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Lark & Sons Bar-B-Que

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174 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
(269) 926-9833
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Barbecue portion of Lark & Sons Hand Car Wash and BBQ.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classy BBQ

My husband decided to take me to one of his favorite BBQ places in Benton Harbor/St Joe today. Larks relocated a couple of years ago to the current location & it is so nice! Clean, crisp interior, and Amazing BBQ. Meat is done in a huge grill in parking lot. Staff is very friendly and have had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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battle creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband decided to take me to one of his favorite BBQ places in Benton Harbor/St Joe today. Larks relocated a couple of years ago to the current location & it is so nice! Clean, crisp interior, and Amazing BBQ. Meat is done in a huge grill in parking lot. Staff is very friendly and have had a few famous... More 

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Ogden, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

took us about ten minutes to find the restaurant, and it was well worth it. Had rib tips and fries with a xxx root beer. others in the party had pulled pork chicken and macaroni and cheese. Everything was great tasting with ample portions. I was fascinated with the reuse of an old gas station exceptionally well done and kept... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I and our son-in-law ate here for lunch today. It is a very nice place. It's a barbecue joint run by a pastor and his wife in a nicely remodeled gas station/garage in Benton Harbor. The owner, Pastor Lark, was the host and server and was extremely nice. We had a nice talk with him as waited... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The staff at Lark & Sons are friendly. The place is clean with pictures of Pastor Lark and local celebrities. The beef brisket was tender. However, the ribs were dry. They were smothered in sauce, but that didn't make up for the dry and chewy meat. The meat on good ribs falls off the bone and melts in your mouth.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was lucky enough to spend a few days in St Joseph and South Bend and having read the reviews I had to come here. I'm English and being and never having had US barbeque I didn't know exactly what to expect but it was brilliant. I had a great welcome and when I explained that this was my first... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

These people knock it outta the park on Charm. Their staff is out of the ordinary and super polite and sweet. The Menu looks amazing. BUT, the food quality wasn't there. The salad was generic lettuce and barely any Jerk chicken. The Rib Tips tasted great, but were served again with generic bread and very generic sides...beans and mac/cheese. They... More 

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Located in downtown Benton Harbor, I believe this is an old gas station that was renovated into a restaurant. The food is really, really good and served in large portions... you definitely need to bring an appetite. Another great thing is you can smell the pit that's going on the side of this establishment. It is very clean and spacious,... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I would drive out of my way to eat here again. Take notice that off to the side of the restaurant you will see quite a large smoker and piles of wood. I honestly think this was the best BBQ I have had. I am so glad we stopped and look forward to heading back to Chicago and stop here... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Amazing BBQ as expected. Our family ordered a variety of meat and sides and were pleased with everything that came to the table. (including brisket, ribs, tips, etc.) Place was incredibly clean (including the bathrooms) and staff was happy to serve. Food came out quickly and ready to eat.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I stopped by here on a business trip, and I'm so glad I did. The food was outstanding. The people were very hospitable and kind. Lark even stopped our table to say hello. Whenever you're in the area, I highly recommend you stop by this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Benton Harbor
  • Phone Number: (269) 926-9833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Barbecue portion of Lark & Sons Hand Car Wash and BBQ.

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