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“Great BBQ, skip the beer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Tractor

Blue Tractor
207 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-222-4095
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Ranked #63 of 470 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Shelby Township, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Great BBQ, skip the beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I think the BBQ at Blue Tractor is better than Slows in Detroit...and with the food comes a FAR more reasonable wait time. I rate the food here a 4.5. The service is also good -- perhaps a 3.5 to 4. However, I find their beer mediocre and a bit too warm... so when our family goes here were get soft drinks or lemonade instead. We have been here 4 or 5 times so far, and like it every time. Enjoy!

PS: Be sure to try their sweet potato fries with your BBQ!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a great bars persons bar, Beer is cold and in cold glasses, food is quailty and enough of it. I have eaten here a number of times and meet folks for beer often. Wait staff very friendly and knowledgable of what beers they have and are willing to give you a taste. Very safe place to take out of towners and know you will get good good and service,

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, ON
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great beer and good BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Visited late on a Saturday night. Good selection of micro-brews and mixed drinks. We were in the mood for a little snack and thought it was great that you could purchase individual sliders for only $2 each - they were delicious and hit the spot. Based on this small sample, we would like to return for a full meal some time.

Visited August 2012
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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“beer too warm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Blue tractor has a cool looking bar area, but we found the beer just not cold enough for the hot June day we were there. I'm thinking that they may have a problem with the coolers that the kegs are kept in. Went to Grizzly's next and found beer at the proper temperature. Will try again next time we are in aa and hope the problem will have been corrected.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregory
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not worth the time or money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I love the Blue Tractor in Traverse City and was extremely disappointed with just about everything!!! Very few beers to choose from-it was 103 degrees outside and the beer was warm! When we asked the waitress she said that's how it always is-served the temperature of the keg. Warm beer is the last thing I want on a hot day! The menu was also very limited compared to TC and I was very disappointed in the taste and quality of the food. Not planning on visiting again

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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