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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 - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My friend and I came here for a Odd Side Ales beer tapping. The food here is really, really great. The bbq pork is amazing and I also had there red hot sausage. I have always wanted red hots to be delicious and most places it tastes like terrible processed meat. This re hot was sooooooo delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Scott M
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Garden City, Michigan
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Garden City, Michigan
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I came here for a Odd Side Ales beer tapping. The food here is really, really great. The bbq pork is amazing and I also had there red hot sausage. I have always wanted red hots to be delicious and most places it tastes like terrible processed meat. This re hot was sooooooo delicious and fresh, NOT... More 

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Thank Scott M
Ionia, Michigan
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192 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to eat at this restaurant several times a year. I always rated it high. But, over the last year it's quality has declined. The last two times my entries were cold. The prices seem to have increased and the quality and portion size has decreased.

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Thank Mark1365
Royal Oak, Michigan
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355 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was just average. I think it's a big and cavernous spot for BBQ, but the brisket tends to be to dry, the collard greens were awful and everything as a whole is just blah. I can only say I love the picked veggies in the jar when you come in, on the table, that's what I love the... More 

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Thank NikaNumber1
Stephanie A, Owner at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

Hello, We hate to hear that you would only regard your experience with us as average! Our staff members work hard to ensure we are providing our customers with the most delicious cuisine complimented by excellent customer service skills. We are sorry to hear that we have strayed far from this goal in your eyes regarding your experience as a... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I was not impressed with the food for the price. I know you have to pay more to do anything in Royal Oak because they're going to have higher rent & taxes. But at least have good food. The food was so, so. I ate it. I was hungry & not going to waste my money by not eating the... More 

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Thank Becca M
Stephanie A, Owner at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

Hello Becca, We are sorry to hear that the food offered to you during your experience really let you down. We apologize that the food could be described as “bland.” While we understand that you had felt that the food did not warrant the attention of a manager, we would have loved to hear from you while you were still... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited week after they opened so I'll give them the opportunity to get their act together. Food was average at best. I had the smoked 1/2 chicken. It was over cooked and less then stellar taste. Sides were okay. The rest of the group had pulled brisket, no one raved about it. Mac n cheese good. Where they need... More 

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Thank mem023
Michigan
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had the chicken. Honestly I enjoy Costco rotisserie chicken more. Nice smokey flavor but was terribly dry. The dark meat wasn't a reprieve at all from the white meat, it was way over done. The mac and cheese was good but it was a really skimpy portion. The people in my group had the brisket & the combo. They... More 

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Thank OccaisionalTravel
Stephanie A, Owner at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

Hello OccaisionalTravel, It is disheartening to hear that you did not depart with a more positive impression of our establishment. We apologize that we did not attain your expectations regarding the food served to you. As with all feedback we receive, it is taken to heart to ensure we are delivering in our goal to provide our customers with delicious,... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Went there as a large group. Get there early if your group is large, as there are only a few tables long enough to seat 9. I chose the " ugly gumbo" and it was fantastic! I love gumbo and this dish was just about the best I've had outside New Orleans. Everyone else got some form of BBQ, from... More 

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Thank felis714
Oxford, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Asked to sit at a high top in the window. Was told by the hostess that those are for parties of six. She offered a high top upstairs near the window. Went upstairs and there was no high top near the window so I told her we would just sit downstairs at a high top for 4. Got back downstairs... More 

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1 Thank june112006
Stephanie A, Owner at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

Hello june112006, We regret to hear that the service offered to you at the start of your experience, fostered an uncomfortable feeling that prevented you from dining with us. As the manager had said, this is not the level of service we promote. All staff members have been trained to be friendly and efficient and it is unacceptable, the service... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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216 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We came to Lockhart's BBQ and were fairly disappointed. For $45 we had two pops and two two-meat plates with pulled pork and brisket. The meats themselves were pretty good but everything was cold. Nothing like a good small helping of cold macaroni and cheese. Portions were also small for the price. We were considering this as a replacement for... More 

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1 Thank JJ870
Royal Oak, Michigan
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I was excited to try our local BBQ restaurant and had heard good reviews from friends. They have a good variety of beers on tap. We had the burnt ends for a starter. They were pretty good. There were a few pieces of pure fat that we put to the side. My husband I each got a two item combo... More 

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Thank BAMW

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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