick a different place. Almost everything is BBQ. The food was pretty good and decent sized portions. We had an order of the fried pickles which were good. My mom & I had the... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Just came back from lunch at the Blue Tractor. It's a barbeque place, but has other options on the menu. I had the brisket sandwich and it was amazing. They have four different kinds of bbq sause (purple lid is best). We had some biscuits as appetizers and they were really good, though I think it was more the butter... More 

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Midwest
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184 reviews 184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My colleague and I travel a lot, and are both huge BBQ fans, so when our Ann Arbor host recommended the Blue Tractor, we had to give it a try. Turned out to be a very nice experience. The brisket, ribs and pulled pork were tender and tasty and were accompanied by baked beans (good, but not great) and cheesy... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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222 reviews 222 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Actually, our server Meredith was amazing, so I guess I can't say it is just someone in the kitchen! That being said, service has never been an issue for me at BT. However, it felt that a couple of years ago the food was a little 'tired'. On today's visit the food issue has obvious turned the corner, as our... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been here several times and it's always great. Attentive, friendly servers, excellent food, outstanding tap list and laid back atmosphere. The last time I went we were a party of around 10 and the service was as quick as if we were a table of 2.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Pretty good experience, with really good BBQ and fairly good beer. I visited mid-week for lunch and the place was empty. Bartender was very helpful and insightful with respect to beer selection. While their beers aren't spectacular, they're interesting. I had the assortment of sliders, which gives you a good sampling of the BBQ options at this place. A pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-222-4095

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?