Calling all barbeque lovers! West Michigan has a multitude of delicious BBQ restaurants to explore—from fall-off-the bone ribs to creamy macaroni and cheese, everyone will find some comfort in the incredible food West Michigan has to offer.
A great place to get BBQ in Mecosta County is Raven Brewing & BBQ. They offer something for everyone, from their own house brewed craft beef to slow smoked BBQ. Plan a fun night out for some delicious “brew and ‘que” and check out the live music, poetry, open mic nights, and free billiards room Raven Brewing & BBQ offers. Guests have the option of sitting inside or outside, making this a perfect spot to hang out with family and friends while enjoying drinks and BBQ.
What’s better than BBQ? BBQ with a cold craft brew and a live blues band! Make sure to stop on by the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival on July 6th at Hemlock Park in Big Rapids. Here you’ll be able to experience a variety of vendors serving up the best BBQ in Mecosta County while also being able to enjoy the soothing sounds of blues.
Sample some BBQ and other treats in Muskegon, showing off its great restaurants, craft brews, boats, music and more at Taste of Muskegon, June 14-15th! As Muskegon’s culinary scene grows, so does Taste of Muskegon. With 35 food vendors, it will be the biggest Restaurant Row they have hosted in the festival’s 13 years.
Enjoy a classic summer day in Holland and try some local BBQ! Hog Wild BBQ is a fast casual barbecue restaurant, serving delicious pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, ribs and heartwarming sides. Daddio’s Carry Outs offers an array of fried seafood as well as chicken and many other southern dishes; Daddio’s is comfort food at its finest! Pick up some fantastic food and take it to the beach for a picnic meal that’s sure to impress even the pickiest eaters.
You don’t want to miss the BBQ at The Q Smokehouse of Ludington. Whether you’re craving slow-cooked brisket, chicken, or pork ribs, The Q has you covered. The macaroni and cheese, as well as the cornbread and homemade pickle relishes, are among the homestyle sides that are worth the trip. This company was just honored with the Small Business of the Award from the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce for hiring people who are trying to get back on their feet, in addition to donating all tips to charity – resulting in $50,000 given back to community organizations. The BBQ that gives back, a meal you can feel good about (although you still might need those antacids).
Not too keen on climbing, but still want to reach a summit this summer? Visit Summit Smokehouse, Mt. Pleasant’s one and only full-service American Smokehouse BBQ and tap room housed with Mountain Town Brewing Company. Scale a mountain of delicious BBQ, you deserve it.
Want to try some yummy BBQ favorites in a unique setting? Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids celebrates BBQ with week-long menu change: Smoke Week 2019, June 15-23 featuring the best of bbq mains and sides (eg. slow smoked ribs, brisket, chicken drumsticks; beans, slaw, cornbread). No reservations or tickets necessary, first come first served.
Visit Slows Bar-B-Q at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids for slow-cooked barbecue favorites such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey, jambalaya, and more, along with several dozen Michigan-based artisan and craft beers on tap. This stop is perfect for people who want to try a little bit of everything.
Enjoy a delicious chicken barbecue lunch and celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Marshall Chicken Barbecue, Bike, and Pet Parade, July 4th, at Brooks Memorial Fountain, along with patriotic music performed by the Marshall Rotary Band.
The best BBQ is always found in unexpected locations, like the parking lot of Barden’s Farm Market. Momma TJM’s Barbeque food truck is the place to go for delicious barbeque in South Haven! Ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and brats are on the menu! Enjoy a food truck experience with a side of incredible BBQ.
Wherefore art thou, barbeque? Blue Star Meats in Saugatuck/Douglas will be serving at Shakespeare in the Park on June 29 (also part of Saugatuck Expo). Come out and try their delicious food while watching a full, live performance of Romeo & Juliet!
Barbecue pulled pork, barbecue ribs, beef brisket and much more is what visitors will find at Dickey’s BBQ Pit in Coldwater Country. Stop in for traditional southern BBQ or carry out to enjoy at your picnic on any one of the 100+ Coldwater Country lakes.