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“I eat here weekly!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine

Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lansing, Michigan
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I eat here weekly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Found this gem last fall, I'm now a dedicated customer. This is a wonderful cozy BBQ restaurant. Newly released menu is great, has a kids menu now. I can get in and out in less than an hour easily.

The brisket is my all time favorite.



  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea T
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kitchen did not have their act together”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Waited 25 minutes for a burger & fries. Counted 7 other tables waiting for meal. Wait staff was not the problem. Kitchen was slow. Waitress apologized to tables about long wait. When burger & fries arrived the order was wrong. No bacon on burger, no vinegar and salt on fries. Tab was 12.72.
Burger was good. Hot & juicy. Not worth 25 minutes or 12.72.
Fries were hot, limp, & oily. Shoestrings--not very good.
BBQ sauces were ok. Nothing that hasn't been done before.
They must not count on repeat customers. So they don't seem to try to hard serve a good meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean48906
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Savor the great taste.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Another advantage of working in Old Town is having Meats across the street. Take a break from your diet and really enjoy this food. Both the meat dishes and the sides are great. If you like melt in your mouth meat, eat here.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank woosband
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Boston, MA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

I have lived in many US cities and eaten at many BBQ places, and this place has some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten. I cannot fault the food, but they always run out, so the only downside is you really need to get there early, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. If you arrive by 6pm they should still have everything on the menu available, but if you like to eat late, don't even bother, as they close once they have run out of food. We tried to eat at 7pm on a Friday once, and they had already closed! But the food is amazing, and worth eating early for.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank autravel
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not For Vegans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

As the name suggests, this is not the place to bring your new vegan friend on a date!
We were delighted to find a true Southern BBQ experience in Lansing, Michigan.
The brisket was so tender it cut with a fork and the wonderfully smokey pulled pork melted like butter in our mouths. I had the Blue Cheese and Bacon potato salad and in house made fries for my side dishes and they were excellent. A great selection of in house made sauces accompany the meals. My favorite was the the Hot Garlic Mustard and my partner's was the Black Magic sauce which she is still talking about.
This is definitely on our list for the next time we are in Lansing with our friends!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MilesK418
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