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Satchel's BBQ

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3035 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5119
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered Satchel's for a family reunion last weekend and they delivered big. The Owner and staff are dedicated to providing a solid and positive customer experience. And when the food is unique and delicious, it is a 1-2 combo! Satchel's offers real, live, authentic Southern BBQ. I highly recommend their must-have brisket. The chicken is spectacularly seasoned. Their sides... More 

Thank babettetenhaken2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My bun came coated in grease and the brisket had a rather large amount of fat on it. I had had a poor experience here twice. There are better BBQ places....

Thank Randy S
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you're looking for good BBQ, try this place. It's got all the staples from brisket, ribs, mac-n-cheese, collard greens, rice/beans! I prefer this place over Zingerman's Roadhouse for BBQ. They have a sit down area but nothing fancy like Zingerman's. It's behind the Verizon Wireless Store next to Whole Foods supermarket.

Thank MLK417
Pearland, Texas
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

OMG, very good! Ordered pull pork plate. Can't go wrong! This is Texas style BBQ. Sauces are good. Appetizing to say the least. Potato Salad ultra good, cornbread too. I'm from Texas so this is very similar!

Thank Fred D
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I've been to Satchel's twice because it's Ann Arbor and I'm not a grill mistress myself. So when I crave barbecue, I tend to visit places. My observation is that the restaurant isn't clean, they serve meat that is burned AND lukewarm, and the sides are not very tasty for at least $13 per combination meal. I'd spend elsewhere.

1 Thank citizen360
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I split a half rack of baby ribs, baked Beans, potato salad, cornbread and gumbo. The ribs were not baby back and were very dried out, the potato salad needed salt and the beans had a lot of molasses in them. The cornbread was dry. The gumbo was okay but I've had better. The total came to... More 

Thank Kirsten F
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Portions were good for all plates, but I had the pulled pork and brisket and could not taste any smokiness in the meat, even on the bark of the brisket. Odd cuz they were putting meat on a smoker in front if the place when we drove in.I could smell smoke in the place, but taste none. All the BBQ... More 

Thank onthemove777
Howell, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came to Ann Arbor to eat before visiting a friend. We usually go to our favorite spots, but I saw this BBQ place that I hadn't heard of. After going to EMU, I was intrigued that there was a BBQ place I wasn't familiar with. I read the other Yelp reviews, where many were positive, but... More 

Thank Ashley M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I have driven by many times tempted by the smoke. The lunch lines were out the door when it first opened. Now I finally get to try it and I am underwhelmed. I normally dont like to spend more than $ 10-12 for lunch. Trust me that you can get a great meal in Ann Arbor for that price any... More 

Thank TheMItraveler
Clemmons, North Carolina
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218 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

It's hard to be a southern transplant and not having access to good barbecue. When I discovered this place, I was skeptical, but it is the real deal. I have been here many times since, and I have ordered practically everything on the menu, and it is all good. The sauces are all fantastic, with something to suit every preference.... More 

Thank Andrei S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3035 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5119
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-971-5100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?