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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, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Barbecue portion of Lark & Sons Hand Car Wash and BBQ.

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  • 4
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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
Great Food, Nice New Location

The food is great, and since moving down the street into a larger and nicely redecorated building the parking lot always seems full. We love the ribs, bbq chicken, and beef brisket. They have many different choices for sides, and their desserts are yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
SunsetCoast49022
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food is great, and since moving down the street into a larger and nicely redecorated building the parking lot always seems full. We love the ribs, bbq chicken, and beef brisket. They have many different choices for sides, and their desserts are yummy.

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Michigan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I like Larks. The BBQ is good. I always order the rib tip combo. However, there have been times, when I arrived home to eat, that I found the rib tips overcooked and chewy. But when they're good they are REAL GOOD! i love the new venue with the dine in.

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Thank virtuous60
battle creek
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 27 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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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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12 reviews
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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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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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

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