Where to eat Barbecue food in Grand Rapids: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 30, 2020 Elouise Mccaul

Best Barbecue restaurants nearby. Discover the best Barbecue food in Grand Rapids. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Barbecue restaurants near you.. The comforts of a friendly, small-town atmosphere combined with the pleasures of big city life make Grand Rapids an ideal choice for a fun getaway with a host of indoor and outdoor activities. Once known as the furniture capital of the world, the city has a reinvigorated downtown area and a thriving arts and cultural community. Its most popular attraction is the museum dedicated to native son Gerald R. Ford, 38th U.S. President, where interactive exhibits take you to the White House and the 1976 Republican National Convention. Wander through the state's largest tropical conservatory at the Frederik Meijer Gardens, a magical wonderland of gardens, woodlands and over 100 bronze statues by famous artists, including the 24-foot bronze horse designed by Leonardo da Vinci. More outdoor fun is a half-hour away at the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. Golf lovers have plenty of places to hit the greens since Grand Rapids has more privately owned, daily-fee, public courses than any other U.S. city. Wind up your busy weekend with a cold beer at the Hair of the Frog Brewery or the Grand Rapids Brewing Company.
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1. The Pit Stop

6479 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-6917 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 616-340-5600 http://pitstopcateringgr.com
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5 based on 81 reviews

The Pit Stop

Main business is catering, however, open Thursday and Fridays for takeout from 11 am to 6:30 pm.

Reviewed By 168jamesk

Michigan is not really know for BBQ, but The Pit Stop is excellent BBQ anywhere. Go early for lunch; you’ll still wait, you’ll just wait less. The wait is worth it, however. Cafeteria style service, no inside seating. Only four picnic tables out front; they are covered if it’s raining, but outside so wear a coat if it’s cold.I know it’s not the South, but some fresh brewed iced tea would go better than canned with the food.

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2. Slows Bar Bq

435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161 American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit +1 616-454-1588 http://slowsbarbq.com/locations/gr
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4 based on 141 reviews

Slows Bar Bq

Reviewed By William R

This restaurant is part of a public market in a somewhat newly renovated area of town thats convenient with lots of paid 0parking. Staff was friendly and efficient although it wasn't busy at the time. Brisket nachos had hardly any brisket and the additional taste of brisket was dry. Burnt ends were also dry lacking flavor. We asked for a taste of ribs since they have a taste of brisket and pork but no....couldn't be done...don't know what the big deal is ....there are 12 ribs to a slab....why not just cut off three....oh well company policy trumps customer service everytime!

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3. Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

4875 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service +1 616-956-5398 https://smokeybones.com/
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4 based on 265 reviews

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Reviewed By Columbo160

Our server was very friendly and helpful; however, despite the sunny day it was so dark in the restaurant. Our table felt like it was sticky. The beer selections is good and my veggie burger was tasty, but I don't think I would eat here again.

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4. Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B.

20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208 American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub Drinks, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music +1 616-356-2000 http://www.thebob.com/gillysrestaurant/
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4 based on 151 reviews

Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B.

The Gilly's you knew has gone up in smoke! The folks at Gilly's have retired their sea legs and traded in their boats for the biggest, baddest smoker in town! Gilly's new menu features the most tender, savory, and aromatic meats in West Michigan. Gilly's

Reviewed By thevinoman

Visited here this past Saturday during ArtPrize. Yes they were very busy. Service was good, food was just OK. I had the brisket burnt ends on Texas toast. Very little brisket, lots of mashed potato and slaw. $14 for this sandwich is stretching it.....Hi there, we are sorry you did not have the best experience with us! Please feel free to reach out to our manager Matt at [email protected] to tell us more about your visit and how we can improve for your next visit. Thank you!

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