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!
- 29508 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
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.
- 400 E. Congress St., Detroit
The longtime favorite is widely known for their Sweetwater wings and spare ribs, plus, their kitchen is open until 2 a.m. every day!
- 19196 Conant St., Detroit
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.
- 573 Monroe St. Detroit
Located in the heart of Greektown, Red Smoke Barbecue serves chicken, pork, brisket and ribs cooked slowly over hickory and applewood smoked fires.
- 267 Joseph Campau St., Detroit
Indulge in barbecue ribs, wings or brisket, while enjoying live music performances for a hip night on the town in Detroit.
- 7444 Beaubien St., Detroit
Meat cooked over a wood flame? Yes! Try their dinners with two sides and add hot sauce for an extra kick!
- 18 W. Adams, Detroit
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.
- 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit
This Corktown hotspot attracts hungry people from all over with their extensive menu and choice of five sauces.