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BLAC List: Best Barbecue in Detroit

Metro Detroit locations with ‘cue you’ll crave

"Barbecue." The word alone is enough to get your mouth watering. Instantly, you can smell, and somehow taste, the charred flavor of seasoned meats, slathered in a tangy sauce as your eyes glaze over in a dreamy daze. But it doesn't have to be just a dream. Check out these metro Detroit locations offering sweet and savory chargrilled treats and tell us what's your favorite barbecue joint in the D!


Beans & Cornbread

  • 29508 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
  • 248-208-1680

This soul food spot serves barbecue ribs, chicken and rib tips along with other soul food favorites such as, collard greens and black-eyed peas.

Sweetwater Tavern

  • 400 E. Congress St., Detroit
  • 313-962-2210

The longtime favorite is widely known for their Sweetwater wings and spare ribs, plus, their kitchen is open until 2 a.m. every day!

Nunn's Barbecue

  • 19196 Conant St., Detroit
  • 313-893-7210

This carryout joint’s menu includes juicy barbecue chicken, lean ribs, fried shrimp and catfish. They also serve Southern desserts like sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and banana pudding.

Red Smoke Barbecue 

  • 573 Monroe St. Detroit
  • 313-962-2100

Located in the heart of Greektown, Red Smoke Barbecue serves chicken, pork, brisket and ribs cooked slowly over hickory and applewood smoked fires.

They Say Restaurant

  • 267 Joseph Campau St., Detroit
  • 313-446-4682

Indulge in barbecue ribs, wings or brisket, while enjoying live music performances for a hip night on the town in Detroit.

Park's Old Style Bar-B-Q

  • 7444 Beaubien St., Detroit 
  • 313-873-7444 

Meat cooked over a wood flame? Yes! Try their dinners with two sides and add hot sauce for an extra kick!

R.U.B. BBQ Pub

  • 18 W. Adams, Detroit
  • 313-964-0782

Top off one of their six styles of ribs with one of their six sauces. Wash everything down with a beer options from 60 taps and 200 imported and domestic bottled beers.

Slows Bar Bq

  • 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit
  • 313-962-9828

This Corktown hotspot attracts hungry people from all over with their extensive menu and choice of five sauces.

Jul 22, 2014 10:19 am
 Posted by  MamaCoco

You should check out Vicki's Bar-B-Cue on Warren Ave. off of W. Grand Blvd in Detroit. This place is great and has been around for years.

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