The best barbecue in Detroit is even better around Memorial Day Weekend, especially for those who prefer letting someone else be the barbecue pro. The federal holiday observing the U.S military service is on Monday, May 30, and is celebrated over the weekend prior.
Restaurants are open and back with outdoor seating. Take time to enjoy the present and pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the past. Detroitsit rounded up a list of spots serving up the best BBQ in Detroit regularly.
SLOWS BAR BQ
Slows is a hot spot for the Detroit barbecue scene. Slows Corktown will be open regular hours Monday Memorial Day. Guests can make reservations via the site link HERE website: or by calling. Slows To Go, our carryout and catering location will be closed on Memorial Day. However, we sell meats by the pound and sides by the pan available for pre-order. Orders can be picked up Saturday or Sunday. Guests can pre-order for Memorial Day via catering HERE. This Corktown-based chain includes the smoked chicken Yardbird sandwich or baby back ribs for carryout. Located at 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216. PHONE: (313) 962-9828.
PARKS OLD STYLE BBQ
This list of the best BBQ in Detroit is filled with places that are certainly not new to the scene. Since 1964, Parks Old Style BBQ has made a popular home on the North End and specializes in pit-style barbecue basted with a vinegar-based sauce. The Meat and Bread Only menu will make you rub your bell and mouth with options like slabs, rib sandwiches, chicken, rib tips, or wingdings. Take the family for a full dinner if you’re up for a hearty plate with two sides such as coleslaw, potato salad, and green beans. Click HERE to what else they’re cooking. Located at 7444 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI. PHONE: (313) 873-7444.
Wiley Nunn opened Nunn’s BBQ in 1984 by Wiley Nunn. The legacy is now in Wiley’s son, Al Nunn’s hands. ribs are cooked on a 10-foot charcoal grill before going into the smoker. Other choices include rib tips, pulled pork, turkey ribs, rotisserie chicken, and pigs’ feet. Expect freshly smoked meat for lunch, dinner, or parties. They also make the sauce and cook the sides fresh daily. You can’t say no to Detroit soul foods! Try desserts such as peach cobbler, banana pudding, sweet potato pie, or CheeseCake. Click HERE for more mouth-watering meat and sides. Located at 19196 Conant St. Detroit, MI. PHONE: (313) 893-7120.
Barbecue in Detroit is no doubt a hot commodity among locals and tourists, especially when some have served up the spice since 1964. There’s always a wait, but it’s worth the stay! Sit down for their specialty pork spare ribs, roasted in a pit to perfection and complemented by the homemade barbecue sauce. The shrimp dinner is a solid competitor! Click HERE for more popular items. Walk in to place a takeout order. Located at 3845 W Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48208. PHONE: (313) 894-9906.
Nothing says trusty, classic barbecue in Detroit like Bert’s Marketplace. Be a part of the preservation of black history in Detroit by scarfing down amazing food and enjoying crowd-worthy entertainment! For over 30 years, they’ve served smoked sausage, finger-licking ribs, and delicious fried chicken. Barbecue cookouts have taken on a new level of community gathering with a charcoal grill and live music spilling along the sidewalk. Click HERE to view the site. Located at 2727 Russell St., Detroit, MI. PHONE: (313) 567-2030.
RED SMOKE BARBECUE
Who’s down for a BBQ in a Detroit historical building? The interior design is the icing on the cake (or sauce on the slab) for your food experience. Come all ye meat lovers for smoked Hickory and Applewood. Their menu isn’t for those who prefer mild over hot, spicy, and red. However, there’s a sauce for everyone. Pit-smoked meats, sides, jumbo wings, salads, vegetarian food items, slider sandwiches, and more draw in the crowds. Say cheers to summer over a Michigan draft beer with family and friends! Have a happy Memorial Day Weekend. Click HERE for the rest of their menu.
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