BBQ To-Go: Ribs, Mac and More

By: Michael Fossbakk | August 19, 2020

What better meal to enjoy in the warmth of summer than some good old fashioned barbecue. And, with the coronavirus pandemic shifting the restaurant industry’s priorities to carryout business, barbecue joints have made that shift as well. From pulled pork sandwiches to a full slab of ribs, barbecue has its place in Metro Detroit. Just look at all of these mouth-watering spots providing BBQ to-go right now.

Satchel’s BBQ

Ann Arbor-favorite Satchel’s BBQ is cooking up all manner of goodness seven days a week with online orders available for pickup.  Whether it’s lunchtime and you could go for a delicious, filling pulled pork sandwich with a side of collard greens or it’s dinnertime and you need to feed the family, Satchel’s is brimming with options, all meticulously prepared for you.

Slows To Go

After gaining popularity with its Corktown location, Slows Bar BQ opened Slows To Go at the end of 2010 to cater to their customers that might not have the time to sit down and eat. With the coronavirus pandemic having changed things for the restaurant industry, Slows To Go is one of two Slows locations currently open and serving customers (the other is in Grand Rapids). You can order and chow down on a wide variety of Slows favorites, like “The Reason,” a sandwich made with smoked pork that’s been pulled and “bathed” in their North Carolina-style sauce, topped with coleslaw and dill pickles. All orders are touchless and can be picked up at the Midtown location.

Slows To Go sandwich

Photo courtesy of Slows Bar BQ.

Joe Ann’s BBQ

Open since 1951, Joe Ann’s BBQ cooks all of its meat over a charcoal grill in order to produce the flavor loyal patrons have come to associate with this Detroit mainstay. In fact, the grill Joe Ann’s uses today is the same one that was handbuilt for the restaurant 60 years ago. Pair that with a family BBQ sauce recipe and you have some of the best ribs, tips, and chicken around. Call ahead to place your order for pickup at their Detroit location on Jerome St.

Lockhart’s BBQ

Named after the “BBQ capital of Texas,” Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak not only features a full menu of barbecue sandwiches, brisket, pulled pork and more, but it also sports carryout-only family meals that are made to serve four people and come with a quart of baked beans, a quart of coleslaw and four pieces of cornbread. There are several meals to choose from featuring brisket, pulled pork, whole chicken, chicken wings and ribs.

Lazybones Smokehouse

Open Tuesday-Saturday, Lazybones Smokehouse in Roseville has been operating since 2004 when Chef Deni converted their parents’ truck-stop diner into a hotspot for barbecue. The menu features broasted chicken, applewood smoked meat, BBQ sandwiches and 10 different kinds of BBQ sauce. You can place your order online or over the phone for pickup or delivery.