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Satchel's BBQ

3035 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5119
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Ranked #81 of 509 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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85% Recommend
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English first
Ann Arbor
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Belleville, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We love BBQ and this is one of our favorite places. The meats are great and the portions are generous. I love the stew and greens, Some of the best greens I've had. There are several sauces to try and they're all good. The vinegar based sauce is great on the greens. You should try it.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have driven past this spot many times on the way to the Big House and always loved the smells coming off the smoker they keep by the road. Finally stopped and the food is OUTSTANDING! We had brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. It was everything great BBQ should be. The available sauces touch on every region. Side dishes were... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Although the Satchel's stew is my staple, on this visit I split a full slab of ribs with a friend. We ordered the baked beans, cole slaw, and corn bread for sides. The ribs were lean, moist, and tender (*how* do they do that???), and great with the sweet sauce (my favorite of 5 sauces at your table). Slaw was... More

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