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Lockhart's BBQ

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202 East 3rd Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 584-4227
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always dread when the family picks this place for family outings. I always, always have trouble picking what to eat because it's just not good. Their pulled pork is fatty, don't have just a chicken breast( I found out the hard way that you get to dissect half of a chicken for yourself. I usually end up with kids... More 

Thank DCW614
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before I start let me state that my family and I are from the south (VA to be exact) and we know and love BBQ. As a residence of Royal Oak I've heard some positive statements about Lockhart's so when my parents came to visit i thought we'd swing by and grab dinner. My mother got the tamales, they were... More 

Thank Jack N
Hastings, MN
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was in Royal Oak to care for an ailing family member. Stopped at Lockhart's on the way back from the hospital and was impressed. I had the burnt ends, pulled pork and green beans. All were good. Great selection of beer, top service. Friendly patrons too who chatted me up (I was solo) and offered to meet up again when... More 

Thank Kevin M
Birmingham, Michigan
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here now twice and the food and service are consistent. This is a great thing to say especially when BBQ is not easy to do. Very friendly service. I recommend the combo dinners. Also try the burnt ends. Great beer menu If you can sit in crazy Janet's section. She is a fun server. However my interaction... More 

Thank oscar42o
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seems that several barbecue restaurants have popped up in Southeast Michigan in the past few years but none as good as Lockhart's. Have you ever tried the burnt ends they are absolutely scrumptious. It's the end of the brisket that's been double smoked. It will melt-in-your-mouth and is absolutely a surprise. The ribs, the bbq chicken and the pork... More 

Thank Maureen M
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so happy every time I have an excuse to go to Lockhart's. I always get the brisket mixed cuts (a mix of lean and fatty) and it's delicious plain OR with their BBQ sauce. The service is always on-point and I love the variety of side dish options you can choose from. I recommend Lockhart's to everyone I know... More 

Thank Katy B
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was one of the most memorable experiences I have had and when I say the food was GREAT, I mean absolutely fantastic!!! My daughter surprised me for my birthday by paying for my dinner, and our entire table not only enjoyed the food, but the atmosphere, drinks and service was exceptional! There are not many places where you have... More 

Thank Tmoelmoe2
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Went here with coworkers for dinner and everyone raved about our experience! We actually showed up with a group of 20+ so Lockharts reserved the basement room for our party and had a buffet style Texas BBQ set for us. The Brisket was excellent and the pulled pork & BBQ ribs did not disappoint. And be sure to get the... More 

Thank Michael H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a highly anticipated visit to this restaurant last Saturday. It's a very inviting atmosphere when you walk in. The menu selections looked great however all of our menus were stained from food and grease. We should have listened to our gut and walked out. We didn't. I ordered their famous Bloody Mary in a boot. While the drink... More 

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

Mark- We are so disappointed to hear that you had a lackluster experience with us last Saturday! While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the beer selections and atmosphere, our main focus is always the food and service. I am so sorry you received filthy menus upon arrival, how gross. We always joke in the restaurant that BBQ sauce... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a very bad experience. Management was disrespectful and made us feel very uncomfortable. We probably won't go back for a very long time. Not to mention, the food is just ok.

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

Kelsey- I am so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us recently! We aim to make every guest feel welcomed and appreciated from the moment they step in the door. This evening must have really been awful for you, as I have seen you post this similar review on multiple sites. If we did anything offensive or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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