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Lockhart's BBQ

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202 East 3rd Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 584-4227
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • 39
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ spot!

We've eaten at Lochart's numerous times and always had awesome service and food! This is a great family restaurant as it gets loud when the tables are full which masks child noise pretty well. Go early or be willing to wait for a table or enjoy a craft beer, wine or mixed drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Elizabeth S
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The sides are wonderful, and the bbq is delicious. I loved the pulled pork nachos and beer selection. You could make a meal out of those!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've eaten at Lochart's numerous times and always had awesome service and food! This is a great family restaurant as it gets loud when the tables are full which masks child noise pretty well. Go early or be willing to wait for a table or enjoy a craft beer, wine or mixed drink.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here was just okay when they opened but I believe they have hit their stride. Although some items on the menu are questionably overpriced, others seem downright cheap. The brisket/mac and cheese is enough for three meals and it clocks in at $12 for instance. All in all a decent experience.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lockhart's BBQ has a tasty menu featuring brisket, chicken, pork, sausages, and burgers. The side dishes are excellent--especially the corn casserole and potato salad. Great beer selection, good ambiance, all nestled in downtown Royal Oak. After dinner take a stroll down Main Street, take in a show or a concert. There is lots to do in Royal Oak!

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The four of us really enjoyed our food. The lean brisket was especially good. The Carolina pulled pork, the dos chantos, and the brisket sammy were also very good. The sides are fine but not outstanding. Service is very good. The added dining area downstairs has relieved the overcrowding that was kinda annoying in the past. When we were finishing... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

A friend and mine decided to try lockharts as the reviews sounded pretty good. We weren't disappointed as the food was very tasty. We shared a big sandwich and ordered a mac and cheese that had been tips in it. Would definitely go back the service was also amazing as she was very descriptive of the menu items, suggesting we... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had heard rumors that this was a real deal BBQ joint so it had been on my list for a while, problem being I live 2 hours away so it took some time to make it happen. From our first walk in the door we could tell we wouldn't be let down, the smell of smoked meat took over.... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Came here for a birthday celebration with 6 other guests. Service was prompt and quick. Restaurant was very clean and bright (bathroom could have used some attention however.) My wife ordered the brisket sammy and I ordered the Saddle Brisket burger. Both were beefy, tender, moist and super delicious! Highly, highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Had the beef brisket, ordered the half and half (fat/Lean combo. Gotta say lean was burnt, but fatty one much better, with a side of their coleslaw I was a happy camper. I think it's more a meateater sort of place. Nothing facy, just good meat. Would order the all fat next time, no half and half.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Even though BBQ is not my favorite, it is a favorite of my family. Our dinners were very good, the service was good, even though the place was crazy busy. I would definitely recommend this place, especially if you are a BBQ fan.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 East 3rd Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: (248) 584-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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