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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

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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
Most recent review
Very good BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jim R
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Excellent! I like independent BBQ restaurants, especially when there are tank wood smokers under a tree out back or in the parking lot. I had half slab, they do St Louis Ribs. They were moist with a crisp smoked rub. They make their own sauces, and recommended the house special tomato based sauce; it was very good and did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went for the first time tonight. The man working was an owner or manager and he was awesome. Very friendly and even offered a sample of the stew...which tasted awesome. Food was great and the restaurant was very cute and laid back inside...looked like you were sitting on a front porch...fun design. However I did take away one bubble because... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Delicious satisfying BBQ. I get the pulled pork, brisket or chicken plate. It's a good amount of food when you add on two sides and cornbread. Family seating. Plan on smelling like smoke when you go back to the office. You'll make everyone hungry. Love the sauces at the table.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I ordered take out of ribs, potato salad, and baked beans. All very good...explosive flavors! I'm so happy to know we finally have good barbecue in Ann Arbor. I don't think I would ever eat there though...it just didn't look very inviting plus no liquor license!

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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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