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Lockhart's BBQ

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202 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2620
+1 248-584-4227
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Taylor, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was busy for a thursday night which is good, lots of hipsters and families. I was seated and servied right away. I had three meat combo with brisket, pullet pork, and sirloin. All the meats were awsome, four sauces to choose from all were spot on. I had mac and cheese and green beans for sides, the mac... More 

Thank 540paulz
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My family and I ate at Lockhart's this past weekend. We ordered the smoked pork nachos for an appetizer. It was delicious and would highly recommend it! I also enjoyed my brisket hamburger. There was so much flavor going on (bacon, fried onion strings and sauce). I could only eat half and gladly took the other half to have as... More 

Thank mclovinfromhawaii
Roseville, Michigan
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I cannot count how many times I have eaten at Lockhart's over the years. I've tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed with the food. I have, however, had an inattentive server or two. The portions are great and I have never left hungry, either. I love the macaroni and cheese, and a meal at Lockhart's... More 

Thank chriswhite1203
Sterling Hts
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Is this the best BBQ place in the Metro Detroit? No it's not... The menu has been the same for over the years and it seems something have changed for the worse. They don't bring the jar of pickle any more, also the service wasn't that great for going on a Wednesday night. My 1/4 portion of ribs was somewhat... More 

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

Yvesg- I am so sorry that you had a such a poor experience wit us on your last visit in! We screwed up in so many ways; dry ribs, no pickles AND bad service, that you have every right to never want to visit us again. You should never, ever have anything resembling a small portion when it comes to... More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went for dinner with a couple friends.The place was busy but we were seated right away. I ordered the combo ribs an brisket. The ribs were meaty and the brisket melts in your mouth and was delicious. They were very busy yet our dinners were served in ten minutes at most. So much food I could not finish it! Reasonably... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Great service. Lots of menu choices. Have breakfast on Sundays from 10 2. Even have smoked Deviled Eggs. Some seating is family style. Food has never disappointed us. They usually have a couple dozen local brews on tap. Gotta give it try at least once.

Thank KevinGault
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to Lockhart's with a business colleague. The food was delicious with large portions. Cornbread was fantastic! Local brews on tap.

Thank Kelly S
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

On a business trip I made a stop to lockharts BBQ and I'm glad I did! What a cool building and what a great selection of craft beers. The food was amazing... I never had bacon like this! Burnt ends and the smoked meats were awesome. I'm coming back and you must make a point to stop! Cheers

Thank Mark B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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
Stephanie A, Owner at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to Lockhart's! We pride ourselves on being a family friendly option for every member of the group who dines with us, especially as we know you have so many different restaurants to choose from. Of course we like to think that our pulled pork is great, but... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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
Stephanie A, General Manager at Lockhart's BBQ, responded to this review

Jack- Let me begin by saying thank you for choosing Lockhart's BBQ to visit while on your vacation. We know you have so many choices and options when it comes to dining out and we so appreciate the fact that you chose us out of all the restaurants in the area. Let me also say how sorry I am you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, 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 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-584-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?