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BLAC List: Best Barbecue Joints

Metro Detroit locations with ‘cue you’ll crave

"Barbecue." The word alone is enough to get your mouth watering. Instantly, you can smell the charred flavor of seasoned meats, slathered in a tangy sauce. Just look at the picture on the left—bet you could use some right now! So, why wait? Check out these metro Detroit locations offering sweet and savory treats and let us know what your favorite barbecue joint in the D is! 

Beans & Cornbread

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

Soul food and barbecue can't be beat. 

Sweetwater Tavern

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

Two words: chicken wings

Nunn's Barbecue

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

More of a carry-out place, but the ribs are not to be missed. 

Red Smoke Barbecue 

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

Ribs, brisket, chicken—try them all! (Not at once, though.)

They Say Restaurant

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

Pretend it's summer and enjoy their barbecue on the outside deck.

Park's Old Style Bar-B-Q

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

Meat cooked over a wood flame? Yes! Try it with their hot sauce for extra kick!

Southern Fires

  • 575 Bellevue St., Detroit 
  • 313-393-4930

Another soul food and barbecue spot. Can't miss! 

R.U.B. BBQ Pub

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

Burgers, ribs and broasted chicken!

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