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3035 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5119
734-971-5100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Really good BBQ!

Visited with family. Chicken plate, gumbo, greens, mac& cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, kielbasa, yum!all delicious. Nothing fancy, but it is a great casual place with really good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
KathrynSews
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Port Sanilac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ordered the brisket. Must admit I was disappointed. The meat was cut thicker than I am used to and was too dry. On the positive side the numerous sauces were excellent and if you allowed the meat to sit in the sauce for some time it compensated for the meat's dryness. Family members ordered the ribs and said they were... More 

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Port Sanilac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited with family. Chicken plate, gumbo, greens, mac& cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, kielbasa, yum!all delicious. Nothing fancy, but it is a great casual place with really good food.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just love this place. Last time I was in there the owner was giving out samples of hot out of the smoker brisket. He is a great guy! Their brisket is some of the best in Michigan. Always like to support local businesses when I can. They make it too easy by being so delicious! The wood smoker out... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've been to Satchel's once or twice before but today was the best experience I've had. I finally realized that you have to be liberal with the sauce to maximize the taste of the sandwiches. The house sauce on top of the pulled pork was magnifique! Oh, and the young lady at the cash register was very sweet. My sandwich... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eaten there several times. Had ribs, brisket, and smoked turkey. I would rate the brisket as some of the better I have eaten. My wife says the turkey is excellent and I think the ribs are OK (not so much the preparation as the quality of the meat at times). The sides are excellent....love the greens! Atmosphere is very basic...typical... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for a formal dinning exsperiance this ain't the place for you. Food is ordered & paid for at the counter, served from a hotbar and dumped nonchalantly onto divided plates, for you to carry yourself to communal wooden tables covered with cheap plastic cloths. The place has a very simple outside Backyard BBQ feel, unfortunately portions are... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ordered the rib platter for 2. The ribs were dry as if they had either given us all ends or they had been left out for hours. The "in house" lemonade was overly sweet and insipid. The sides were the best part of the meal. The okra very nice and not too greasy. The potato salad also fresh and good.... More 

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Ann Arbor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I previously wrote about this BBQ place. Since then the food quality has dropped a wee bit and prices have edged up. Still worth a trip.

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Lewisburg, WV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Everything was great. Which says a lot for a southern place in the north. Tried brisket, sausages, and sides. Nice and tender which some places can mess up. A little pricy but not any more expensive then any other BBQ place.

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Belleville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stopped by for lunch after reading the reviews. I had the pulled pork sandwich and potatoe salad. The pork was dry, the sauces on the table were cold which made the pork cold. This did not taste like great bbq. Definitely can't compete with Slows bbq or Famous Dave's

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3035 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5119
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-971-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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